The Sacred Riana

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The Sacred Riana
The Sacred Riana.jpg
Riana in 2018
Born
Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani[1]

(1992-07-13) July 13, 1992 (age 27)[2]
Other namesRiana Antoinette[1]
Alma materSt. Ursula Catholic School[2]
University of Bunda Mulia[2]
Occupation
Years active2012–present
Known for
Parent(s)Chrisiandy Yuniarto (father)[2]

Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani, commonly known as The Sacred Riana, is an Indonesian magician and illusionist. She is best known as a bizarre illusionist, who does occasionally break her creepy ghostlike character offstage, but normally does not.[3][4][5]

Her first debut on a TV show was when she joined the magic competition held by Deddy Corbuzier, The Next Mentalist which premiered on 17 November 2013 and was broadcast on Trans 7 where she only became the runner-up but Riana's appearance at that time successfully attracted the attention of the Indonesian public because of her unique appearance.[6][7]

In 2017, Riana joined the second season of Asia's Got Talent where she was declared the winner after beating the Filipino hip-hop dance group DM-X Comvaleñoz based on the audience votes in the grand final.[8] There have been over 70 million views on Facebook and YouTube of her magic performances onstage.[9] In 2018, she appeared on season 13 of America's Got Talent where she was finished as a quarterfinalist.[10] On 31 August 2019, Riana took to the Britain's Got Talent: The Champions stage but she had to be eliminated in the first round.[11]

About[edit]

Riana’s gimmick is a reference to Sadako in the Japanese horror classic The Ring, with a similarity to her long hair falling in front of her face, while her doll calls to mind Annabelle from The Conjuring film.[12]

Riana and her manager chose "The Sacred" name because they think that doing magic is a sacred thing for some people.[13]

On 21 August 2018, during the America's Got Talent quarterfinals live show, Riana's act was abruptly cut to black and a commercial break before the end of her performance, which confused many viewers about what had just happened and quickly provoked a huge question on social media, but according to a set of production notes which have been posted on Twitter, the dramatic "cut-to-black" moment was actually part of the plan all along.[14]

Characteristics on stage[edit]

Riana has a distinctive appearance, characterized by head and hand twitching movement, always stands with one of her legs bent and a flat facial expression. Riana always appears with long and loose hair that covers most of her face.[15]

In each stage appearance, Riana wears a long-sleeved dress and white tights and also holds her doll, Riani, which wears the same style of clothing as the magician. When she speaks during performances, she does so in a quavering and unclear voice.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Television & Film[edit]

Riana has appeared on several television shows or joined several talent search shows. She was the second winner of Asia's Got Talent and the second Indonesian to enter America's Got Talent live shows after Demian Aditya.[16] She finished as a quarterfinalist (Top 36).[10]

Year(s) Network Show Role Note
2012 Indosiar Hizteria Guest / Performer [1]
Stand Up Magic Indonesia Contestant Winner[1][17]
2013–14 Trans7 The Next Mentalist Contestant Runner-up, Season 1[18]
2014 Trans7 Indonesia Lawak Klub Guest / Performer On 6 February[19]
Hitam Putih Guest On 10 February[20]
antv Campur-Campur Guest / Performer On 2 March[21][22]
Trans7 Opera Van Java Guest / Performer On 13 March[23]
Indosiar Goyang Goyang Senggol Performer On 23 August,[24][25] 7 September[26][27] and 14 September[28][29]
Trans TV The Magic Show Performer On 19 December[30]
2015 On 2 January,[31] 9 January[32] and 23 January[33]
MNCTV Kontes Final KDI Performer On 21 May[34]
2017 Rumah Mama Amy Guest / Performer On 11 November[35]
RCTI Dahsyat Guest / Performer On 14 November[36]
Trans7 Hitam Putih Guest / Performer On 24 November[37]
AXN Asia Asia's Got Talent Contestant Winner, Season 2[5]
antv Pesbukers Guest / Performer On 23 December[38]
NET. Tonight's Primetime Guest / Performer On 26 December[39]
antv Pesbukers Guest / Performer On 27–29 December[40][41][42]
2018 Indosiar Liga Dangdut Indonesia Performer On 23 January[43]
RCTI Dahsyatnya Awards 2018 Performer On 25 January[44][45]
SCTV The Grand Master Asia Performer On 4 March[46]
antv antv 25 Tahun: Indonesia Keren 3 Performer On 1 April[47]
SCTV Grand Final The Grand Master Asia Performer On 30 April[48]
NBC America's Got Talent Contestant Quarter-finalist, Season 13[10]
NET. Ini Talkshow Guest / Performer On 11 September[49]
SCTV SCTV Awards 2018 Performer On 30 November[50]
2019 GTV Penghuni Rumah Terakhir Performer On 9 January[51]
NET. Ini Talkshow Guest On 13 March[52]
The Sacred Riana:Beginning Riana Premiered on 14 March (her first debut in the film)[53][54]
SCTV IBOMA 2019 Performer On 5 April[55]
Indosiar Magicomic Show Performer On 13 July[56]
On 17 August[57]
ITV Britain's Got Talent: The Champions Contestant On 31 August, eliminated in the first round[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2018 Talent Recap Fan Choice Awards Breakout Talent Show Star America's Got Talent Nominated [58]

References[edit]

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  51. ^ "Malam Grand Final semakin menegangkan, dengan hadirnya @rianariani & @ogearthemus ! Ditemani oleh para komentator @fenirose @iam.evansanders @melaney_ricardo dan tentunya dua host kece @graciaz14 dan @rianibram !! Saksikan malam Grand Final Penghuni Rumah Terakhir bersama @shopee_id malam ini pkl 21.00 WIB hanya di @officialgtvid !!". Facebook (in Indonesian). Penghuni Rumah Terakhir GTV. 9 January 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
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  53. ^ "'AGT' Fan-Favorite The Sacred Riana to Star in Her Own Movie". Talent Recap. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  54. ^ "Watch The Creepy Trailer For The Sacred Riana Movie". Talent Recap. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
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  58. ^ "Talent Recap Fan Choice Awards Nominees". Talent Recap. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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