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Lana Del Rey Covers Leonard Cohen's "Chelsea Hotel No. 2"—Whose Rendition Do You Prefer?

Lana Del Rey—she of bouffant hair, pouty lips and that crooning voice—surprised fans last night by debuting a new video on her Twitter: a cover of the classic Leonard Cohen track "Chelsea Hotel No. 2" (a love song about Janis Joplin, FYI).

The video features a relatively stripped-down Lana, no exploding cars, JFK assassinations or leather daddies in sight, and the end result is quite lovely. But can it top the original?

You decide. Leonard's version, below:

Bonus: If you toggle the two YouTube videos, you can create a duet between the two!

Nice ring bling, LDR! But does it mean the pop star is engaged?

Lana's not the first to cover the brooding single, either. Here are a few more alternatives.

Rufus Wainwright:

Regina Spektor:

In conclusion: Janis Joplin is one, er, memorable lady. Now, listen again and take your pick.

Check out some of the freshest faces of pop music 2013—Lana included!

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