July 04, 2013 11:18 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Let the festivities begin — it’s Throwback Thursday, Independence Day edition! American Idol judge Mariah Carey participated in the joint celebration by posting an old 4th of July photo. The heavily retweeted picture features a younger Mariah in a red, white and blue bikini!
Mariah Carey always looks great, but this is especially true when she’s posing in a patriotic bikini. As a Throwback Thursday tribute to Independence Day, the singer showed off an old picture in which she is relaxing on a yacht while wearing a string bikini complete with the stars and stripes. Alongside the undated photo was a caption reading, “Gotta be Pon de water for the Fourth of July!”
Okay, okay, Mariah Carey cheated a bit on Throwback Thursday — she actually posted her bikini picture two days ago. C’mon Mariah, it’s not Throwback Tuesday! But we’ll cut the singer a little slack, as she’s pretty darn busy preparing for her upcoming performance in NBC’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. Fortunately, she’ll still be able to celebrate the holiday with family, for hubby Nick Cannon is slated to host the telecast.
Tune in at 8 pm EST to see the famous couple on live television, as well as performances from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Cher, Usher and Tim McGraw. The music is sure to entertain, but the real highlight of the broadcast will be the launching of 40,000 fireworks over the Hudson River!
Are you planning to watch the musical performances and fireworks included in NBC’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular? How do you like the concert lineup? Sound off in the comments section below!
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Photo Credit: Mariah Carey Twitter