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Irish Daily Mirror - - WATTS THE GOSS -

HE’S never cracked the States but

has set his sights on play­ing Las Ve­gas.

I can re­veal the X Fac­tor judge, cur­rently on tour with his Heavy En­ter­tain­ment show in South Amer­ica, has been dream­ing of play­ing Sin City.

And he hopes his Swing When You’re Win­ning al­bum might win over an au­di­ence in the desert.

One source says: “Rob­bie’s man­age­ment are in talks with Ve­gas en­ter­tain­ment bosses and are cur­rently ex­plor­ing a cou­ple of op­tions.

“They are hop­ing to have some­thing con­crete in place with dates in the di­ary as early as spring 2019.”

De­spite be­ing a charm­ing cheeky chappy, Rob­bie’s mu­sic hasn’t been em­braced by the Yanks. Even his hit 1997 song An­gels had lit­tle im­pact only reach­ing 53 in the Hot 100 Chart.

Five years ago, Rob­bie, 44, de­clared he was happy not to have had any im­pact in the US as it was one place he couldn’t be recog­nised.

But now the Rob­meis­ter has changed his mind and re­ally wants the US to let him en­ter­tain them, even if it’s not pop mu­sic he’s per­form­ing.

An­other source adds: “Rob­bie en­joys be­ing suc­cess­ful, and he ac­cepted for a long time that Amer­ica just didn’t ac­cept his mu­sic, or the au­di­ence there was dif­fer­ent and just didn’t ‘get’ it.

“But Ve­gas isn’t the whole of Amer­ica and he’s not af­ter a res­i­dency, he’s just plan­ning a few dates to bring his Swing When You’re Win­ning al­bum to a new, more open au­di­ence on a smaller scale and has been try­ing to make it hap­pen for a while.

“The fact he’s mar­ried to an Amer­i­can and his chil­dren are be­ing raised be­tween Cal­i­for­nia and the UK has also changed his views on win­ning over the coun­try, and he’s frus­trated it’s the one thing he’s yet to find suc­cess in.”

When in­ter­viewed last year about his feel­ings on mak­ing it State­side he said: “No­body knows who I am. I get to stare at them and they get to stare at me – but they don’t stare be­cause they don’t know who I am. I don’t like this, I want this to change.”

If Brit­ney Spears can Rob­bie... Rob­bie’s look­ing to play Las Ve­gas in the spring can do it, so

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