Video: Lana Del Rey Makes a Debacle on 'Ride' TV Performance

Video: Lana Del Rey Makes a Debacle on 'Ride' TV Performance

The singer makes her second appearance on BBC's 'Later...With Jools Holland', but fails to impress the live audience and TV viewers alike with her lackluster performance.

Looks like Lana Del Rey has some explaining to do about her recent TV appearance on BBC's "Later...With Jools Holland". The singer-songwriter performed her newest single "Ride" on Tuesday night, November 27, but the number did not quite made the impact the live audience and TV viewers were expecting. The "Video Games" artist has not been seen lately on performances, and when she finally came out on this one, she seemed to struggle with the right notes and end with a lackluster set.

Del Rey, who talked about loneliness, and parental and alcohol consumption problems in the song, started her performance with a melancholic stare at the cameras and a lot of inaudible whispers on the mic. She then steadily picked up her act and was sounding just fine with her rich, full vocals until she somehow struggled in the middle part of the song.

The "Born to Die" star could not quite hit those high-notes later on in the song and looked like she was desperately grasping for direction where to bring her whole performance. Her live audience just sat quietly waiting for some grand ending to the whole bewildering experience. However, the unexpected disaster did not end with those missed notes as Del Rey went on with her wavering singing and constantly changed the notes of the song.

The 26-year-old singer-fashion model made her television debut on the same show just over a year ago, where she performed her single "Video Games" taken from her "Born to Die" album. "Ride" is the first single of her latest EP titled "Paradise".


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    Aug 02, 2013

    I have listened to her music video for this song multiple times and she sounds just like the video. Seriously, no idea what you are talking about and she sounds awesome to me.

    Dec 06, 2012


    Nov 28, 2012

    Exactly how many live gigs has this "Ace Showbiz" journalist been to? Never has a headline misrepresented the facts as much as this one. Hello! That's the sound of someone SINGING! As for his/her take on the audience reaction, all I heard were whoops and applause. Methinks someone has an axe to grind.

    Nov 28, 2012

    That's not true! I was in the audience and thought her performance was haunting and beautiful. Just because her voice isn't auto-tuned to death, doesn't mean she doesn't have an amazing and unique voice.

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