Indonesian singer Putri Ariani, then 17 years old, became an overnight sensation after her Tuesday local time audition on America’s Got Talent (AGT) earned her the coveted Golden Buzzer from none other than Simon Cowell and went viral worldwide.
Born early in December 2005 due to issues her mother experienced, Riau provincial native Putri was soon diagnosed with blindness.
The aspiring singer/pianist added a notch to her growing musical career by refusing to be limited by her disability and giving a riveting performance during the reality show’s televised auditions.
People’s perception of me as a blind person rather than a musician is my greatest obstacle. Putri added, “I feel like a superstar when I sing,” just before she sang on AGT.
In response to a question posed by the panel of judges, she declared. That her aspiration was to “be the biggest diva in the world like Whitney Houston and to win a Grammy award.”
She desired to attend New York’s illustrious Juilliard School of Performing Arts for her undergraduate studies.
America’s Got Talent (AGT) judge’s remarks on her performance
The judges and audience then gave Putri a standing ovation as she sang her song, “Loneliness.”
In the second performance, Putri again wowed the audience with her rendition of “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” by Elton John.
“You’re only 17 years old.” You have a unique and great voice, and you also write music,” stated the legendary Simon Cowell.
Moreover, he remarked that she gave a “really, really good” audition. After telling Putri, “You have a kind of a glow about you,” the judge hit the Golden Buzzer and advanced Putri to the championship match.
Cowell told Putri, “You are, I think, one of the best singers we’ve ever had on our show.” When questioned about his Golden Buzzer choice, he said, “Because she’s brilliant.”
On Wednesday, a video clip of Putri’s audition quickly went viral, trending on Twitter and earning praise from U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Kim.
Congratulations to Putri Ariani on her outstanding American debut! Kim tweeted that you are “an incredible talent” on Wednesday.
Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno also react on her performance
Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno also gushed about Putri’s performance, stating that she had brought honor to Indonesia.
I’d want to offer my best wishes to Putri’s mom and dad. Putri owes a great deal of her success to your assistance. Sandiaga tweeted on Wednesday, “Once again, I am very proud of Putri’s talent and courage.”
Putri’s first time performing on a global stage was during her audition for America’s Got Talent.
When she was only eight years old, she won the Indonesian version of the program in 2014.
Putri gave a performance at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games four years later.
Melihat dengan Hati (Seeing with the Heart) was the title of her first album, published in 2020. Her single “Tak Mampu Lupa” (Can’t Forget) from 2022 was one of the most-played songs in Spotify’s history, with over 11 million listens.
Who is Putri Ariani?
Putri Ariani was born Ariani Nisma Putri on December 31st, 2005, in Indonesia. Despite dealing with Netra’s Disabilities, the gifted pop singer and pianist has already made a big impact at 17.
Her meteoric rise to popularity began in 2014 when she competed in Indonesia’s Got Talent and won the competition thanks to her remarkable talent.
At just 17 years old, Ariani Nisma Putri has already become a major star in the music industry. With her unforgettable performances as a gifted female solo pop singer and pianist from Indonesia, she gained worldwide fame from her appearance on Season 18 of America’s Got Talent.
Winning the 2014 season of Indonesia’s Got Talent allowed her to showcase her remarkable musical ability to a large audience, which led to her rapid rise to fame.