Thanksgiving Day parade: Paula Abdul, 60, glows in a metallic outfit in NYC

The Thanksgiving Day parade had some star power Thursday morning.

Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit as she lit up the festivities in New York City while on a float.

The star looked svelte in the glittering number as she belted out her 1988 hit Straight Up.

Also in the parade were the singers Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele and Mariah Carey.

Still going: The Thanksgiving Day parade had some star power Thursday morning.  Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit

Still going: The Thanksgiving Day parade had some star power Thursday morning. Singer and American Idol alum Paula Abdul, 60, glowed in a metallic outfit

Cute look: The star looked svelte in the glittery number as she belted out her 1988 hit Straight Up

Cute look: The star looked svelte in the glittery number as she belted out her 1988 hit Straight Up

‘Today is the day! I will be on the amazing Jennie-O Big Turkey Spectacular Float and perform “Straight Up” in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,’ Abdul wrote on Instagram.

‘For everyone at home tuning in while you prepare your JENNIE-O® Turkey, head over to JennieO.com for all your holiday needs! #JennieO #Turkey #MacysParade @hormelfoods @Macys.’

She was seen in a sparkly cat suit while singing her heart out.

Waving to the crowd: Before Paula sang, she wore a golden fluffy coat

Waving to the crowd: Before Paula sang, she wore a golden fluffy coat

Happy to be a part of it all: The Siren has been back in the limelight this year

Happy to be a part of it all: The Siren has been back in the limelight this year

With temperatures reaching 50 degrees Thursday morning along with clear skies, spectators should have an unobstructed view of the 16 giant balloon figures set to fly at

While all eyes will be on the parade, viewers may notice the absence of The Today Show’s Al Roker, who will miss the event for the first time in 27 years after being hospitalized for blood clots. Y

and the show continued without the popular host as Broadway singer Lea Michele kicked off the festivities with a performance of Don’t Rain on My Parade from her Broadway show Funny Girl.

With a friend: Here the singer was seen with talk show host Jimmy Fallon in the evening

With a friend: Here the singer was seen with talk show host Jimmy Fallon in the evening

Along with the iconic balloons, the parade will also feature 28 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and several music stars set to perform on Thanksgiving Day.

The tradition dates back nearly a century, when Macy’s flagship store in Manhattan held its first holiday parade.

It was then called the Macy’s Christmas Parade.

It has always taken place on Thanksgiving morning, and the first parade was in 1924.

Fun times: PAW Patrol balloon takes flight during the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan

Fun times: PAW Patrol balloon takes flight during the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan

Made to shine: She wore heavy eye makeup with crystal and plum lipstick

Made to shine: She wore heavy eye makeup with crystal and plum lipstick

It was created in hopes of attracting customers for Christmas shopping.

In the following decades, the parade has grown and evolved into the hour-long event filled with towering balloons, celebrity performers and festive floats.

Paula made news last year when she had breast reduction surgery to make her implants smaller.

The former America Idol judge underwent corrective surgery to reverse a previous breast augmentation procedure.

Paula had old implants removed that were ‘a bit too big’ for her body and caused her discomfort.

She had a backup dancer: Paula can be seen in the background on the fun green and gold colored float

She had a backup dancer: Paula can be seen in the background on the fun green and gold colored float

Ring it in: She also flashed a massive champagne colored ring to match her look

Ring it in: She also flashed a massive champagne colored ring to match her look

In a video shared on Instagram by medical device company InMode – for which Paula is a brand ambassador – she said: ‘With my height I’m petite, I started with smaller breasts and about 20 years ago I had implants put in, and the more I danced, the harder it got on the back.

‘As the years go by, so does gravity, and I’ve just always wanted to [they were] a bit too big for my frame and I wanted the old implants out.’

Also in the video – which was recorded before the operation took place – Paula is told by her surgeon Dr. Jacob Unger that his plan is to ‘reshape the breasts very well and get the best overall shape and contour to suit your frame’.

She sure can dance: The siren wore black high heels with black stockings

She sure can dance: The siren wore black high heels with black stockings

The ‘Opposites Attract’ hitmaker expresses her excitement, exclaiming: ‘I’m very excited. This is going to be amazing.’

Back in 2019, Paula spoke candidly about the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures she’d had, insisting her goal was to enhance her natural appearance and not try to pretend she wasn’t aging.

Speaking to PEOPLE at the time, she said: ‘I feel like I’m aging as gracefully as you can be, with healthy vision. Dancing with passion every day keeps it going. Aging is inevitable and I haven’t really put too much pressure on it.’

The day of: Early Thursday, Maria Carey was spotted heading to the parade

The day of: Early Thursday, Maria Carey was spotted heading to the parade

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