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Lana Del Rey defends her SNL performance and contemplates giving up

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Even singers have to get back up, dust off and try again.

Since her infamous television debut on "Saturday Night Live" last month, Lana Del Rey has kept relatively tight lipped on her performance that some called "one of the worst outings in SNL history," until now.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Del Rey, 25, says that she thinks she, "looked beautiful and sang fine." She also says that she's aware of the harsh criticism she has received and admits to the magazine that she doesn't feel comfortable on stage and that the focus "makes her feel strange."

The 25-year-old songstress has also developed a chip on her shoulder when asked to comment on the performance. When asked how she's handling the backlash, she responds, "It wouldn't have mattered if I was absolutely excellent. People don't have anything nice to say about this project." However, that is simply not true.

Even though some reviews of Del Rey's new album, "Born To Die," haven't been flattering, there are still plenty of people who are rooting for her to succeed.  Most recently, Interscope-Geffen-A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine, told The Hollywood Reporter, "Her album is really good. Great lyrics and great songs. I don't care what anybody says, 'Video Games' is a great song. When she sings that song, it moves me. It's how we signed her — we saw her, she sang and it was beautiful. I think she's really talented. Period."

"Born To Die" is predicted to debut at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and has already topped the iTunes charts in 14 countries.

We hope this good news will help Del Rey carry on and tune out her harshest critics. The singer might be considering giving up all together, as she told MTV, "The thing that makes me happy now isn't really singing. Music was once the be-all and end-all, but when you lose everything you have over and over again, it's not so important."

Hopefully her performances on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this month will help her renew her faith in herself.

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