Indonesian Singer Turns Blind Audition Into A Concert On ‘The Voice’ [VIDEO]
Claudia Emmanuela Santoso made every second her 2019 audition for The Voice of Germany count. The 18-year-old Indonesian singer performed “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman and had everyone up on their feet by the end. Check out her stunning performance of the ballad below.
Claudia Emmanuela Santoso Blew Everyone Away On ‘The Voice Of Germany’
The second Claudia began singing it was clear to the judges that they were in the presence of greatness. She nailed every single note which led coaches Rea Garvey, Sido, Alice Merton and Mark Forster all to turn their chairs. They all were brought to their feet and had their jaws on the floor in disbelief at Claudia’s vocal talent. Rea ran up to the stage to give Claudia a hug after the performance as she looked completely shocked.
The audience called for an encore, so Claudia began to sing the song once more. This time, all of the coaches got to watch and the second time was even better than the first. Alice shed a few tears. The coaches were all fighting to have Claudia join their teams. She ultimately made the difficult choice to be on Alice’s team. Her audition became one of the most viral auditions ever on The Voice of Germany and established her as the one to beat in the competition.
Claudia took on “Say Something” during The Battles and dominated her competition. She had a huge breakthrough moment in the Semi-Finals when she sang “Listen” by Beyonce. The vocal powerhouse made it to the Finals where she delivered three more incredible performances including a Whitney Houston classic. After receiving nearly half of the votes between the final five competitors, Claudia was declared the winner of The Voice of Germany. She was the first-ever Asian winner of the show.
Where Is She Now?
After winning The Voice of Germany, Claudia’s first single “Goodbye” made it onto the iTunes Indonesia charts along with charts in Europe. She also went on a live concert tour with her fellow contestants. Claudia reflected on her big win on Instagram. “I’m so grateful to my whole family and friends who really love me and support me unconditionally,” she wrote. “I thank you for all the love from INDONESIA.
The last but not least, Thank you to @thevoiceofgermany, the coaches and crews for this opportunity.”
Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Claudia continues to update her social media with popular song covers. She recently posted a cover of “Life Goes On” by BTS. You can also listen to her covers over on Soundcloud.
Claudia’s audition for The Voice of Germany now has over 44 million views on YouTube. She certainly has a bright future ahead of her and has grown a huge fanbase after winning the show.