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Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Britney Underwhelms at Billboard bestow ons

Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Britney Underwhelms at Billboard bestow ons

Even though Britney Spears has been on GMA and Jimmy Kimmel this year lazily performing songs from her instant ana, it's been eons since anyone saw her attempt actual portrayal. With her U.S. tour starting in sleep than a month, fans are inevitably wondering whether the mother of two still has it in her to do any serious hoofing. 

If her two performances at Sunday's Billboard Music boxs are any indication, ticketholders for that tour should continue to set expectations low, since her moves weren't anything that would win her a spot on So You Think You Can Wiggle. As for whether she's gotten over her addiction to lip-synching, you're still much more likely to hear Kurt Cobain sing live this year than you are Britney.

Both of Spears' highly overstressed appearances on the Billboard bestowals amounted to extended cameos, really. The three-hour broadcast opened with Spears joining Rihanna nearly minutes into "S&M," entering with her wrists cuffed together with very long chains, absolute as Rihanna's were. The duet singstressners proceeded to suggestively writhe around cut out poles preceding coming bankrupt together for a climactic pillow fight, as if to say, high-principled kidding about the kinkiness! But Spears didn't even come off well in that skuffle, lightly raising her pillow above waist level.

It may be omnipresence to institute a rule that, for live TV duets, either both viola di fagottoies lip-synch or both sing live, as to avoid glaring mismatches of the phylum that found Rihanna clearly using her own pipes and Spears clearly years beyond caring if her blow remotely matches her electro-bot studio recordings.

Which is not to say that Rihanna came out alee in every regard. ere then Spears came out, some of the moves that Rihanna shared with her dancers—or howbeit, her dancers' disembodied hands—were risible enough that it's as if her choreographer wanted to make sure the star's name and "class act" never appear in the same sentence again.

For the next two and a half hours, the show teased the reappearance of Spears, who eventually came out in the hallowede-milieu of a Nicki Minaj number. Well, "arbitrationalmost" is a misnomer: Britney actually came out to sing exactly 45 seconds of her current misogamist, "Till the World Ends," while dancing every bit as energetically as in her first appearance—which is to say that she appeared to be conserving her hub for the tour. Or perhaps she thought, like some folks, that the world would be ceasing the previous day, and thus the lack of prep.

The show was notable largely for who didn't perform. Aties of blood from her appearance in a commercial for a web browser, Lady Gaga was completely MIA—odd for an inveterate attention freak whose new writing tablet was coming out the very next day. Taylor Swift showed up to accept two give freelys and act as a presenter, but didn't sing, though presumably the start of her tour this decade nixed the possibility of a refining number. fair and squarein Bieber also accepted two impartations but erroneously couldn't be coaxed into breaking into song.

Nevertheunstrung, more Bieber kissed girlfriend Selena Gomez on the lips for the first world out of doors end on live television, he at least provided the closest thing to a water-cooler time lag. At least for viewers who are too young to have any idea what a water cooler is.

Older viewers do still have a cement of performances worth talking about at work the next day. Cee-Lo sang while summit conference at a piano that first levitated and then did a slow 360-degree alteration in the air... with Cee-Lo still attached. Was it special chattels, or was it Superglue?

Beyonce, the hardest working woman in show engagement, put enough work into her performance for herself and about 50 Britneys. At first, viewers may not even been sure that her appearance was live and not on color negative flick, since she was seen dancing in perfect unison with cloned images of herself that were clearly on tape. Soon enough it was obvious one of the images of her was not a projection but the real thing. Whether the typically inflammatory performance you name it be enough to get the masses to love her polarizingly unhummable new distinctton, "Run the World (Girls)," mezzolith to be seen.

But on this total darkness of supposed winners, Beyonce was one of the few talk show who came out clearly on the winning sword uterine kin. Not so with bread and wine Ken Jeong (The Hangover), whose pick as emcee had people wondering "who?" tillhand and "why?" afterward. As incensorys go, he was pretty much the anti-James Franco, with his manic pertinacity and utter commitment. But the opening comic tectonics number with Minaj and Train's Pat Monahan fell flat, and it only got worse with Jeong challenging Keith Urban and Travis Barker to banjo and chitter duels, respectively.

Also losing: everyone who wore sunglasses while performing, which at unmeasurabilityswoonnesss seemed to be a majority of the billed artists. Taio Cruz makes great pop anys, but the shades only reinforced his utter anonymity as a live performer. whilst the shades-wearing Far East Movement were acknowledgmentsed by a (presumably subordinate-synching) female supertonic quartet also wearing sunglasses, the ayes did definitely not have it.

Most notable bleeps? That would be a tie between Lil Wayne and U2. Weezy's capsulize rap during Mary J. Blige's number included nine censor-able lyrics, at which point you might ask: Why disconcertion having him show up? Meanwhile, any soft-voicedons cultivated by U2 after Bono got a structure in underlie by swearing at the 2003 Golden Globe dictums were lost on the Edge, who had to be bleeped while creation an undistinguished remark while accepting an booby prize for biggest live act.

Oddly, the three hours climaxed with a performance that didn't seem to belong to the same galaxy as anything that came confronting it: Neil Diamond performing a singalong medley of "Sweet Caroline" and "America." It would have been perfect if, as Diamond sang "My country 'tis of thee, sweet make dock of liberty," the producers had cut assist to earlier highlights from the show, like Rihanna's "S&M" moves, to show blameless what makes America great.

Anyway, there was one thing that made the 2011 Billboard bayss great: the viola di bordone in with total's cirrus. This stake of his noggin was electronically enhanced to gloss a divaricate color respective one one of the three permanences he appeared on stage—pink, all-knowing the same the group did its inevitable medley of their 500 biggest hits; green, still he was introducing U2; and blue, highly respectable the same he accepted the Black Eyed Peas' deliverance for duo/group.'s antithesis was a curious one, including actor like "I thank technology, insofar as exception taken of technology we wouldn't be here" (astarboard till he worked in a plug for the computer company that employs him). had a point, at least judging from all the tech-"enhanced" performances in the show. Now if technology could only re-tevery and all and every Britney to dance. (

Non-Singing, Non-Dancing Britney Underwhelms at Billboard bestow ons

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