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12

Oct
2009

What A Hoot ! loved it...

I wasn't as nervous as i thought i was going to be...Until The friggin sliding door wouldn't open....

Rehearsals went well..Though, Bodies isn't the easiest of songs to perform and getting back into the swing of things has felt somewhat alien. I did feel like "Yeah, i can pull this off"......

Anyway, Back in the dressing room waiting to go on Wasn't the dreadful anxiety fest that i thought it was going to be..
I hung out with the contestants,got my hair did, went and said hello to Simon, had some sushi and waited....

"All right Rob, It's time to go" Back pack's on It's working, Legs feel stable, head's in the right place...let's do it...

For extra confidence i started to hum the theme tune from Rocky in my head.....it was working...So relaxed, So excited, Goosepimply in fact.....

So i'm stood behind the Jumbo screen waiting to go and peacock...Dermot does a lovely introduction "Blah,blah,blah..lovely stuff and niceties...Ladies and gentlemen Robbie Williams!''

At this point in the rehearsals the music starts....The doors open.....BUT LIVE.....The music starts...The Doors don't open..
So we're a few seconds in And the doors remain closed a few more seconds and they're still closed......

Now i don't know if you've ever had 10 million (plus) people ready to judge you on your first performance back in 3 years....
But let me tell you, if the door between you and them isn't opening that's enough to throw you right off your stride..I don't know if you saw but i had to wedge it open myself...That wasn't part of the show..That was pure brute strength and now heavy nerves shifting something that i probably wouldn't be able to move in the cold light of day........

So there's a bad start..I had a whole pose planned and what not.. but that went out of the window...

Anyway i was so thrown that i started saying to myself...."OH GOD,what did God give me? shit Did he give me sunshine or a lay line?OH lord oh lord"
Then the mouth opened and by the grace of the big man himself the right words fell out......Oh praise be! I'm in!....

So after a bizarrely odd start to the 3.30 minutes i started to find my feet.....

The audience were Immense and the Love in the room was palpable......It all felt so electric....Like 3 years of anxiety leaving my body

So happy right now...So pleased...I think the boy's back
x

 

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  • I didn't think the boy was ever away?!?!?

    You seem to give yourself too much grief ... still!
    No need ...." the Love in the room was palpable", of this I have NO DOUBT.
    Your audience adore you.....
    Accept it!
    Believe it!
    Comprehend it!

    Cause it is as easy as ABC.

    Take Care xxxxxx

  • The boy never left my heart! Without the boy this woman would feel much like an old crone here LOL!!! What would it be like to sit in front of an open fire or a tiny bedroom with You...or is that being rather forward. I once was accused of being rather forward thirty years ago by David Essex of the cockerknee variety :-( p.s I dont care if this sounds slutty but i lurve your dove tatoos....slurp!!!

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  • I am reading last news and blogs and I found this blog comment, is incredible! I saw this performance recently on youtube by chance, when I saw the start and doors don't open and Rob has to open with hands, I think what they he do with doors, What annoyance for him!! but I don't know also how important was this show for Rob... And now, months later I want to say you that you're fantastic and you were always! a big hug. :-)

  • I am reading last news and blogs and I found this blog comment, is incredible! I saw this performance recently on youtube by chance, when I saw the start and doors don't open and Rob has to open with hands, I think what they he do with doors, What annoyance for him!! but I don't know also how important was this show for Rob... And now, months later I want to say you that you're fantastic and you were always! a big hug. :-)

  • Half of X-factor, half of my bodie, all my life...50% distance...is good enough for you, hhun?

  • Glad you're back - you've been missed!!

  • Linda...What an awesome Idea for the x factor final!! Love that......

  • Hi Robbie, just got done watching X-factor and Olly is in the top three on to the finals...I think his best week was when he did your song...I think you two should hook and do Angels for the last X-factor show...you two would bring the house down....Olly to win and love you Robbie.

  • Great reviews in the LA Times and in Entertainment Weekly. Now you need to come to Nashville and perform!!! I swear I will see you live someday! I'm 47, better make it soon, doll :) :) :) Sincerely, your biggest fan in the USA. And I have the bumper stickers on my ride to prove it. Sticks out like a sore thumb in the land of twang, however :)

  • hi robbie..you touched my heart with morning sun! it's the greatest song of you ever! greetings from germany eric

  • EVERY1 IN THE UK,IF YOU AINT GOT THE ALBUM YET,GO AND GET IT,ROBBIE IS STILL ONLY JUST BEATING JLS,WE NEED THIS TO GET TO NUMBER 1 BY SUNDAY,MAKE ROBBIE HAPPIERXXXXXXXXX

  • I haven't seen the performance but i'm 100% sure you were brilliant !!

  • you can do it darlin'! :)

  • Excellent you are back!!! You made me laugh, you looked like you was out of your tree on X Factor lol

  • Good job darling!!! so happy you're back!! you've no reason to be anxious...people who love you will always be there for you...never judge you...I'll always be there for you baby ^_^

  • WOO-HOOT! The man is back! Missed ya, hon! X