Rini Wulandari

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Rini Wulandari
Birth name Rini Wulandari
Born (1990-04-28) 28 April 1990 (age 26)
Origin Medan, North Sumatra Indonesia
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2007-present
Labels Sony BMG

Rini Wulandari (born April 28, 1990 in Medan, North Sumatra) is an Indonesian pop singer. On 28 July 2007, she won the fourth season of the reality television Indonesian Idol, making her the second female winner. At 17, she is also the youngest winner in Indonesian Idol history.


Early life[edit]

Rini Wulandari was born to R.Soetrisno and Sri Hartati Mardiningish. She is the youngest of four children. She came from a family of musicians. Her mother was a former lead singer of Quintana Band and her father was a bassist when he was young. Rini became the lead singer of Quintana, following in the footsteps of her mother. She often participated in many singing festivals and performed as a back-up singer for established artists, among others, Keith Martin. Rini graduated from SMA Negeri 1 Medan in 2008.

Indonesian Idol[edit]

Rini auditioned for Idol in her hometown of Medan on the second day auditions. On May 5, 2007, Rini made it into the top twelve of Indonesian Idol or also known Spectacular rounds. In the first spectacular round, she sang Warna's "50 Tahun Lagi". During the top 6 performances which was Percussion Night week, Rini sang a rendition of Gloria Estefan's "Conga" which garnered her a top 5 position. Other songs Rini performed on Indonesian Idol include Christina Aguilera's "Reflection", Mariah Carey's "Emotions", and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me". Rini made it to the finale and won the title over Wilson with 51.2% of the audience vote.[1]

List of Indonesian Idol performances[edit]

Original audition: "Cintai Aku Lagi" by Sania

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Theme Result
1st Workshop "Cintai Aku Lagi" Sania Personal Choice Safe
2nd Workshop "Kuakui" Dewi Sandra Personal Choice Safe
3rd Workshop "Percayalah" Ecoutez Personal Choice Safe
Pre Gala Show "Reflection" Christina Aguilera Personal Choice Selected to Spectacular Rounds
Top 12 "50 Tahun Lagi" Warna Indonesian Top Hits Safe
Top 11 "Antara Ada dan Tiada" Utopia Rock Week Safe
Top 10 "Because You Loved Me" Celine Dion Voice of The Heart Safe
Top 9 "Jera" Agnes Monica Dedication Safe
Top 8 "I Love You" Dewi Sandra Four Decade of Music Safe
Top 7 "Matahari" Berlian Hutauruk Movies Soundtracks Safe
Top 6 "Conga" Miami Sound Machine Percussion Night Safe
Top 5 "Cinta Jangan Kau Pergi" Sheila Majid Masterpiece Bottom two
Top 4 "Seperti Yang Kau Minta"
"Zamrud Khatulistiwa"
Chrisye Tribute to Chrisye First to Safe
Top 3 "Cinta"
Titiek Puspa
Mariah Carey
The Challenge Safe
Battle Cafe Show "Lelaki Buaya Darat"
"Tanpa Kekasihku"
Agnes Monica
Dewi Sandra
Personal Choice
Grand Final "Warna"
"Because You Loved Me"
"Aku Tetap Milikmu"
Sheila Majid
Celine Dion
Original Song
Judges' Choice
Personal Choice
Winner Song

After Idol[edit]

On July 29, 2007, following her win on Indonesian Idol, Rini performed on Asian Cup Finals 2007 held in Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta.[2] Rini signed a recording contract with Sony BMG upon winning the competition. Rini's debut album Aku Tetap Milikmu, was released on November 3, 2007. RCTI broadcast a live TV show for the launching of the album. Her debut single is Aku Tetap Milikmu, the winner song written by Anton BHS, winner of the Idol Song Competition. A light, upbeat track "Aku Bukan Boneka" is the second single from Rini's album. Currently, Rini is preparing for Choice of Indonesia, a preliminary competition to determine the representative for Indonesia in Asian Idol. The show will be broadcast live by RCTI on November 24, 2007 and the result will be announced on December 1, 2007.

List of Asian Idol : Choice of Indonesia performances[edit]

Week # Song Choice Original Artist Result
Premiere "Andai Aku Bisa"
"Crazy In Love"
"Di Penghujung Muda" "Breakthrough" "Zamrud Khatulistiwa"
"When You Believe" (With Delon, Mike & Ihsan)
Beyoncé Knowles
Samsons Nidji Chrisye
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey
Finale "I Love You" (Duet with Dewi Sandra)
"Ketahuan" (Duet With Mike)
"Do I Make You Proud" (With Delon, Mike & Ihsan)
Dewi Sandra
Matta Band
Taylor Hicks


In 2012, she is one of the small list of Indonesian artists with bachelor's degrees which graduated from Paramadina University, Jakarta majored in communications. "I'm relieved. I can concentrate more on my singing career now.[3]



  • 2007: Indonesian Idol: Masterpiece (Compilation)
  • 2007: Aku Tetap Milikmu
  • 2010: Idola Terdahsyat (Compilation)
  • 2015 Independent Part 1


  1. ^ Rini Raih Gelar "The New Indonesian Idol". ANTARA News. Retrieved on September 19, 2007.
  2. ^ Rini Wulandari Hibur Penonton Final Piala Asia. ANTARA News. Retrieved on September 19, 2007.
  3. ^ "Indonesian Idol about to graduate". March 8, 2012. 

Preceded by
Ihsan Tarore
Indonesian Idol winner
Rini Wulandari (2007)
Succeeded by
Aris Runtuwene