Diana Ross & More Perform At Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony In New York
Ross, 74, closed out the show with a medley of classic Christmas songs, including “Wonderful Christmastime,” “Someday at Christmas” and one of her own tunes, “Home.”
“You have got to be in the [Christmas] spirit after hearing that incredible performance,” NBC Today Show host Savannah Guthrie said of Ross’s performance.
Twitter users seemed to like her performance too:
“Love how Diana Ross is like f— the mic, I’ll just have my hair blowing in my face,” one person tweeted.
“Diana Ross ain’t having it today! Y’all know I can sing, just play my s— & let me stand up there!” joked a second.
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) November 28, 2018
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— ESSENCE (@Essence) November 29, 2018
People watch the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on November 28, 2018. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) pic.twitter.com/kA68jizF3D
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Bennett, 92, and Krall appeared to stumble and falter several times throughout their set, however. The duo missed cues while performing songs like “The Christmas Song” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
Rockefeller Center’s tree-lighting ceremony is well known for being a major event in New York just weeks before the holidays. Locals and tourists alike can gather at the plaza to take photos with the giant tree, go ice skating and more.
Canadian Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel also attended the tree-lighting.