A couple of days ago I heard a mesmerizing song on the radio. I was intrigued by the song and melody, but also by the noticeable accent of this beauty.
After the song had ended, the presentator said it was Jeanette with Porque te vas. The song features prominently in Cría Cuervos, which was broadcast in August 2012 on the Dutch TV, which might explain the fact it got some airtime.
The same happened in 1976: the song was written in 1974 by José Luis Perales, but did not gain worldwide attention until 1976 when Cría Cuervos went on to be honored on the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival.
Jeanette was born in London to a Belgian-Congolese father and a Spanish mother, and grew up in Chicago and Californa until her 12, when she moved to Barcelona. It might just explain that accent :)