Putri Ariani, a 17-year-old blind pianist and singer from Indonesia, has once again taken the America’s Got Talent stage by storm. Her stirring rendition of U2’s classic song, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” captivated the studio audience and the judges.
Putri Ariani previously won the coveted Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell and returned to the AGT stage to offer another unforgettable performance. In her recent performance, she took a divergent approach to the U2 classic. Seated at a piano on a dimly lit stage, Ariani gave a performance that is difficult to surpass. Not only did she play the piano expertly, but her exceptional vocal abilities were the focus of her show-stopping act.
The young artist slowed down the original upbeat tempo, imbuing the song with a soulful quality that touched everyone in the room. At several points throughout her nearly three-minute performance, she effortlessly hit high note after high note, holding each one to perfection.
The end of her song was met with a standing ovation and a deafening round of applause. Simon Cowell spoke for many when he said, “Putri, I’m actually kind of speechless right now.”