- Putri is an AGT season 18 finalist.
- Putri won Indonesia’s Got Talent.
- Putri is blind.
America’s Got Talent season 18 has given us some of the show’s most memorable acts ever. Singer Putri Ariani made a grand entrance with her first performance. Her audition video, which was posted on AGT’s YouTube page, went viral after her performance aired. The audition has been viewed over 53 million times. Putri’s performance earned her the second Golden Buzzer of the season.
When she returned for the qualifiers on September 5, she performed a stunning rendition of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and nabbed a spot in the finale. She wowed with an Elton John classic during night one of the finale, and her performance has been viewed over 2.6 million times in less than 24 hours. She ultimately came in fourth place.
So, who is Putri Ariani? She has one sensational voice and a powerful story. HollywoodLife has rounded up everything you need to know about the 17-year-old singer who was one of the top contenders of season 18.
Putri Is One of the America’s Got Talent Season 18 Finalists
Putri’s audition aired during the June 6 episode of America’s Got Talent. Three days before the episode, Putri was finally able to reveal on her Instagram that she auditioned for the show. “I cannot wait to share more about my fun American adventure and take you along on the journey to the stage for @agtauditions,” she wrote.
Ahead of her performance, she told the judges she wanted to win a Grammy and go to Julliard. She performed her original song “Loneliness.” Simon Cowell wanted to hear a second song from Putri, so she sang Elton John’s “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.” Howie Mandel called Putri a “superstar.” Simon decided to give Putri his Golden Buzzer, sending her straight to the live shows. “I am blown away,” Simon told Putri backstage.
Putri took the stage for the September 5 episode of the season 18 qualifiers. Her cover of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” earned a standing ovation from the judges. “I’m actually kind of speechless,” Simon admitted. He went on to tell Putri, “What a beautiful voice you’ve got.” Sofia Vergara added, “I don’t think I’ve ever heard something more beautiful in my life. That was spectacular.” She came in fourth place.
For her finale performance on September 26, Putri dazzled with her rendition of Elton’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” She received a standing ovation from the judges. Simon called Putri a “rare” find and said that she was “naturally born” to sing. Howie raved that Putri’s “talent is perfection,” and Heidi added that it was “such a moving performance.”
When asked what her message was to the world, Putri had some powerful words. “I believe that we are able, we are capable, and we are equal, so don’t be afraid to keep reaching your dream,” she said.
Putri Is Blind
Putri was born blind, but she’s never let that get in the way of her dreams.”I will never give up because I know that I’m invincible, not invisible. I’m capable. I’m powerful. I’m brave. I’m spectacular. I believe that everyone has their own potential,” Putri said during a TEDx performance.
Putri Previously Won Indonesia’s Got Talent
Putri won season 2 of Indonesia’s Got Talent in 2014. Following her win, Putri was nominated for Best New Artist at the Indonesian Music Awards.
Putri Has Already Released Original Music
Putri dropped her debut album, Melihat Dengan Hati, in 2020. She has also released several singles. Her song “Tak Mampu Lupa” has been streamed over 11 million times on Spotify since its release in 2022. Her latest release is the single “Kamu Lagi.”
Putri Can Also Play Musical Instruments.
Putri is highly skilled at the piano. She can also play the flute. She frequently posts videos on her Instagram playing musical instruments and singing.