Jorge González González, is a Romani Spanish singer.
Jorge González was born in Madrid in 1988 into a humble and hard working family. González emerged into the public eye thanks to his involvement with the popular Spanish singing competition television show Operación Triunfo. Taking part in the show's fifth season, which aired in 2006, González had attempted to convince his parents to allow him to audition for two straight years before he was allowed to present himself at the castings. Living at the time with his parents in Madrid, Jorge had not received any formal musical instruction at the age of 18 when he auditioned. The self-taught pianist and vocalist was in love with the sounds of salsa and Latin pop, known to his family as "el gitanillo que canta boleros." During the competition Jorge relied heavily on composers like Luis Miguel and Juan Luis Guerra for repertoire, ultimately achieving eighth place. Though not the winner, Jorge left Operación Triunfo with significant exposure and a large enough fan base that he was offered a contract with Universal's Vale Music label.
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