Blind Indonesian Singer Putri Ariani Aims to Follow in Whitney Houston's Footsteps on America's Got Talent

- 08 June 2023 13:30 WIB
17-year-old Indonesian singer Putri Ariani after her stunning performance on America's Got Talent.
17-year-old Indonesian singer Putri Ariani after her stunning performance on America's Got Talent.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Putri Ariani, an incredibly talented blind singer from Indonesia, has set her sights on becoming a diva like the legendary Whitney Houston, renowned for her powerful vocals in the 1980s and 1990s.

Putri, who left the four judges of America's Got Talent (AGT), including Executive Producer Simon Cowell, in awe, confidently expressed her desire to enroll in Juillard and one day win a Grammy.

Ahead of her appearance on the AGT stage in Los Angeles, United States, on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, local time, or Wednesday, June 7, 2023, WIB, Putri shared her dreams with enthusiasm.

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As she took the stage to sing, Putri was warmly welcomed by the audience and received a series of questions from the lovely judge, Sofía Vergara. When asked about her ultimate aspiration, Putri exclaimed, "I want to be a diva as iconic as Whitney Houston and win a Grammy." Her response elicited thunderous applause from the crowd gathered at the NBC TV studio.

Curious about Putri's background, Sofía Vergara asked if this was her first time visiting the United States, to which the young singer confirmed it was her first time in the USA.

Putri revealed her strong desire to come to America so that she could participate in the prestigious talent search competition, America's Got Talent, and fulfill her dreams at an earlier stage. "And I was blown away by what I encountered," she added, exuding excitement.

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Upon hearing Putri's heartfelt answers, Sofía Vergara expressed her delight in meeting Putri at the event and eagerly anticipated witnessing her captivating performance.

Putri's participation takes place during the 18th season of AGT, where numerous aspiring talents from various backgrounds compete for the coveted grand prize of $1 million, equivalent to approximately Rp.15 billion.

The judging panel features the return of Executive Producer Simon Cowell, along with the presence of global fashion icon Heidi Klum, beloved comedian Howie Mandel, and renowned actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews also resumes his role as the show's charismatic host. 

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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