Sunday, 15 January 2012

Lana Del Rey Tries Her Best On SNL

Lana Del Rey is one of the most-hyped up artists that we have experienced in years. In a span of 6 months, the much buzzed about indie princess has gone from being a struggling singer to a magazine staple, covering Billboard, Q, and the prestigious Rolling Stone, something that not even established artists have achieved.

Last night, the singer took the Saturday Night Live stage to finally break into the notorious U.S. market. Her single “Video Games” has already hit the top ten in Belgium, UK, France, and Austria, but didn’t even make a dent in the US charts (it did sell 20,000 copies thou). And I don’t think performances like these are going to help Lana.

Lana performed “Video Games” but the performance was not up to par with her previous renditions of the song. Sure, it was good and we all know that she can sing, but do Americans watching from their TV screens know that she can do better? I’m sure that they won’t bother to search Youtube for those performances. Her performance of “Blue Jeans” was not that much better, with the singer sounding a bit hoarse and using a deeper tone on the song.

To be honest, I did not see the star that we are used to seeing on stage, but a very nervous aspiring singer. Simon Cowell would have dragged Lana had she been auditioning for American Idol. 

However, “Video Games” has finally been climbing up the iTunes chart and the upcoming performances on both Ellen and David Letterman should propel it further. Maybe those two performances could redeem Lana from failing to break into the US market. 

Watch her performances below.

"Video Games"

                                                                  "Blue Jeans"

Source: Prophet BlogIdolator

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