From: Los Angeles, California
Current City: Los Angeles, California
Maharasyi is a first generation Indonesian American who has spent much of her life bouncing between California, where she was born, and Jakarta, Indonesia, where her family is from. Music has always been in her blood. Her aunt Emilia Contessa is an iconic Indonesian pop star who is known as the "Whitney Houston of Indonesia." As a kid, Maharasyi knew she wanted to follow in her aunt's footsteps, and in 2011 was given the opportunity to work with a record label in Indonesia that was looking for a new female artist. It was an amazing experience and she recorded multiple songs, but ultimately she decided to return to Los Angeles to be with her mom and siblings. By moving back to Los Angeles, Maharasyi basically had to start over musically. She landed a job as a wedding singer, but The Voice is the biggest opportunity she's had since being back in the States.