Lana Del Rey Performs “Ride” On ‘Later… With Jools Holland’: Watch Her Avert Disaster

Nov 27th, 2012 // 5 Comments
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Though she has been everywhere this year, it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve seen a Lana Del Rey performance. The real/imagined drought ends tonight (November 27), as she performed “Ride” on the BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland (just over a year ago she made her television debut on that show).

The hot mic early on had us cringing, thinking we were about to witness another SNL-level debacle. What we got was more of a mixed bag. Lana’s voice sounded rich and steady on the refrain, but oh boy, at the 3:30 mark she really struggled with the high notes at the bridge, and soon after reverted back to her warbly, wavering sound of yore. It wasn’t exactly a “tumble down the stairs” sort of thing, more of a ”stumble up the stairs and recover with your hand” moment, but still, we had such high hopes after the great Paradise EP.

[via Pitchfork]


  1. Was she drunk or high on something?

  2. I love her to death, but she is truly horrible live.

  3. BB

    Wtf is everyone talking about? She was perfically fine and far from a disaster…ppl hav to realise that sometimes songs don’t sound the same live as they do on a cd…morons she is no whitney houston live but she is far from terrible…she has her own beautiful style on the stage…

  4. dimisg

    idolator is a hater after all…

  5. HELLO

    Maybe she drank Coke instead of Pepsi before she went on stage?

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