Britney Spears Singing Without Auto-Tune Sounds Absoutely Terrible

A version of Britney Spears singing her track "Alien" has leaked online—and let's just say it's pretty embarrassing. Without the aid of some audio enhancement her singing is less Grammy award-winning pop queen, more strangled cat.

The video appeared on YouTube a few days ago and has continually been taken down as the record company try to bury it. You can listen to the professional disaster above.

The track's producer, William Orbit, has leapt to Britney's defence and claimed the audio was never intended to be heard publicly, citing it's actually a warmup. But whatevs. Here's what he posted to Facebook:

You can hear the auto-tuned version below, which is much, much easier on the ears.