Singer Britney Spears’ appearance on the latest episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden as its Carpool Karaoke guest on Thursday night has left fans asking more questions than sending congratulatory messages. Their biggest grouse: Did the Toxic singer really sing through the show, or merely lip synced?
Britney, with her host Corden, sang a medley of her famous hits including Oops!...I Did It Again to Toxic and ended it with her first single, the super hit Baby One More Time. The duo dressed up in Britney’s characteristic schoolgirl clothes -- a gray cardigan and white oxford shirt - for the last act.
The show, however, left many accusing Britney of lip syncing her songs during the show. Even in the YouTube video of the show, it is James who’s louder than Britney.
The jury is still out there, with divided opinions. Though Time and E! Online gave her a clean chit, Mashable came down heavily on her, and didn’t spare the host either. Wrote the website: Britney just barely baby-voice-whispers her way through her own song, utterly overpowered by serial try-hard James Corden. Or maybe she doesn’t even sing at all, just kind of half-mouths the words.
Listen to her sing here and decide: