The world of magic has continued to grow large bringing many top magicians and illusionists such as David Blaine, Dynamo, and Criss Angel into the limelight. Sacred Riana has equally joined the long list of fast-rising magicians and illusionists who have written their names in the sands of time. She has garnered unlimited fame through her bizarre performances in front of large audiences in Indonesia and beyond. She has performed as well as participated in several competitions including America’s Got Talent and Asia’s Got Talent, among others. Read on, to find out more about the magician below.
Who is Sacred Riana The Bizarre Magician and Illusionist?
Sacred Riana is a spectacular Indonesian illusionist and magician, best known for her unique and bizarre performances. She rose to the spotlight in 2017 following her triumph in the second series of Asia’s Got Talent competition. While on the show, Riana triumphed over the Filipino dance group called DM-X Comvalenoz to win the competition. She also took part in the thirteenth edition of America’s Got Talent but she was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the competition.
The illusionist came into this world on the 13th day of July 1992 and was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her birth name was Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani and she came from a lineage of magicians possessing an Indonesian nationality and ethnicity. The young illusionist was raised alongside her one other sibling by their father Chrisiandy Yuniarto and his wife. In her early years, Sacred Riana developed a keen interest in becoming an illusionist and was inspired by her father who is equally a renowned magician in Indonesia. As a child, she was gifted with mind-blowing abilities. Riana completed her basic education at Santa Ursula High School. After that, she went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from the University of Bunda Mulia, Indonesia.
Career and Rise to Fame
Scared Riana made her first stint as a magician when she appeared as a contestant in the Trans7 network show The Next Mentalist in 2013. She was discovered by a famous magician named Deddy Corbuzier who first saw Riana via CCTV footage while she was moving an inanimate object with her mind. From there, he started searching for Riana and eventually invited her to participate in The Next Mentalist show. Although Sacred Riana didn’t win the competition, she reached the final rounds; thus finishing as a runner-up.
Soon after the show ended in 2014, Riana started making guest appearances on other shows including Indonesia Lawak Klub, Hitam Putih, Campur-Campur, and Opera Van Java. She became one of the performers in Trans TV’s The Magic Show from December 2014 until the show ended in 2015. Sacred Riana has equally performed on other shows such as Kontes Final KDI and Rumah Mama Amy.
She stepped into the limelight in 2017 when she won the second edition of the Asia Got Talent competition defeating the popular Filipino hip-hop band called DM-X Comvalenoz in the finals. In addition, Sacred Riana went on to appear in the 2018 edition of America’s Got Talent Competition where she reached the quarterfinals. Notably, she is the second Indonesian since Demian Aditya to appear in the talent hunt competition. The magician also made a guest appearance on the Net TV show Ini Talkshow where she made a jaw-dropping performance in September 2018.
The Sacred Riana’s Stage Appearance and Style
Most of her fans might see her as creepy but in reality, Riana has an amazing personality. While on stage, she has a distinctive appearance with long and loose hair that covers most of her face. She also bends one leg when standing while having a flat facial expression. Additionally, Riana prefers to wear white pantyhose and a long-sleeved dress. She also has a doll who she clothes in the same style as she appears.
Furthermore, Riana admires the American magician David Copperfield‘s style of magic and cites him as one of her major influences. Meanwhile, David is famously known as the most commercially successful magician in history. The magician has won 21 Emmy Awards through his TV shows and many more. Riana chose her stage name The Sacred Riana following her belief that people see doing magic as a sacred thing. In view of that, she also sees herself as a sacred being. Amazingly, her Asia’s Got Talent video has garnered over seventy million views on YouTube and other social media platforms. You can also be a fan by connecting with Sacred Riana on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.