Britney bombs at the VMAs

Britney Spears's much anticipated "comeback" performance at the MTV VMAs was lacklustre, to say the least. Some early reviews:

From USA Today:
"On a night when some of music's biggest stars were set to perform at MTV's Video Music Awards - 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna - it was a former superstar whose last album peaked at No. 134 on the Billboard charts who dominated. At least that seemed to be MTV's intent, as virtually every artist who did a preshow interview was asked about Britney Spears's opening performance of her new single Gimme More. Most kindly offered hopes for her success. So how successful was it? Let's run down the requisite Britney checklist: Hair - present and accounted for. Blond, slightly longer than shoulder-length. Underwear - Clearly, since that's all she was wearing, aside from black boots. Voice - Same as it ever was. That is, so wispy as to be nearly non-existent. Meltdown - None. However, demure her gyrations were not. Song - Oops, she forgot to bring one. Truly forgettable."

From The Economic Times:
"Faded pop star Britney Spears launched her highly anticipated comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, dressing up like a stripper to deliver a curious performance of her new single. The 25-year-old singer, whose professional achievements have been overshadowed by her personal crises in recent years, sang Gimme More, sporting a black sequined bikini and knee-high boots. She moved slowly around the stage at the Palms casino, often with the aid of her dancers. She appeared to be miming to a backing track. At one stage, the camera panned to rapper 50 Cent, sitting in the audience, who looked bewildered by the action on stage."