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Melly much prefers to be backstage

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 7 2009   /  11:20 am

JAKARTA: Being a famous singer and songwriter doesn't mean Melly Goeslaw loves being onstage. Melly, whose lyrics have brought success to many singers, says she prefers to work behind the scenes. "I feel better when I'm backstage," says the wife of musician Anto Hoed. "I don't have to wear makeup and undergo extensive rehearsals." Melly jokingly says she actually doesn't want to sing. She simply wants to live well, with much money. "I'd much prefer be rich and live a life of leisure," she laughs. "But of course, I'm grateful for what I have. "Just like a wheel, I'm currently at the top. But who knows if my wheel will move and I end up at the bottom." So, as Melly points out, she's still happy to perform - even if that means spending hours in the makeup chair. - JP...