Thea Garrett

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Thea Garrett
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Thea Garrett in Oslo (2010)
Background information
Birth name Thea Falzon Garrett
Born (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 22)
Origin Ħal Tarxien, Malta
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Inspired

Thea Garrett (born 15 March 1992) is a Maltese singer who represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born in Malta in 1992, Thea has been studying vocal technique and interpretation under the direction of soprano Gillian Żammit. She has accompanied the North West Choir from the UK as a soloist whilst performing an oratory at the Anglican Church in Valletta. She is currently a member of "Enkor", a gospel classical choir, with whom she also performs as soloist. She has also studied musical theater at Masquerade Theatre School for ten consecutive years, participating in various productions including The King and I and Beyond the Barriquades at the Manoel Theatre, in Valletta. She has obtained qualifications in Musical Theatre, Voice Techniques and Drama from Trinity Guildhall College. At the age of 18 Thea had been invited to Maltese alt-rock band "Inspired" as a lead singer. The band had rapidly became rather popular in Malta but had broaken apart owing to copyright conflict involving judicial process between Thea from one side and Benisio Santus and Nodari Anguladze from the other. Thea kept the rights for the song and "Inspired" had stopped its activity. Thea also auditioned for the British Voice of Tomorrow contest with hundreds of British performers, Thea managed to make it with the final thirty contestants during which time she had the opportunity to attend ten sessions of training in Musical Theatre by leading tutors at the West End. Her favorite genre of music includes classical and semi classical as well as songs from musicals. Her dream is to perform at the West End in London.[citation needed]

Recently Thea sang with famous Italian singer, Gigi D'Alessio on the opening night of his World tour in Rome and was again invited to sing in Milan, where this time Gigi accompanied Thea on his piano and let her sing one of his favorite songs as a soloist.

Eurovision 2010[edit]

On 20 February 2010, Garrett won the Maltese national final to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "My Dream". Garrett performed in the first semi-final on 25 May 2010 in Oslo, Norway.[1][2] She failed to qualify for the final, placing 12th in the Semi Finals.

During the Eurovision, rumours were going around that Thea was dating Polish singer Marcin Mrozinski, but Thea denied the rumours, saying they were just close friends. After the Eurovision, it was announced that Marcin will be going down to Malta to records some tracks with Thea, while staying at her house, which fuelled more rumours to which Thea insisted that it is just a professional relationship.[3] During the Malta Eurovision Song Finals Thea & Marcin released a duet entitled "In Our Love", a song penned by the same author and composer of Garrett's "My Dream".

Frontline[edit]

The song was launched during the Malta Eurovision Song Finals, held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on 11 February 2011. The song is written by John Galea and Dean Muscat and has been recorded at Doyaya Studios under the supervision of Boris Cezek. The urban pop/RnB sound to the track made it an instant success and within a few weeks the song had made it to the very top of the local music charts on one of Malta's Leading Radio stations.

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floras, Stella (2010-02-20). "Live: Malta decides for Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  2. ^ Webb, Glen (2010-02-20). "Thea Garrett takes the Maltese ticket to Oslo!". EBU. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20100630/local/thea-placed-seventh-by-eurovision-jury
  4. ^ http://theagarrett.com/thea-garrett-in-bay-radio-malta-top-10/
  5. ^ Bugeja, Michael (2011-02-27). "There’s life after Eurovision". The Times of Malta. Retrieved 25 December 2011. The way her eyes sparkle when she speaks about musicals suggests this is a subject close to her heart. "Very much so,” she confirms. “In fact, In Our Love, the duet I recorded with (Polish singer) Marcin Mrozinski actually came about thanks to Phantom of the Opera. 

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Preceded by
Chiara
with What If We
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
2011
Succeeded by
Glen Vella
with One Life (Glen Vella song)