Eleanor Spiteri

Age: 28

Where do you live? Ghaxaq

Status: In a relationship

Star Sign: Scorpio

Main occupation: Nurse

Media-related occupation: Singer

For Eleanor Spiteri music has always been at the centre of her life.  Being brought up in a musical environment, it is no wonder that she started showing an interest in music from a very early age.

At the age of 12, her mother encouraged Eleanor to audition for the Malta Children’s Choir of ActReact, which was directed by Ray Mangion.  Eleanor’s singing career actually started from there.  During those five years with ActReact, she took part in various productions , which included The Magic of Musicals, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Abba-Esque, The Sound of Music and Beatles on my Mind.

Eleanor’s first time participating in the Maltasong for Europe Festival took place in 2006 when she sang the song This Heart of Mine, which was composed by Maestro Paul Abela and written by Joe Julian Farrugia. She has also sung with Roger Tirazona and Cliff Zammit in the group Trilogy.  Together with Roger and Cliff, she placed third.

The following year, Eleanor with Roger and the newcomer Daniel Debono, placed second in the Maltasong for Europe Festival.

Another role she held was as the main female singer on the television programme, ‘Tista Tkun Int’.  In July 2008, she had the great opportunity to sing the American National Anthem in front of a crowd of 40,000 people at the San Francisco Giants Stadium which is also known as the AT & T Park.

How did you first discover you had a talent for singing?

At the age of 12, my mother encouraged me to audition for the Malta Children’s Choir of ActReact. I have been singing ever since!!

Are there any new projects you’re working on at the moment?

Together with the group Trilogy, we are trying new things with our new style of symphonic rock.

How would you describe your relationship with money?

One cannot live comfortably without money.

Speaking about money, what’s a hobby you spend most money on?

Honestly, for the time being, singing is my main hobby.  So I can definitely say that I spend the most on clothes for appearances and performances.

What is it that you cannot live without?

Happiness and family.

To find out more about Eleanor, visit www.eleanorspiteri.com