Lana Del Rey emerged in 2010 with the viral video of her song 'Video Games." Born Elizabeth Grant, she is 25.
Her debut album under the labels Interscope, Stranger, and Polydor arrives later this month. The album, which is named "Born to Die" is set to be released on January 27, 2012 in Ireland, January 30, 2012, in the U.K., and on January 31, 2012 worldwide, including the U.S. According to the blub on Amazon.com's site, Lana Del Rey's bio is as follows:
"Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as if propelled by something otherworldly. It is into this last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del Rey falls. Musical stardom is not an option with Ms Del Rey. It is her vocation. She calls herself the ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ and defines her genre as ‘Hollywood pop/ sadcore’, a dramatic new loop for pop music. Her look she describes as ‘Lolita got lost in the ‘hood’. Get used to it all. This isn’t just soundbite, it’s Lana’s reality."
However, a video, a studio album, and a "regular" taped performance is far different than live television, which is what Saturday Night Live is. So the question is: was the Lana Del Rey SNL performance a complete bomb?
We will allow you to judge for yourself. We have both of the songs that Lana Del Rey performed on SNL embedded below. Certainly, the reaction on Twitter was not kind. For one, Juliette Lewis, perhaps better known as an actress but also a singer, as well, was not impressed. She Tweeted (since deleted):
"Wow watching this 'singer' on SNL is like watching a 12 yearold [sic] in their bedroom when theyre pretending to sing and perform #signofourtimes."
Actress Eliza Dushku was a little more blunt, if that's possible. She Tweeted, "Who.....is.....this wack-a-doodle chick performing on #SNL..? Whaaaa?"
Celeb blogger Perez Hilton Tweeted after the show, "Just watched SNL. Not only was @LanaDelRey vocally WAY off, but watching her utter lack of stage presence was cringe-worthy."
Watch both songs below, "Video Games," and "Blue Jeans." Judge for yourself: nervousness or lack of talent. We'd guess the former.
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