Blind AGT hopeful Putri Ariani captivates the world with stunning audition
BY: Patrick Beech
She sang her heart out and received the golden buzzer from Simon Cowell himself!
Dreams do come true and 17-year-old blind teenage singer, Putri Ariani, from Indonesia, may just realise hers.
She recently travelled all the way from Indonesia with her family to perform for the judges at America's Got Talent.
Before her audition, she said she had always dreamed of performing at AGT.
"My biggest challenge is people look at me as a blind person, not as a musician. But when I'm singing, I feel like a superstar," she said.
Speaking to the panel of Simon, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, she also made her ambition clear, declaring that she wanted to be on the same level as Whitney Houston and win big at the Grammys.
She performed an original song and received a standing ovation from the judges and the crowd, before Simon made his way onto the stage and introduced himself to the budding musician and her dad, requesting a second track because he ‘liked her voice so much’.
She took the challenge in her stride and belted out a stunning rendition of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.
Sofia said her performance was amazing and she had the voice of an angel.
Howie and Heidi agreed that she sounded beautiful to which Simon nodded.
‘You’re 17, you write songs, you’ve got an amazing, distinctive voice. You have a glow about you.’
Smacking the golden buzzer, he rejoined Putri on stage, adding: ‘You are, I think, one of the best singers we've ever had on our show.
‘I am blown away, and you're a great songwriter.’
Fans couldn’t cope with the scenes and flocked to Twitter to praise Putri’s talents.