Gisela (singer)

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Background information
Birth nameGisela Lladó Cánovas
Also known asGisela
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 40)
El Bruc (Barcelona), Spain
Genres Latin pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active2001–present
LabelsFilmax Music
Website ViveGisela.com

Gisela Lladó Cánovas (born January 1, 1979) is a Spanish pop singer and a Spanish dub actress. She was born in El Bruc (Barcelona), in Catalonia, Spain, and became famous after placing eighth in the first Spanish edition of Operación Triunfo . Before she was a journalism student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is also known for representing Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, failing to reach the final.

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Career after Operación Triunfo

Her first album, Parte De Mí, came out in Spain in 2002, selling 260,000 copies in a few weeks. That year she also performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn as a backing singer for her friend Rosa López. In 2003, she won the award for best voice in the Viña del Mar International Song Festival and she won the competition with the song Este Amor Es Tuyo.

Eurovision Song Contest 2002 song contest

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Her second album in 2003, Más Allá has five singles, including Más Allá (and Catalan version: Més enllà), the No.1 Sola and Amor Divino. Also in 2003, her version of Irene Cara's "What a Feeling" was included in an advert in the United Kingdom.

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Ni te lo imaginas

Her third album, Ni te lo imaginas, came out in 2006, under a new record label (Filmax, rather than Vale Music). There were four singles off the album, the first and the third becoming Gisela's most successful so far in her career. The first was Turu-Turu, a pop ballad reaching No.1 in Spain on its second week. Filmax released a Special Edition version of the album, including two new songs, the first called Mi mundo eres tú and the second, Viviré en tus sueños.

Acting

She has performed regional voice roles for the Disney movies Peter Pan 2 (2002), Beauty and the Beast (2003), the singing voice of Erika in Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (2004), the singing voice of Giselle in Enchanted (2007) in both Castilian Spanish and Catalan, [1] the singing voice of Elsa in Frozen (2013) also in Castilian Spanish and Catalan. She was also in The Hairy Tooth Fairy 1 and 2 (2006 and 2008), Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011) and Serie B (2012), in Castilian Spanish. [2]

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Musical Theatre

Eurovision 2008

Gisela with her girls at a welcome party in Belgrade Gisela (Andorra) with dancers.jpg
Gisela with her girls at a welcome party in Belgrade

Gisela was confirmed as the Andorran representative to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Casanova". The song failed to reach the final as it ended up in the 16th of the semi-final contest.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008 song contest

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Discography

Albums

YearSingleChartCopies Sold
ESP
2002"Parte de Mí"4x2 Platinum + 1 Gold
2003"Parte de Mí [Special Edition]"43
"Más Allá"10x1 Gold
2006"Ni Te Lo Imaginas"32x1 Gold
2007"Ni Te Lo Imaginas [Special Edition]"
2010"Vivir la Navidad"+20.000
2011"Pensando en ti"+10.000

Singles

YearSingleChartAlbum
ESPUK
2002"Vida"1-Parte de Mi
"Mil Noches & Una Más"4-
"Ámame Ahora & Siempre"10-
"Este Amor Es Tuyo"18-
2003"Amor Divino"10-Más Allá / "Més enllà"
"Más Allá" / "Més enllà"9-
"Sola" / "Sola"1-
2004"Tengo Fe"6-
"Nadie Como Tú"12-
2006"Turu Turu"1-Ni Te Lo Imaginas
"Mágica La Notte"62-
"Viviré En Tus Sueños"8 (Spanish iTunes Chart)-
2007"Mi Mundo Eres Tú"-79
2008"Casanova"269Casanova - Single
2010"Vivir la Navidad"--Vivir la Navidad
2011"Él es ella"--Pensando en ti
2011"De tarde en tarde"--
2013"Sugarwood"--
2017"Sigue el ritmo"10-

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References

  1. Keegan, Rebecca (January 24, 2014). "Finding a diva in 41 languages". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. La 'triunfita' Gisela, voz de Disney. El País.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anonymous
with Salvem el món
Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest
2008
Succeeded by
Susanne Georgi
with La teva decisió