Ramiro Saavedra

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Ramiro Saavedra
Background information
Birth name Ramiro Saavedra Linares
Born (1984-03-14) 14 March 1984 (age 32)
Arequipa, Perú
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active (2003-present)

Ramiro Saavedra Linares (born 14 March 1984, Arequipa), is a Peruvian singer, best known for being the winner of imitation and singing reality television series Yo soy (I Am), which characterized grunge singer Kurt Cobain.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Saavedra formed, in 2007, the alternative rock band Olaf, in Arequipa, Peru, in which he is vocalist and guitarist.[2] The setlist of cover songs that his band plays include singles from Oasis, Pearl Jam, REM, Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses and Nirvana. In Arequipa, Ramiro has opened concerts for bands like Mägo de Oz and Soul Asylum.[3]

On April 2012, after getting through his audition, he began his participation in the singing competition and imitation Yo soy (first season) of Frecuencia Latina characterizing Cobain.[4] His first appearance on the program was Trending topic on Twitter,[5] and media from other countries also highlighted the video of his audition.[6] The American site The Huffington Post rated his imitation as "almost perfect".[7][8] He was later interviewed by the BBC London.[9][10]

After two and a half months of competition,[11] Saavedra was the winner of the last episode.[12][13][14] He told the press that he will soon start recording his new album with his band.[15]


In Spanish
  1. ^ "Yo Soy: Kurt Cobain, el mejor imitador del Perú". Terra Perú (8 July 2012). 
  2. ^ "Conoce a "Olaf": La banda de rock del Kurt Cobain peruano". La República (23 April 2012). 
  3. ^ "Cuando el "Kurt Cobain peruano" era Ramiro Saavedra". Terra Perú (8 June 2012). 
  4. ^ "El "Kurt Cobain peruano": ¿Quién es este músico que imita al ex Nirvana?". El Comercio Perú (11 April 2012). 
  5. ^ "Kurt Cobain peruano alborota las redes sociales". Terra Perú (11 April 2012). 
  6. ^ "El 'Kurt Cobain peruano' es un éxito también en el extranjero". El Comercio Perú (12-4-12). 
  7. ^ Jauregui, Andres (20 April 2012). "Ramiro Saavedra, Kurt Cobain Sound-Alike, Rocks Peruvian TV (VIDEOS)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 April 12.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ "'Kurt Cobain peruano' es elogiado por prensa en Estados Unidos". El Comercio Perú (21-4-12). 
  9. ^ "AUDIO: 'Kurt Cobain peruano' llegó a Londres con entrevista de la BBC". El Comercio Perú (19-5-12). 
  10. ^ "The Strand: Peru's popular TV talent show, Yo Soy!". BBC London (19 May 2012). 
  11. ^ "Yo Soy llega a su fin: ellos son los finalistas". El Comercio Perú. Retrieved 08-06-12.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  12. ^ "Yo soy: Kurt Cobain, ganador de la primera temporada". La República (8 June 2012). 
  13. ^ Kurt Cobain peruano' fue el gran triunfador del concurso "Yo soy" El Comercio Perú (8 June 2012).
  14. ^ "Ramiro Saavedra y su humilde camino a la gloria en Yo Soy". Terra Perú (09-06-12). 
  15. ^ viernes 8 de junio del 2012 21:50 (2012-06-08). "Kurt Cobain peruano, el ganador de "Yo soy": "No esperaba el triunfo" | El Comercio Perú". Elcomercio.pe. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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