Watch: Lana Del Rey Rocks ‘Saturday Night Live’

Published: Sunday 15th Jan 2012 by David

Get all the way into Lana Del Rey‘s performance of ‘Video Games’ on ‘SNL’ last night.

Marking the Interscope darling’s largest promotional appearance to date, her stint on the hit show arrived four days after the release of her self titled EP and 17 days before her long awaited sophomore album (and major label debut) ‘Born To Die‘ hits stores worldwide.

Peep her polarizing set below…

Sam’s 2 Pence…

Concurring with the mass, it’s fair to say Ms. Del Rey has had many a better day. That said, she still presents a compelling package. Time will tell if she can punch through the smoke with something of substance, or if she’ll fade when it clears.

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  1. talkthattalkNAVY January 15, 2012

    when she’s on stage, she is visibly nervous. but that video games performance, she put a lot of emphasis on a lot of words. she’s still a great singer. just to nervous.

  2. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 15, 2012

    “Off to the races” is my jam! but she bombed last night. I’m still buying her album though.

  3. laylay January 15, 2012


  4. Legendtina4Life January 15, 2012

    I dont see her going anywhere but she is talented. The lyrics to her some of her songs are nonsense though.

  5. LTM January 15, 2012

    I keep hearing about her, and I dont see the hype

    when are you going to give me a Lily Allen post? You post on this chick and Jesse J, why not Lily?

  6. KAT DELUNA FAN January 15, 2012

    Another rihanna

    Big budget,promo & hype,garbage artist

    Her music is alright but what wrong wrong with her face? she looks like the PCD’s manager

  7. LTM January 15, 2012

    @Kat Deluna Fan
    PCD’s manager is crazy ugly lol. Lana looks like a model

  8. me January 15, 2012

    Queen Lana will slay 2012!!!!

    Get ready!!!

  9. KAT DELUNA FAN January 15, 2012

    lol her nose is fuckep up 😆 but Lana is cool

  10. Dollar$ign$kills January 15, 2012

    Am I the only one who noticed the related posts have nothing to do with this post? Lmao

  11. WHUT January 15, 2012

    DEATH@ Kat’s Delusiona stan coming for someone’s face when her fave’s face be giving blow fish that got bee stung in both it’s cheeks. I CANNOT.

    This s*** was a mess tho, whoever this chick she’s gonna need to do betta I yawned.

  12. KAT DELUNA FAN January 15, 2012

    The funniest s*** is a goat stan to come for someone’s vocals or chest.

    Coming for someone face when goat has 2 heads & 2 months to suck more people in the industry at once.Lemme stop

    No wonder that even rihanna treats you like s***

  13. KAT DELUNA FAN January 15, 2012


  14. WHUT January 15, 2012

    Gurl that read was about as weak as a mirror having to stand up to Kat Deluna’s reflection LOL!!!!!

    Why you mad at me pointing out the fact that your fave’s mug is simply DREADFUL.


  15. Aunt Jackie January 15, 2012


  16. xedos January 15, 2012

    another white girl who sound like s*** the white media try to force down our throat

  17. dang January 16, 2012

    That was pretty hideous in parts.

  18. aisha aguilera keys January 16, 2012

    Didn’t know u were into Lana del Rey, Sam. Otherwise, I agree that that was an awful performance. What’s wrong with her voice? She should quit the cigarettes. It’s such a shame she couldn’t grasp the opportunity of performing in such a big place to deliver a decent performance.

  19. Saetana January 16, 2012

    First time I’ve heard her sing live – if this performance is anything to go by she would be better off miming, at least she wouldn’t be offending our ears then. With her nonsense lyrics this girl is seriously overrated ;o)

  20. Katy+GaGa=Queen January 16, 2012

    ………………….the f***?

  21. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( The BeyHive ) January 16, 2012

    Just Hype.

    they want to make her the new sexier-version of adele. but it FlOPPED big time.

    she’s just boring and put me to sleep. i will only listen to her songs when i brush my teeth b4 going to bed.

    i don’t see iT for her. Just Overhyped white Girl with injected Lips 😡

  22. J January 16, 2012

    I love her voice on “Born to Die”,but the rest of the catalog sounds the same. Not to say she has to be pop or radio-friendly, but something a little different would be nice. Sam,you called it, it was NOT her night…at least “Born to Die” has a great arrangement

  23. An0thrDream January 16, 2012

    I thought she sounded pretty good. Im a fan of her music/style/artistry. She’s got a very good pacakge as far as a unique voice/beautiful looks. She’s someone to look out for 😉

  24. SLAYFANISTANN. January 16, 2012

    I CAN’T at much of her (st)fanbase consisting of Gaga stans,though….

    She may have other people appreciate her but how many times I heard the word Lana on my TL (which consists hugely of Gaga stans) is crazy.

    Not “hating” because I would have had stage fright too.
    She needs to stop being so shaky and Nervous (fourth wall).

    That being said,
    I like Video Games.

  25. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( The BeyHive ) January 16, 2012

    @J :

    AGREE !! BTD is “her best song” till now.

    but she is still so over-hyped and her Voice is Over-rated.

    Florence + the machine is better for ME. :mrgreen:

    @Istan4gaga :

    that’s because little monsters will support anyone who they think a threat to “adele” ! but they are wrong !!! this girl is just Hype.
    don’t make me be honest on that s*** please ….

    hope i made it clear enough to U !! little monsters will kill for gaga. 😡

  26. SLAYFANISTANN. January 16, 2012

    I doubt it’s because of who would be a successor to Adele.Maybe to some,but I can’t say all of them are doing it necessarily.

    I’m not that into Lana (or not just yet if I do get into her) right now.I do like one of her songs but I haven’t took the time out to listen to the rest of her music.

  27. MissImpartial January 16, 2012

    Horrendous performance and not to mention the horrible voice. Never heard of her but of what I saw yesterday was a noooooooooo!!!.

  28. Queentina>>>Your Fave January 16, 2012

    This b**** lmao!! Gurl, take several seats

  29. Yellow Gorillah January 16, 2012

    This performance was a mess


    LANA ———-> ADELE!!!!!!

    I’m sorry she is way more interesting then adele. 21 is overrated born to die is a great record and Video games is even Better!! she is arttistic without her dragging it down your throught..she will go far watch this space… I just hope that she does go back to some of her early rnb/pop sounds

  30. Angie January 16, 2012

    I love Lana Del Ray and I was very excited to see her on SNL. However; I was a bit disappointed in her performances. I expected a bit more stage presence. It was obvious that she was nervous.

  31. mrUFOman January 16, 2012

    She just can’t sing.

  32. Rihstan January 16, 2012

    Why is this girl on this blog, and not cos she’s a white artist but it’s because there’s nothing urban or soulful about her , people are building here up to be the next Adele but she’s nowhere near Adeles level IMO

  33. ♛ pop royalty ♛ ( The BeyHive ) January 16, 2012

    @Istan4gaga :

    Maybe , who knows how the LM think ?!

    anyhow , i liked ” born to die” and that’s it. adele is just better for me ! i feel nothing listening to LDR songs.

    ‘m not just into her. 😡

    @Yellow :

    and by “interesting ” U mean sexier ?!!
    Gurl BYE.
    if she was that interesting that performance should have been more “interesting” ! ppl say she’s boring. i can’t even feel anything from her.

    Video games is AVG. and boring to be honest !

    and of course adele is better. 😡

    this girl is a flopped experiment to create a sexier version of adele. Just that. 😡

  34. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! January 16, 2012

    Awe. I love born to die and video games, but yeh she wasnt at her best.

  35. riri January 16, 2012

    love her! and yes i do think she needs to improve on her live performances!

  36. JohnVidal January 16, 2012

    I never heard about her before I saw this post on TGJ. I don´t know what to think. I kind of liked it. Rihanna fans should shup up, at least this sounds different and like proper music, not generic and easy mess

  37. Hilly January 18, 2012

    Well that was akward!
    XOXO, Hil.

  38. Slay_Hive January 28, 2015


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