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Avalon Hollywood is bustling with producers working to perfect Robyn’s two-song set during a recent afternoon rehearsal.
Though the Swedish pop chanteuse nailed a runthrough on the first shot of her hit single “Dancing on My Own,” she is now on her fourth take as she patiently waits for lighting and camera adjustments.
The pint-sized singer is teetering onstage at the nightclub -- thanks to platform construction boots -- as she semi-choreographs dance moves that she'll later spontaneously change. Later in the evening, the club would serve as host to Logo’s NewNowNext Awards, where she was performing.
“Let’s go guys,” she says to the crew -- her voice childlike, yet commanding as she shows the first sign of impatience.
Landing a plum slot on an awards show is key for Robyn, who despite releasing the critically acclaimed three-album series “Body Talk” last year, still isn’t a household name in America.
When quizzed on why she doesn’t think she’s caught on as quickly as her U.S. pop counterparts, she blows off the lack of mainstream love.
“I don’t think about it at all. I think it’s great that other people think about it. I feel like things are moving in the right direction, but I haven’t had any opinions,” she said while casually seated backstage, post-rehearsal. “I’m happy where I’m at. I’ve heard and seen that people are expecting me to cross over, and that would be cool … but I haven’t really made a plan for it. If it happens, it happens.”
Check out the full article over on the LA Times Music Blog