Daniel Diges

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Daniel Diges
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Diges during a press conference
Background information
Birth name Daniel Diges García
Born (1981-01-17) 17 January 1981 (age 33)
Origin Alcalá de Henares, Spain
Genres Vocal, musical theatre, adult contemporary, pop, traditional pop
Occupations Singer, Actor
Instruments Vocals
Labels Warner Music
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Diges and the second or maternal family name is García.

Daniel Diges García (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈnjel ˈdixes]; born 17 January 1981) is a Spanish singer, pianist, composer and actor. Although officially born in Madrid,[1] he has spent all his youth in Alcalá de Henares (Community of Madrid).

Life and career[edit]

Diges began his acting career in a theatre company, Teatro Escuela Libre de Alcalá de Henares (TELA), in his native city, and after starring in several TV adverts, he rose to fame in the teen drama television series Nada es para siempre (1999–2000), playing the character of "Gato". Over the years he has also hosted children shows like "Megatrix" (2001–2002) and Max Clan (2003–2004) and has appeared in several TV series playing secondary roles: Hospital Central (2002), Ana y los siete (2003), Aquí no hay quien viva (2005) and Agitación +IVA (2005–2006).

2005-2010: Career in musical theatre[edit]

He debuted in big productions of musical theatre in 2005, playing the roles of Colate in En Tu Fiesta Me Colé and Mario in Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar. In 2007 and 2008 he played the role of Galileo in the Spanish production of We Will Rock You, and he also starred in the Spanish stage adaptation of High School Musical as Troy Bolton (2008–2009). In 2009 and early 2010, he played the role of Sky in the Spanish production of Mamma Mia!.[2]

2010: Eurovision and first album[edit]

On 22 February 2010, Diges won the Spanish national final, Eurovisión: Destino Oslo and was chosen to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Algo pequeñito", composed by Jesús Cañadilla and arranged and produced by Alejandro de Pinedo.

In March 2010, following his election as the Spanish Eurovision entrant, Diges was signed to Warner Music with the idea of recording an album in the style of a Spanish crooner.[3][4] The album, self-titled Daniel Diges and produced by Óscar Gómez, was released on 18 May 2010. It includes mostly songs written by Diges himself, but also two versions of "Algo pequeñito" and Spanish versions of "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel), "Everything" (Michael Bublé) and "Angels" (Robbie Williams).[5][6][7][8][9]

On 29 May 2010 in Oslo, Norway, during his scheduled performance in the Eurovision final, his routine was interrupted by famous stage invader Jimmy Jump, so according to the rules he was given the chance to perform again after all the other countries had performed.[10] Diges finished on 15th position out of 25 entries.

2010-2012: Los Miserables and Póker de Voces[edit]

After Eurovision, he was signed to play the role of revolutionary leader Enjolras in the Spanish production of 25th anniversary edition of Les Misérables, that was staged at Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid (season 2010-2011) and at Barcelona Teatre Musical in Barcelona (season 2011-2012)".[11][12] In 2011, together with fellow male cast members of Los Miserables David Ordinas, Gerónimo Rauch and Ignasi Vidal, he created, produced and starred in the concert show Póker de Voces.[13][14] On 18 July 2011 Gerónimo Rauch was replaced by Pablo Puyol and on 3 June 2012 Ignasi Vidal was replaced by Paco Arrojo.[15][16] The last concert of Póker de Voces was held in Xàtiva on 21 July 2012.[17]

2012-2013: Second album, La Bella y la Bestia, and Tu cara me suena[edit]

His second studio album, released on 31 January 2012, was titled ¿Dónde estabas tú en los 70? and consists of covers of famous hits from the 1970s like "Eres tú".[18]

Diges played the role of Gaston in the national tour of La Bella y la Bestia (Beauty and the Beast) which opened in September 2012 in Valladolid to visit 17 Spanish cities.[19][20]

On 27 August 2012, Diges was announced to join the cast of the second season of television show Tu cara me suena (Your Face Sounds Familiar) on Antena 3, in which celebrity contestants impersonate a different famous singer on stage in each episode.[21] In the season finale that took place on 11 February 2013, he finished as the runner-up.[22]

2013-present: Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar and third album[edit]

On 11 June 2013, Diges was announced the play the lead role (Mario) in the Madrid revival of Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar, which opened on 12 September 2013 at the Teatro Coliseum.[23]

On 29 April 2014, Diges released his third studio album, titled Quiero. Its first single was "Te llevas mi amor".[24]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
SPA
[25][26]
2010 Daniel Diges
  • 1st Studio Album
  • Released: 18 May 2010
  • Label: Warner Music Spain
6
2012 ¿Dónde estabas tú en los 70?
  • 2nd Studio Album
  • Released: 31 January 2012
  • Label: Warner Music Spain
13
2014 Quiero
  • 3rd Studio Album
  • Released: 29 April 2014
  • Label: Warner Music Spain

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
SPA
[27]
2010 "Algo pequeñito" 5 Daniel Diges
"Quédate Conmigo"
"Momentos de Navidad" Non-album single
2012 "Help! (Ayudame)" ¿Dónde estabas tú en los 70?
2014 "Te llevas mi amor" Quiero

Awards[edit]

  • Premio del Teatro Musical (Musical Theatre Award) for Best Breakthrough Actor for Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar (2007)[28]
  • Premio Nacional de Teatro (National Theatre Award) for Best Actor in Musicals (2010)[29]
  • Nominated – Premio de la Música (Spanish Music Award) for Best Breakthrough Songwriter for "Algo pequeñito" (shared with Alberto Jodar Collado, Jesús Cañadilla Gómez and Luis Miguel de la Varga Velasco) (2011)[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dentromusica.com/2010/05/22/algo-pequenito-la-cancion-de-espana-en-eurovision-2010-cantada-por-daniel-diges/
  2. ^ "Currículum" (in Spanish). danieldiges.com (Official site). 
  3. ^ "Diges, el 'Bublé' español, firmará un contrato discográfico con Warner" (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. 2010-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Daniel Diges: "Mi álbum tendrá dos versiones de 'Algo pequeñito'"" (in Spanish). Rtve.es. 2010-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Daniel Diges en Warner" (in Spanish). Warner Music Spain. 
  6. ^ ""Daniel Diges" es el título del primer álbum de nuestro representante en Eurovisión" (in Spanish). Rtve.es. 2010-04-30. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor (2010-05-01). "Spain: Daniel Diges' debut CD in stores on May 11". Esctoday.com. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  8. ^ "El primer álbum de Daniel Diges sale a la venta el 18 de mayo" (in Spanish). Rtve.es. 2010-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Los preparativos de Eurovisión retrasan la salida del disco de Diges al 18 de mayo" (in Spanish). eurovision-spain.com. 2010-05-06. 
  10. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (2010-02-22). "Spain: Daniel Diges to Oslo!". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  11. ^ "Daniel Diges protagoniza la nueva versión de 'Los Miserables'" (in Spanish). Europa Press. 
  12. ^ "Cameron Mackintosh y Claude-Michel Schönberg apadrinan la presentación del elenco de LOS MISERABLES en Madrid" (in Spanish). todoMUSICALES. 
  13. ^ "Canal: Póker de Voces" (in Spanish). TeatroATeatro.com. 
  14. ^ "Official web of Póker de Voces" (in Spanish). 
  15. ^ "Paco Arrojo será el nuevo integrante de Póker de Voces" (in Spanish). BroadwayWorld.com Spain. 
  16. ^ "Pablo Puyol será el nuevo componente de Póker de Voces" (in Spanish). BroadwayWorld.com Spain. 
  17. ^ "Póker de Voces anuncia su despedida" (in Spanish). BroadwayWorld.com Spain. 
  18. ^ "Diges interpreta los setenta en su segundo disco" (in Spanish). Diario de Navarra. 2011-01-11. 
  19. ^ "Confirmado el reparto de la gira de 'La Bella y la Bestia'" (in Spanish). BroadwayWorld.com Spain. 
  20. ^ "Ignasi Vidal y Talía del Val protagonizarán la gira de LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA" (in Spanish). todoMUSICALES. 
  21. ^ "Arturo Valls, Anna Simón y Daniel Diges, a 'Tu cara me suena'" (in Spanish). Qué.es. 
  22. ^ "Roko, ganadora de la segunda edición de 'Tu cara me suena'" (in Spanish). FormulaTV. 
  23. ^ "Daniel Diges y Adrián Lastra protagonizarán el nuevo HOY NO ME PUEDO LEVANTAR" (in Spanish). todoMUSICALES. 
  24. ^ "Daniel Diges regresa con ‘Quiero’" (in Spanish). Los40.com. 
  25. ^ "Search for: Daniel Diges - Albums". spanishcharts.com/. 
  26. ^ "tOP 100 ALBUMES ( SEMANA 05: del 30.01.2012 al 05.02.201)". PROMUSICAE. 
  27. ^ "Search for: Daniel Diges - Singles". spanishcharts.com/. 
  28. ^ "Premios del Teatro Musical, Ediciones anteriores" (in Spanish). Premios Teatro Musical (official site). 2010-02-23. 
  29. ^ "Daniel Diges representará a España en el próximo festival de Eurovisión" (in Spanish). ABC. 2010-02-23. 
  30. ^ "Listado definitivo de finalistas de la 15ª EDICIÓN" (in Spanish). Premios de la Música (official site). 2010-02-23. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Soraya
with La noche es para mí
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Lucía Pérez
with Que me quiten lo bailao