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Jakarta Post

Anggun C. Sasmi: The happiness factor

  • Bruce Emond

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 7 2013   /  09:43 am
(JP/Jerry Adiguna)(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

(JP/Jerry Adiguna)Anggun C. Sasmi overcame initial reservations to become a judge on X Factor Indonesia. The mother-of-one finds that mentoring the hopefuls and taking them under her wing requires its own form of parenting.

Since its debut earlier this year, X Factor Indonesia has enjoyed phenomenal success. Part of the attraction for viewers is the show’s fresh take on the usual talent contests aired in Indonesia, along with the bevy of mostly Gen Y singing talents who have quickly become household names and earned social media cred.

There is also the mix of personalities of the judges – level-headed singer Anggun C. Sasmi, happy-go-lucky crooner Rossa, shoot-from-the-hip musician Ahmad Dhani and cool, calm and collected singer-songwriter Bebi Romeo – and the often humorous, occasionally barbed repartee as they go to bat for their charges.

Anggun, who turns...