Nicole Azzopardi

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Nicole Azzopardi

Nicole Azzopardi (born 26 December 1996) is a singer and actress from Mosta.

She started taking singing lessons at a very early age. She participated and won several local children's festivals. At the age of seven she represented Malta for the first time at Canzoni Per Ragazzi Verdinote held in Italy. There she secured the second place. A year later she jetted off to the Ti Amo festival held in Romania and then to the Tralcio D'Oro festival in Bari, Italy, where she placed first in both festivals with Sammy Galea/Joe Julian Farrugia songs in Italian.

One of the experiences that remains deeply vivid in her memory is when she represented Malta in Italy's popular international children's contest 'Zecchino D'Oro'. Within this showcase, she performed 'La Dottoressa Lulu'. Whilst in Italy, Nicole had the opportunity to record with Sony Music.

Her local success includes an outstanding record at the popular festival Fl-Għaqda l-Melodija where she placed among the top winning songs for three consecutive years and was honoured as the overall festival winner (Children, Adolescents and Adults categories) together with Best Presentation and Choreography.

Other local successes include best interpretation and third place during the prestigious Maltese festival 'L-Għanja tal-Poplu', as well as best overall interpretation and first place in the popular festival 'L-Għanja Tal-Maltin'. Nicole took part in the national final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for four consecutive years. 'Knock Knock! .... Boom! Boom!' won Nicole the ticket to the final of the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which was held in Minsk, Belarus.

In 2011, Nicole was invited to take part in one of the leading international children and youth music festivals 'Tähtede Laul' which was held in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. There she launched two brand new upbeat songs called 'My Heart Beats For Love' and 'Simply Hi'. 2011 was an important year for Estonia as Tallinn was declared Europe's Capital of Culture. 'Tähtede Laul' 2011 formed part of the festivities that were organized under the auspices of the Estonian Ministry of Culture and Meero Muusik to celebrate the event of the European Capital of Culture.

Nicole is an active member of the 'St Monica Choir', Malta's leading polyphonic choir, respected by international connoisseurs for the quality, standards and discipline with which it executes its productions. In addition, she has performed as a senior choir member in the popular local rock opera Ġensna. She was later selected as one of the choir members that sang during the visit to Malta of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

She has also formed part of the main choir that accompanied the internationally known Tenor Joseph Calleja and international artist Michael Bolton. More recently, she took part in another concert as a senior choir member again supporting the Tenor Joseph Calleja, the five-time Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick and Maestro Riccardo Cocciante.

Nicole is now one of the main cast that take part in the very popular youth TV musical serial called 'Dreams' and 'Dreams 2' which is broadcast on the Maltese national TV channel. Nicole has obtained a distinction in pianoforte practice. She has been awarded a qualification at Grade four in both theory and practice by the Trinity College of London.