One of the main reasons why I wanted World Music to be one of the focal points on my website is because of people all over the world like Fatin Shidqia Lubis. I tell people all the time that every country has their favorites and their own local stars. That point is reinforced by the fact that the television show, X Factors has international versions in almost 50 countries.
I ran across Fatin’s X Factor Indonesia video some time last year. I was so amazed at how unique her voice sounded as she belted out a Bruno Mars tune, ‘Catch a Granade’, in her smokey voice. I was not amazed to hear that she won that year’s X Factor in the end. I was amazed to see her transform from the shy girl who auditioned, to FATIN, a lovable Indonesian vixen. Her transformation is such that her stage presence in later performances makes it seem like a totally different girl. However, there is no mistaking that unique voice of hers.
Fatin Shidqia Lubis audition on X Factor Indonesia