The Jakarta Post
Indonesian magician The Sacred Riana did not make it through the America’s Got Talent quarterfinal 2.
Kompas.com reported that out of 11 acts, she was not among the seven with the most votes to enter the next round. On the result show aired on Wednesday, trapeze act Duo Transcend received more votes than Riana and will go to the semifinal.
Riana began her performance at the judges' table by taking a voodoo doll and a photo of the judges out of a box, while saying, “She is coming for one of you”. The photo was then folded and rubbed by Riana. When it was opened, it showed a hole in the face of Mel B, one of the judges.
Riana held the voodoo doll, which had a photo of Mel B glued on its face. Afterward, a girl sporting a look very similar to Riana, albeit wearing a different colored dress, tapped Mel B on the shoulder and chanted in Javanese, “Be my friend, accompany me, follow me into my world.” Then several other girls with similar looks came out of the audience while Riana climbed backward up a wall.
After the performance, judge Simon Cowell said, “As I’ve said before, you were brilliant. I hope to see you in the final.”
Judge Heidi Klum said, “I did think that this was a great performance. I just wish there was a little bit more wow to the actual magic.” (wng)