If You Have Any Doubt About Britney Spears' Talent, Listen to "Toxic" Without Auto-Tune

A stripped-down version of her vocals was leaked, and it's seriously impressive.

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Thanks to a heavy reliance on lip-syncing and Auto-Tune, pop stars of the '90s often don't get very much credit for their vocal prowess. But please check yourself when it comes to Britney (read: Godney) Spears, because she can sing—and sing well.

The stripped-down vocals from "Toxic" (a *heavily* Auto-Tuned song) were just released, and while, sure—it's not Whitney Houston-level stuff–The Princess of Pop can definitely hold her own, and her vocals are pretty close to those of the actual song.

Here's "Toxic" in all its polished glory, for comparison.

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SLAY, Britney.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.