She has been linked to television since she was very young, but that of ‘MasterChef Celebrity’ is a totally different challenge for Tamara. The Sevillian has completed the quota of singers for the sixth edition of the Spanish Television program together with David Bustamante and Yotuel Romero. In social networks, he makes it clear that he loves cooking and that he develops with ease preparing traditional dishes, although it will be necessary to check if he knows how to withstand the pressure between the stoves as well as he does on stage.
To Tamara Macarena Valcárcel Serrano (June 27, 1984) art and talent come from caste. The granddaughter of the flamenco singer Rafael Farina and the dancer Fernanda Romero was already pointing out ways since her first television appearances, which took place on Canal Sur in the mid-90s, giving voice to classics of Spanish song.
He debuted in ‘Little stars’
Like David Civera, Elena Rivera or Ana Guerra, Tamara’s jump to the national screen took place in the ‘talent show’ of Antena 3 ‘Little stars’, the children’s version of the mythical ‘Meteor Shower’. The Andalusian impressed with a version of ‘Colores en el viento’, from the soundtrack of the movie ‘Pocahontas’, as well as imitating Laura Pausini.
After competing in ‘Bravo, bravísimo’ (Telecinco), she released her debut album in 1999, ‘Gracias’, with which she would establish herself in the Spanish music scene as the great bolero performer that she is today. ‘If they leave us’, the theme of the Mexican singer José Alfredo Jiménez, broke into the charts with force and would mark the career of the one from the Macarena neighborhood. With only 15 years old, got five platinum records in our country and several gold records in Latin American countries, like Venezuela, Mexico or Colombia.
Tamara singing at the age of 12 in Canal Sur. (Youtube)
Litigation with the other Tamara
In full consolidation of his professional career, the artist had to be seen in court with another singer that he wanted to ‘steal’ neither more nor less than the name with which he had taken his first steps in the world of music. In 2001, María del Mar Cuena Seisdedos, currently Yurena (formerly Ámbar or Tamara), was sued by the record company of the participant of ‘MasterChef Celebrity 6’, alleging that she had registered the term before.
Although the sentence was favorable for the singer of ‘I did not change’ in the first instance, Tamara Valcárcel won the judicial process, which forced her to change her artistic name. His ‘namesake’ explained during an evening of ‘Come and have dinner with me: Gourmet Edition’ that he “gave him the name”, well, in reality, “he gave up something that was his and that belonged to him by seniority”.
The one about the litigation with Yurena is not the most famous story of the character that stars in this profile. In February 2012, Tamara reported having been a victim of kidnapping in Lugo. Apparently, before a concert in the town of Castro de Rei, the singer refused to change in her dressing room, located in the funeral room of the town’s cemetery.
The contestant of the culinary program of La 1 and the musical promoter of the event, José Ángel López Sande, ended up in court for this issue, contributing two very different versions of the conflict. While the businessman alleged that the hired woman arrived late and that she refused to sing (in statements to ‘The voice of Galicia’, affirmed that “Tamara only wanted prominence”), Valcárcel maintained that the organizer acted with violence and forced her to give the planned recital at the local festival.
Attached to the small screen
That Tamara is not imposed by cameras is a fact, Well, he has rarely said ‘no’ to participating in television programs. The artist has been invited to ‘Tu cara me suena’ on several occasions to put herself in the shoes and voices of icons such as Patty Bravo or Ana Belén. Sometimes, he has come to present his ‘singles’; others, she herself has been imitated.
The singer has also passed through multiple spaces of FORTA (‘Wonderful people’, ‘What a night’, ‘The afternoon here and now’, ‘Andalusian Christmas Eve’, ‘Luar’, ‘Bamboleo’, ‘A tu vera’), from TVE (‘Music yes’, ‘Prodigies’, ‘Operation triumph’), from Antena 3 (‘Pasapalabra’) or from Telecinco (‘There is one thing I want to tell you’, ‘Long live life’). Likewise, María Teresa Campos and Isabel Gemio have interviewed her on their respective YouTube channels.
Married with four children
Tamara has always been a very familiar person. In 2005 she married Daniel Roque Rosales in Seville, with whom she has four children. The singer uses social networks to share with her followers pictures with her husband and their little ones, in addition to showing her passion for fashion or for sports and a healthy life.
It was precisely through their social accounts that the latest controversy broke out. In recent years, the Andalusian has been posting images that show aesthetic touches on her face. However, he has always denied having undergone operations of any kind.