Ximena Abarca (born María Ximena Abarca Tapia, Santiago de Chile, September 24, 1981) is a chilean pop, latin and R&B singer, and also is an actress, having appeared in some Chilean made-for-TV operas. In 2003, Ximena Abarca appeared in the Chilean's TV talent contest "Protagonistas de la Música". Over a period of weeks she won, lost and won again, eventually becoming a public favourite. As the winner of the contest, Ximena Abarca signed contract with Warner Music for a recording. She was also invited to the International Festival of the Song of Viña del Mar.