Britney Spears "Piece of Me" Las Vegas Residency Debut (VIDEO)

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The highly anticipated Britney Spears Las Vegas review “Piece of Me” opened last night at Planet Hollywood. This is the singer’s first Vegas residency, and by all accounts, she puts on an elaborate show that includes a bevy of dancers, descending from the rafters in angel wings, and flying through the air.

The only thing it doesn’t seem to have is live singing. But we were all expecting that, right? In the audience to take in Brit Brit’s debut were Miley Cyrus (who appeared to be doing everything possible to pull focus), Katy Perry and Adam Lambert.

Check out this short clip of Britney doing her thing.


Britney Spears PRO SHOT Las Vegas Opening Night… by ladygagaspecial

Here’s Miley Cyrus grinding on and making out with two of Britney’s female dancers

 
  • Mateja Praznik

    I watched the 90 minutes long documentary about preparations for this residency. It was all about selecting dancers, learning the choreography, making 7 different costumes for Britney and all dancers and building the set. No mention of singing at all. LOL. Not that people go to Britney’s shows to hear her sing live. But still.

  • jobeob987

    I watched it too and was amazed at how huge of an undertaking this is! I was impressed. Britney seems happy with herself and excited about this project and no, I didn’t expect her to sing live, lol. For one thing, she’s dancing around way too much to fully sing (if she really could sing, of course). Not saying she’s awful. It’s just that she’s more known for her dancing and overall stage presence.

  • Mateja Praznik

    TMZ has this video from Britney’s show, at 1:10 you can see Miley and Adam dancing together.
    http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/28/britney-spears-vegas-concert-katy-perry-bored/

  • RCormier

    When Celine Dion started her latest residency at Caesars she made sure the theatre was set up to have humidity levels at a throat friendly 55%. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2011-03-11-celine11_VA_N.htm Don’t recall Britney making similar demands of Planet Hollywood to protect her voice so I’m pretty sure she’s not singing live. Live singing is so passé haha.

  • Porfivor Nixon

    I just assumed it would be a good spectacle show. I mean, her tours seem to go over great with her fans, she’s fun to watch. She’s a good performer, she’s not a live singer, we all know that,but I’m sure it’s a good show.

  • Disraeli99

    I have no desire to see a chick lip-synch for an hour and a half. It’s amazing how much people will pay to see fake singers! IMO only suckers would pay to watch lip synching. But Vegas is meant for suckers anyway, and there appears to be no shortage.

  • H.A.

    Who goes to see Britney to hear her sing? She puts on a spectacle show which fits right in with Vegas. Her shows are sold out and she’s making millions for a 2yr residency. At this point in her career this is a good gig for her.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Who goes to see Britney to hear her sing?”

    Naive, clueless people who believe that the microphone that she’s wearing is functional? lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    More boring, attention-seeking behavior from Miley. *yawn*

  • H.A.

    lol. Even her own fans don’t believe that.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Of course they don’t, but naive non-fans who see her show could be fooled by the deception.

  • Mel432

    Where was Adam sitting? Looks like Katy was sitting next to her best friend, Marcus, who is also a good buddy of Adam’s.

    Brit was one of the highest earners either this year or last year, so her career is still doing fine (actually more than fine).

  • H.A.

    You think? I don’t know. I would think most people who go to see an artist like Britney would already know their reputation of them singing live or not before they spent big $$$ on them.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I doubt it, especially for non-fans who just want to see a big name act in Vegas. Especially, with her wearing a mic.

  • Q3

    Adam was in the front row of the VIP section — 5 people to the right of Katy Perry for most of the show. Selena Gomez was next to Katy. They moved around during the show.

  • bridgette12

    I don’t even understand why she even wear a mic. It has to get in her way because it’s not like it’s on or that she needs it to lip sync.

  • bridgette12

    I don’t think Britney will ever be able to miss a show because she lost her voice.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There’s only one reason to wear a mic when you are lip synching. To create the illusion that you are really singing.

  • Q3

    I think most Britney fans know that Britney doesn’t sing live — and may prefer it to be lipsynced. And for the non-fans, they are mostly promoting to younger EDM fans and focusing on the dancing and elaborate staging of the show.

    Seems to me like it is a good attempt to create a contemporary Vegas show.

  • HKfan

    I think they were all together, Adam and Katy have several mutual friends that were all in this group.

    Adam Lambert ?@adamlambert4h

    Thanks for the shenanigans katyperry ! So fun. http://instagram.com/p/ieo5xNONKg/

  • MyDailyComment

    If this is all you need for talent, why do they even sing on the X-factor?

  • breakdown

    Call me old fashioned but I go to a concert to hear live singing. I guess if Brit’s fans are happy that’s all that matters. Probably the thing that bothers me the most is that there are no screens set up to show her to the cheaper seats. I

  • Mel432

    Sounds like the VIP guests had a pretty darn good time at the after party(ies). All of Adam’s friends say he is really, really funny, so he is probably pretty fun to hang out with.

  • Guest

    Still doing pre-recorded vocals and lip-syncing to it live. At least Miley, Gaga, Katy and Taylor are not afraid to sing 90% live.
    The age of lip-syncing is over Britney. Time to prove to the public why you got signed.

  • Mel432

    Brit’s been a worldwide superstar for 17 years, and one of the most successful. She doesn’t have to prove anything. Her fans love her no matter. (Incidentally I’m not a fan.)

  • Mel432

    J-Lo always wears a mic, and she is another who lip syncs.

  • Guest

    Seems like 90 minutes of Jazzercise workout to Britney songs at the gym.

  • Guest
  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sure. The same applies to anyone who wears a mic while lip synching. The only reason it’s done is to create the illusion that the person is singing live.

  • Holden17C

    I recently saw Pippin on Broadway. Performers were dancing like crazy, climbing towers of scenery, and swinging upside down from bars and circles, all the while singing live. They do this for 8 shows each week. It CAN be done — if you have the talent.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Apparently she got signed after auditioning for record label executives with Whitney’s “I Have Nothing”.

  • maymay

    People always try hard to care about so called vocal ability or live singing. Unfortunately, it is not that case in the music industry. Especially it is meaningless that people focus on Britney`s singing. She is a dancer and a performer more than a singer and a musician. That`s all.

  • HKfan

    I wouldn’t call her a dancer from the few bits of video I’ve seen of this show so far…..she seems to do very little dancing, just lots of strutting round the stage and arm waving.

  • Kariann Hart

    I can understand lip-syncing during a high energy dance number. Not an entire show! Or if the tune has a lot of techno, like Cher’s “Believe”. However, Cher sings along with the pre-recording. I’m just not interested in paying out high bucks for this show.

  • milwlovesadam

    LOL. So true!!

  • milwlovesadam

    Wow. What has become of me? First I came to the defense of Miley. Now, Here I am for Britney. Comparing this to a Broadway show. isn’t the same thing. A better comparison would be to the likes of Gaga, who sings over twenty songs live while dancing her butt off.

    I love a live voice, nothing compares. But, I would venture to say that most singers out there in big acts have backing tracks, back-up singers and such while performing live. She is wearing a mic in this show to add vocals, and to talk between songs.

    I don’t think anyone was deluded into thinking they bought an expensive ticket on opening night to hear Britney sing live. She doesn’t do that. They paid for a spectacle. And they got it.

    I woulda paid just to be a fly on the wall and watch celebs in the front row partying down.

  • celxx

    If people are going to see Britney’s Vegas Show looking for a pristine vocal performance, they payed for the wrong show. They should’ve gone to see Celine’s show instead. You go to Britney’s show to see the performance and glitz she puts on.. Even if parts of it are fake, you are still entertained and amazed. Complaining about it is like going to a drama movie and complaining there wasn’t much action or violence…

  • mohop

    I honestly don’t understand the appeal. I watched some clips, and her dancing isn’t even very good. It’s like she’s just trying to make it through all the steps; she gives about 50% of the effort that her “back up” dancers give. So even then “spectacle” is kind of lost on me, because I don’t see her as a great performer either, and it would probably be more exciting if she was replaced by a high-energy Britney impersonator. I guess it’s just the persona that attracts people….

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Seriously. Whatever mojo she had, she’s lost it. I’d be so bored sitting through this show.

  • Leo Incredible

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kzA_nKWEFA

    She used to be such an amazing dancer, it’s such a shame. When she was on top of her game, it really was a spectacle.

  • mohop

    I couldn’t even watch a whole 5-minute clip of one of the songs. About a minute or two was all I could take.

  • raya

    That was my basic reaction to the clips. I was trying to figure out if I had just imagined that Brit Brit used to be a good dancer or if just my expectations were that low in the past. Because IMO she’s not even a good performer anymore. Don’t get me wrong in that I never expected Brit to sing live since that isn’t her thing, but if she’s not a good performer either then what is the point?

  • samuelgrant

    I saw the show last night and can say that Britney really was dancing her heart out. 10% of the time she was strutting around and jumping but the other 90% was spent doing exactly what the dancers were doing with the same precision. I was thoroughly impressed!

  • samuelgrant

    I went last night and even the husbands of the Britney-obsessed wives seemed to be having a great time. Britney really stumbled in 2011 and seemed to be getting lazy but this show’s choregraphy and spectacles are on point.

  • breakdown

    It’s called reviewing the show, not complaining. If people want to spend their money on this that’s their business.

  • Ronnie D

    Selena Gomez was also in the audience! :)

  • iluvai

    So sad to be a sex object. I feel bad for her.