Watch Lana Del Rey Channel Jessica Rabbit During Tour Opener

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Lana Del Rey is seen performing during the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  

Considering her red hair, honeyed voice and long-standing femme fatale vibe, Lana Del Rey would make for a great human stand-in for Jessica Rabbit, the voluptuous toon from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. During her Endless Summer tour kickoff in The Woodlands, Tex. on Thursday night (May 7), the singer covered "Why Don't You Do Right?," most recently popularized by Jessica Rabbit in the 1988 film.

"Why Don't You Do Right?" was originally written by Joseph "Kansas Joe" McCoy in 1936, and became a hit when Peggy Lee took on the song in 1942. The song was revived in Who Framed Roger Rabbit's nightclub scene, which features Bob Hoskins drooling over the animation's dramatic entrance.

Del Rey's Endless Summer tour features opening act Courtney Love, and will continue across North America through mid-June. Grimes will take over for Love later this month.

Last month, Mark Ronson confirmed that he had hit the studio with Del Rey, who is currently prepping her third album, Honeymoon. Her sophomore set, Ultraviolence, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart last June.


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