Eleanor Cassar (born 29 September 1982) is Maltese singer active in various popular music genres.
In 1993 her school teacher encouraged her to participate in musicals and theatrical events, and this was her first experience with singing in public.
Eleanor’s passion for music and acting led her to join her home town theatrical group Skene, whereby she was entrusted with main roles and solos as well as a number of a cappella numbers throughout the years.
Since then Eleanor continued progressing and is now the lead singer of the five piece band ZoNe 5. The band plays jazz, soul, pop and rock.
On 23, 24 and 25 September, 2016. Eleanor taken part in the Musical Il-Perit producer by Bronk Productions at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, writen by Brian Bonnici, composed by Dominic Cini, direct by Tonio Vella in the Malta caractor simbol.
- 2000 - 1st - L-Għanja tal-Poplu
- 2001 - Most Promising Artist Award - Malta Music Awards
- 2004 - Best Interpretation - L-Għanja tal-Poplu
- 2004 - 1st - Super One TV Festival
- 2005 - 1st - Kanzunetta Indipendenza
- 2006 - 1st - Malta International TV Song Festival
On an international level, Eleanor took part in a number of festivals and has put Malta’s name forward by winning an outstanding string of song contests and awards. Some of her achievements include:
- 2001 - 1st Place - Discovery Song Festival in Bulgaria
- 2004 - 1st Place - Golden Stag International Festival in Romania
- 2005 - 1st Place - Astana International Festival in Kazakhstan
- 2007 - Gold Award - Universong Festival in the Canary Islands.
Awards & recognitions
Eleanor is twice a winner of a FIDOF Award. She received her first FIDOF Award for Promising Artists in 2000 and another FIDOF Award for Best Interpretation in 2004.
Eleanor works closely with one of the most recognized authors in Malta Fleur Balzan and with singer and composer Paul Giordimaina. Moreover, Eleanor has jointly participated in a number of festivals together with Glen Vella, Malta’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf.
- 2005 - A Voice (album)
- 2010 - Signify (album)
- Through All My Life (single)
- If Love You Give and Tell Me (single & video)