Seen at the grand opening of Britney: Pieces of Me at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas: Miley, Adam, Katy, and Mario. And might I say: Lookin’ FIIIIIINE, Adam.
The reviews, so far, are glowing:
“Spears stomped into town with a 21-hit salute to her 15 years of dance confections the artfully melded spectacle with stagecraft,” USA Today writer Marco della Cava wrote in his glowing review.
“In fact, listening to some of the more empowering songs that helped close the show, including ‘Stronger’ and ‘Till The End of the World,’ one had to acknowledge that all three pop divas in the audience this night [Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez] owed a huge debt to the mother of two on stage,” Della Cava continued. “She may not be the 18-year-old girl next door who shocked the world silly, but she’s still a force to be reckoned with.”
MTV News writer Sophie Schillaci, who took over MTV News’ Twitter account to live blog the night wrote: “True to her word, Britney Spears poured on the cheese during the opening night of her “Piece of Me” Las Vegas residency,” referring to Britney’s statement that “cheesy is good” from her E! documentary.
“Spears delivered on her signature style of larger-than-life production, blaring beats and rapid-fire dance moves, whirling through seven costume changes and even a couple of wig changes,” Schillaci said.
“The show’s production values are unusually high for a casino residency, often calling to mind the golden age of music videos,” said Hannah Dreier of The Associated Press. “Its high-concept set pieces featured a cadre of backup dancers who danced in human-sized hamster wheels and somersaulted over the Grammy-winning star.”
Billboard writer Keith Caulfield kept a live blog running of the show, and mentioned the thrill of hearing Spears “breathing into the microphone,” in reference to the question of whether there were any live vocals in the show.
And be sure to check out the E! documentary I Am Britney Jean, which airs again tonight at 11:30!
(Photos: Pacific Coast News; via ABC News)