As we mentioned on Wednesday, Britney Spears performed “Womanizer” on French talent show “Star Academy” yesterday. I use the term “performed” loosely, because she just kind of strutted around and mouthed the words. Her backup dancers were great and the production was entertaining, but she looked even less comfortable than she did in her performance in Germany on Thursday. At times she seemed scared that her strapless red dress would fall down and clutched her chest.
While trying to figure out how Britney Spears’ latest “comeback” performances are lacking I re-watched a few AMA performances. The difference is that entertainers like Christina Aguilera and Beyonce actually sing. They use background tracks for the chorus, and they belt out the important parts while doing dance moves that are more inventive and demanding than Britney’s choreography. Maybe it’s unfair to compare Britney to her peers, but if she wants to get back to that level of fame she has to earn it. So far she’s hasn’t, she’s just thin and well put together again. Good for her, but I don’t really care if a singer is fit. What matters is whether or not they can actually sing, or barring that, dance. In Britney’s case she hardly does either.