Britney Spears Shows Off Her Singing Chops With Stirring Rendition of Elvis' 'Can't Help Falling in Love'
By Tina Smithers Peckham
Britney Spears just did something she's wanted to do for a long time.
Inspired by Madonna's soulful "Toxic" tribute on Friday, the pop superstar kicked off her birthday by belting out the first few lines of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" at her home in Thousand Oaks, California. While showing off her trademark pipes, Spears wore her long blonde locks in a chic topknot that complemented her backless lace mini dress. She shared the 360-degree singing clip Saturday night, adding that she felt very moved by Madonna's words.
"I was really inspired yesterday by @madonna's post," wrote the "Piece of Me" performer. "She's right… silence = death! These words really struck with me, because they are so true."
The GRAMMY winner continued, noting that the circular solo performance has been something she's "always wanted to do."
"I've always wanted to do a performance like this… singing in a pretty little black dress, with a simple 360, one take shot!" she said. "I figured since it was my birthday, why not go for it?! So boom, when the clock struck 12:00, I did it!!!"
Spears, who turned 36 on Saturday, concluded by thanking fans -- including Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton -- for their "beautiful birthday wishes."
"Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes, and for letting me do what I love," she stated. "I appreciate you more than you will ever know!!!!"
The video was shot the same evening that Spears' boyfriend, Sam Asghari, showered her with a romantic birthday surprise comprised of candles, cupcakes and rose petals.
"Couldn't ask for a better way to kick off my birthday," Spears captioned the Instagram post.
Spears and Asghari have been going strong for nearly a year; watch below for more on their budding relationship.