Rini Wulandari (born April 28, 1990 in Medan, North Sumatra) is an Indonesian pop singer. On 28 July 2007, she won the fourth season of the reality television Indonesian Idol, making her the second female winner. At 17, she is also the youngest winner in Indonesian Idol history.
Rini Wulandari was born to R.Soetrisno and Sri Hartati Mardiningish. She is the youngest of four children. She came from a family of musicians. Her mother was a former lead singer of Quintana Band and her father was a bassist when he was young. Rini became the lead singer of Quintana, following in the footsteps of her mother. She often participated in many singing festivals and performed as a back-up singer for established artists, among others, Keith Martin. Rini graduated from SMA Negeri 1 Medan in 2008.
Rini auditioned for Idol in her hometown of Medan on the second day auditions. On May 5, 2007, Rini made it into the top twelve of Indonesian Idol or also known Spectacular rounds. In the first spectacular round, she sang Warna's "50 Tahun Lagi". During the top 6 performances which was Percussion Night week, Rini sang a rendition of Gloria Estefan's "Conga" which garnered her a top 5 position. Other songs Rini performed on Indonesian Idol include Christina Aguilera's "Reflection", Mariah Carey's "Emotions", and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me". Rini made it to the finale and won the title over Wilson with 51.2% of the audience vote.
List of Indonesian Idol performances
Original audition: "Cintai Aku Lagi" by Sania
|Week #||Song Choice||Original Artist||Theme||Result|
|1st Workshop||"Cintai Aku Lagi"||Sania||Personal Choice||Safe|
|2nd Workshop||"Kuakui"||Dewi Sandra||Personal Choice||Safe|
|3rd Workshop||"Percayalah"||Ecoutez||Personal Choice||Safe|
|Pre Gala Show||"Reflection"||Christina Aguilera||Personal Choice||Selected to Spectacular Rounds|
|Top 12||"50 Tahun Lagi"||Warna||Indonesian Top Hits||Safe|
|Top 11||"Antara Ada dan Tiada"||Utopia||Rock Week||Safe|
|Top 10||"Because You Loved Me"||Celine Dion||Voice of The Heart||Safe|
|Top 9||"Jera"||Agnes Monica||Dedication||Safe|
|Top 8||"I Love You"||Dewi Sandra||Four Decade of Music||Safe|
|Top 7||"Matahari"||Berlian Hutauruk||Movies Soundtracks||Safe|
|Top 6||"Conga"||Miami Sound Machine||Percussion Night||Safe|
|Top 5||"Cinta Jangan Kau Pergi"||Sheila Majid||Masterpiece||Bottom two|
|Top 4||"Seperti Yang Kau Minta"
|Chrisye||Tribute to Chrisye||First to Safe|
|Battle Cafe Show||"Lelaki Buaya Darat"
"Because You Loved Me"
"Aku Tetap Milikmu"
On July 29, 2007, following her win on Indonesian Idol, Rini performed on Asian Cup Finals 2007 held in Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta. Rini signed a recording contract with Sony BMG upon winning the competition. Rini's debut album Aku Tetap Milikmu, was released on November 3, 2007. RCTI broadcast a live TV show for the launching of the album. Her debut single is Aku Tetap Milikmu, the winner song written by Anton BHS, winner of the Idol Song Competition. A light, upbeat track "Aku Bukan Boneka" is the second single from Rini's album. Currently, Rini is preparing for Choice of Indonesia, a preliminary competition to determine the representative for Indonesia in Asian Idol. The show will be broadcast live by RCTI on November 24, 2007 and the result will be announced on December 1, 2007.
List of Asian Idol : Choice of Indonesia performances
|Week #||Song Choice||Original Artist||Result|
|Premiere||"Andai Aku Bisa"
"Crazy In Love"
"Di Penghujung Muda" "Breakthrough" "Zamrud Khatulistiwa"
"When You Believe" (With Delon, Mike & Ihsan)
Samsons Nidji Chrisye
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey
|Finale||"I Love You" (Duet with Dewi Sandra)
"Ketahuan" (Duet With Mike)
"Do I Make You Proud" (With Delon, Mike & Ihsan)
In 2012, she is one of the small list of Indonesian artists with bachelor's degrees which graduated from Paramadina University, Jakarta majored in communications. "I'm relieved. I can concentrate more on my singing career now.
- 2007: Indonesian Idol: Masterpiece (Compilation)
- 2007: Aku Tetap Milikmu
- 2010: Idola Terdahsyat (Compilation)
- 2015 Independent Part 1