Lana Del Rey praised after 'Letterman' performance

Singer shows no signs of 'SNL' nerves during 'Late Show' appearance

Lana Del Rey praised after 'Letterman' performance
Lana Del Rey made her 'Late Show With David Letterman' debut on Thursday night (February 2) – and got a rapturous response after her performance.

Her performance of 'Video Games', which you can see below, came after her nervous appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' last month.

Joined by a pianist and string quartet, the New York-born 25-year-old delivered a version of her breakthrough single which drew massive applause from the studio audience and gushing praise from show host Letterman.

He said: "Can you come back tomorrow night? And how about Monday? Gosh, that was very nice."

Del Rey's much-discussed appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' sparked controversy from the off, with her being the first artist to perform on the show without having released an album. The criticism was enough to prompt that edition's guest presenter 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe to defend the singer in subsequent interviews.

Del Rey's debut album 'Born To Die', reviewed in this week's NME, was released on January 30 and looks set to become the first album of 2012 to sell more than 100,000 copies as it approaches the Number One spot on the Official Album Chart.

Leonard Cohen trails behind but is likely to reach Number Two, making 'Old Ideas' his highest-charting album since 'Songs From A Room', released in 1969.

You can hear Lana Del Rey's debut album in full on NME.COM.




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