This was not an opinion shared by some on Twitter, as I found out while searching around for reactions shortly after the show aired at 12AM on Saturday (I wasn’t near a TV because I was out, JEALOUS?). But by a Robyn fan’s rubric, that headline is a statement of fact, as the indefatigable Ms. Konichiwa finally brought her post-teen-pop-star incarnation to a pop cultural stage (almost) large enough to contain her choreography. There were no background dancers because obviously. Robyn sang (well) to backing tracks and had her typical live setup of two drummers and a synth arpeggiator man, she did the backward somersault from her “Call Your Girlfriend” video, and she wore those boots and that Calvin Klein getup that looked like somone ate a plate of pastels then threw up all over her leotard. What more could you want, America? See both of those clips below, along with Katy Perry’s impersonation of Florence Welch (yes Katy hosted but did not perform outside the likes of this and a Christina Aguilera impression), here below:

“Call Your Girlfriend”

“Dancing On My Own”

Katie Perry as Florence Welch:

Comments (8)
  1. It’s nice to see that the opening slot for Katy Perry resulted in the two respecting each others work. I remember Robyn didn’t initially care too much for Katy’s music and appeared to be taking on the gigs for a nice pay day, more publicity and probably Interscope influence. My guess is that Perry felt she has enough eyes on her, so she gave this opportunity to Robyn. A year after her Body Talk series, Robyn was still this year’s best pop musician and she will continue to be until she puts out a new album.

  2. i found her very fast-forwardable. but we are different people i guess.

  3. cute as a bug!

  4. i’m gonna master that air-humping move Robyn-style for Christmas party

  5. Katie’s Florence. Must say it was pretty spot on.

    And just when I thought I couldn’t like Robyn any more, she goes and gets my haircut from the third grade. I’ll play Pogs with you any day, R.

  6. I think Robyn is the bee’s knees, but both of those performances were pretty weird. I can’t imagine those being too productive for American audiences who aren’t familiar with her.

  7. She is an entertainer. The way she moves makes me think of 80′s Madonna + Sinead O’Connor= quirky sexy.

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