Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s leading booking app for flights and hotels, is proud to have partnered with Asia’s Got Talent in crowning The Sacred Riana from Indonesia, the Season 2 grand winner. She bested eight other finalists, impressing the judges and audiences in the region with her extraordinary talent and grit during the spectacular Results Show at Marina Bay Sands.
The Sacred Riana emerged on top of other finalists from around the region, including the Philippines’ own hip hop dance group DM-X Comvaleñoz (runner-up,) beatboxer Neil Rey Garcia Llanes (third place,) and another hip hop dance group Urban Crew, to win the title and chase her dreams in the international stage. As the show’s primary sponsor, Traveloka rewarded The Sacred Riana with a cash prize of $100,000.
“We are thrilled to have witnessed the euphoria of someone finally achieving her dream in the presence of her family and friends,” said Traveloka Senior Vice President Business Development, Christian Suwarna.
Suwarna also said that one of the main reasons Traveloka partnered with Asia’s Got Talent was because both giants were in the business of making dreams come true – AGT with regards to recognizing talent and Traveloka with connecting people to their loved ones via budget-friendly flights and hotels.
To further build on this, Traveloka rewarded the winners of the Traveloka Award and the Golden Buzzer Acts with trips to Europe. Determined by public voting on the Traveloka – AGT website (www.travelokaagt.com), the Traveloka Award is given to the contestant with the most inspiring story and unique talent. The audience voted for Pannawach Dechapanya of Thailand after he revealed that the reason he loved singing was because it made his mother smile despite her struggle with heart disease. Filipino finalists in this special award are young singing protégé Fitri Cerado who reached the semi-finals, and grand finalists DM-X Comvaleñoz and Urban Crew.
On the other hand, the Golden Buzzer is reserved for acts that are incredible on stage that the judges send the contestants straight to the semi-finals.. For season 2, these acts included ADEM Dance Crew, Akira, Canion Shijirbat, and Feng E.
“Traveloka has been a valuable partner for AXN and Asia’s Got Talent as the team shares in our values of recognizing and furthering talent in the region. Through the strength of Traveloka’s digital platforms, vast reach, and impressive influence, we have been able to amplify Asia’s Got Talent to new audiences in multiple markets. We look forward to collaborating with Traveloka again in the near future to realize the dreams of the next generation of aspiring performers in Asia’s Got Talent,” said Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia Vice President of Media and Sponsorship Sales, Jacqueline Tok.