The American Music Awards ~ Karen Church

The AMA awards are on Sunday night. How can they claim to honor the best in music if the best isn’t on the list? Makes the whole competition null and void as far as I’m concerned. I’m not watching!
Karen has an explanation for this.

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Hi, I did some research on the voting for the American Music Awards and this is what I found.

While the Grammy Awards are awarded based on votes by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the AMA’s are determined by a poll of music buyers and the public. The American Music Awards have nominations based on sales, airplay, activity on social networks, and video viewing and can nominate only the works released between 1 December of the previous year and 1 September of the current year. Before 2010 had nominations based only on sales and airplay and nominated every work, even if old. The Grammys have nominations based on vote of the Academy and only nominate a work from their eligibility period that changes often.

I think that maybe the category they would be best suited for would be the Favorite Adult Contemporary Award. Adult contemporary tends to have lush, soothing and highly polished qualities where emphasis on melody and harmonies is accentuated. It is usually melodic enough to get a listener’s attention, and is inoffensive and pleasurable enough to work well as background music. Like most of pop music, its songs tend to be written in a basic format employing a verse–chorus structure.

I think that since IL VOLO is not marketed to radio stations and they don’t do video’s on MTV it is difficult for them to be taken serious as award winning vocalists as we all know they are. Sometimes I feel so sorry for IL VOLO for the world has no idea what they are missing.



I understand, Karen. Thank you so much for your research.

Still not watching. They could at least be performing there! What a golden opportunity that would have been for our guys. I hope Sony tried that. You did, didn’t you Sony? Didn’t you? The Crew knows where to find you. Do justice to the best performers you’ve ever had under contract. We’re watching you, Sony!
(Marie’s unbiased opinion/rant/threat)

Rai TV Video – Take Two!!! (#1)

Here again is that link to the Rai TV video – Porta a Porta program:

 Click Here →

Only this time Jeannette (imjustagiglio) has a translation for us!!!  Just what we’ve all been wishing for.  Watch what you ask for you might get it and it’s LONG.  It’s also AWESOME!  I will publish it as a serial in sections. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Jeannette and Madeline!


I have the first three translations, and that is the first half of the show… I will send you each one as I receive them… The lady who is translating lives in Malta, which is below Sicily, and it is almost 4AM there, so I do not expect any more tonight…

They are on their way… Enjoy,

Subj: Porta, Porta #1

Il Volo interview Porta a Porta 2014 Translation by Madeline Bugeja. Part 1 from start up to 8.56.

The interview starts off with us seeing the boys center stage, waiting for the signature tune to end, and as in the background we see the beautiful photos of the boys enriching the studios there, when the tune ended we heard Ignazio’s beautiful voice lead the others into the final notes of Il Mondo, which echoed throughout the studios, leaving Mr Vespa and all those, present there in awe at the power of the three beautiful voices united together, the applause was long and loud, and the camera focused on the happy, glad faces of the owners of those voices, that are so loved by many.

Bruno took a hint from the audience, when he heard this resounding applause, and told the boys that, by now they were at home there, and it seems that he is right on, because the boys look eager to talk and act as if they are glad to visit Bruno there, and later on this remark, is proved correct, Bruno also told them that it was his pleasure to have them there, Bruno told them that they bring luck to each other, referring to the fact that viewers go up for his show when the boys are on, and likewise the boys benefit from the exposure of this much followed show in Italy.

Bruno continued to say, that only a while back they were just kids, with their aunt by their side, and he asked them if they were still in contact with her, to which Ignazio, happily said, that they absolutely were, and here Bruno asked them “And who is your Aunt”? to which eager voices uttered ANTONELLA! And here Bruno requested an applause for her, saying that she brought the boys up, so to say.

Bruno said that the boys were now grown up, they are now all in their 20’s or close to it so to say, to which Ignazio said yes to that, and Bruno here remarked, that they changed their recording company, and that they are now in contract with Sony, Bruno said that even the boys needs have changed, and that now they also come with their band with them on shows, he here named the members of the band, Bruno said that on his show, they are used to performing miracles, but bringing a live band could not be done without the aid the technicians, that came over from SanRemo, they are all back stage, because the boys have grown and now have specific requirements.

Here Bruno asked the boys where they had been, and Piero said that they had been to a lot of places, and that only two weeks ago they were in Russia, and last week in Miami, because as Bruno mentioned, they signed a new contract with a new recording company, and Piero said that it was Sony, Piero continued to say, that that was a new family, and a new adventure, Piero continued, that they are now recording their new album.

Bruno remarked that they had taken the Italian music around the world, and again mentioned the song written by the late Jimmy Fontana Il Mondo, Gian said that they were now studying, and said that it was not easy, because they had to please a lot of countries with their music, and still bring the Italian music of the 50’s that so many people abroad don’t yet know, but in a fresh way with new arrangements, Piero said that taking the song Il Mondo to other countries was something, but us being young, and by including electric guitars, drums, and base, they managed to modernize it to their style, Ignazio said, it is not easy in this age of RAP, to bring this type of music to the world, which is a mix of classic and pop,that maybe is not understood by everyone, but that is our goal, to bring our music to the teens, that maybe listen only to Eminem, or to Moreno here in Italy, Ignazio concluded.

Bruno said that they just did a mini tour in Italy, and he mentioned the places where they were held, and said that they were going to see some clips of the concerts. After the clips, Bruno asked the boys which they think the Italians liked the best, and Gian here remarked that the clips show them singing only the classic Italian songs, but Gian said, that their repertoire consisted also of modern pop songs, more fresh more pop. Piero here asked if he could interrupt for a second, to which Ignazio, said that for them that would be ok, Piero continued, that they toured a lot, and always complained that they did not do a concert in Italy, Piero said, that someone remarked to them that Bruno was more like their uncle now to them, and Bruno with a huge smile on his face, said, that they already had an Aunty Antonella, and now they have an Uncle Bruno, he said with evident fondness on his face, Piero continued to say, that this was so, because he was at the concerts they had in Italy, and for us, Piero continued, it was a great honor, Piero continued, by saying, that having Bruno there in the first rows at our concerts, filled our hearts Piero concluded, to which Bruno told them that it was them, that filled his heart.

Bruno here asked the boys, which of their songs the Italians liked most, and Ignazio mentioned Mattinata, and Gian said that they also liked IO CHE NON VIVO, AND Bruno here said, that in the studio they tended to improvise a lot, and asked the boys if they could to a piece of the song, Piero, here asked the maestro to give him a key, but Gian stopped him saying, that since they were going to sing this song later on, why not do another one, but Piero noticed that Bruno wished to hear that song, and said Io che non vivo then, to which Ignazio said why not, since we are here, we can do it now, Ignazio concluded. Here we see the boys performing this beautiful song.






Il Volo has been nominated for this year’s Latin Music Italian Awards, and if these first few days are any indication, it’s going to be a fight to the finish. Are we up to it?

To encourage and inspire us along the way, join All Things Il Volo, Il Volo Flight Crew and All About Il Volo for three separate, special days of voting and fun!

Of course, we have to vote everyday–EVERYDAY! But, mark your calendars for these special days and then spend the day with your fellow Il Volo family blitzing the vote so our guys come out on top!

Each day will have a different theme, so stay turned as they days get closer!   #ILVOLOVERSPOWER


Click here —>  VOTE FOR IL VOLO!!!!

Even After That!

 a - Sept 2014 crdit Jasminebaeza Photography - headerAfter you pull yourself away from their looks.

t - 2.5When you can stop admiring their upbringing.

A - popeIf you pause from thanking God for their being.



After the lines and the crowds




and the waiting and the anticipation.



Way after your heart has filled to capacity.



 Later, when you’ve reveled in the feelings of love,






and devotion.

i - jumpWhen you take away the endless playfulness that is Ignazio,

G- gleam

the gleam in Gianluca’s eyes,

DSCN0338 marie really closethe smile on the perfect lips of Piero.

Mary and Laura

Mary and Laura

After you wipe that smile off your own face.

There’s still the music.




Here’s what’s up with Linda. I’ve hesitated telling you all, waiting for something positive to say. I’ve got nothing.

Linda knows I’m telling you this. Her problems are many. She needs surgery. Has very painful problems with her hip, sciatic nerve and spine. Doctor won’t release her for surgery. Several reasons including lungs and heart. Even though she is on pain meds, she is still in a lot of pain and is only able to walk a few steps. She receives physical therapy everyday. Chances are she will be at St. John’s a very long while.

So, it looks like our Linda – as you all know has one of the best minds around, possesses more common sense than I’ll ever have plus, she gets all my jokes! – is trapped by her body. I hate telling you all this. I really do, but so many of you were asking. I just hope she is able to come back to us soon via computer. She misses it very much.

She wanted me to be sure to tell you all how much she appreciates you thinking about her. She was the envy of the center because she received so much mail from all over. Said even the nun’s were envious when she got a card from So. Africa.

Say an extra prayer for your board member and my best friend.

Linda Snyder
St. John’s Nursing Center
3075 NW 35th Ave.
Lauderdale Lakes, Fl. 33311

Il Volo Professional ~~ Playing for a Cure, It Was Never Published, and A Call For Help

Hey Everyone!

Hope you’ve had a great week and are have a great weekend!  The Guys are really resting (good for them!), so just a couple of things today…


Ignazio Fights Cancer

Vincent Ferrera Bannera Facebook

Vincent Ferrante Bannera Facebook

We all know and love that Ignazio, Piero, and Gianluca love to take opportunities to help others and give back, and on Friday, Ignazio took another one, participating in a charity soccer match to promote cancer research.

(Following translation sent to me by LiJoy from Google):

“Friday, November 14th, there was the 1st memorial “Scirea-Facchetti” Municipal Stadium “Lombardo Angotta” Marsala. The meeting was organized by the Club Juventus and Inter Club of Marsala.
Took to the field: Toto Schillaci, the bombar of magical nights of Italy 90; Nicholas Sciacca, flag of Foggia Zeman; Bush coach Roberto Trapani, Ignazio Boschetto of the trio “Il Volo”, Nino Barraco, Valerio Leto, Aldo Fina, James Costigliola, Matthew Gerardi, Michael Impiccichè, and many other Sports Club Marsala in 1912.
Speakers Live Phone: Fabio Grosso and Mariella Scirea; both very pleased with the initiative carried out by the club this evening that had the common denominator of charity. In fact, the entire proceeds from the event were donated to AIRC (Italian Association for Cancer Research).
Vincent Ferrante Bannera”

Click here —> Italian Article About the Match ~~ Athina via LiJoy

Roberto Di Girolamo

Roberto Di Girolamo

Click here —> Roberto Di Girolamo Photo Album ~~ LiJoy

Click here —> Vincenzo Ferante Bannera Facebook ~~ LiJoy

Roberto Di Girolamo

Roberto Di Girolamo

LiJoy tells me that not only did Ignazio’s team win the match, Ignazio himself delivered the winning goal!  Congratulations, Ignazio, and way to support such a worthy cause!


Never Published Video

Needs no introduction or explanation.  From Marostica, thanks to Francesco Boschetto Facebook & LiJoy, enjoy!



DSCN0309I think we all loved the concerts we were able to attend this year, and to get us through the lean time of Il Volo’s off season and while we’re waiting patiently (or something less polite… ;)   ) for new music to be released, I am trying to recreate the North American tour.

Now, I know that sometimes the set list differed from one city to the next, and some of the cute stuff in between might have been different from night to night as well.  Could you help me with this?

If you have a set list from the concert in your city that I could use for research or a cute video of banter/antics between The Guys at your show that you would like included in an upcoming post, please send it to us via e-mail at

Thanks, and have a great week!

~~ Kelly