Shalom Life | September 16, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe Defends Lana Del Rey’s Much Maligned SNL Performance

Lana Del Rey was ripped for doing what many considered a lackluster televised performance.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: January 17th, 2012 in Culture » TV » News

Daniel Radcliffe Defends Lana Del Rey’s Much Maligned SNL Performance
Amongst a sea of detractors, Internet chanteuse sensation, Lana Del Rey, has a white knight in the guise of Daniel Radcliffe. Lest you missed it, Radcliffe hosted last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, in which Del Rey did a much-criticized performance of "Video Games", and "Blue Jeans".

“It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly. I also think people are making it about things other than the performance. If you read what people are saying about her online, it's all about her past and her family and stuff that's nobody else's business. I don't think it warranted anywhere near that reaction," Radcliffe told the BBC.

Not merely the “chattering class” that were inclined to criticize the performance, notable detractors who took to the Twitterverse included gossip blogger Perez Hilton, and actress/singer Juliette Lewis.

“It wasn't just me! Seems like the overwhelming consensus is that @LanaDelRey was horrible on SNL last night," Hilton tweeted.

“Wow, watching this 'singer' on SNL is like watching a 12 year old in their bedroom when they're pretending to sing and perform. #signofourtimes," tweeted Lewis, who herself has had musical aspirations.

However, the 38-year-old Lewis ostensibly had a change of heart (or perhaps a scolding from her publicist), deleted the aforesaid post, and instead tweeted:

“I woke up singing a @LanaDelRey song! Such great haunting melodies! Regardless of my own taste LIVE she’s a #FreshandYummy songwriter. Period.”

To her credit, Del Rey has managed to rack-up over 20 million views of "Video Games" on YouTube, all without album play. Her debut record, Born to Die, will be released in the U.S. on January 31st.

Take a gander below at Del Rey’s performance of "Video Games" on Saturday Night Live.



Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats TrendingHoward Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack TrendingHorsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Trending
 

World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

September 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
World's Oldest Siddur En Route to the Holy Land

The 1,200-year-old Biblical text, in tact with a Passover Haggadah and Sabbath prayers, will be put on display at the Bible Lands Museum

Read More

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats

Alki David went threatened John Textor several times after losing a court battle over the Michael Jackson hologram at the Billboard Awards.

Read More

Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Mayim Bialik Slams Ariana Grande Billboard, Patriarchal Society

The 'Big Bang Theory' actress doesn't want her children looking at women in lingerie on billboards.

Read More

Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

September 15, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack

The 'America's Got Talent' judge was condemned by Rabbi Potasnik over Joan Rivers' eulogy

Read More

The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
The Nosh Pit - Homemade Bagel Recipes

Everyone loves bagels, but who actually knows how to make them? Impress your friends when you pull freshly baked New York style bagels out of your oven.

Read More

Angela Merkel Speaks at Berlin Rally Against anti-Semitism

September 15, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Angela Merkel Speaks at Berlin Rally Against anti-Semitism

"It's our national and civic duty to fight anti-Semitism," the German chancellor said to over 5,000 who arrived in Berlin

Read More

Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

September 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

We speak to the driving force behind the animated Netflix show everybody is talking about

Read More

Man Armed with Rifle Arrested After Making Threats at French Jewish School

September 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Man Armed with Rifle Arrested After Making Threats at French Jewish School

Intoxicated man, who lives nearby, yells "I will kill all of you"

Read More

More Headlines