Juan ‘Juanelo’ was born in 1998 in Los Palacios and Villafranca, Seville, and is a descendant of a family of flamenco singers. At his young age he already has almost 10 years of professional career with a self-taught training combined with the Rebollar Academy of Performing Arts.
One of his most latent qualities is purity, which is in the blood of the prolific Orta de Los Palacios y Villafranca family. His singing is austere, sober and deeply orthodox, while his mirrors are always the singing of Utrera, Lebrija and Morón, from which his singing idols come. At his young age he has already been requested by great flamenco figures such as José Galván, Salvador Távora, Pastora Galván and María Pages, among many others. Among his most outstanding awards are the First Prize in the Curro de Utrera Flamenco Singing Competition at the age of 13, the Prize in Santiponce, Carmona and Umbrete or the First Prize in the El Cuervo La Choza de Juaniquin Competition for the best soleá and the best cantaor under 30 years old.
Between 2016 and 2017 it is forged for a year performing daily at La Carbonera in Seville. Over the last few years he has shared the stage with artists such as Enrique el Extremeño, Antonio Moya, Mari Peña, Miguel Ortega, José Galván, Cristina Hoyos, Pepa Montes and Ricardo Miño, among others.