Ladies and gentlemen, Media Morgue presents the swan song of Britney Spears:
Last night's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards lived up to everyone's expectations.
Nekesa Mumbi Moody, the Music Writer for the Associated Press summed it up perfectly:
Out-of-synch lip-synching. Lethargic movements that seemed choreographed by a dance instructor for a nursing home. The paunch in place of Spears' once-taut belly. At times she just stopped singing altogether, as if even she knew nothing could save her performance.Ouch.
I agree that the choreography was abysmal, but I think she was also having trouble navigating a dance number wearing what looked like 8" spiked heel boots.
As for the vocals, it sound like someone just put her new song on the CD player and she just sort of half-assed danced around in her underwear, hoping that the world would care about her just one more time. Pathetic, really.
This performance is like the death rattle on a career that has been filled with potholes and it looks like she didn't even care. Instead of putting some real effort into showing the world that she's tough and working on straightening out her life, she just paraded through the numbers and tried not to fall on her ass.
I dont really give a shit about Britney Spears, I just love the schadenfreude of it all.