Mario Álvarez (singer)

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Mario Álvarez
Born (1985-11-19) 19 November 1985 (age 32)
Origin Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer, musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2000–present
Associated acts StaticDasters, Tekila orchestra, Orquesta Panorama

Mario Álvarez (born 19 November 1985 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain) is a Spanish singer. He is the winner of seventh series of Operación Triunfo in 2009, a Spanish version of Star Academy.

At 9 he started taking part in various entertainment castings. In 2000 when he was just 15, he became the vocalist for the punk band StaticDasters. In September 2004, he joined the Tekila orchestra. He also registered at Conservatorio de Música de Oviedo studying music and Escuela de Arte Dramático de Gijón studying acting.

In 2009, he applied for casting of musical Nino Bravo without success, but later on the same year was accepted as one of the finalists of Operación Triunfo. He won with a narrow margin getting 50.5% of the votes.

After touring with the other finalists, he is on the wake of releasing his debut studio album. His debut single from the album is "Voy a ser yo" (translated as I'll be me).

In 2016, he joined Orquesta Panorama.

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