Here is the Lana Del Rey American Idol video performance from Thurs. Mar 22, 2012 on the season 11 Top 10 results night, in support of the singer-songwriter’s major label debut album, Born to Die. Watch video and find out which Idol was eliminated; the full rundown — including the background on Del Rey’s pre-recorded appearance on the show — are below after the jump.
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Erika Van Pelt was voted off the show and eliminated; click here for recap and review.
Lana Del Rey’s performance was pre-taped before the live audience at the March 15 results night for broadcast tonight. At the time, there was speculation as to whether she would be performing at all in the aftermath of her controversial network television debut on Saturday Night Live which got mixed reviews. But once confirmed, several publications were present at the taping and live blogged it; you can see detailed commentary and reviews of her performance at EOnline.com and Zap2It.com.
Hollywood Reporter confirmed the appearance on American Idol and noted:
“Del Rey has a powerful ally in Interscope Records chief and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine, who has made her a top priority on his impressive roster of artists (see: Lady Gaga) and even compared her “haunting” voice to that of Stevie Nicks.”
Lana Del Rey performed her debut single, “Video Games’ for which she first drew Internet attention both positive and negative. Watch the full replay video below.