Agnes Monica, 21 year old pretty lass from Jakarta gave an otherwise star performance at Stadium Negara, Saturday evening to a crowd of about 10,000 people mostly teenagers. The show started around 9.30pm and went on for about two hours much to the enjoyment of the crowd who kept clapping, singing and cheering on the singer.
It was an energy packed, very physical show where this singer cum actress sang, danced and moved a lot on stage showing her youthful exuberance and enthusiasm.
She wore a black and gold blouse and tight-fitting black pants with knee high grey boots giving the show a western look. She sang her favourites from her album in Malay and English for a full two hours many times recharging herself with mineral water.
The stage props and lighting were good. And so was the band. But due to the poor acoustics at the stadium, the musical left much to be desired. The sound was a little muffled and with the annoying echoes, the concert was not outstanding.
Agnes Monica Muljoto, started her career at the age of 6 as host of a children's TV show and as a singer. Her first album was not a big hit in Indonesia since at that time not many children bought cassettes of child singers.
At the age of 12, she entered acting world. "Lupus Milenia" was her first series. Although not too successful, the series led her to other series that were big hits in Indonesia (and later on in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei). "Pernikahan Dini" (2001) had won many prestigious awards including Best Newcomer and Best Actress in a Drama Series. Since then she has acted in numerous series in leading roles.
In 2003 she released her first album called "And The Story Goes...". It was a big success in Indonesia and Malay speaking countries. The singles such as "Bilang Saja," "Jera," and "Cinta Mati" became instant hits. In 2005 she released her next album "Whaddup A...!"
She has acted in two Taiwanese series: Romance in the White House (with Peter Ho) and The Hospital (with Jerry Yan).
In addition to Bahasa Indonesia and English she speaks Mandarin.
Age is with Agnes and with more exposure and experience she has a bright and successful future ahead. She is talented and with good advise and management could take on more tours of asia and the world.