The Scottish singer-songwriter performed the track from her fourth studio album, In The Zone, during his BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Monday, to much praise.
After belting out Spears’s emotional lyrics, the 25-year-old was flooded with compliments for his cover on social media, with some even saying his rendition moved them to tears.
A fan penned on Twitter: “Lewis Capaldi, this is heavenly.”
“If ever a song was perfect for Lewis. This is it,” another commented.
A third added: “Awesome cover! Made me tear up a bit.”
“The cover we never knew we needed,” a fourth fan wrote.
Not only were fans outspoken about Capaldi’s performance but they were also tagging Spotify, asking them to upload his version to the streaming platform, while others tagged Spears, in the hope she will respond to his performance.
Piano-driven ballad Everytime was released in 2004 and topped the charts in five countries, including the UK and Australia, while it peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Capaldi’s performance comes after he recently announced his Tourette’s diagnosis.
The Before You Go hitmaker explained that he went public with his diagnosis out of fear his tics would be misinterpreted as a symptom of drug use.
Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements, called tics.
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) September 26, 2022
The BRIT award winner said he is being treated with Botox injections to freeze his muscles to try to control his tics, which are triggered by extreme emotions, such as excitement or stress.
“I have been diagnosed with Tourette’s,” he stated. “I wanted to speak about it because I didn’t want people to think I was taking cocaine or something.”
He told the Sun: “My shoulder twitches when I am excited, happy, nervous, or stressed. It is something I am living with. It is not as bad as it looks.”
Capaldi also discussed the condition with his fans on Instagram Live, candidly sharing that it can be “painful” at times.
“It’s a new thing,” he said “I haven’t really learned much about it. I got Botox in my shoulder to stop it moving but I’m learning new ways to cope all the time.
“Some days it’s more painful than others, sometimes it’s quite uncomfortable, but I guess that’s it.
“When they told me, ‘We think you’ve got Tourette’s’, I was like, ‘Do you know what, that makes so much sense.’ When I look back at my interviews from 2018, I can see that I’m doing it.
“It comes and goes. Sometimes, I can go months without doing it. I thought I had some horrible degenerative disease, so I’ll take Tourette’s.”