Before I get all kinds of hate mail for this post, let me first tell you that I’m a fan of Britney Spears. ANYONE who grew up in the 90s/2000s pretty much is at this point. I think the point of this blog is to show that the entire pop music fandom is becoming a lot more astute to real talent, thus leaving a lip-syncing power-walking Britney Spears in the dust.
Today Britney taped a performance for Good Morning America, which will air on Tuesday. 99% of Britney fans think she WAS AMAZING TOO GOOD FOR WORDS, while 1% of us who remember who she used to be were left wondering why album after album, performance after performance, we get our hopes up only to be left deflated and underwhelmed. Why are Britney fans letting her off the hook for lackluster performing?! I honestly think that so many people are just so in love with Britney that they feel bad for her and don’t want to accept the fact that she’s the poor man’s Lady Gaga. People want to say Britney is the new Madonna but at least Madonna sang LIVE 99% of the time with a mediocre voice!
The performance wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. I’ve seen better on American Idol (not being sarcastic). She performed “Till The World Ends,” a hot club-thumper written by Kesha and basically synchronized some walks around the front of the stage, held on to a rope for a few seconds (?), and then walked up stairs and stood on a platform for the last 60 seconds of the song.
If you’re going to hype up a performance/album/song and say it will be a “morning to remember” we’re going to need a little more than standing around flailing your arms, Britney Lynne!
The best comparison I can make is when you look at her dancers and how much energy they put in to every single movement, and then look at Britney. It’s like black and white, night and day. There WAS a time where Britney was a dancer/singer. Now, she’s just walking around lip-synching. I miss old Britney!
P.S. Perez Hilton, one of Britney’s biggest fans ever, made a great point on his blog:
The Britney that used to be able to dance fiercely is no longer. We’re not exactly sure why she’s gone, but – like we’ve said before – we’d love to find out!
If Spears gave an interviewing blaming her knee surgery and multiple knee injuries, then we’d understand why her movement has been impaired and our expectations would be different/lower. Or, there’s also speculation that medication she may be on might be impeding her ability to dance.