Details Inside Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” Performance On ‘American Idol’

Becky Bain | March 16, 2012 10:03 am

Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey is still big enough to score airtime on some major TV shows. After last night’s live results show of American Idol wrapped, the singer taped herperformance of “Video Games” (which will air next Thursday) twice in front of a 16-member orchestra. Lana, who appeared nervous during the rehearsal but then warmed up, wore a white dress and Converse sneakers, and rose petals fell from the ceiling at the song’s conclusion. But we know you don’t care about the theatrics — you want to know, was this another Saturday Night Live-level mess?

Our own Idolator insider who was at the taping tells us, “She definitely sounded better then she did on SNL,” so hey, there’s hope! And E! Online somewhat agrees: “While it was definitely an improvement from her much-maligned Saturday Night Live showing, Del Rey’s vocals probably wouldn’t take her far on a singing competition show like Idol.”

With that information, are you looking forward to seeing Lana’s performance on the show? Or are you more excited for Idol alum Haley Reinhart’s performance of her single “Free”?