The Sacred Riana is an illusionist from Indonesia whose horror-influenced act was seen by millions when she performed it on Asia's Got Talent in 2017. She previously placed second on the Trans7 reality show The Next Mentalist in 2014. As she grew up in Indonesia she idolized magician, David Copperfield. Her long-haired stage persona is inspired by Sadako Yamamura, the antagonist of the Ringu series of films. 1
On December 14, 2017, Riana was announced as the winner of Asia's Got Talent Season 2.
The Sacred Riana's audition in Episode 1301 consisted of taking a photo of Mel B, and then placing several photos of suspected suicide victims in a murder case and had Mel B choose one of the many planted photos and different names on the desk. Mel chose the name Bob, and he was soon revealed to be the suicide and murder victim. The picture also taken earlier had the victim implanted on it the whole time. Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Although Simon Cowell voted "No," worried that he may be cursed if he approved the act, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum all voted "Yes," sending The Sacred Riana to Judge Cuts.
Shortly after the performance, Riana walks off the stage and the bowl where the picture was put it can be seen smoking and burning. This clip was cut from the official AGT video for reasons unknown.
The Sacred Riana Frightening, Scary, Terrifying Magician Scares Mel B - America's Got Talent 2018-0
The Sacred Riana's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1309 consisted of performing an illusion of playing with an imaginary friend. Her performance was strong enough for the judges to send her to the Quarterfinals.
The Sacred Riana Summons A Terrifying Imaginary Friend - America's Got Talent 2018
Judge Cuts Performance
The Sacred Riana's Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1313 consisted of giving Mel B a voodoo doll in her likeness, followed by a swarm of Riana doubles coming out of the audience and swarming the stage as the real Riana ascended a wall. The performance cut to black after a scream of terror. Riana did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1314, eliminating her from the competition instead of Duo Transcend.