Lainey Wilson, Tanya Tucker and other Rose Parade 2023 performers stopped traffic in Pasadena

The Rose Parade brought a variety of musical performances, from bands with California roots, like Fitz and the Tantrums, to singers who traveled far for Pasadena’s 134th annual parade, like country singer Lainey Wilson.

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Twitter users had a lot to say about each act as performances paused the parade so singers could belt out tunes accompanied by dancers, choirs and floral floats. Some were stronger than others:

Let the lip syncing commence. #RoseParade2023

— John Dissauer (@johndissauer) January 2, 2023

Here’s a roundup of what fans — and foes — of each performer had to say.

Fitz and The Tantrums 

Starting the parade off, Fitz and The Tantrums, the multi-platinum selling Los Angeles band, performed “Let Yourself Free.”

Why is fitz and the tantrums always the band at these things #RoseParade2023

— Ben Simmons (@bsimms) January 2, 2023

The older I get, the more I just seem/feel/am out of touch. I have never heard of Fitz and the Tantrums…until now. They do have good energy!

— Randy Mayeux (@Randy1116) January 2, 2023

Fitz and the Tantrums sound like they should be on tour with The Wiggles.#RoseParade

— Rb The Half Breed (@RobWeb79) January 2, 2023

Lainey Wilson

CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year Lainey Wilson joined the Louisiana Office of Tourism float singing “LA.”

You sounded amazing! Love that song so much!

— malorie (@spaceymal) January 2, 2023

They’re in Pasadena California, having Lainey Wilson perform country music on a Louisiana float. What?

— Evan (@zinthroth) January 2, 2023

Have they cloned @laineywilson? She’s EVERYWHERE. Love her! #RoseParade

— MomoPnano (@The_Momo_Pnano) January 2, 2023

Grace Kinstler

Performing on the Visit Illinois float, Tiktok star and American Idol competitor Grace Kinstler performed her new single “Leo.”

Your performance at the parade was amazing. You looked lovely and sounded impeccable! I had never heard of you, so I had to find out who you were, I’m a new fan, kudos to you

— Ms_CaliPark (@Ms_CaliPark) January 2, 2023

So excited to see #Illinois very own @GraceKinstler @RoseParade @ABC7Chicago

— Tracy Butler (@TracyButlerABC7) January 2, 2023

#gracekinstler was incredible at the #RoseParade2023 Let’s see more fresh and young spirit like this in Pasadena pls! From the hosts on down, a lot of the time-honored parade traditions are in need of a refresh. Love this year’s diversity & the floats are gorgeous, as always

— Sandia Harrison (@SandiaHarrison) January 2, 2023

Tanya Tucker

For the parade’s grand finale, Grammy winner Tanya Tucker emerged to perform her single, “Ready as I’ll Never Be,” joined by Pasadena’s First AME Praise Team choir.

Omg you guys Tanya Tuckers is at the #RoseParade2023 alive and well and singing like an angel!!!!! We haven’t seen her since the 90’s!!!! I have goosebumps!!!!

— TFed (@MrsFedermn) January 2, 2023

Not my kid copying @tanyatucker during the rose parade performance

— Casey Were-Alien (@xanthmuse) January 2, 2023

Thank you @tanyatucker for rocking your 60’s and never giving up! This is the 1st time I cried during the @RoseParade and I’m not sorry about it

— dog_mama_x2 (@dog_mama_x2) January 2, 2023

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