I’m not sure if we’ve ever said anything nice about a music-based reality show, so you know we really mean it when we say: Britney Spears, the new host of Fox’s The X Factor, is awesome. It’s totally OK to admit, too. Yes, most of the late-1990s pop acts that you may or may not admit to loving then, but you totally did, are cringeworthy. Backstreet Boys? Nope. Ricky Martin? Not so much. LFO? Ha. But Britney, she’s still around, acting a little loopy, a little goofy, a little brilliant (at least from a pop music perspective), a little refreshingly mean, and a lot sexy. Her reactions from the X Factor season premiere alone are already a thing of legend. Consider this our GIF tribute to the lovely Miss Spears, with selections from throughout her insane (in every sense of the word) career.
It’s also worth nothing that her best song is “Lucky,” and I will not hear arguments to the contrary.