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Performance [60] 24-Nov-2016 (Event)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The GoldieBlox float Macy's Thanksgiving parade


"Grace VanderWaal Shines At Macy’sParade: Wows With ‘I Don’t Know My Name" (

"Grace VanderWaal Performs in Macy's Parade Five Years After Watching from Crowd!
Grace VanderWaal just performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time and it’s such a cool moment as she was once a spectator at the event! The 12-year-old America’s Got Talent winner posted to Instagram about how she was in the crowd at the parade five years ago. “Happy Thanksgiving everyone I’m so thankful for everyone’s support!!! 5 years ago when I was 7 I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from the stands I would never think that today I would be in it. So, eat until you can’t eat anymore and be thankful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” ( 24-Nov-2016)

Grace performed I Don't Know My Name, the song was lipsynched.

In a live with her sister Olivia, the night before the release of her single "Repeat" (April 15, 2021), Grace explained that this was the only time she had lip-synched. It was very auqward because she did it to the studio track from the EP, not to a track recorded for lip-synching. That made it even more obvious that she was not singing live. But all the artists did it, because the could not make the sound good if the sang live from the floats.

Grace ”…was shown on the broadcast at 10:52 a.m. with her ukulele, sporting a pair of cat earmuffs, singing “I Don’t Know My Name,” in front of Macy’s iconic Herald Square location. … GoldieBlox is a company that creates toys, games, and entertainment for girls, designed to develop an early interest in engineering.” (Lohud 2016-11-24).

Among the other performers, that year were Regina Spektor and Tony Bennett

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the world's largest parade, is presented by the U.S. based department store chain Macy's. The parade started in 1924. The three-hour parade is held in Manhattan, ending outside Macy's Herald Square, and takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. (Wikipedia)

GoldieBlox is an American toy company that markets interactive toys designed for girls.The GoldieBlox Float was part of the parade from 2014 to 2016. In 2014 - Meghan Trainor; sang "Lips Are Movin", in 2015 Jordin Sparks; sang "Right Here Right Now. (more om the parades fanpage, se link in Reviews etc. box)

(Danielle Parhizkaran/The Record of North Jersey)


Grace VanderWaal - Vocals, Ukulele

Reviews, Recaps, Behind the Scenes etc.

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Media, PR etc Grace VanderWaal performs at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
Media, PR etc Grace VanderWaal performs in Macy's Parade five years after watching from the crowd
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Media, PR etc About the GoldieBlox Float
Timeline content Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Times Performed

Grace has performed: 1 times at this event, 1 times at this venue, 53 times in this city, 165 times in this state, 370 times in this country