Lana Del Rey Sings ‘Unchained Melody’ With Paul Cauthen in Surprise Stagecoach Duet

California got a little bit more of Lana Del Rey this weekend, with her making an unannounced appearance at Stagecoach following two weekends of headlining Coachella. Paul Cauthen welcomed the Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd songstress to the stage for a stirring rendition of “Unchained Melody” on Friday (April 27).


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Del Rey and Cauthen crooned the classic that became a hit recording for the Righteous Brothers in 1965 — and was also famously performed by Elvis Presley in 1977, just two months before his death — during Cauthen’s set at the first night of the Indio, California, festival.

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“He decided he wanted me to do a nice slow one to finish it off,” Del Rey, who joined Cauthen at the end of his set, said to the crowd.

Stagecoach shared the video below of the pair’s performance Friday night.

And on Saturday, Del Rey uploaded a short video of their duet.

“Just lovin life with @paulcauthen,” she captioned the post. She also uploaded photos from their day.

Cauthen posted pictures and a clip from their performance on Instagram as well, writing, “Thank you @stagecoach! Y’all were electric this year. Thank you @honeymoon for sharing the stage with me for this special moment. Thank you to my team for your support through this whole process. Y’all, we are just getting started!”

Del Rey, who has a country album called Lasso in the works, sang “Unchained Melody” last year for Christmas at Graceland, NBC’s holiday special celebrating the legacy of Elvis Presley. Cauthen previously covered the classic with Orville Peck, with the pair performing as their act The Unrighteous Brothers.

See Lana hitting a heavenly note on the Stagecoach stage with Cauthen.