NME Festival blog: Britney Spears ends four-year Vegas residency with New Year’s Eve show
Britney Spears‘ Las Vegas residency came to a close last night, with a New Year’s Eve performance broadcast live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
The ‘Britney: Piece Of Me’ show has been running since 2013 at the Axis Auditorium. Taking to the stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, she performed 2013 track ‘Work Bitch’ and 2003’s ‘Toxic’ to a televised audience. Watch the performance back below.
Back in June 2017, Spears addressed rumours that she mimes during live performances.
Though she wears a ‘Madonna mic’ when she’s on stage, critics have suggested for years that the pop star doesn’t sing live. However, Spears has now insisted that her live performances feature a mix of “playback” – pre-recorded guide vocals – and her own, in-the-moment singing.
“It’s really funny: A lot of people think I don’t sing live,” she told an Israeli TV interviewer. “Because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback.”
She added: “It really pisses me off because I’m busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever gives me credit for it, you know?”
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