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)