Ken Tucker
September 11, 2012 AT 07:47 PM EDT

I’m not unduly given to gush, but I have to say Britney Spears could not have been more charming on Tuesday afternoon’s Ellen DeGeneres Show. Appearing with Simon Cowell in a trim red dress (Britney, not Simon — Cowell wore, what else, his usual very unhappy white t-shirt), Spears teed up the new season of The X Factor nicely.

Then she did this:

I know, the K-Pop sensation PSY’s fifteen minutes of fame are just about over, but Spears helped make his waning moments fun.

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