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Britney Spears gets the un-autotuned treatment

July 9th, 2014


It’s been a while since Britney released a song without any autotune, and now you can hear what she sounds like.

A video of Britney singing her song Alien, which is featured off her most recent album Britney Jean, without autotune has gone viral. The vocal video features Britney’s signature voice, but also is pitchy at parts which caused many people to criticize her. Britney is being accused of needing autotune to make music. You can listen to the song below, it definitely isn’t Britney’s best work.

In the defense of Britney, there are some points of the song where she sounds off and she is obviously flat, but there are other times when she sounds good. And I’m not the only one standing up for Britney. William Orbit, the producer of the song released a statement on Facebook defending the pop star.

“I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalizations in order to get warmed up.

Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.

A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.

Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.”


Britney doesn’t seem to be phased by the harsh criticism. She was spotted in L.A. sipping coffee and looking amazing. Britney was reportedly paid $12 million to extend her Las Vegas residency. Take that haters.

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