This Is How Bad Britney Spears Sounds Without Auto-Tune

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jul. 09, 2014

For some people, it doesn't get much worse than listening to Britney Spears. But even her most ardent detractors have to admit that Britney without auto-tune is less appealing.

This is supposedly what Spears sounded like singing Alien before audio technicians worked their magic. It isn't pretty.

As fun as it can be to relish in an overrated pop-star's failure, we should take this audio with a grain of salt.

As a rule of thumb, it's best not to give former cast members of The Mickey Mouse Club the benefit of the doubt. But in this case, it's important to note that even if we assume the track is real (and I want to believe), there could be an explanation for why it sounds so awful.

"Any singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up," music producer William Orbit wrote in reply to the leaked video.

Added Orbit, "Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness."

Gee, ya think? I guess Orbit doesn't know that the Internet is the spirit of unkindness manifested.

At any rate, this audio may pull the mask off the music industry's dirty little secret, or it may just be a cowardly manipulation designed to unjustly humiliate Britney Spears. Either way, I hope you enjoyed it. (Source)

78 comments
Samantha Bartlett
Samantha Bartlett

if you play both versions of the song something magical happens.

Thomas Carr
Thomas Carr

with or with out auto tune her music sucks !

NarisDR1FT
NarisDR1FT User

Actually I kind of like it anyway lol

Zach-Purdy-382
Zach-Purdy-382 User

Highly doubt that's Britney. I don't like her, but I know she can sing.

Andy Signore
Andy Signore

Amen! She could never be as good as you :)

Robert McNamara
Robert McNamara

My comment was directed to people like yourself. *smiles*

BEERSLAYER101
BEERSLAYER101 User

pfft Both versions are terrible anyway.

Miriam Aida Silva
Miriam Aida Silva

she can sing without auto she did in las vegas kety perry can't sing with shit two country show she can't just people hating

Eloy DeLeon
Eloy DeLeon

O stfu. People enjoy what people enjoy and you have no right to claim they are brainwashed by the 1% of society. This isn't a political or philosophical discussion. Britney has a voice that many enjoy and there are plenty of raw tracks like the ones below. Of course these don't make the media.

Tj Jonnson
Tj Jonnson

It's disgusting putrid crap, and that's being nice......

Betsy Richardson
Betsy Richardson

It's not about bringing someone down. It's about the fact that she gets A LOT of money to sing and she can't.

Dan Adair
Dan Adair

this should be a wake up call, they dont care if youre talented, they care if you have a valuable soul.. then theyll make you talented.

Travis Wilson
Travis Wilson

She is making millions with her Vegas show.....lip-synced genius she is.

Jon-Merkel-248
Jon-Merkel-248 User

haha, this makes me think of only one thing..."we just use photoshop to enhance her natural beauty, it's never meant to be shared pre-photoshop" says some photographer. 

Robert McNamara
Robert McNamara

ANYONE trying to make excuses for this shit are being intellectually-dishonest, lying to themselves, and/or have lost the ability to discern REAL talent, thanks to the utter shit that has been promoted to the masses in the past 10 years, or so. This was so atrocious that I had to stop listening after about 2:30 because it was not only annoying, but was making me physically uncomfortable because it was just audibly disturbing. Stop making excuses for this talentless train-wreck, and realize that you all have been made-fools-of by the "music-industry" that has been promoting and propagating talentless "pretty faces" in-order to make a quick buck. It is also my VERY strong "opinion" that the indoctrination of society into accepting racier and racier music and "celebrities" was another reason why "the industry" used(s) talentless train-wrecks like "Lady Gags" and this poster-lady for how not to live your life.

David Egge
David Egge

Wow it's so bad... Here a link from the verge. mobile.theverge.com/2014/7/9/5884649/untouched-britney-spears-vocal-track-no-autotune

Isabella Everetts
Isabella Everetts

It was really bad. Flat and off key. There are people that can sing without any help. She's never been one of them.

Vincent Roy
Vincent Roy

Not just that, I saw here excuse herself to one of her dancers that she bumped into while singing in the middle of a song. Pathetic !!! Being a singer is not as hard as it was I guess !!

Jeff Bryon
Jeff Bryon

Give her break. Producers put it on most singers so they can manipulate vocalist for their own ears. I personally thinks this was messed with to make her sound worse than she is. But think what you haters want. She's always catching crap... she did put bad side out there unfortunately.

Sean Knight
Sean Knight

Although I still really hate her voice!

Mark Villa
Mark Villa

she sounds horrendous. truly horrendous! hahaha!

jackburton420
jackburton420 User

The thing that blows my mind is no one thought to post this on multiple sock puppet accounts? The media trolls have become very lazy.

Di Olague
Di Olague

Video was pulled. I already knew that though. Heard her "sing" on MTV once one of Boys ll Men song and yikes!!!!! HORRIBLE!!!!!

Boe-Smith-857
Boe-Smith-857 User

Yet still shits all over your hag voice no?