María Peláe

María Peláez Sánchez[2] (Málaga, March 31, 1990) is a Spanish singer and composer, known artistically as María Peláe. She has released two albums, entitled Hipocondría y La folcrónica. She participated as a contestant in the ninth edition of Antena 3's Tu cara me suena (2021–2022), finishing third.[3] Her music is a mix of flamenco and pop rhythms, and the words to her songs are often funny and critical of society. [4]

María Peláe
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María Peláez Sánchez

(1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 32)[1]
Malaga, Spain
OccupationSinger and songwriter
Years active2010–present


She was born in Málaga on March 31, 1990. At the age of 13, she was given a guitar, and at 16, she gave her first concert as a percussionist. At the age of 18, shortly before entering medical school, she gave her first concert as a soloist (guitar and voice). She felt so strongly about it that she decided to study something that would allow hwe to combine it with music, which led hwe to choose Social Work and, later, Anthropology.

In 2016, she released her first studio album, Hipocondría, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and with it she toured a multitude of venues in various Spanish cities, such as Café Berln in Madrid or Cochera Cabaret in Málaga. [5]

She has composed two songs that were finalists to represent Spain at Eurovision: Arde, sung by Aitana (composed with Alba Reig from Sweet California)[6] and Nadie se salva (with Nil Moliner and Garabato), performed by Miki Núñez and Natalia Lancuza. [7] From 2019, after delaying the start of her new project due to last minute changes, she began to upload to her Youtube channel a series of songs that denoted a change towards a more modern production (a change recommended by Alba Reig of Sweet California).

The first single from this new stage, released in July 2019, was En casa de herrero (talking about the music industry and the artist's own change of sound),[8] and in September of that same year she released La niña (dealing with female homosexuality using irony and with autobiographical overtones).

La niña followed by Y quién no, No me mires así, sung with Alba Reig and whose video clip was recorded during the quarantine derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, La confesión, La quería with Riki Rivera on guitar, Te espero en jarra with the singer Sandra Carrasco, and Mi tío Juan (in which she talks about male homosexuality with a lot of irony).[9] Later, she released Que vengan a por mí, a more serious song she composed after "seeing a demonstration of very young people with a lot of hate in their eyes, attacking and saying very ugly things to people who were demonstrating for something nice," as she said in an interview on the Antena 3 program El Hormiguero.[10]

Tu cara me suenaEdit

On July 23, 2021, her official participation as a contestant in the ninth edition of Antena 3's Tu cara me suena was confirmed,[11] alongside personalities such as Los Morancos, Lydia Bosch, Loles León, Eva Soriano, David Fernández, Rasel Abad, Nia Correia and Agoney.[12]

She became the second finalist after her imitation of Barbara Pravi, a French singer who represented France at Eurovision. She came in third place with her imitation of Lola Flores, whom she has cited on multiple occasions as a reference, and was one of the favorites throughout the edition.[13]

She is out as a lesbian and has used her songs and appearances on TV and in the press to bring more attention to the LGBTI community.[14]


Studio albumsEdit

  • Hipocondría (2016)
  • La folcrónica (2022)


  • En casa de herrero (2019)
  • La niña (2019)
  • Y quién no (2020)
  • No me mires así (2020)
  • La confesión (2020)
  • La quería (con Riki Rivera) (2020)
  • Te espero en jarra (with Sandra Carrasco)(2021)
  • Mi tío Juan (2021)
  • Que vengan a por mí (2021)
  • Cómo están las cosas (with Nia) (2022)
  • La quería (con Pastora Soler) (2022)
  • Historia de vida (with Vanesa Martín) (2022)
  • Cuéntale (with Las niñas) (2022)


  1. ^ "María Peláe". FormulaTV (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Alsondelpez gana el 25º Certamen Andaluz de Canción de Autor". ElPais (in Spanish). 28 July 2012.
  3. ^ "María Peláe, tercera clasificada en la Gran Final: "En ningún momento ha habido competición ni competencia alguna"". Antena3 (in Spanish). 5 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Quién es María Peláe, la invitada en El Hormiguero que cambió su apellido". ElMundo (in Spanish). 29 October 2021.
  5. ^ "¿Quién es María Peláe, concursante de 'Tu cara me suena 9'?". ElConfidencial (in Spanish). 5 November 2021.
  6. ^ "¿Quién es María Peláe, concursante de 'Tu cara me suena 9'?". ElConfidencial (in Spanish). 20 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Quién es María Peláe: su música, su novia y su verdadero apellido". EuropaFM (in Spanish). 28 October 2021.
  8. ^ "María Peláe: '¿Mi objetivo? Destapar la doble moral y pasármelo bien'". LaVanguardia (in Spanish). 8 May 2021.
  9. ^ "María Peláe:En mi cabeza cumplí los 84 hace meses"". Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 1 August 2021.
  10. ^ "El tropezón, literal, de Pablo Motos con María Peláe en 'El hormiguero'"". LaVanguardia (in Spanish). 28 October 2021.
  11. ^ antena3 (23 July 2021). "Agoney, concursante confirmado para la novena edición de 'Tu cara me suena' El cantante ya tiene experiencia en el concurso". Antena3 (in Spanish).
  12. ^ "Tu Cara Me Suena 9: Estos son todos los concursantes confirmados del talent show de Antena 3 Nia, Rasel, Eva Soriano y María Peláe se unen a Los Morancos, Agoney, Loles León, David Fernández y Lydia Bosch". Los40 (in Spanish). 30 July 2021.
  13. ^ "María Peláe, finalista de Tu cara me suena: "El porno lésbico está hecho para hombres"". ElMundo (in Spanish). 22 March 2022.
  14. ^ "María Peláe es 'La folcrónica': "Si mi pareja es una mujer, ¿por qué no voy a decirlo?"". ShanGay (in Spanish). 22 March 2022.