START THE TOUR: JAPAN by Daniela

We’ve known it for a long time Japan was on the horizon.

The boys arrived in “the land of the rising sun” and have already had some commitments.

Here they are upon their arrival.

Visit to Sony Music Japan and the announcement of the start of the tour.

The promo link from Sony Music Japan, of “NOTTE STELLATA”.

Short interview in the program Music Station, in Tokyo.

I = In these photos, there are our passions: fashion, football, music.

G = It is also an honor to be close to these great characters, whom we dreamed of meeting as children, and whom we then met.

P = Singing in front of Pope Francis was a great thrill and also in front of a million people and this is the most beautiful selfie of our life.

P = Hi, I’m Piero

I = I am Ignazio

G = and I’m Gianluca

P = and we are IL VOLO.

I = Our favorite song, lately is “Shallow”, by Lady Gaga

P = and Bradley Cooper

G = also has also won the Oscar, is one of the most beautiful songs ever, of the last period.

P + I + G = Goodbye, goodbye.

But here we are at the most important moment of the program, IL VOLO performs “NOTTE STELLATA”.

There are no words, this short video of “Notte Stellata” gives us a sweet execution made by our boys. Superb, even if shortened for program needs.

Magnificent words related to this video by Valeria Bosch:

HOW YOU CAN FALL IN AN “ENCHANTMENT” – A video of just over two minutes, shot in Tokyo, in a television studio: three young and handsome boys with unique voices, already beautiful at the beginning, but now, as that the maturation proceeds, even more penetrating, passionate and sensual, a timeless music, “The swan” by Camille Saint Saens, arranged by Tony Renis (“Notte Stellata”), a skater who designs magical evolutions on the ice. It is possible that all this could cause an enchantment, indeed I would like to say, with the permission of Dante Alighieri, an “enchantment” why does it seem to me that I can capture the state of grace in which I felt immersed ?

The degree of perfection to which these youngsters have arrived in solo interventions, in the fusion of the voices, in the musical harmony, in the understanding between them, I think has no worthy comparison in any other musical group in the world: Gianluca starts with that voice persuasive and velvety that immediately immerses you in a special world, made of dream, love, pure romanticism; Piero then softens his powerful voice to prolong the magic and dilate it so much that you seem to be completely enveloped in it, and Ignazio takes you to the stars, enchants you, fascinates you, forces you to hold your breath, until Gian returns to you with his singing an incomparable sweetness.

Three male voices of a poignant beauty, more and more ductile, ever more melodious, sweet and powerful at the same time, singing the eternal law of love, passion and dream.

Valeria Bosch.

Some shots of “life in Japan”…

Here is the full video of IL VOLO’s stay at the MUSIC STATION show.

Yes, the tour is officially starting.

And then it will be a very long run from Japan to Italy, and then Europe.

In lightning will also come from you and the long wait will be over.

Did you enjoy performing Starry Night?

Daniela

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IL VOLO AND THEIR MOTHERS by Daniela

Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio arrived in Japan, the tour begins and it starts from the east.

At the airport in Japan, they were greeted by fans who kindly waited for a welcome.

Always followed by the inevitable, sweet Barbara, who does not abandon them for a moment.

But there is also another female presence, Mrs. Lenora, Gianluca’s mother, followed her son in this oriental adventure.

And because today is Mother’s Day, let’s talk a little about the mothers of these fantastic boys.

Here they are:

Eleonora, Caterina and Lenora, are three very sweet women, not at all intrusive or obsessive with their famous children.

Surely, at the beginning these women suffered the distance and all the worries, for these children, little more than little boys, distant thousands of kilometers.

At home there were other children, and the presence could not be divided, but the maternal love, that one, could overcome the enormous distances and make itself felt strong and vigorous, always.

For this reason the role of their fathers, associated with that of the extraordinary Barbara, was also fundamental.

Lenora,  Gianluca’s mother.

Caterina,  Ignazio’s mother.

Eleonora, Piero’s mother.

Mamma Eleonora, mother of Piero, has a big problem, she has the phobia of flying, so on tours abroad she didn’t follow her son, except perhaps rare cases.

For this reason we have often seen photos of Lenora and Caterina together, that during the tours of the children, they keep each other company. 

Do you recognize Piero’s gaze in Signora Eleonora’s eyes?

For this reason Eleonora  was not there during the special PBS, when the boys sang and were filmed with their mothers.

Really sweet this video !!

But let’s also see the splendid concert in Taormina, where Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca sang “MAMMA” clutching their mothers warmly.

Fantastic, what adorable kids.

Who wouldn’t want to be in place of those three moms ??

They will be very proud to huddle with their children, in front of all those people.

Really beautiful images, which move us and prove the great love that binds these guys to their mothers.

An interviewer, one day asked the boys, if they considered themselves “mammons” (very close to their mother, often said in the negative sense) and they answered, “What is wrong with loving their mother?” We have to admit this is a sign of a great son’s love.

We owe a great thank you to these women for having raised children with sound principles, with great education and respect. 

A mother’s love goes beyond time and circumstances, and is forever.


Naturally we are all linked to our mothers, certainly is not a party to remind us of them, but it serves to make us linger a little and distract ourselves from the daily life of this frenetic world and send our thoughts, to the one who created us, our mum, wherever she is.

I think of you too, mum, and I know you’re always here with me.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone !!!

Daniela

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TORPEDINE AND THE TALENT SHOW by Daniela

I want to explain the meaning of the video posted by Michele Torpedine.

During the program Dancing with the Stars, Carolyn Smith, great friend of Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio,  said that she loves all three boys and says that next time it would be nice to invite Michele Torpedine to perform a dance, in Dancing with the Stars.

In fact the idea would be good, I think we would all look at Michele juggle into a dance.

But why did Michele Torpedine make a collage of all his interventions in the various television programs, putting in opening and closing, the request of the nice Carolyn?

I’ll explain it to you right away.

You should know that Michele Torpedine, who you have come to know as a person who has no hair on his tongue (says what he thinks), has recently been very critical of Italian talent programs.

He does not disagree with the type of program, but with the judges that are used, because they are often very incompetent people, who know nothing of the subject, but are known public figures, and therefore are used as judges, only to have the audience view the program.

In this way, the work of these program talent is debased, because they should bring to light the true talents, instead there are inexperienced judges who do not recognize the value of the boys who are in front of them, often killing their expectations and their hopes.

Certainly, Michele, with his experience in the musical field, both as an instrumentalist and as a talent scout, would certainly give a nice support, in these programs where music and song seek new talents………..but he is never called to be a judge.

For this reason, Torpedine wanted to make a video collage of all the interventions in TV programs, where he reiterated this concept.

He has made it clear several times that, if he were called to be a judge, he could even think of going into these programs.

Ironically, Michele starts with Carolyn’s video and ends with the same video, to confirm that the only talent program he received a formal invitation to participate in was Dancing with the Stars, through the nice Carolyn.

Too bad the program is a talent for dancing and not singing !!!!

These are the words that Michele Torpedine wrote in a post on his Facebook page, LA TORPEDINIERA:

“Today the discovery of new artists takes place through the commodification of talent.

Without the visibility that only a talent show or a platform like YouTube can give you, there is no way out of anonymity.

However, for someone like me, who does not give up yet and never will, the greatest desire, especially when I see the raging nothing, is still to go to the places where live music is played and there to search, listen, ask … where you least expect it!”


“Discovering and bringing a hidden talent to success, getting it to be applauded all over the world, well, that’s another thing.”

Michele Torpedine


Needless to say, I completely agree with Torpedine.

The Italian talent programs, unfortunately, cannot be judged by people who are not completely educated on the type of talent they must judge or so inexperienced that they cannot be judges.

Congratulations Michele, for stating all of this, in the various programs, you will be more liked …… or more hated ???

Surely it depends on the point of view.

Daniela

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BALLANDO CON LE STELLE : IL VOLO by Daniela

After waiting for them, the tango has arrived. The boys were guests at Ballando con le Stelle (Dancing with the Stars), but let’s review how the facts took place…

Milly Carlucci (program presenter) sends us a video from the backstage, before the beginning of live TV.

MC = Il Volo, sing, we know, Il Volo, dance !!

Piero = Embarrassing.

Gianluca = Again, after 5 years.

MC = But with another dance.

Ignazio = Absolutely, but with another elegance and bearing.

Gianluca = You will say it, hopefully good.

MC = A kiss, see you later.

But before we see them dance, and after a good two hours of waiting, here come our darlings.

Below is the video that summarizes all the moments of the evening with IL VOLO.

MC = We have announced them several times, even during the week, because it is always a pleasure to embrace these guys who have conquered our hearts already many years ago, even if they are very young, but then they really managed to conquer the world, because they brought the Italian voice, the Italian song everywhere, from the US, to Japan, to Australia, everywhere.

Gentlemen, it is a pleasure to welcome, here in Dancing with the Stars: IL VOLO.

MC = How nice to have you here and how nice to see the public, who not only did the “ola” but sang with you, with a blissful face that meant “how nice”.

Ignazio = Yes, but when they see us dance they will change their mind.

MC = But it is not true.

Meanwhile, let’s talk about your immense success, because we have just heard “A CHI MI DICE” that it is your last single just released.

Piero = It is part of the last album called MUSICA. A tour will follow, now we leave for Japan, after tomorrow, but in June and July we will be in Italy with 17 dates.

MC = The beautiful thing is this, they have conquered the Italian public like a hurricane, but then they have conquered the public all over the world, everywhere. Actually there is a warmth around you, it is very beautiful, because music is a universal language, so if it comes so powerful, it means that you did the right thing.

Gianluca = We want to say that we are celebrating our 10-year career.

MC = Yes, of course.

Gianluca = We also wanted to thank the public that supports us every time, and we can’t wait to go back on tour in Italy too to bring our music to the most beautiful places.

MC = But you have two important appointments here in Italy, soon.

Ignazio = Yes, there will be Matera which is very important for us. Matera is the city of culture 2019 and we are very happy, but with the tour we will also be here in Rome

MC = And then also Verona, so there is really a way to follow you and support you.

You, who through this 10-year friendship, have brought Italian music all over the world, and it’s not easy, because we export little.

Gianluca = We do our best to continue to bring this kind of music, not only to those who like it, to those who grew up with this music, but also to the youngest, trying to do something unique.

MC = Sure, then now, we come to this evening’s story, because they are magical when you see them and listen to them, but they must prove to be magical even when they dance.

Piero = Can we leave?

MC = NO! Meanwhile, can we let your teachers enter?

Ladies, please sit down and take your partially protected place.

We have formed new dance couples.

Our three heroes will now have to fly, even in tango, so this is the challenge.

Gianluca = We will try.

MC = I saw them try this afternoon, they will make it.

Gentlemen, we look forward to seeing you on this track with a magical tango: IL VOLO.

MC = Dancing with the stars and we are waiting to see IL VOLO, this time, not as singers, but as tango dancers, and meanwhile we tell these three wonderful Italian boys.

(moments of the 2015 Sanremo Festival)

Ignazio = We met 10 years ago.

Piero = We are celebrating 10 years of career.

Ignazio = We are three very different people, one from the other, with three different ideas, three different ways of thinking, sometimes it is not easy to reconcile ……

Piero = For example, today we said that we had to come dressed in black, with gym clothes, and look at him (Ignazio) as he arrived, blue.

With the song, we engage, with the dance ….. you know, three tree trunks ??

Gianluca = I am the worst of the three to dance.

Ignazio = I have the pelvis movement, guys !!

Gianluca = But I’ll try.

Piero = This year we decided to dance tango, because we have grown physically, mentally, so tango is more passionate.

Ignazio = Growing up …… you are always the same height, not that you have grown, the tuft of hair is higher.

Piero = Come on, lately I’ve also lowered the tuft.

Gianluca = Getting in the game is always nice, and then it is really a game, we have fun, we come here with great pleasure, we will surely have fun, you will see some good ones.

Piero = At the disco, do you know how we dance? So (rocking on the feet) all the time.

Ignazio = He doesn’t go to the disco.

Piero = At the disco, I go there, not every week, but when I’m with friends, I go and dance, and when I watch videos while I’m dancing, I’m clumsy, I can’t move, and I laugh.

This is the truth.

I’m worried about this evening.

Ignazio = Can I tell you a secret? There was a time when I went to the disco and dance Latin American on Sunday evening.

Gianluca = So are you ready for the challenge? Tell the public.

Ignazio = But that was salsa, not tango.

Gianluca = So you will give us the advice.

Ignazio = Absolutely boys.

Piero = So if we take bad grades it’s Ignazio’s fault.

Ignazio = I take the responsibility, for me, but not for Gianluca, for him I don’t take the responsibility exactly.

Piero = Gentlemen and ladies, a Dancing with the Stars, a dance at IL VOLO

Ignazio = What a bad thing it is ??

Ladies and gentlemen, with “MUSICA CHE RESTA” in tango version, IL VOLO.

Gianluca = Not bad.

Ignazio = Other than Pippo Baudo (presenter).

MC = So, I am very satisfied, then now you tell me (addressed to the judges).

Carolyn Smith = Can I say something? I am moved, really moved, because Gianluca last time (5 years ago) was a disaster, I must say that the other two are already fantastic, because in concerts, they dance, I am a witness because I go to their concerts and I have them seen, but I must say that you learned something, good, but you have to dance more.

Gianluca = Have you seen? The look, sensual!

Carolyn = Passion really, you’re good.

Ignazio = Nureyev in tango version.

Carolyn = Let’s not exaggerate.

Gianluca = It was cool, we had fun, I danced twice in my life, the salsa the other time and the tango this time, so I’m happy with the result.

MC = (addressed to the judge) So, Mariotto?

Mariotto = I love IL VOLO. He (Gianluca) was the one who promised less but did a nice tango, certainly with that teacher!

I saw them here behind the door, she instructed him, “You put yourself like that, I put myself like this.”

MC = But it wasn’t like they were touching, they were trying tango.

Mariotto = Yes, but they did it very aggressively.

Piero = More than anything else they seemed like foreplay.

Gianluca = We were passionate, the tango must be passionate, we must have the look, enter into passion.

Ignazio = Being passionate is one thing, playing the playboy, another.

Gianluca = See, everyone makes fun of me.

Mariotto = But no, you were really passionate.

MC = Jury, we give this score to IL VOLO.

10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 50 points, the maximum.

In live video, Paolo Belli (coach of the national soccer team singers), greet the boys and announces that soon there will be the charity football match which should also be attended by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca returning from Japan.

MC = So gentlemen, it was a real pleasure to have Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca with us, that is IL VOLO.

P + I + G = Goodbye, see you next time.

Il Volo and Milly Carlucci.

Some shots of the evening.

(A new feature has been used for these photos. Please click on one and it will show as the full size image. There are arrows on both sides of each photo so you can scroll through them all!)

(photos by Deborah Georgini Beaupre and Il Volo Sicilia Fanpage)

Ok, and so after a long wait we admired our beloved boys, try a tango.

They were good, during the evening they sang their new single, with an informal elegance (Ignazio do you want to stop wearing baggy pants?).

The tango was nice, but too short, maybe because the expectation is high and the moment passes too fast, we would like an entire program with them.

Nice show, but time is short, in two days …… Japan they arrive.

Daniela

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IL VOLO at DANCING WITH THE STARS by Daniela

The news has been circulating for some days, but today there was official confirmation: IL VOLO will be at Dancing with the Stars.

Here is the announcement given today by presenter Milly Carlucci which I translate for you:

Saturday night at Dancing with the Stars: IL VOLO.

They came a few years ago, they danced a salsa, this time, as they grew up, they matured, their style will be tango, and I’ll wait for you guys here, we’ll see what you’re made of here!

It will be a good challenge: kisses.

But who does not remember the last edition of November 2014, when IL VOLO participated?

If someone does not remember it we immediately propose the video of the evening.

Really fun, also the guys were great, but let’s also review the dance rehearsal video.

Furthermore the boys will still meet their great friend Carolyn Smith, who has always been very fond of great affection for them.

It will therefore be a wonderful evening, all tuned to RAI 1 at 9.30pm (Italian time).

Also this time I think they will surprise us.

I can’t wait to see Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca commit to dance tango.

And you?

Daniela

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