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Did Lana Del Rey Redeem Herself on 'Letterman'?

Music 2012/02/04 23:35:16
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After her underwhelming performance on “Saturday Night Live,” we asked SodaHeads what they thought about Lana Del Rey. 55% voted her “talentless,” but did she redeem herself on “The Late Show with David Letterman”?



Though it’s true that she really had nowhere to go but up, responses to the Internet sensation’s latest performance of her song “Video Games” have been far more favorable.

Rolling Stone’s Matthew Perpetua wrote, “Her body language is still fairly stiff, but this time around, her performance was staged in a way that made her stillness seem deliberate and sort of unnerving. She comes off as understandably self-conscious in her singing, but delivers a much more controlled and dramatic performance than on SNL.”

TIME still places her in the “guilty pleasure realm” but others feel that the singer has redeemed herself, proving once and for all that her disastrous performance on “SNL” can be chalked up to nerves and inexperience.

What do you think? Did Lana Del Rey redeem herself on “Letterman”?


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  • HippieMan 2012/02/23 05:37:13
  • Corsair 2012/02/12 11:17:19
    Yes
    Corsair
    I wasn't impressed with her singing Video Games on SNL but she did great singing Blue Jeans. On Letterman, singing Video Games, she was outstanding. Loved it. Glad I got her CD when I had the chance.
  • Dave0626 2012/02/10 05:46:16
    Undecided
    Dave0626
    +1
    I like her, the performance on Letterman...she was nervous. She reminds me of Leona Naess....before she went to 'pot'...lol.....



  • Arinn 2012/02/10 04:05:53
    Undecided
    Arinn
    What is there supposed to be a video or something?
  • Hollis Carroll 2012/02/10 03:27:58
    Undecided
    Hollis Carroll
    It sounds better than the SNL performance, but it's still not super good. So I don't know if redeemed herself is the appropriate wording. Because as a singer with the connections to get out an album and get on these shows she should be at a higher caliber of performance.
  • NeverShoutLeesy 2012/02/08 01:42:20
    Yes
    NeverShoutLeesy
    I haven't seen the snl performance but I have heard a couple of songs by her and she can sing here.
  • Stella Bella 2012/02/07 16:27:42
    Yes
    Stella Bella
    She sounds like the recording in this performance.
  • abbiekat 2012/02/07 05:32:58
    Undecided
    abbiekat
    Who?!?!?

    who is she
  • Kiki,Pixie,Worm 2012/02/07 01:22:35
    Undecided
    Kiki,Pixie,Worm
    I have never heard of her before. But she seems like a pretty good singer!
  • sally 2012/02/06 23:25:01
    Yes
    sally
    I honestly like her. She's not my favorite but maybe it's because I like this genre. It seems to me most SH users like fast paced type of songs.
  • Fergie 2012/02/06 23:19:47
    No
    Fergie
    It'll take a bunch of good performances to make up for something that awful
  • Marisa 2012/02/06 18:47:55
  • krispykreme335 2012/02/06 16:37:03
    Undecided
    krispykreme335
    She's not a performer that I follow. It's a shame that there are so many singers and I use the term loosely who don't have an ounce of talent and end up with record contracts. Just because you look pretty on camera doesn't mean you deserve to be on television. I don't see her career going anywhere.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2012/02/06 14:13:04
    Yes
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    The last SNL performance can be attributed to nerves. She sounded beautiful on Letterman. A HUGE improvement.
  • Pocahontas 2012/02/06 12:44:07
    Undecided
    Pocahontas
    All I know is she is beautiful and her nails scare me.
  • Eccles 2012/02/06 11:34:16 (edited)
    Undecided
    Eccles
    +1
    Thank heavens for the remote.
    One click problem solved!
  • docdj 2012/02/06 02:38:17
    No
    docdj
    +1
    She Sucks...but she is hot so there's that...
  • Creep 2012/02/06 02:35:54
    No
    Creep
    All I'm gonna say is it's disappointing when musicians suck live.
  • Mark Mercer 2012/02/06 01:27:27
    No
    Mark Mercer
    Mumble....would have been better as an instrumental.
  • Doctor Sherlock Daae 2012/02/06 00:18:31
    Undecided
    Doctor Sherlock Daae
    +1
    who???
  • Grizzled Alaskan 2012/02/05 22:44:37
    Undecided
    Grizzled Alaskan
    Who is Lana Del Ray?
  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2012/02/05 22:07:18
    Undecided
    Bearish~PWCM~
    Is this what talent is today??? If it is,Thanks, But I'll pass
    what
  • disclaimer 2012/02/05 21:04:23
    Yes
    disclaimer
    +1
    I think she was just nervous. Her performance on Letterman was far better.
  • cupcake 2012/02/05 20:59:40
    Undecided
    cupcake
    +1
    Don't have a clue who she is and why I should know her. I don't like her song, not my cup of music choices.
  • kelly cupcake 2012/02/06 00:04:04
    kelly
    a few weeks back she was on snl and a lot of people think she didnt do so well (i thought it was good but what do i know) so now this is more of a 'so is it better or worse' sorta thing
  • Karl Marx 2012/02/05 20:52:46
    No
    Karl Marx
    +1
    Mumble... Mummmmmble.... Mumble.... *YAWN*
  • David (oYo) 2012/02/05 20:45:25
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/05 21:04:50
    disclaimer
    +1
    Google her, she just had an album released. Very good, actually.
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/05 21:33:51
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/06 05:48:12
    disclaimer
    Eh, she's very different. You either love her or you can't stand her. Personally I find that style to be intriguing, but it annoys a lot of people.
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/06 09:39:09
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/07 08:37:26
    disclaimer
    See, you did find something you liked.
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/07 10:20:26
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/09 08:45:40
    disclaimer
    Did you see SNL's response?
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/09 09:35:34
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/10 21:51:34
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/10 22:04:49
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/10 22:08:28
    disclaimer
    Have you done it yet? I can post a link if you'd rather.
  • David (... disclaimer 2012/02/10 22:12:38
  • disclaimer David (... 2012/02/10 22:52:10
    disclaimer


    Her bit starts at 5:51.

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