Ooops, someone did it again.
We've heard Britney Spears' singing voice without autotune before; last year an alleged isolated vocal track from a 2001 concert made its way across the web. Now the internet is abuzz again after a version of Britney's song "Alien" without autotune has been leaked.
The track's producer, William Orbit, says the leaked version of the tune is nothing more than a vocal warm-up and was not the final version.
"I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up," Orbit said in a statement on Facebook.
He added, "A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’."
Orbit also said the warm-up track was not meant to be released, and that it being leaked was "done so in a spirit of unkindness."
UPDATE: The track has since been deleted from Youtube, but the final version is below.