The Jakarta Post
Three America's Got Talent judges vote ‘yes’ for The Sacred Riana, letting her step into the next stage of the contest. (Instagram/rianariani)
Indonesian magician The Sacred Riana has once again worked her magic in the “Got Talent” series. Previous video footage that showed her act left viewers curious as to whether or not the magician went on to the next stage of America’s Got Talent. Today, the judges’ decision is revealed.
A YouTube video uploaded by Anthony Ying, shows that following Riana’s performance around the judges’ table, she walks back to stage and picks up her doll. Her expression remains flat while the judges deliberate. Howie Mandel says the magic was incredible but the horror was real.
Simon Cowell, who doesn’t seem to be impressed, thinks Riana needs to watch a Disney movie. Mel B disagrees, thinking that the magician’s act is great, magical. And Heidi Klum says she loves how creepy Riana is. She goes on to say that the magic happened in front of the judges’ eyes, and that it was fantastic.
Howie questions why Simon hit the buzzer when Riana performed, and the answer is that he just wanted the young woman to go away.
Three judges end up voting “yes” for the magician, letting her step into the next stage of the contest. Simon, however, insists on saying no.
Although admitting they were scared, the three judges wanted to see what the magician has up in her sleeves for the next performance.
Simon commented that Linda Blair, referring to the actress who played the possessed child in 1973 movie The Exorcist, won America’s Got Talent 13th (pun intended). “Think about that,” he said to the fellow judges. (mut)