Alvaro Estrella

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Alvaro Estrella
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Background information
Birth nameAlvaro Raul Estrella Zapata
Born (1980-08-14) 14 August 1980 (age 41)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer
LabelsX-Level, Universal Music

Alvaro Raul Estrella Zapata (born 14 August 1980) is a Swedish singer and dancer with Chilean origin who has participated three times in Melodifestivalen (2014, 2020 and 2021), the selection process for picking the Swedish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.


In 2014 he competed with the song "Bedroom" written by Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Loren Francis, Kristofer Östergren.[1][2] He sang in the first semi-final in Malmö but he didn't pass to the final, taking the 6th place.

Estrella has also appeared as dancer for many years in the Melodifestivalen contest including for singer Danny Saucedo in Saucedo's song "Amazing" in 2012.

He participated in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Vamos Amigos" along with Mendez.[3] The song reached the finale through the Second Chance round and ended up in eleventh place, scoring a total of 40 points.[4]

He participated in Melodifestivalen 2021[5] with the song "Bailá Bailá" performed on 20 February 2021, qualifying to the "andra chansen" (second chance) round, where he won his duel and qualified for the final.[6]


In 2014, he dubbed the role of the lead character Manolo Sánchez in the Swedish version of the animated film The Book of Life.

He developed a dancing career and has danced for many artists including Danny Saucedo, Eric Saade and others.



Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
"Bedroom" 2014 51 Melodifestivalen 2014
"All in My Head" Non-album single
"Side x Side" 2016
"Taking You Home" 2018
"Weekend Lover" 2019
"Vamos Amigos"
(Mendez featuring Alvaro Estrella)
2020 12 Melodifestivalen 2020
"Mistletoe" Non-album single
"Bailá Bailá" 2021 8 Melodifestivalen 2021
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2014-02-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. ^ Favoriterna stod pall i Andra chansen Expressen Retrieved 4 March 2020
  4. ^ Thornéus, Ebba; Demirian, Natalie; Ek, Torbjörn (7 March 2020). "The Mamas vinner Melodifestivalen 2020". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ "LISTA: De tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2021". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  6. ^ These are Sweden’s contenders for the Eurovision Song Contest The Local. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Alvaro Estrella discography". Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 14" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 April 2021.

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