‘Glee’ season 4 spoilers: Lea Michele teases Britney Spears performance

While the upcoming Britney Spears tribute episode of “Glee” — which will be the second of the new season premiering on September 12 — is going to focus by and large on Heather Morris’ character of Brittany, we also know that Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry is going to have a number of her own to shine.

What will this performance be? We’re not quite sure just yet, but based on the photo to the left via Lea’s Instagram, it looks to be something somewhat steamy. What’s going to be a challenge for this episode is that so many of Britney’s iconic songs were a part of the first tribute during season 2 — including “Toxic” and “…Baby One More Time.” However, there are still some major hits left out there including “Oops, I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Everytime,” “Gimme More,” “Hold It Against Me,” “‘Til the World Ends,” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” Thanks to the two-year wait between tributes, the show has the benefit now of coming out following the release of a brand-new Britney album in “Femme Fatale.”

In case you haven’t heard just yet why “Glee” has decided to bust out another Spears tribute, the answer is really rather simple — the show wants ratings, and with it following “The X Factor” this year (which features the pop icon as a judge), it only makes sense to do this as a way to keep some of her loyal fans watching. It’s the same reason why the show is also going to be performing at least one Demi Lovato song during the upcoming season — even if it’s not a full tribute. (Couldn’t you see Demi as a guest star here, though?)

What song do you think that Lea could be performing in this photo? If you want to check out some more scoop pertaining to “The Glee Project” winner Blake Jenner, be sure and read the story here.

Photo: Lea Michele / Instagram

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