Monday, 12 July 2010

Daniel Diges

Daniel 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). 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).

Daniel 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!". He played the role of revolutionary leader Enjolras in the Spanish production of 25th anniversary edition of "Les Misérables", that had been staged in Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid (season 2010-2011) and in Barcelona Teatre Musical in Barcelona (season 2011-2012)". 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". On 18 July 2011 Gerónimo Rauch held his last concert as a member of "Póker de Voces" and Pablo Puyol replaced him. On 3 June 2012 was the last concert of Ignasi Vidal and he is replaced by Paco Arrojo. On 31 May 2012 he was announced to play the role of Gaston in the national tour of the musical "La Bella y la Bestia" ("Beauty and the Beast") which will open in Septembre 2012 in Valladolid and is planned to visit 17 Spanish cities.

On 22 February 2010, Daniel Diges won the Spanish national final, Eurovisión: Destino Oslo and represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Algo pequeñito", composed by Jesús Cañadilla and arranged and produced by Alejandro de Pinedo, which was on held on 29 May 2010 in Oslo, Norway. During his scheduled performance in the 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. Daniel Diges finished on 15th position out of 25 entries.

In March 2010, following his election as the Spanish Eurovision entrant, Daniel Diges was signed to Warner Music with the idea of recording an album in the style of a Spanish crooner. 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). His second studio album, released in 2012, was titled "¿Dónde estabas tú en los 70?" and consists of covers of famous hits from the 1970s like "Eres tú".

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