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Lana Del Rey Makes a Special Surprise Visit to Seacrest Studios!

By: Katie Klochany

Patients were all smiles when Grammy nominated artist and friend to Seacrest Studios, Lana Del Rey, made a surprise appearance at Monroe Carroll Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Immediately after landing in Nashville, the talented musician stopped by the studio to answer questions, sign autographs, and play games with patients in the hospital.

Before heading to Bridgestone Arena for her “Lust for Life” tour, fans were let into the singer’s inner circle learning how she tackles nerves and prepares for a big show. With a musical family and an uncle in Nashville, Lana confessed she feels more anxious when playing a smaller venue such as The Ryman, over a larger show like Bridgestone Arena. She then gave patients the inside scoop on her pre-show ritual: Lemons, hot water, and 30 minutes watching another artist give a live pop performance to spark her own energy. The visit continued with questions from patients like, “What is your favorite emoji?” In a struggle to determine just one studio-goers learned she loves both the double pink hearts and the unicorn.

After all questions had been answered, the singer was swept into a game of “Lana Del YAY or Lana Del NAY”.  Featured in the video above, Lana was prompted with questions to which she had to quickly respond with a ping pong paddle: one side featuring a happy photo, yay, and the other more intense, nay.

In a room full of fishbowl questions tightly clenched between small fingers, Lana Del Rey set out to make a rainy Tuesday just a little bit brighter. With a lingering smile she noted, excursions such as visiting Seacrest Studios make touring through countless cities all the more meaningful. Thank you for visiting with so many incredible patients throughout your tour Lana, you’ve left fish pebble in our hands, and a stamp on our hearts!

 

Lana Del Rey Brings all the Sparkle to Children’s National!

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Our friend, Lana Del Rey, stayed an extra day after her concert in Washington D.C. to make a special visit to Seacrest Studios at Children’s National! From the moment she was spotted through the studio’s glass windows at Children’s National, patients and families could not contain their excitement! The studio was packed with her fans and some of patients wanted to sit by the mics so they could ask her some fantastic questions! Lana told us all about what she’d been doing during her spare time in D.C., saying that she made a visit to see the White House with some of her friends. To everyone’s surprise Lana admitted she still has stage fright and gets super nervous before each performance. Lucky for the audience, however, Lana treated everyone to a private, up close and personal performance. She sang a few songs for us, including her version of “Once Upon a Dream” from “Maleficent”. She said that if she could put her own spin on any other Disney song, it would have to be something from “The Little Mermaid”.

The room was filled with smiling faces as Lana warmed everyone’s spirit. Lana also filled us in on her pre-show routine, saying she loves to sing along to songs by artists like Whitney Houston and Ariana Grande to warm up her voice before her concerts. We also found out that she loves cats, and her favorite color is anything that glitters!

After giving the patients some great advice on following their passions, Lana took pictures and signed autographs for everyone. One of the highlights of her visit was when a mother asked Lana for a special favor. It was her daughter’s birthday and she was a huge fan! Unfortunately, she was not in the studio for the visit. To the birthday girl’s surprise, Lana personally called her and sang “Happy Birthday” to her over the phone. Tears streamed down the mother’s face as Lana serenaded her daughter on her special day. It was a magical moment! Lana repeated how happy she was to be able to visit Children’s National. “This is where my heart is,” said Lana. Before leaving, she assured everyone she would come back again soon. Seacrest Studios can’t wait for Lana’s next visit! Lana, thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and good luck on the rest of our tour!