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Daniel Radcliffe

Lana Del Rey Wasn't THAT Bad

on 'Saturday Night Live'

1/17/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Daniel Radcliffe is coming to the defense of the singer he introduced on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... sorta.

Radcliffe was at the Bafta nominations ... when he was asked about Lana Del Rey -- who's been TRASHED by music critics and people with ears alike who suffered through her baffling performance on the show (below).

Radcliffe responded, "It was unfortunate that people seemed to turn on her so quickly."

He added, "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."

Radcliffe concluded, "I don't think it warranted anywhere near that reaction."

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46.

O_o    

what is everyone using for a basis of comparison?! snl is such a joke. so many "performers" don't even actually sing their own songs. the performance was not so much the issue, as the venue. lana is still wet behind the ears. she'll bust through this triumphant and everyone will eat their words. ...just like juliette lewis did (in less than 24 hours, mind you).

908 days ago
47.

Al    

I haven't seen the SNL performance but I have seen her on other shows and she's fine. And she sounds fine in the studio recordings. Whether it was a bad night for her or she's simply one of the thousands of talented singers who dries up on live TV in front of millions of viewers, I like her recordings and it won't impact my interest in picking up her new album. This die-hard intent by the Internet - and celebrities - to slap down someone who is trying to establish a career is really sad. Yet the no-talents on American Idol become superstars. Go figure. Frankly in a world where Tom Waits (YouTube him) becomes a huge fan favorite with a voice that sounds like cancer there has to be room for someone who messes up on SNL.

908 days ago
48.

Bob Goodden    

Kinda reminded me of Rickie Lee Jones ... thumbs up

908 days ago
49.

M.T.    

she wasnt that bad but she was not good. How do these people get such good gigs? Why isnt Jes Hudak on SNL she IS really talented!

908 days ago
50.

Superman    

Ummm, who watches SNL?!? Saying that you heard something on SNL that sucked is being redundant! The only thing they have good anymore is mocking politics and they maybe do one political skit every blue moon.

908 days ago
51.

L    

Awful music and tone of voice. Add her to the list of bad performers/performances such as J. Lo and Kesha.

908 days ago
52.

Criss    

Still better than Christina Aguilera's version of the national anthem!

908 days ago
53.

Diego    

Well, it's not my cuppa tea but it's a hell of a lot better than some of the lip-synching crap they've had on there in the past.

908 days ago
54.

AgentBlonde    

BS, if her father weren't a billionaire who probably forced his way into getting his daughter a record deal, no way she'd have any chance of breaking into the recording industry as a singer. Pretty girl, ugly voice.

908 days ago
55.

anony    

She's a rich kid's daughter who told Daddy that she wanted to be a singer. Someone at NBC--maybe Lorne Michaels--must know Daddy and let her on the show. Hopefully, her career will tank and someone with real talent will have a shot.

908 days ago
56.

Anya    

Don't know anything about this woman, her past or her family. Never heard her name before. And I pray I never hear her "sing" again !!

908 days ago
57.

Steinberg    

haha look here frodo or whoever you played on that one nerd movie, she was bad. I heard better in a drunken karaoke contest

908 days ago
58.

Sar    

She looks like the sister from sixteen candles when she is doped up on muscle relaxers. And while her voice is not top shelf, it's really the painfully boring song writing that makes that performance brutal.

908 days ago
59.

kim    

WAAAYY BETTER THAN MADONNA LIVE and THERE has BEEN MUCH MUCH WORSE on SNL BEFORE... LOTS of SINGERS SUCK LIVE otherwise THEY would sing LIVE ALL THE TIME THANK GOD WE HAVE THESE THINGS CALLED RECORDING STUDIOS to MAKE THEM sound GOOD when in ALL REALITIES THEY SUCK TOO... DANIEL STAY THE WAY YOU ARE A GENTLEMAN... LOVE YA LOTS

908 days ago
60.

A viewer    

What was that??? My god don't ever allow that he/she back on any stage!

908 days ago
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