With a bit of a reputation for relying on lip syncing at her shows, Carpool Karaoke was Britney’s time to shine.
When CBS announced the pop princess’s appearance in the passenger seat, fans were excited to hear her voice with no holding back.
But if this trailer is anything to go by, it looks like it didn’t quite go to plan for her, with Britney timidly miming while Corden belts out the tune – overshadowing her on her own song!
The teaser video from The Late Late Show has got us searching for a way to turn up the volume enough to actually hear the ‘Toxic’ star’s voice:
— The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) August 23, 2016
Things might have been a bit awkward between the pair after Corden accused Britney of giving a ‘half arsed’ performance on The X Factor back in 2008.
I’d love to have seen his reaction after she did it again on his own show.
And her timid performance didn’t go unnoticed on Twitter…
stans: britney can't possibly lipsynch on carpool karaoke…can she?
— FEIM (@FeimM) August 24, 2016
Me watching Britney on Carpool Karaoke pic.twitter.com/w8t9XFwzQV
— Ellen Stewart (@ellenRstewart) August 24, 2016
Someone please tell Britney Spears it's 'Carpool Karaoke,' not 'Carpool Lip Sync' – Mashable
— Britney Spears News (@4BritneySpearss) August 24, 2016
Cringing @ Britney miming her own songs on Carpool Karaoke 😬
— Bex ♔ (@bexcatherine28) August 24, 2016
Just saw a snippet of Britney's carpool karaoke. SHE LITERALLY LIP-SYNCED AND IM DONE. FINISHED.
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) August 24, 2016
This girl still has a bit of hope, though…
i really hope britney mugs everyone off and sings in carpool karaoke otherwise i'm gonna be so embarrassed
— jessicah (@shampagnemami) August 24, 2016
We’ll have to wait and see the full video on Thursday to know for sure – you never know, they might have just put her worst bit in to drum up hype for the episode.
If so, well played Carpool Karaoke, well played…