Il Volo Professional ~~ Another Nomination!!!!

 

Yes! The Guys have received a nomination for the

Premios tu Mundo 2014 Awards!

 

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Il Volo — Duo o Grupo Favorito

(Favorite Duo or Group)

 

Bing Translation:  “That joy! We are nominated to the @PremiosTuMundo #PremiosTuMundo @ilvolo thank you!”

Yeah, “that joy!”   ;)   This is the summer of Il Volo!  Please take a minute to happy dance with me…  :D

 

graphics-dancing-383114“Premios tu Mundo” (Your World Awards) is a fan voted awards show celebrating the best in US Latin Pop Culture and will air from Miami on August 21st (watch the calendar for updates).

Click here —> http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Telemundo-Announces-Nominees-for-3rd-Annual-PREMIOS-TU-MUNDO-20140715 to read more about the event, and here is the information you really want:

HOW TO VOTE (and ILVolovers rocked that vote during the Billboards, so I know we can do it again!):

Visit their official website here —>http://msnlatino.telemundo.com/entretenimiento/Premios_Tu_Mundo/Vota/Duo-o-Grupo-Favorito-16  . You may vote up to 10 times a day in the 26 categories through August 12th.  Follow @premiostumundo on Twitter and Instagram to join in the fun.  You can also find them on Facebook.

Congratulations, Guys!

 

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~~Kelly

Il Volo Professional ~~ New Wave 2014, Abruzzo Press and Taormina Wrap Up…Just Because

Hey Everyone!

I think I’ve–dare I say it?–finally caught up with our busy globe trotters and can take a bit of a rest until they hit Mexico at the end of the week.  Perhaps a drink right in the middle of that group of guys in the picture Gianluca Instagramed a little while ago….no…?  OK…fine…. *pouting*   ;)

 

Il Volo Performs At the New Wave Music Festival

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After an emotional and amazing week in Taormina, The Guys headed to Riga,  the capital of Latvia, and Jurmala to participate in the New Wave Music Festival.  The festival is a six day event with two days dedicated to international competition, though Il Volo did not compete; they appeared as special guests, singing two crowd favorites.  To read more about the event, 

 

Click here —> http://www.hotelbaltpark.com/en/blog/new-wave-2014-in-jurmala#!  ,

here —>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riga to learn about Riga,

and enjoy the pictures and videos below. 

 

Il Mondo; New Wave 2014

O Sole Mio; New Wave 2014

By NovayaVolna

Click here for All About Il Volo’s New Wave Gallery —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-new-wave-2014-gallery/

“Grazie!” Grazie #newwave #newwave2014 #latvia #jurmala #riga #lettonia; Il Volo Facebook

They Talk Fashion

By All About Il Volo

 And they gave an interview to Mix TV, a Latvian music television station geared toward young people.

Mix TV Interview… *raised eyebrows*….

By Mix TV, проект портала Mixnews.lv

Yes, Gianluca; we love your looks from Brioni.  Ooh, la la!  Unfortunately, I’m not blonde.  Dang!

 

Press Conference in Pescara

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From Latvia, they headed “home; sweet home,” or more correctly: Gianluca did.  Ignazio and Piero went with him to prepare for their press conference in Pescara to talk about their upcoming concert in Abruzzo in September.  In attendance were: Pescara’s mayor, Marco AlessandriniGiovanni Di Iacovo, Council Member of Culture, Massimo Fregnani, the Italian tour promoter  and, of course, their faithful manager, Michele Torpedine.

Click here — > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescara for information about Pescara.

Interview in Pescara; found by Athina Angelopoulos

Click here —>  http://www.rete8.it/it/component/allvideoshare/video/latest/spettacoli-il-volo-a-pescara-il-5-settembre.html for the video, and

here —> http://www.rete8.it/it/cultura-e-spettacolo/15797-il-volo-a-pescara-il-5-settembre.html for the written article (how are you all doing with your Italian?)

You can also see a video of some of the conference with a translation at All About Il Volo here —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-antenna-10-italy/

 

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Oh…one more: Gianluca Jokes About Ignazio’s Appetite

By All About Il Volo

 Good Luck, guys!  I know you’ll have as much success in Abruzzo as you did in Sicily!

 

Tormina Wrap Up

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I’m guessing that everyone has seen about everything that there is to see about Taormina, but I found a few more things.   Enjoy!

 

 

Small mention of Il Volo with them holding their Tao Award during the presentation; Found by Anthina Angelopolous

By Sestarete

All About Il Volo Links:

Rai 1 Taormina Interviews —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-interview-rai1/

Estate en Diretta English Translation —> http://www.ilvolo.mus.br/2014/07/il-volo-on-estate-in-diretta-translated-to-english/

Playlists from ilvolo_russia

Thank you, Maria!

 

Just Because

If you don’t know that The Guys believe in faith and family, you need to read this interview from Zenit.  If you already know, read it and fall in love with them more.   ;)

Click here —> http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/il-volo-award-winning-trio-taking-world-by-storm-speaks-to-zenit-on-faith-family-franciscropped-a-mlla-linked-feb-5th.jpg

Ciao!

~~ Kelly

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT……….

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Hi Everyone,

It’s been a long and wonderful week for our “Guys”!!  Finally in their home country of Italy, they have been recognized for the stars that they are!! Fans came from far and wide to see their 2 concerts in Taormina. All their friends and family that were unable to see their concerts in other parts of the world, were finally able to see them perform live!  As we have seen here and other fan sites the videos and photos show the happiness of Il Volo during these spectacular concerts. How wonderful for Piero to be able to sing “Mamma” to his own mom. We have seen videos of Ignazio and Gianluca sing to their moms before, but not Piero. I also loved the video of Gianluca hugging his brother, Ernesto. After the concerts in Taormina they flew to Riga, Latavia where they were invited to sing at “The New Wave” music festival. Il Volo, all three of them,  flew to Rome where they traveled to Gianluca’s home in the Abruzzo region. That must have been an interesting 2 days for everyone. Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca were together at a party with some vey attractive young ladies. We also see a picture of Ignazio playing a video game with Erny, Gianluca’s brother. They all stayed because they were to attend a press conference in Pescara where they are appearing in concert in September. Ignazio tweeted early yesterday that they were back home.

Ignazio returning to Sicily, "We're Back"

Ignazio returning to Sicily, “We’re Back”

 

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio make us breathless at concerts and make our hearts race at Meet and Greets. They also are kind enough to share some of their free time with friends and families and we must always be respectful of that. I thought we’d look at some pictures of their free time.

Having food together in Abruzzo. Credit "All Things Il Volo"

Having food together in Abruzzo.
Credit “All Things Il Volo”

Pool time in Taormina

Pool time in Taormina

Ignazio and Erny playing a video game!

Ignazio and Erny playing a video game!

Piero exploring Latvia

Piero exploring Latvia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love these pictures, love seeing them relax and love that they share these with us, their adoring fans .   Thanks Guys!!

Partying in Abruzzo

Partying in Abruzzo

This cute picture Marie sent me!!! Look at Ignazio’s face!

Cute, thanks Marie!

Cute, thanks Marie!

Piero, Gianlua and Ignazio will be headed to Mexico next week. I can imagine how excited their fans are!!

We’ll be following their every move to bring you the best moments.

Love and Luck, Guys.

Linda

Marie’s Excellent Adventure ~ Chapter Two ~ Elgin

Oh, come on Boys, show a little emotion!

Oh, come on Boys, show a little emotion!

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I guess the place to begin is before the concert. I have finally met all of my Board Sisters! I’ve been waiting a long time. They are so cool! I couldn’t get enough just looking at them. Elaine, if you ever do run away with Gianluca I would like to have first crack at your patient husband. What a gentleman!

I’m not sure I can do the next part justice. To say that The Flight Crew is well known is an understatement! I was privileged to meet many Flight Crew Members and shook hands with a bunch of you who read this site all the time, but never comment! I can’t begin to list everyone. Here are some of the wonderful people I did meet:

 Had a lovely conversation with two members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Michael (percussion) and Daniela (violin) Folker

Michael (percussion) and Daniela (violin) Folker

Me, Ann Scavo (anncruise),  Elaine and Kelly

Me, Ann Scavo (anncruise), Elaine and Kelly

Ron and friend

Ron and friend

 The Chicago Fan Club – What a fun and spunky group they are!

 Pauline Maclennan, Rose Marie Berg and Marilyn Sulek. (I know that can't be the correct order)

Pauline Maclennan, Rose Marie Berg and Marilyn Sulek. (I know that can’t be the correct order)

Hello Loretta my friend

Hello Loretta my friend

By-the-way Irene, you are not the only one I met who is contemplating a tattoo.

I was also lucky enough to run into the two ladies who were with me last year when I attacked that left dimple. At one point I looked around and all of us were surrounded by people! Many thanked me for our travel pictures, videos, news (In Case You Missed It – by name) and various articles. Several of you mentioned my poetry and remembered the titles of your favorites. Amazed – Grateful – Honored. Two women from Guatemala even knew all about us. One woman dragged her daughter over because she wanted to meet me, but was too shy to bother me. Me!?! Our stats show the numbers, but I never actually realized you are all out there! So, to those of you who read without commenting, Thank You Very Much!

Just so you know, quite a few of the non-commenters told me that those who of you who do comment speak well for them. If you can’t tell by now let me put it simply…I was overwhelmed!

The Concert

Once again it was stupendous! Have I said that before? I’m running out of adjectives. Piero blew out candles on a birthday cake. Ignazio jumped off a six foot high stage. Him getting back up on the stage was pretty funny! Here are a few of my concert shots:

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The Meet & Greet

Ignazio remembered who I was, (again!) he said, “You are everywhere”. I told him I had one more concert too. He said he remembered me from Vienna. (He actually said, “Venice”, but I knew what he meant.) This time no tricks. No set-ups. This was my last Meet & Greet. It was all for me! I told him, “Last year I got your left dimple. Hold on, I’m going in for the right one.” And I did. He laughed. Then he gave me a hug! Thankfully a photographer took a picture of it!

Tighter Please!

Tighter Please!

I hugged my other two Boys and stood for this picture. I don’t like the picture of me, but isn’t it a beauty of Our Guys?

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The Fence

Satisfied that we’d gotten our hugs from The Boys, the four of us piled into the car heading toward the hotel. Before we left the area, we noticed about 10 people standing by a fence. We also spotted “The Bus”. Naturally we pulled over and got out. Soon Piero came out heading for the bus. We led the group in singing Happy Birthday. He came over to the fence.

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Then the other two came over.

You know, you think you’ll remember every word they say and everything you tell them, but you don’t. Afterwards your mind is blank. We sat around later telling each other what we remembered. At one point Michele and I had Ignazio to ourselves. He was leaning on the fence talking to us like he had nothing else in the world to do. I didn’t want to flash my camera in his face so I stepped to the side and took these:

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Hangin' on the fence

Hangin’ on the fence

I don’t know where Elaine was at this time, but I saw Kelly heading for Gianluca.

I tried to think of appropriate things to say to Ignazio.
I love you.” – Didn’t say that.
Please get in our car.” – Didn’t say that.
So, do you like really, really older women?” – No, didn’t say that either.

Instead I said things like: “Is your family with you?” “No, none.” “Are you tired? (stupid question) “Yes very tired”. “Are you missing home? (duh)” Yes, but happy to be here.” He said to me, “I have a tattoo too” (Like I didn’t intimately know all seven of them!). He pulled up his sleeve and showed MICHELE the “Born to Rock” on his upper arm. I was so thankful for the fence that separated us. I would have bit that tattoo! In a nice way, of course. Neither Michele nor I remember anything else that was said. We do remember that we quit talking to him before he turned and left us. You try looking into that face and thinking of something to say that’s not, well, what I really wanted to say (see above).

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Our Dear Boys did not want to be separated from us by a fence. Security wanted them there. Gianluca compromised and was allowed to stand by the open gate. That’s where I got that beauty of he and Kelly below.

I know this is long, but I have to add this ~

If you’re thinking that Gianluca’s sweetness, vulnerability and love for his fans (us) is real and that he is much more than a voice, endearing tweets and selfies, you’re correct.

He smiled the sweetest smile of them all.

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He stayed with us as long as he could.

Kelly - Lucky Girl!

Kelly – Lucky Girl!

 

He got as close as allowed.

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He was still waving good-bye to us from the front of the bus when it pulled out.

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If he’s the one your heart thumps hardest for, you have perfect taste!

Bye Kelly and Elaine. It was great finally spending time with you both.

***

Next: Michele and I continue on to Milwaukee. Yeah, it got even more incredible!

Il Volo Professional ~~ Taormina — The Guys Go Home

Hey! 

So much to see…so much to say.  I know there is a lot more out there, but here is a peek, and I think I’ll let The Guys and the pictures and videos tell their story.    :D    And while you’re enjoying, please thank LiJoy, The Crew’s new News Contributor!

If you have anything that you think we should see, please send it to us at ilvoloflightcrw.com (or by using the “Contact Us” form).  I know it may sometimes look like we aren’t getting the news out, but trust me; we’re always working behind the scenes and love hearing from you all.  :)

Enjoy!

~~ Kelly

 

 

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Tous les visages de l’amour; Barbara Forestieri

Quando l‘amore diventa poesia; by Barbara Forestieri

Can’t Help Falling In Love; Ercole Ginoble Facebook

No Peude Ser; @ilvolofccampobello

 

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Caruso; by Barbara Forestieri

Il Mondo, Cinzia Lisinicchia Facebook

O Sole Mio, Cinzia Lisinicchia Facebook

 

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Surrender; Diego DiFazio Facebook

   “lo Che Non Vivo Piu Di Un Ora Senza Te”  ; Barbara Forestieri

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Ignazio and Gianluca sing “Happy Birthday” to a patron at The Bam Bar; BamBar Taormina Facebook; LiJoy

 

AthinaAngelopolous; LiJoy Facebook

Click here —> http://lasicilia.it/gallery/il-volo-taormina-tra-concerto-e-movida

Click here —> http://video.lasiciliaweb.it/media/finalmente-cantiamo-a-casa

 

 Shhhh…

Sweet Dreams!!!!

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My 2014 Concert Experience ~ By Maddie

I attended 2 concerts his year—Newark on June 15 and Philadelphia on June 26.

Newark
As we were waiting in the lobby of NJPAC for the doors to open, I mingled in the crowd and met some Flight Crew members whose names escape me (forgive me). I also met some of my facebook friends as well, and was happy to meet people from both groups and put faces to the names.

We finally got to our seats and the show started with everyone so excited when the boys came out on stage and starting singing! There were many, many standing ovations, and their voices could have blown the roof off of the place. I, for one, cried a great deal during the show.

Ignazio came down into the audience while singing “Maria” and knelt down to a woman who was sitting across the aisle from me. When he was ready to go back on the stage I asked him for a kiss on the cheek and he obliged! The show was nothing less than perfect! Our guys always outdo themselves and that night was no exception!

Philadelphia
The Philadelphia concert at The Mann Center was a little different for me. We were sitting in the first row of the orchestra section, behind the pit. However, our seats were to the far right of the stage and there were no seats in front of us. The pit is sort of a semicircle shape, and between the pit and orchestra sections at this venue there was a platform that went completely around the back of the pit section that is the same height as the stage. This platform allowed entertainers to walk between the pit and orchestra sections. As each of the guys walked around on the platform at different times while singing, I was able to touch hands with them as they went around and greeted their excited fans.

I brought a sign that read: “Ignazio, un bacio per te” and when he was on our side of the stage and saw my sign, he blew me a kiss, and of course I blew one back! I was on Cloud 9.

The Mann is an outdoor venue (our seats were under cover though). Knowing it was going to be hot and humid, I brought a hand held folding fan, like the Spanish and Japanese women use. While I was fanning myself, toward the end of the show, Ignazio was on our side of the stage again and was fanning himself with his hand because it was so hot. I offered him my fan and he took it from me and was fanning himself during the number.

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I was so excited that he was using my fan! Then, lo and behold, he brought it back to me! I told him to keep it (what was I thinking) but he gave it back, and I am so glad he did. That fan will NEVER be used again by me or anyone else (except of course, Ignazio if the need and opportunity arise again).

The girls who were sitting in the pit, some of them “Flight Crew” members, took pictures of Ignazio using the fan, and have posted them on Facebook, and tagged me as well. There are also professional photographer pictures from the concert that show Ignazio returning my fan with a big smile on his face. He is such a beautiful young man.

After the concert, I went to the Meet & Greet, and for the life of me I can’t remember a word or what went on when I came face to face with the guys! I do remember handing them letters that I had written, but they were immediately collected by the “guard” and placed on a table with everything else that was given to the boys, and then the woman who was taking pictures with my friend’s camera said I had to get my picture and leave. Last year’s M&G was much nicer, and even though it was also a blur to me, I didn’t feel like I was part of a herd of cattle as I did this year.

As much as I listen to the Il Volo CDs and watch their DVDs and Youtube videos, there is nothing like their presence on stage, with their voices lifting the roof off of buildings! And, of course, all their other attributes, which are too numerous to mention here.

All in all, the two concerts I attended this year were spectacular, and the interaction with Ignazio that I experienced at The Mann will be etched in my mind forever!

Madeline
maddiev1123

 

Maddie,
Very cool story. Frame that fan!
Thank you for telling.
~Marie

Flight Crew,
Bing thinks “Ignazio, un bacio per te”
means “Ignazio, a kiss for you”.
Humm, don’t know how I feel about that.

 

 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~Taormina Teaser

 Hey!

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to LiJoy for this, as she was hard at work helping to gather these videos into one place for me and making sure her settings  were compatible for me to use here.  The concert tonight was epic by all accounts, and trying to make sure I don’t miss anything will take a little while.  To make it easier for you, here is a little teaser of what happened tonight.  More to come!

Thank you, LiJoy!    <3    *Mwah!!*

~~ Kelly

Instagram Videos

The Crowd Gathers; @ernygino14; All About Il Volo

Granade; rockme_ilvolo Instagram

Piero Sings To His Mom; Cinzia Lisinicchia Facebook

Maria; Cinzia Lisinicchia Facebook

Brotherly Love; rockme_ilvolo Instagram


We Are Love; @julicass

Surrender; rockme_ilvolo Instagram

New Music!!!; All About Il Volo

Caruso; All About Il Volo

Un Amore Cosi Grande; @ilvolodallas

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Tao Awards; Celebrating with Family and Fans

Hey!

We’re letting the pictures speak for themselves today, so enjoy! 

And Guys, in case you didn’t know, we are so proud of you!!  Congratulations!  <3  :D

~~ Kelly

 

Curtesey of Il Volo YouTube

 

Taormina Scenery

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Fun in the Sun

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Award Night

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