Lana del Rey Appearing On Or Taping American Idol on Thursday

The controversial chanteuse, Lana del Rey is reportedly either performing on American Idol on Thursday, or pre-taping for a later appearance.

Del Rey’s name is listed on the audience tickets along with Daughtry and Demi Lovato who are scheduled to perform.

For those of you not familiar with Lana–she was a You Tube sensation before she released her latest album. She’s controversial, because she had released work under her real name Lizzie Grant.  Critics charge that her “indie” status is manufactured by her people.

She also bombed in an appearance on Saturday Night Live.  So, my bet is on pre-tape because the live thing generally doesn’t work out for her so well.

Thanks Brittany

Lana Del Rey – Video Games – SNL

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans – SNL

  • Anonymous

    LOL this should be interesting.

  • Anonymous

    She didn’t just “bomb” on SNL, She “Titanic-ked” .  No survivors. :P

  • Anonymous

    Who is this woman sleeping with (j/k ~sort of) that she gets these amazing gigs? I know she is an up-and-comer but there are scores of other hot new bands that would love this gig and hit it out of the park. Surely Idol isn’t this desperate for people to perform?  I mean last year we saw both Bieber and Gaga for heaven’s sake.

    Is she on Interscope? Are they protecting their own? As of last week she has 7 HAC adds so it’s not like too many people are even going to know her song.

    Sorry for the rant but I just think there are so many more deserving artists for this kind of exposure. It doesn’t feel like she’s paid her dues.

  • Anonymous

    I like some of her songs. Her live performances haven’t been great though.

  • Anonymous

    Considering what happened on SNL, she’d be better off pre-taping this appearance

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    They should have her on Wednesday night, live, and have her sing before even one Idol contestant takes the stage for their own performance. You know, it’ll be like a before and after photo, only the audio version. 

  • too-cool-for-school

    This will be something to look forward to. *cough-hack-cough*

  • Anonymous

    i’m a fan of LDR’s music and even i think this is a bad idea…

  • seashellz51

    Actually I think AI is using this as an opportunity to teach the contestants what they SHOULDNT sound like. They will be using her as an example each week in their vocal coaching.   ;) 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    After viewing these atrocious performances, I would say she’s being taped to air later.  Heh  I remember all of the commotion about her after her initial SNL appearance but I never actually saw these performances till now.  Yep, it was the titanic all right.  LOL!

  • CircadianDomination

    This would be funny, lol. 

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    Yea she is on Interscope, which is why I don’t really get her “indie” status tbh…

  • jan

     Yup, Interscope is her label. They promote their own. Expect an Interscope artist every week.

  • Anonymous

    Someone who really shows the importance of being able to sing well live.

    Oh wait. 

  • Anonymous

    Ah well. I would say that if she doesn’t perform well on Idol, then she may not be able to recover. I’m assuming this large audience gig is to try and prove that SNL was a fluke. If she can’t do that…  And remember that the sound mix on some performers can be really iffy on occasion. This feels like a real risk tbh.

    ETA: having said all that, I will probably tune in just to see if she implodes so maybe this is a ratings ploy? Who am I kidding. I’d be watching anyway.

  • Kylee

    She is controversial, so maybe it can help the buzz/ratings.

  • Anonymous

    I love her voice and most of her music just like Rihanna’s or James’ (Durbin). But, I had to be dragged by the hair to see them live. If it’s pre-recorded, then w/ added visuals, it would be awesome (gut feeling).

  • http://twitter.com/doesmonaknow DoesMonaKnow

    Even though she’s on Interscope I never expected to actually see her on Idol. That’s sure to boost her “indie” cred.

  • iani

    This is a short interview where she’s talking about her live performances, “you can expect too much from my shows”, lol, http://goo.gl/wQA1E and she says too she doesn’t like live TV-performances, so definitely it will be tapped.

  • chessguy99

    She has her dad’s internet millions behind her. So her management is very aggressive, not so much Interscope. She sells very well overseas, but then so does Nicole Scherzinger. And like Nicole, US success has eluded her. The aggressiveness of her management is such that its turned off Hipsters, who would normally flock in droves to an artist like Lana

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A7ONFIPRVLCRMCWWSYTZW7O7J4 IvanG

    YES. I’m obsessed with Lana. Oh, and it’s for ratings.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

     Well … it’s been a great news day, today, for vocal midgets.

  • Anonymous

    Considering the vast amount of musical guests who have appeared on Idol and lip-synched their ways through those performances, I doubt any harm will be done.

    Heck even Paula Abdul lip-synched her way through a performance on the show and no one seemed to care. I doubt she was the only judge to do so ( or will be if Brit gets the X-Factor gig)

  • Anonymous

    And she will be taped too!

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

  • Anonymous

    When I first heard “Video Games” by Lana (the SNL performance), I was, WTF is that noise?
    Tuned out, I actually like “Video Games” , but only after I saw a YouTube cover of it by someone with less hype and more talent as a singer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n-T-faiwuA

  • Anonymous

    The more artists are allowed to lip scync and tape performances, the worse the music industry will become. Lower standards equal lower performances.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I was very impressed with Lana’s album and I am looking forward to her performance.
    And her “indie status” is due to the fact that she combines very different genres to construct a new type of sound in her songs, and that falls under a rather wide umbrella of what people are calling indy-pop. 

  • Anonymous

    “The more artists are allowed to lip scync and tape performances, the worse the music industry will become. Lower standards equal lower performances.”true, but with the global success of entertainenr like Britney, Madonna, Katy Perry, 50 Cent ( to name a few) , it really has become an industry standard to do it and not be criticized.

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    And according to some X factor fans, it doesn’t even matter if your
    favorite singer can sing as long as he/she has that certain “it” factor
    while performing.

    That’s right. Autotune is the new singing. It doesn’t matter if you have talent. It just matters that you have a bank account….

    This is reminding me of politics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.mcguirekosak Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    sorry,she’s horrible.

  • Garrett Clayman

    I was expecting this as she is signed to Interscope.
    Idk her live performances are meh, but her album is SICK, I absolutely love it, and if this performance makes her single a hit WOO!! whether u think shes good or not her lyrics are da shit

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Idk her live performances are meh, but her album is SICK,

    But, doesn’t that tell you something, then? That she doesn’t actually have the talent that might be on her album? That it’s totally phony? Totally manufactured? That there’s actually no there, there?

  • callmecrazy

    *preparing to cover ears and eyes*

  • Anonymous

    But, doesn’t that tell you something, then? That she doesn’t actually have the talent that might be on her album? That it’s totally phony? Totally manufactured? That there’s actually no there, there?

    Lana has co-written all songs on her album.
    And not in a changed two words way, she is ideas generator and the main creative forth behind her art.
    So, if you are ready to except that the album is SICK, that should at the very least tell you that there is a an extremely talented songwriter there-there. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Lana has co-written all songs on her album.

    I don’t believe everything sold (or told) to me, but I do believe my ears.

  • http://twitter.com/shoriagirl Nina Korol

    Lana is big internationally, her album debuted at #1 in seven countries.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t believe everything sold (or told) to me, but I do believe my ears.

    Because songwriting skills always come with a powerhouse voice and build in stage experience?
    Oh, never mind…
    I guess since you’ve made up your mind, by all means, don’t let the facts stand in your way!)))

    LOL

  • Anonymous

    LOL, can I say what the H?  What a joke

  • Anonymous

    What countries? Ones that cannot understand what she is singing or how she sounds? Sorry but wow

  • Anonymous

    Daddy’s rich.  That says a lot

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Because songwriting skills always come with a powerhouse voice and build in stage experience?

    Then, why perform if you agree that she’s no good at it? And how does she get the gigs if she’s no good at them? What it says is that talent is not what’s selling here.

    *****
    Anyway, it’s been fun playing. She won’t be the last talentless artist guesting on Idol and I doubt she’ll be the last.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    Do they usually have three singers on Thursday nights?   Never seen her perform, but she has a lot of buzz.   Maybe she can go on the X Factor if this doesn’t work out for her.  (tongue in cheek)

  • Anonymous

    I;m a fan so I guess I’m in the minority. But I can’t defend that SNL performance. No one can. Maybe this will be her redemption to the American public

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    In fairness to Lana, posting the SNL performances doesn’t really do her justice to those seeing her for the first time. She has had much better live performances on Letterman, for example, where she performed much better. 

  • Anonymous

     

    What countries? Ones that cannot understand what she is singing or how she sounds?

    I don’t know if anyone here is interested in facts, that are not dumping on Lana, but in case you are, there you go:

    The album was released on January 27, 2012. So in month and a half it sold:

    Australia (ARIA) -  Gold
    Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) – Gold     
    Poland (ZPAV) -    Platinum
    United Kingdom (BPI) – Platinum

    And debuted:
    Australian Albums Chart[84]     1
    Austrian Albums Chart[85]     1
    Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[86]     2
    Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[86]     1
    Canadian Albums Chart[87]     3
    Croatian Albums Chart[88]     3
    Czech Republic Albums Chart[89]     5
    Danish Albums Chart[90]     3
    Dutch Albums Chart[91]     2
    Finnish Albums Chart[92]     5
    French Albums Chart[93]     1
    German Albums Chart[68]     1
    Greek Albums Chart[94]     5
    Irish Albums Chart[95]     1
    Italian Albums Chart[96]     5
    New Zealand Albums Chart[97]     2
    Mexican Albums Chart[98]     34
    Norwegian Albums Chart[99]     2
    Polish Albums Chart[100]     2
    Portuguese Albums Chart[101]     2
    Russian Albums Chart[102]     7
    Scottish Albums Chart[103]     1
    Spanish Albums Chart[104]     9
    Swedish Albums Chart[105]     14
    Swiss Albums Chart[106]     1
    Taiwanese Albums Chart[107]     10
    UK Albums Chart[101]     1
    US Billboard 200[108]     2

    So yeah… yeah… a lot of death uneducated countries… What can you do…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A7ONFIPRVLCRMCWWSYTZW7O7J4 IvanG

    her lyrics are my favorite part. they make you feel like you’re in a 1950′s movie.

  • Anonymous

    Lana should go to those countries and perform on their tv shows then! ;)

    If they love her so much, they can have her!

  • Anonymous

    this is totally a ratings ploy. It’s like having Lindsay Lohan host SNL: an actor who can barely act on an improv/variety show. LDR can’t sing, so she’s booked on the biggest-ish singing show in the country. I bet they hope people will tune in to see if she can stay awake long enough to sing. Her music is rather snooze inducing eh?

  • Anonymous

    She has had much better live performances on Letterman, for example, where she performed much better.

    Just demonstrating why she’s likely taping a performance for later. She probably has no plans to perform on live TV, like, ever again.

  • Anonymous

    Lana Del Rey had the #1 album in the world for a week. How many new artists can say that they beat Adele? Performances aside, a lot of people obviously like her music. http://www.mediatraffic.de/albums-week07-2012.htm

  • hoa_teca

    People don’t just buy someone’s music because of the music only. Probably a lot just because of the hype and controversy around her.

  • http://twitter.com/swansteel swansteel

    I hate to kick someone when she’s down, but these videos are pretty bad.  Video games is actually a pretty good song, as I learned when I heard it covered by a much more talented singer (Masha).  I’ll assume her album is much better than these videos represent, but I’ll never know for sure because from what I heard here I’ll never buy it.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Williams/100000265789468 John Williams

    As a Haley fan, I hoping they are taping Lana and she will appear on the same show as Haley.  Since both are Interscope artists, I’m guessing that’s probably not going to be a go.  And then there’s that mentoring thing that one of the guess artist’s does, but I think Haley would be great at that….and the judges would no doubt be tickled pink with it.

  • Anonymous

    I think Lana is perhaps a student/fan of the late great Nico? Right down to the bored ice queen persona and german accent. LOL.

    Yes, they were very affected, atonal and self-indulgent performances, but I actually kinda get what she was going for. I suspect/hope that she is a better singer than demonstrated here.

  • hcpoirot

    Love her or hate her, she sell. Even when she debuted in US, her first week sale is quite good. Can someone check how many she sell here?

    Lost of singers cannot sing very well. from The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Bieber, etc etc etc Even Lady gaga, katie Perry and Rihanna had OKAY vocal not stellar.

    Do their fans care? Not. They sold millions and millions albums and singles.

    And look like LDR also had bright future based on her album sales. Time will tell if she can hang on in this industry.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh. I guess she’ll make JLo’s lip synching sound better. ;)

  • justshootme

    I couldn’t care less how many millions she sells or charts she tops.  To my ears and my eyes she’s a joke.  She won’t be having any “redemption arc” with me.  Sorry Lana.

  • mmb

    Actually, Lana is not selling all that well in the US ( although I think she is doing better in the UK). Her cd had a good debut week but then quickly fell out of the top 50 on Billboard 200 ( not sure where it is right now). Her singles aren’t selling particularly well or getting much AirPlay. She is doing ok for an ” indie” artist ( lol, she is Interscopes pet project)

  • iani

    I’m pretty sure the music-industry will be fine and not getting uglier because LDR is part of it and also I think she wouldn’t be the only undeserving artist on AI stage or SNL. Her musical expression, like it or hate it, is more about her passion for music than  let’s make money from music.  She’s using family’s  money for the expenses, she said in an interview that so far she’s paid for wherever she goes promoting or touring, for her videos…

    “Lost of singers cannot sing very well. from The Jonas Brothers, Miley
    Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Bieber, etc etc etc Even Lady gaga, katie Perry
    and Rihanna had OKAY vocal not stellar.

    Do their fans care? Not. They sold millions and millions albums and singles.”

    I’ve watched some videos over The Voice thread and some contestants with big aspirations in the past and present, I think  they are not better in anyway vocally or even with their staged/stage presence.

    “I couldn’t care less how many millions she sells or charts she tops.  To my ears and my eyes she’s a joke.”

    There are lots of “jock”-singers/artists around with lots of spins on radio and  stamped like “good artists” because they sell a lot of singles at least with those radio-plays; I don’t think they are more talented and lots of “covered” ears and ignorance from me too to their “good” music played from 15 in 15 min. At least she has doesn’t bother too much with her some hundreds spins on AAA.

    Lana should go to those countries and perform on their tv shows then! ;)

    If they love her so much, they can have her!US has now One Direction, UK LDR, the music is up-side-down, lol, http://goo.gl/6KDyR

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

    So many pressed here about Lana Del SLAY, thats right she may not be the best live act but her lyrics and music stand-apart from today’s pop-electro, id listen to her refreshing music anyday rather than listen to Adam Lamberts new music.

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

     This post is sarcastic i hope because it reeks of ignorance, allot of people are feeling her vibe so you will all deal.

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

    She has done international promo and has done slayed in the US as well the world is her oyster.

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

    She has performed live on TV, Radio tons of times, look it up.

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

     Oh really? the music speaks for itself, Adams controversy sure did not help him. his lame song and album barely charted.

  • http://twitter.com/farmgirlsings Ali Marilyn Rose

    I doubt she cares if she is redeemed with you.

  • http://twitter.com/nevada0one nevada01

    So many pressed here about Lana Del SLAY, thats right she may not be the
    best live act but her lyrics and music stand-apart from today’s
    pop-electro, id listen to her refreshing music anyday rather than listen
    to Adam Lamberts new music. 

    Why bring Adam into the discussion?  If you enjoy Lana, you have every right to do so.  I hope she gives a great performance on Idol since I personally enjoy seeing new artists get a break or second chance to show what they can do.
    I think many people are fans of Idols (whether it’s Adam or others) BECAUSE they have shown the ability to sing live without the help of autotune.  I hope Lana can prove the same to the Idol audience. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/gpeterson133 Grant Peterson

    My favorite part was the slow & boring part…