Tuned In: Lana Del Rey Gives An Assured Performance On American Idol

by (@kat_george)

Last night Lana Del Rey performed on American Idol… Well, OK, not really — the performance was pre-recorded, we suspect to make sure Lana gave a glowing vocal performance and avoid another Saturday Night Live style debacle. Perhaps the pre-recording worked, or maybe Lana is starting to come into her own as a performer, because as she stood on the stage singing “Video Games” she seemed more self-assured than ever before. Cracking a few coy smiles, Lana seemed relaxed, although she stuck to the same standing in one spot and swaying back and forth routine that has become her trademark. Her vocals were near perfect too, as she seamlessly hit the flourishes in the bridge and chorus, and even touched some whimsical high notes towards the end. Kudos to Lana — it looks as though things might be coming together for her performance wise, despite all the hatorade.

Elsewhere in late night…

The Late Show With David Letterman: Die Antwoord “I Fink U Freeky” (R 2/6/12)
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: Melanie Fiona featuring J. Cole The MF Life
Last Call With Carson Daly: Mastodon “Curl Of The Burl” and “Black Tongue” (R 2/10/12)