This week, chances are you were either hating on or defending Lana Del Rey’s Saturday Night Live performance — we wanted to do the latter, but ended up doing the former — but believe it or not, there was plenty more going on in the world of pop. The ever-growing feud between Madonna and Elton John, Adam Lambert’s recent television appearances. If you’re one of the few people who don’t know what’s going on, don’t worry, check out our reader’s comments below for their thoughts.
:: Kathy came to LDR’s defense when she said of her lack of live performing skills: “i love lana del rey no matter what. seeing her on snl, i have come to the conclusion that while she isnt a ‘big arena, performing for millions of people’ pop star, shes the performer i would go see at a bar because i want a personal experience. which if you think about it, those are the best kinds of artists. she keeing it real, she knows shes not good live, but anyone worth hearing rarely is, you go to a show for the experience, not for a lip syncing and dancing 30 yr old robot.”
:: Anonymous didn’t agree with our responses, but they bring up a good point: “Instead of celebrating that she isn’t some over-managed pop star who says the ‘right’ thing all the time you are condoning her for that. She might not sell out a concert like Britney but she’s got more heart than you’ll ever give her credit for.”
:: On the other hand, Trey believes Lana should stick to working behind the scenes: “In my opinion, Lana Del Rey doesn’t even sing. Lana Del Rey moans. She seductively speaks her lyrics, and because the song has an instrumental backing, we call it music. She should simply stick to being a lyricist and continue to write beautiful stories through song. But as for her singing these said songs… Let’s just say, I don’t see her being asked to return as a musical guest any time in the near future. Or this lifetime.”
:: Fans were certainly abuzz about Madonna’s win at the Golden Globes. According to George, it’s time for Madonna to grow up: “I think she was snide and rude, and thought she was back into her 30s. She has a chip on her shoulder, and after so many years a fan, I am disappointed in seeing her last night, She has lost her edge.”
:: Co-Writer Indeed questioned how much work the Material Girl put into the song, but still gave their congratulations: “I’d love to know how much ‘co-writing’ Madge actually did on this and the majority of her oeuvre, but still, congrats, Vampyre! I’m sure aging queens around the world are setting themselves on fire to celebrate this most recent triumph of The Material Nation.”
:: Sean responded to the above commenter: “Are you kidding? Madonna has co-written or written nearly every single one of her songs since the mid-80’s including some of her greatest work like Like a Prayer and Ray of Light. what else does she have to prove? I don’t understand people who hate on her songwritting ability b/c they don’t think pop stars have that talent. Madonna LEADS the pack when it comes to songwriting.”
:: Finally, something everyone can agree on — readers expressed only praise for Adam Lambert’s performance on the Tonight Show. Sizzling wrote: “Vocal, visual and emotional perfection!! That’s Adam Lambert!! Love the rock wails at the end and that stunning, make-up free look!”
:: Paul commented on Adam’s stage presence: “Adam Lambert LIVE is a thing of beauty! He feeds off the audience and pushes each song to the limit! Most exciting live performer I have ever seen!”
:: And Carla praised him for his incredible vocals: “Just pure talent! AMAZING vocals! The notes from the second half – end just melted my heart! This performance reminded me why Adam is my all time favorite singer!”
Forget what else happened this week? Check out our Pop & Fizz Hype Index to see the other big things everyone was gossing about.