Defending champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

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The Macy's spectacular takes place in New York City and some of the performers included in this year's event are Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and the American Authors. Not fireworks or a Taylor Swift party (RIP), but a world record at a hot dog eating contest. Or at least he swallowed them after dipping them in water.

But while Chestnut ate 10 more dogs and buns than second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti, a judging error cast initial doubt over their totals after jurists didn't see the eaters were taking the dogs and buns from two plates. The video is below, but be warned - it's hardly ASMR.

The women's competition begins at 9 a.m. on ESPN3, and the men's at 10:30 a.m. on ESPN2.

Miki Sudo celebrates after winning the women's annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in Coney Island. With Chestnut going from 64 to 74, he hit the over on the betting line, flipping winners and losers in an instant. This is Chestnut's 11th win.

According to Nathan's Restaurant website, a world famous beef hot dog has 280 calories, 18 grams of fat and 780 mg of sodium.

Chestnut was 23 when he unseated Kobayashi as the undisputed champion of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The construction manager turned pro eater doesn't just devour hot dogs - he now holds 40 eating records for everything from apple pies to burritos.

Joey Chestnut competes in the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island July 4, 2016.

Last year, animal rights activists tried to unfold a banner amid the crowd at the event.

It's Fourth of July, so you know what that means: fireworks, flag-waving, and the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Last year, Joey Chestnut won the men's competition after scarfing 72 dogs (buns included) in just 10 minutes.