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A few weeks ago, Lana Del Rey was an Internet singing sensation.

Then, she froze up on Saturday Night Live; got destroyed by critics; released a new album; and canceled a planned tour in promotion of it, due to the continued harsh responses from those in the music community and beyond.

But Lana is moving on from the debacle as best she can, and she performed her single "Video Games" on last night's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch and judge her improvement for yourself:

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Following her debacle of a performance on Saturday Night Live, the music career of Lana Del Rey is at a standstill.

But that doesn't mean the song for which she's best known, "Video Games," is a complete waste, at least not when Second City comedian Holly Laurent takes it over, mashes it up with The Hunger Games trailer and creates one of our favorite parodies in months.

I don’t want Peeta to be dead/A pita is a pouch of bread/But that’s his name.

Truly amazing. Watch below:

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Lana Del Rey may not have put on the worst musical performance in Saturday Night Live history, but she is definitely living through the worst fallout.

Following her appearance on the program (below) a few weeks ago, an email written by NBC anchor Brian Williams was leaked which referred to its as "one of the worst outings" ever on the sketch series, while many celebrities bashed Del Rey on Twitter.

Now, sources tell The New York Post that management has decided to cancel a tour Del Rey had lined up to promote her debut album, "Born to Die."

“They figure it allows time for her to clear her head, then go back to selling tickets," an insider says. "More importantly, they figure, the extra time gives them more distance from SNL."

This past Saturday, Kristen Wiig both mocked Del Rey and sort of made fun of those who went over the top in their criticism of the artist.

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Lana Del Rey is caught in the rain on the cover of this month's Complex. But that's preferable to where the singer found herself a couple weeks ago:

Caught in a storm of controversy following a hesitant Saturday Night Live performance.

Lana Del Ray Complex Cover

But the artist, whose debut album comes out on January 31, shrugs off the rebukes. Correction: she doesn't even notice them.

“I’m pretty much switched off from it," Del Rey tells the magazine of the press in general. "What other people have been saying doesn’t have anything to do with me because I never gave any long interviews to anyone. Ever. Everything is basically fiction.”

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Poor Lana Del Rey.

The singer seems perfectly nice, and she clearly has some talent, but the artist was overwhelmed on her Saturday Night Live debut yesterday, shifting awkwardly from foot to foot during a rendition of "Video Games," randomly rubbing her hip, lacking any and all energy or emotion.

Del Rey mumbled in to the microphone and rushed through her lyrics, as the faces of her backup band members even look horrified on her behalf. See the train wreck for yourself and join us in wishing Lana better luck next time.

If there is a next time for her, that is...

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