TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Monica Nike Adibathe Indonesian singer won the 2022 KWC or Karaoke World Championship in Arnes, Norway, which took place from August 8 to 13, 2022. The 29-year-old Balinese became KWC World Champion after ejecting 29 finalists from 17 countries, including USA, Norway, UK, Mexico, Canada and France.
“I feel very proud and touched, especially to be able to donate the world champion to the 2022 Karaoke World Championship in Arnes, especially before the anniversary of Indonesia’s independence. It’s a nice gift for the Indonesian Independence Day,” said the woman who is called Keke upon arrival at Soekarno Hatta Airport. , Jakarta, Monday evening, August 15, 2022.
According to Monica, the KWC 2022 Grand Final will be held over 4 rounds. In the first half, he sings the song Never enoughcontinue the song Listen in the second half. Keke then showed his vocal power which was able to reach very high notes with Don’t worry about a thing in the 3rd round. On the last lap, he sings the song Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
According to Keke, in addition to the vocal strength which is the main element of the evaluation, the jury was captivated by the Balinese songket costumes he wore when he was in the grand finale. “The jury said they were impressed with the clothes I was wearing,” he said.
Keke explained the strength of the participants in the competition. “The toughest competition was when the local competition was held at the Hard Rock Café, where everyone was good. That’s not to say that the grand finale in Norway wasn’t difficult, yes, it’s also difficult there, especially those from America, England, who we know are singers. It’s just that I was lucky that the choice of song I sang was very influential,” he said.
Keke’s success was also appreciated by the Indonesian Ambassador to Norway, Todung Mulya Lubis. Even Ambassador Todung was ready to sit in the audience to support Indonesia’s representatives. After Monica Nike Adiba was announced as the champion, Todung expressed her pride. “We are proud that Indonesian singers and artists show their achievements and perform on international stages. The quality of our artists is not inferior to that of other countries,” he said.
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