Rising dangdut star Via Vallen has been chosen to sing “Meraih Bintang” (Reaching for the Stars), the official theme song of the 2018 Asian Games.
Created by producer Pay Siburian, “Meraih Bintang” is a modern dangdut song that aims to boost Indonesians’ spirits to cheer on their athletes at the upcoming sports event.
“We appointed Via Vallen as one of the Asian Games artists because of her outstanding talent and huge influence on the Indonesian music scene,” said Erick Thohir, head of the 2018 Asian Games executive committee, in a statement.
The filming of the “Meraih Bintang” music video was completed before Idul Fitri. It showcases dangdut dance moves combined with electronic music with Via dressed in a red outfit. It also features several sports such as archery, boxing and badminton.
“Meraih Bintang” was revealed to the public for the first time at the 50 Hari Menjelang Asian Games 2018 (50 Days to Asian Games 2018) concert that was held by state-owned television station TVRI.
Source: The Jakarta Post