You could spend your Turkey Day with your family. But as nice as breaking bread and giving thanks with loved ones sounds, we’ll be spending the time-honored holiday with our favorite burgeoning pop stars.
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd, Fall Out Boy and Disney channel star Debby Ryan will all be performing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. So, we asked, how could anyone’s Thanksgiving compare?
When MTV News caught up with a few of this year’s performers, they didn’t know either.
“It’s just a tradition, and it’s super iconic and it’s a part of history. We were like, ‘Oh my god,’ ” Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke told MTV News of being picked to perform at Thursday’s parade. “But at the end of the day, it’s an honor.”
Austin Mahone, meanwhile, knows it’s going to be “really, really cold” in New York City on Thursday morning, but that won’t damper his spirits.
“I like to wake up on every Thanksgiving morning and watch the parade,” he said. “And it’s cool being not only being here to watch it but to be performing.”
As for “JESSIE” star Debby Ryan, she still hasn’t fully come to terms the fact that she’ll be performing on such an iconic stage.
“My reaction when I was asked to perform Macy’s was a freakout. It was a general freakout,”she said, explaining that she had to read the e-mail “like four times” to make sure that it was, indeed, an invitation.
5H’s Camila Cabello had her own minor freakout when she found out one detail about Thanksgiving morning: “we have to be on the float for three hours and we can’t pee.”
But don’t get her wrong: “We’re still really excited.”