Britney Spears Targeted by Australian Government Over Lip-Synching

Britney Spears Targeted by Australian Government Over Lip-Synching-photo

Read our lips, Britney Spears; the Australian government has a message for you.

People magazine reports that Virginia Judge, the Minister for Fair Trading in New South Wales, Australia, wants to alert concertgoers that some portions of Brit-Brit's upcoming Australian concerts may be prerecorded and lip-synched. 

Says Judge,

"It is Britney's 'prerogative' to lip-sync, and it is my job to make sure consumers know what they are paying for up front."

Opining that concertgoers would not tolerate a "Mickey Mouse performance," Judge added,

“Let’s be clear—live means live. If you are spending up to 200 dollars [$182 U.S.] I think you deserve better than a film clip."

Judge is considering slapping a disclaimer on promotional materials and tickets—which actually reach up into the $1,300 range—letting consumers know that some portions of the performances might be prerecorded.

Which may be a moot point, given that many of the concerts on the Australian leg of Spears' Circus tour have already sold out.

Let us know in the comments section: Does it bother you when musicians lip-synch their material in concert?



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  • Joe USA
    Joe USA

    Brit is a has been who can not sing. Hard to understand someone would spend that kind of money to support her. Pathetic that she has to pretend to sing with a recording.

  • Go Home Britney
    Go Home Britney

    Here, Here Virginia Judge. Well done. Britney is a talentless and can't sing for nuts, that's why she lip sychs.

  • jamie

    Geez, Who doesn't know that, I'm aussie and see brit do her thing, singing live or not. She is STILL live, i mean she is there in person, isn't she or are they gonna sh*t on that too. F*** You Virginia Judge, Get stuffed.

  • emmaxoxo

    thank you bout time people knew aussie pride

  • joe

    With all of those dancing and food music it is kinda hard to sing some parts. Brit is good and she should feel good for herself.