Spears begins Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears has begun her set of shows in Las Vegas with a performance that looks strikingly like the Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip.

Spears begins Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears kicked off her 'Piece of Me' Las Vegas residency last night with a performance that looks strikingly like the Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip.

The 'Perfume' singer played a hit-filled set for the opening night of her huge two-year run of shows in the city and the likes of Miley Cyrus, Mario Lopez and Katy Perry were all in attendance.

According to MTV News, Britney powered through 23 huge hits over the 90-minute show, featuring costume changes, wigs and outrageous dancing.

Starting off the night with hit single 'Work B***h', the show was more of a nostalgic look back at her career, featuring older tracks like 'Gimme More'.

Spears, 32, has signed on to perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

She was said to be singing live, her vocals shining past the backing track as some huge stars watched from the 9,000-strong audience.

Miley even joined in, getting close to a backing dancer when she was singled out of the crowd.

However, it was Mario who was brought up on stage to get involved in the show properly - and he was dressed in leather gear as he crawled across the stage on all fours.

The 'Extra' host was said to be a good sport, climbing up on stage when Britney singled him out in the crowd.

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