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Meet Maharasyi Hansa of The Voice Season 13


Maharasyi Hansa will be a contestant on Season 13 of The Voice

Maharasyi Hansa will be a contestant on Season 13 of The Voice.

Here’s a claim Maharasyi Hansa can make that I guarantee no other Voice contestant has ever made.

She was an actress in one of the first commercial films ever made in the nation of Brunei, a small oil-rich nation surrounded by Malaysia on the island of Borneo in the South China Sea.

Maharasyi played the role of a fighter in a film called “Yasmine: A Final Fist,” a coming-of-age martial arts film directed by Siti Kamaluddin, the nation’s first female director.

The movie was filmed in the spring of 2013 – Maharasyi has posts about it on her Instagram account – and released in 2014, in Malay with English subtitles.

It’s the only acting credit to date for Maharasyi, a Los Angeles resident who identifies herself as a singer-songwriter on Instagram and writes on Twitter: “I sing. I create. I eat a lot of chocolate.”

Perhaps most relevant for fans of The Voice, earlier this year, she released an impressive pop EP called “Good Thing.” The title track and “Put Me Out” are especially good; you can check those out below.

Head to iTunes or Spotify, and you’ll also find her – as just Maharasyi – as a guest vocalist on other tracks, most notably providing a fine vocal on “When Ashes Fall” by YNGCult.

And if you’d like to get a sense of her fun personality, check out the Milk ‘N’ Donuts web series where she and her friend Sarah Pumphrey talk about things like their first kisses, childhood memories and Maharasyi’s recent trip to Indonesia.

Oh, no surprise here, I suppose. Maharasyi’s first kiss had a musical twist.

Here are Maharasyi’s social links.

Twitter: @MahaRasyi

The Voice has done it again, rounding up an impressive array of talent for Season 13. Keep checking back for more profiles of the contestants we’ll meet when the blind auditions begin Sept. 25 on NBC. And for complete coverage of The Voice once Season 13 begins.

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