Review: Robyn at The Powerstation

JESS ETHERIDGE
Last updated 10:20 05/10/2012
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HIT AFTER HIT: Robyn's dedication to her fans was evident at The Powerstation in Auckland.

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Swedish electro-pop artist Robyn brought a swag of hits and her best moves to The Powerstation for her first ever New Zealand show.

And she wasn't dancing on her own.

The one-off performance to a sold-out crowd saw Robyn play her biggest hits from her career spanning almost two decades.

Kicking off the night with Fembot, the 33-year-old blasted her way through her repertoire including tracks from her hugely successful Body Talk collection.

She performed crowd favourites Hang With Me, Indestructible, With Every Heartbeat, Be Mine and Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp's track The Girl and the Robot, which she featured on in 2009.

There were a few worrying coughs from Robyn early on but after shaking off whatever it was she threw herself into her performance and was rewarded by a room of Kiwis singing her lyrics back to her.

She playfully interacted with the crowd, performing especially for audience cameras and serenading a lucky few in the front row towards the end of the show.

Her dedication to her fans and wanting to play the music they wanted to hear was evident as it was non-stop hit after hit with the crowd always wanting more.

Looking around The Powerstation, every single person was moving to Dancing On My Own, the definite highlight of the night.

She showcased her trademark dance moves, performing parts of her routine to Call Your Girlfriend during the first of two encores.

The crowd screamed for more and she delivered with pop track Konnichiwa Bitches and a stripped-back electro version of her 1997 hit Show Me Love, before she bid Auckland farewell.

Let us hope Robyn returns soon.

WHERE: The Powerstation, Auckland

WHEN: October 4

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