Gisela (singer)

Gisela Lladó Cánovas (born 1 January 1979), known mononymously as Gisela, is a Spanish pop singer and dub actress. She was born in El Bruc (Barcelona), in Catalonia, Spain and studied journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona before becoming famous after placing eighth in the first Spanish edition of Operación Triunfo in 2001. She is also known for representing Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Gisela
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Gisela in 2008
Background information
Birth nameGisela Lladó Cánovas
Born (1979-01-01) January 1, 1979 (age 41)
El Bruc (Barcelona), Spain
GenresLatin pop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2001–present
LabelsVale Music (2001-2002)
Universal (2002-2005)
Filmax (2006-2009)
Notton Music (2010-2015)
Wonderful Kids (2015)
WebsiteViveGisela.com

Career after Operación TriunfoEdit

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.

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 a commercial in the United Kingdom.

Her father, Salvador Lladó Piquer (1940–2019) died of cancer in Barcelona.[1][2] Her manager is her older brother, Joan.

Ni te lo imaginasEdit

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.

Eurovision 2008Edit

 
Gisela and her dancers at Eurovision welcome party in Belgrade
 
Gisela singing "Casanova" at Eurovision

Gisela was confirmed as the Andorran representative to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Casanova". She competed in the first semi-final on 20 May 2008. She failed to get through to the final, placing 16th of 19 entries with 22 points. Although this result, she still managed success on the music charts reaching No.2 in Spain.

FilmographyEdit

Gisela 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,[3] the singing voice of Elsa in Frozen (2013) and in Frozen II also in Castilian Spanish and Catalan. She was also in The Hairy Tooth Fairy (2006) and its sequel (2008), Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011) and Serie B (2012), in Castilian Spanish.[4]

On February 9, 2020, Gisela was called to join Idina Menzel, Aurora and eight more of Elsa's international dubbers to perform the song “Into the Unknown” during the 92nd Academy Awards. Every international performer sang one line of the song in a different language: Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg in Danish, Willemijn Verkaik in German, Takako Matsu in Japanese, Carmen Sarahí in Latin American Spanish, Lisa Stokke in Norwegian, Kasia Łaska in Polish, Anna Buturlina in Russian, Gisela in European Spanish and Gam Wichayanee in Thai.[5]

Musical TheatreEdit

  • 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
  • 2013-present - Gisela y el libro mágico
  • 2017 - La Bella Helena
  • 2017 - Nit de musicals

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

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" +20.000
2011 "Pensando en ti" +10.000

SinglesEdit

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 / "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" 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" - -
2017 "Sigue el ritmo" 10 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Memora
  2. ^ Esquelas
  3. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (January 24, 2014). "Finding a diva in 41 languages". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  4. ^ La 'triunfita' Gisela, voz de Disney. El País.
  5. ^ McPhee, Ryan (2020-02-10). "Watch Idina Menzel and 9 Fellow Elsas Sing Frozen 2's 'Into the Unknown' at the Oscars". Playbill. Retrieved 2020-02-10.

External linksEdit

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