Lewis says 'Video Games' star sounded like a 12-year-old 'pretending to sing'
Del Rey appeared on the US flagship television series yesterday evening (January 14) to perform her tracks ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’, but her appearance was rubbished by actress and singer Lewis on Twitter.
Posting shortly after Del Rey’s rendition of ‘Video Games’, Lewis wrote:
Wow watching this ‘singer’ on SNL is like watching a 12 year-old in their bedroom when theyre pretending to sing and perform #signofourtimes
Earlier this week (January 13), Del Rey had insisted that her invitation to appear on Saturday Night Live wasn’t a “fluke decision”, even though normally only more established artists are asked to perform on the show.
“I got it because I’m a good musician,” she said. “And I may not have a record out now, but I have been singing for a very long time, and I think that [‘SNL’ creator] Lorne Michaels knows that, and everyone over there knows that.”
Lana Del Rey releases her debut album, ‘Born To Die’, on January 30. The single of the same name, meanwhile, is released a week beforehand on January 23.