Occupations Actress, singer, television presenter, Vocal Coach Years active 1988-present (singer) 2000-present (actress) 2002-present (TV host)
Contents • 1 Early years • 2 TV Presenter • 3 Vocal Coach • 4 References Early years
Gillian Attard born on 3 February, 1983 grew up in Zejtun. A Maltese actress, singer, television personality, and Vocal Coach. She sings in Maltese, English and Italian.
She has hosted a local popular make-over television show Cinderella. In 1994, she released her first album, Messaġġ t'Imħabba, that included fourteen tracks, thirteen of which are in her native tongue.
The singer started her singing career at a very young age. Unluckily for her, she lost her mother very early in her childhood. A song was written in her mom's memory, Quddiem l-inkwatru tal-Madonna (In front of the Madonna's picture), sung by the young Gillian herself.
She took part of the first edition of "POPin" which promoted new local artists. She went from one phase of "POPin" into another performing Maltese songs originally composed by Maestro Dominic Galea. Attard won the first edition of "POPin" and represented Malta in a song contest held early that Summer in Belarus, where she sang the English version of the song ("You touched my Soul") representing Malta in this year¹s OGAE contest.
In 2002, she made her debut in the annual music festival "L-Ghanja tal-Poplu" (The people's ode). She performed Xi darba min jaf. The song placed a close second and was one of the hot favourites in the festival. In September 2002, she took part in another song contest, The Independence Song Contest, held annually as part of Malta's Independence Day on 21 September celebrations. On 3 August 2003, Attard will be of the acts in the "Summer Nights Festival" concert, starring also the Irish singer Johnny Logan.
"Xi darba min jaf" was chosen by OGAE Malta following a pre-selection including 20 tracks. A jury made up of OGAE Malta members voted for all entries and eventually "Xi darba min jaf" was declared as the winning song. First runner up was Georgina Abela "Fomm il-vjolin" (The violin's hymn).
In 2002, she co-hosted and produced the One TV-show "Chiara & Friends" with singer Chiara Siracusa. In 2003, she presented the Sunday show Għal Kull Ħadd (One TV) Because of her popularity she hosted the make-over show Cinderella (One TV) in 2006 and on (Net TV) in 2007.
At the same time she wanted to extend her artistic abilities. She presented the Tuesday prime-time show Pumpkin (on One TV). Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. In 2002, the Maltese actress and TV presenter Eileen Montesin offered Attard her first film role in the television series "Under Cover 4" (One TV).
Presently Gillian Attard maintains a very busy schedule with a combination of music direction, vocal coaching, extensive performing, and choral preparation.
TV Presenter • Presenter 2002 - Chiara & Friends 2003 - Għal Kull Ħadd 2003 - Summer Break 2006-2007 - Cinderella 2006 - Pumpkin 2007 - Cinderella Plus 2008 - Mamma Mia
Vocal Coach 2009 - LA VOIX ACADEMY MALTA
- Messaġġ t'Imħabba (1994)