Gisela (singer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Lladó and the second or maternal family name is Cánovas.
Gisela
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Background information
Birth name Gisela Lladó Cánovas
Also known as Gisela
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 35)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Genres pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Filmax Music
Website ViveGisela.com

Gisela (born January 1, 1979) is a Spanish pop singer and a Spanish dub actress. She was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and became famous after placing eighth in the first Spanish edition of Operación Triunfo. Before the start of Operacion Triunfo, she was a student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, studying journalism.

Career after Operación Triunfo[edit]

Her first album was Parte De Mí. It came out in Spain in 2002, selling 260,000 copies in a few weeks. Este Amor Es Tuyo, won the Viña del Mar International Song Festival contest in 2003 and also she won the award for best voice in the same edition. That year she also sang at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn with her friend Rosa López.

Her second album in 2003, Más Allá has five singles, including Más Allá, 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.

Ni te lo imaginas[edit]

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[edit]

She has performed regional voice roles for the Disney movies Peter Pan (2002), Beauty and the Beast (2003), Enchanted (2007), and, in both Castilian Spanish and Catalan,[1] Frozen as Elsa (2013), where she was also featured in the films' original soundtracks in those regions. She has performed voice roles for the Indian movie Ra.Uno in both Spanish European. She was also in The Hairy tooth fairy 1 and 2 (2006 and 2008), Copito de Nieve (2011) and Serie B (2012), in Castilian Spanish.[2]

Musical Theatre[edit]

  • 2002-2003 - Peter Pan, el musical
  • 2004-2006 - El diluvio que viene
  • 2007-2008 - Boscos Endins
  • 2008-2009 - Aloma
  • 2009-2010 - Grease
  • 2010-2011 - 40 Principales: El musical
  • 2011-2013 - Érase una vez el musical / Un mundo mágico / El reino encantado
  • 2012-2013 - Esta noche no estoy para nadie

Eurovision 2008[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

20.000 10.000

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

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Album
ESP UK
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
"Más Allá" 9 -
"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" 2 69 Casanova - Single
2010 "Vivir la Navidad" - - Vivir la Navidad
2011 "Él es ella" - - Pensando en ti
2011 "De tarde en tarde" - -
2013 "Sugarwood" - -

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

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