I promise that this is my last post about Britney Spears’ choreography. I’ve said it twice already, and I’m only saying it a third time in hopes that her people come across this blog and fix the issue. I have no idea why Britney Spears cannot dance anymore. I originally thought it was nerves, but I’m starting to think she lost her edge. I know her album is great, and I’m still a fan. But there is an astronomical difference in her dance quality from when she first entered the business versus now, and it’s almost bizarre. Has she forgotten how to dance? Her choreography is incredibly easy, and her movements still aren’t crisp. She’s walking around the stage while occasionally moving her arms around. I’ve always defended her lip-syncing, because it was virtually impossible to sing live while executing her dance-heavy movements, but at this point, there’s no excuse. Either sing live while surrounded by professional dancers, or actually dance. It’s one or the other. Watch her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel below, and then watch her vintage David Letterman appearance to see the difference.
If you’re a fan of The Dishmaster, then you know what a huge Britney Spears fan I am. Having said that, I’d like to take this opportunity to insult her for just a moment. She performed in Vegas over the weekend to promote the launch of her new album, Femme Fatale, and after watching her concert videos, it’s clear she’s not back to her career launching status. When Britney first entered the business, her performances were heavily danced focused, with Wade Robson choreographing all of her concerts, videos, and live performances. Since Britney’s comeback and Wade’s subsequent departure, she hasn’t returned to her original caliber. When you lip-sync, you have to dance. There’s no way around it. You can’t simply put on a sparkly outfit and walk slowly around the stage while sporadically moving your arms around. I need more than that, especially when you’re known for performances alone. I hate to pick on her, because I’m very happy for her comeback success, and I love every one of her songs. But enough is enough. Start dancing. I’d encourage you to watch the video below sans sound. It’s low quality, but you’ll get my point.