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Saturday 27 December 2014

Britney 'may lip-sync in Vegas'

CARSON, CA - MAY 11:  Singer Britney Spears speaks onstage at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango on May 11, 2013 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ team has denied the star could reportedly lip-sync during her residency in Las Vegas.

The pop star has landed a two-year concert deal at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. During her 90-minute shows, Britney will perform 21 of her biggest hits, but insiders claim she may not sing live.

“Britney does not sing. She is being paid a lot of money to lip-sync,” a source told New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column. “Her fans are none the wiser, but it is disingenuous of her to take their cash and not deliver a proper performance.”

However, it has been suggested that even if Britney does mime along to her tracks, her Britney: Piece of Me show will still be a hit. Other shows in Las Vegas have gone down the same route, and enjoyed great success.

“She hasn’t sung live for a couple of years,” the source added. “If the crowd thinks they are being cheated then there is likely to be an uproar, but then again look at the success of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson shows. The performers in that production don’t sing live, and it has been a runaway success.”

Britney’s residency will kick off on December 27 and she has so far confirmed 16 shows. It has been reported the 31-year-old star will make an impressive $15 million per year from the deal.

The concert will have a nightclub feel, with the 4,600 capacity venue boasting a dance floor.

Britney’s team has dismissed the lip-syncing claims, insisting the star is busy preparing for her Vegas stint.

“Britney will be singing. As stated before, she is in vocal training - has been for months,” said a representative.

The pop star’s eighth studio album is scheduled for release on December 3.

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