The biggest franchise of singing competition in the world has just finished its recent season in Indonesia. And like the previous season, there are a lot of young and talented singer born from it. One of the contestant is Ghea Indrawati, a 20-year-old singer from Kalimantan. Although she was eliminated in the middle of the competition, Ghea is now listed as brand new idol and singer. What’s on her daily life now that she already achieved her dream?
“Lately I’ve been busy preparing for my single. Meeting producers for the song workshop was one of them. Besides that I still sing on-air or off-air.”
After the competition, what’s the different that you feel in your life?
“It’s a lot to mention. But one thing for sure is I can be the new Ghea, from an unnoticeable to a noticeable one. And it affects my career. During my early days, I only sang for small occasions, now I sang in big event and became a guest star.”
Let’s take a little throwback. Since when you discover your passion in singing and music?
“It was all happen accidentally. So when I was in high school, I had this art teacher who told me that I had a potential to become a singer, and she suggested me to try it. I like to sing since I was a toddler and I just considered it as a hobby back in the day. I was a professional bathroom singer, by the way. Then thanks to my teacher, I started it off with my band, even though I never take a singing or guitar lesson. We were often invited as a wedding band or mall events. So I guess that’s the first step of my singing career.
Who’s your influence in singing?
“I love Ariana Grande and Megan Trainor. I think they have superb discography, and they’re beautiful in their own way. I mean they’re full package.”
If you release your debut album later, what kind of music or genre that you would like to show?
“I will go for an easy listening kind of music, so I guess Pop it is. I want to make a music who hold a good message which the listeners can relate to.”
Being a new singer in Indonesian music industry, do you fear something that will hold you back?
“As long as now, I always try to be optimistic and grab every chances I have to be a better one. It’s a stepping stone for myself. And I do not fear anything because I need to take a risk and ace them all. Like everyone said, if there’s a will, there’s a way, and I always believe in God’s way.”
When you sing, what kind of message that you want to give to your fans?
“Well it depends on the song. But I want my fans or public listeners can feel the emotion that I try to deliver. The feeling of love, hope and happiness – I want them to have this kind of effect when they listen to my songs. I wanna be their mood-booster.”
Writer: Adhinda Latifa
Editor: Olivia Elena
MUA: Nadia Renata
Digital Imaging: Rendra Martin
Photographer: Ganang Arfiardi
Videographer: Iqbal Syafei