Britney Spears Starts Her Vegas Run & It Sounds Super Depressing

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Britney, Bitch If you're under 40 and still call yourself a pop-star, it's probably best not to install yourself in Las Vegas for an extended run of shows. It's one thing if you're Cher or Celine and you've paid your dues. Then of course, by all means, give us some of that glorious, cheese-laden spectacle we've come to expect from you. But not if you're Britney Spears.

Britney began her two-year Vegas run this weekend, and although she enjoyed a warm welcome from the community, the show sounds cringe-worthy. It doesn't seem fair for someone who's worked so hard to get her life back together to involve herself in something bound to make even her die-hard fans squirm. 

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Britney's show is one part old school style Vegas theatrics, interspersed with her singing the big hits. This sounds great in theory. Then you learn it's less "singing" and more "lip synching". If I wanted to pay over $50 dollars to watch someone spin around on a rope while somebody else lip synched to Britney, I'd go back in time to my Freshman year dorm and pass out wine coolers. 

Planet Hollywood's Kurt Melien conceded that Britney's using a vocal dub to get her through the more "grueling" parts of the show. He also added that they've added an "electronic" element to her voice. So basically what I'm hearing is that the Britney Spears Robot I've been working on for the past decade has finally become relevant. HOLLA!

Still, folks seemed to enjoy the show. Stars like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus flocked to support the singer on her first night. Spears proudly announced to the crowd that Las Vegas was her new home. Then she flew back to her real home in Los Angeles. It's cool Brit -- I confuse those two cities all the time. 

Would you pay cash money to see Britney latest Vegas show? Do you think she'll ever have a REAL comeback album?

 

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nonmember avatar mel

I think this isn't a very positive review of something you haven't seen in person. Sure she lip syncs but hasn't she for the longest time ? Millions of people went to see her concerts knowing full well she would be lip syncing and have choreographed moves. I don't see how this is any different.

nonmember avatar dakota

People who are super negative towards her lip syncing need to stop. We arent famous like her and bust our ass to make a name for ourselves in hollywood. She has talent but we all know she cant dance and sing live at the same time yet we still support her.

Katie Hesney Johnson

True fact: every singer who dances like that lip synchs. Get over it. 

ds79 ds79

This was such a mean article!!! Clearly her voice can't be compared to Celine Dion but that's not why people go to see her. She's a hell of an entertainer. She's still relevant after all this time so she must be doing something right! I don't get why you would call her entertaining in Vegas "depressing". Maybe writing lame articles for the stir is depressing.

Sharon Cleary Higman

Cheap shot. Like to see the writer dance and not lip sync. All entertainers that have to do dancing do this. Big deal. Someone is not being very nice.

Sarah Jane Warner

If you watched her documentry "Britany Jean" then you'd understand that this article is a piece of shit. Actual reviewers who went to her show said it was amazing, and the lip synching is made up for by the dancing and coreography that she does in the show.

nonmember avatar Lily

Selena is autotuned beyond belief and lip syncs at every concert, along with Katy, Taylor (occasionally), and almost every other female artist today, save Celine and Christina. Entertainers today are expected to be attractive, release good albums, and put on a show with heavy dancing... something has to give, and it is nearly always the ability to sing live. Britney set the stage for this reality, so we should not be surprised. Wish her all the best!

Angela Batchelor

She's never had a strong singing voice and never will.  This is just fact.  She's an amazing dancer though, that is for sure.  I've liked several of her songs for what they were - fun poppy dance tunes - but I wouldn't ever go to see her live.  Anyone who does knows what they're getting, Britney has been doing this for something like 15 years now and has *always* performed to tracks live.  Very very few can do both.  I have to disagree with Sharon though, not all singers that have to do dancing do this.  Beyonce, Christina and and the big vocal groups of the 80s and 90s all come to mind as ones that never use/used tracks and made it through large dance numbers just fine. :)

nonmember avatar sean lewis

Easily the dumbest blob of words I've read in months. Clueless. You are a waste of blog space.

Caitl... Caitlyn137

Debbie downer! !!

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