Julianne Hough Sings at NBC's 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' Amid Gabrielle Union's Firing

Last week, a scandal broke out on “America's Got Talent (AGT),” and this week, coach Julianne Hough returned to NBC for a special performance. The star took part in the network’s annual Christmas at Rockefeller Center special.

Hough, 31, appeared before the audience to perform a song with Jordan Fisher, 25. The duo performed an incredible rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is Love."

The judge on the talent competition showed no signs of tension as she belted out the festive tune. She was seen smiling and dancing with Fisher on stage.

Julianne Hough at the Netflix Premiere of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings on October 29, 2019, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Julianne Hough at the Netflix Premiere of Dolly Parton's Heartstrings on October 29, 2019, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee | Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images


Before the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the actress appeared briefly with her brother, Derek Hough, on the show. The musician wore a black glittering pantsuit with a plunging neckline for the performance.

She added a black belt to wrap around her waist. Hough wore matching black glittering pants and black pumps to complete her look during the two-hour live broadcast on NBC.


Her performance came at a time when her fellow judge, Gabrielle Union, has been fired from “AGT.” Just two hours before her NBC performance, she had an interview on “People Now.”


She tread carefully as she tried to address Union’s dismissal. Hough stated:

“I would just say that...my goodness. I just believe and value, at the highest regard, that everybody has a voice and should be heard, first and foremost. And then I believe that the paradigm of the workplace and how you do business and work with people now, it's shifting, and I think that the people that really want to see change happen are going to authentically and positively and integrally do that.”


Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight” recently, the star said she was "really happy" Union met with the network. The actress met with NBC recently to discuss the “toxic culture” at the network.


Speaking at the 87th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center, the star said:

"That's awesome. Oh good. That's amazing. Honestly, we've been here doing so many rehearsals I haven't really looked at my phone, but that makes me really happy. That's such an amazing step in shifting the paradigm of the workplace and it's great."

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