Sacred Riana may have won “Asia’s Got Talent” 2017, but she won’t be winning “America’s Got Talent” 2018. The so-called “ghost magician” from Indonesia went viral each week with her frightening performances on NBC’s reality TV show, whether it was torturing Mel B or making a Simon Cowell voodoo doll. But when it came to America’s vote she failed to advance to the next round. Do you think America was simply too scared of Sacred Riana’s act? Vote down in our poll below.
During what turned out to be her final performance in this week’s Quarterfinals 2 episode, Sacred Riana conjured up several other creepy Asian girls before climbing backwards up a wall. Howie Mandel made a joke referring to the movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” saying that he felt like he was “in the middle” of “Really Scary Asians.” Meanwhile, Mel simply said “Yeah” when it was her time to give a response.
The usually gruff Simon was a bit tongue-tied when addressing the ghost magician, eventually calling her “brilliant.” But it was Heidi Klum who gave the only real negative critique following Sacred Riana’s final act. “I did think that this was a great performance,” Heidi began. “I just wish there was a little bit more wow to the actual magic.”
During his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty wrote, “Horror-themed illusionist The Sacred Riana entered the stage tonight amidst fire and smoke to perform most of her act at the judges table. Mel was noticeably uncomfortable throughout, especially when Riana handed her a voodoo doll with her likeness on it. At one point a swarm of other Rianas came out of the audience and stormed the stage as the real Riana ascended a wall at the back of the stage like a horror film demon. And then…….. a scream, cut to black and a commercial break! Whhhhhhaaaatttttt?”
Besides Sacred Riana, the other acts eliminated this week were comedy duo Yumbo Dump, cat act Savitsky Cats, ballroom dancers Quin and Misha, and multimedia act Front Pictures. Why do YOU think Sacred Riana was eliminated from Season 13 of “Americas Got Talent”? And do you hope she’ll return as a judges’ wild card in the live semifinals? Vote in our poll and then sound off in the comments section.
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