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Jakarta Post

Jessica Mauboy: 'Idol' cultural ambassador

  • Deanne Whitfield

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 28 2008   /  11:54 am

Those who tuned into Indonesian Idol last night were introduced to the young and talented Australian singing sensation that is Jessica Mauboy. An Idol graduate herself, the 18-year-old appeared comfortable and confident on stage -- just as she had throughout the Australian Idol 2006 series, in which she was crowned runner-up. Mauboy became a household name in Australia after appearing on the TV show and releasing an album, The Journey, which hit shelves in February last year and was soon after certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Mauboy's appearance on Friday's Indonesian Idol Spectacular Show was part of a three-day tour of the country. She came to the country as part of the IN2OZ: Creative Australia program, a series of Australian cultural events being held in Indonesia throughout 2008. "I love Indonesia. I love the people and ...