Take That: what’s the point of Britney Spears now?
Last week, Britney performed her single ‘Womanizer’ at a German awards show, then on the French and UK versions of The X Factor to promote her new album ‘Circus’ before heading back to the US for her 27th birthday yesterday and another lip-synched performance, this time on Good Morning America.
Gary, who with the reformed boyband released their own album ‘The Circus’ yesterday, told the Mirror: “I don’t see the point of Britney anymore, she was rubbish on The X Factor. I think she’s more famous than she deserves to be now.
“Why [go] on a show like that and mime? I don’t like her new song either. Her old stuff was great but maybe she should have spent more time on this one.”
Bandmate Howard Donald added: “The truth is all the contestants on X Factor are so talented and were able to sing and dance live, so why couldn’t Britney do it?
“It’s the whole point of the show and her miming looked stupid. It’s not that she can’t do it, Britney is really talented and can sing - I just don’t think she understood the show.
“I think probably she was made to do it as a promotional opportunity in England. Britney is unlikely to have had a lot of say in it. The contestants did a better job than her. I’m glad she’s back but X Factor wasn’t right for her.”
Take That’s album is currently at No1 in the midweek album charts while Britney’s record, released the same day, is at No3.
- See Britney’s Good Morning America performance below