Britney Spears’ VMA Performance: Mixed Reviews

Posted Monday September 10, 2007 4:01 AM GMT

She was all set to wow America and the World over with her comeback performance of “Gimme More” at the MTV Video Music Awards. But did Britney Spears bring her A-game, or was it more of a “Gimme Less” moment?

The Toxic singer opened the 2007 VMAs live from Las Vegas with a declaration that she had, indeed, arrived. “It’s Britney, B**ch!” resonated throughout the venue as a Euro-pop-ish drum sequence initiated the “Gimme More” groove.

But from there the reviews are mixed as to whether or not Britney seized the moment to re-initiate herself into pop stardom. First of all, where was Criss Angel? We were told for weeks about this amazing stage show that Brit and Criss were preparing during a series of late-night hotel rendezvous.

And in place of the disappearing mirrors bit was a stripper pole-laden, pelvic thrust-filled dance routine including a dozen or so dancers taking turns rubbing up on the mother of two. Even Britney herself looked distracted and nervous throughout the musical number.

As usual, the Lucky girl wore a headset mic but was obviously lip-synching. And the celebrity onlookers didn’t appear to be impressed. There were constant audience shots with stars like P. Diddy and 50 Cent looking both uninterested and amused.

As for the positives, Britney looked pretty darn good, especially given the fact that’s she’s had two kids. There’s no doubt she’s been going through the year from hell, so you gotta hand it to her for showing up and giving it a go. Will it be the boost she needs to kick start her career again? Only time will tell.

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Enjoy the pictures from Britney's MTV VMA performance (September 9).