Here, finally, are parts 2 and 3 of the translation of the Rai TV program I promised. There has been so much going on… I’ll try to run the rest of it in a few days. Of course, if Our Boys do something eventful (like unveil a new album) all bets are off.
Oh, This one’s good! Great insight into their beginning!
Thanks Madeline for translating and Jeannette for sending.
Part Two Interview Il Volo Porta a Porta 2014 Translated by Madeline Bugeja.
We heard the boys singing and the applause, Bruno coming towards the boys remarked that was a wonderful tribute to Pino Donaggio, who wrote this song, we see them sitting down, and Bruno said, that here at their uncle’s, they come from time to time, he said that they came in December, and then again in June, he said that they were going to see a brief clip of both dates, just as a reminder of them on the previous shows of Porta a Porta.
We then see Bruno viewing the clips, delighted like the rest of us to see them again, and when he finished he explained to the boys what the word PIZZICILLO in the folk song means, we heard Gian singing it with him, Bruno said that the word means to pinch someones cheek, and Gian said, that they have to always mention their homeland Abruzzo, to which Bruno agreed, as he is also from there. Ignazio told Bruno here, that when they returned home people were very excited, because they told them that they managed to make Bruno sing, VOLA VOLA VOLA LO CADRILLO! Ignazio concluded.
Bruno told them that last time they were there they broke the record in viewers on the show, and Ignazio said that they really flew there, haha, to which Bruno agreed, we see Bruno gesturing towards the big screen, where the caption read, IL VOLO RETURNS FILLED WITH SUCCESS.
Bruno here asked them, how they got along, did they have fun together, and Piero here said, “ With them, well, he said pointing first at Gian, he said, one sings all day, and this one screams all day, he said pointing at Ignazio, now tell me, Piero asked, what am I supposed to do?Gian, here told Bruno that Piero likes to act the elder of the group, then Bruno said something about them living in an apartment on top of each other, and I think that Piero said he would not like to live in the bottom one, but I am not certain here.
Gian here remarked about the way life goes, but then he stopped, and started the sentence the other way, that is why we see Ignazio urging Gian, to finish the first sentence, but then told them, if they could imagine, if they did not meet at the auditions of the talent show, he asked Piero and Ignazio, here Gian said. “I am so happy, that I met them, we together have gotten so far” concluded Gian. Bruno asked them to remind him what their first song was, and Piero said O SOLE MIO, Piero said that he remembers, that they sang on Saturday’s, and by Monday they received a letter, the name of the song they had to sing, and that Wednesday they had to try it out, the letter arrived in the 4th week of the talent show, and it read Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, O SOLE MIO. (OMG! – Marie)
He said the day arrived and I saw him first, he said gesturing towards Ignazio, kilos and all, and we see Ignazio giving Piero a look, that can kill you, lol, one can see this at 16.26, then we see a frightened Piero, who took Ignazio’s face in his hands, and told him, “I LOVE YOU SO” Ignazio said that Piero tells him, that he was a singer of a certain weight haha!, cute!, Piero here said, one has to understand, that Ignazio here, was young but a great man, back then, because he lost 35kilos in just a year, he had the most incredible will power Piero ended praising his friend, Bruno here remarked, that the most important thing was that Ignazio had kept the weight off, he did not gain it back, he said because losing weight is hard but gaining it is easy, Bruno said but not you, praising Ignazio, Ignazio says, that he persisted, and sometimes he slips, but he will soon be back on track, so to say. Bruno here said, “So, tens of kilos ago” and Piero said yes.
So Robeto Cenci, decided to unite us, Piero said that he did not know Gian, or Ignazio that well, they were not friends as friends should be, that came later, Piero said, that he had heard the three tenors singing O SOLE MIO, and he said that Pavarotti used to do a trill to the part Piero sang, but it was hard for me as a fourteen year old to master that, Piero said, so I too that trill a little slower and managed to do it another way, and Cenci heard it, and told me, “Do it that way” here we hear Piero doing his part of O SOLE MIO.
END OF PART TWO.
Part 3 of the interview Il Volo Porta a Porta 2014 translated by Madeline Bugeja starting from 17. 40 to 23. 20.
When the boys finished O SOLE MIO, Bruno was on his feet saying BRAVI! Ignazio said, that when they go promoting abroad, they do it with a van, and they are always doing harmony together, and at time they also do absurdities, Ignazio said, but we enjoy doing it, and have great fun, Ignazio said, and we can just imagine Ignazio, HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO BE A FLY IN THAT VAN? LOL
Bruno said that he was now going to show them how they were with Anastasia, and then he told them that they can have all the absurdity that they wanted, he told them they could choose which absurdity they wanted to do after they saw the video, lol. After we saw the video with Anastasia, asked them what effect did the Arena of Verona had on them, and Piero said, that well, the Arena was always the Arena, Ignazio said that the first time they went there was when they sang LA MATTINATA, and Gian said that, it was in 2011, Piero said, that that morning he was at the airport down in Sicily, and in the bar, he heard La Mattinata, and his dad told him, that maybe it was them singing. Ignazio said, that back then compared to now, he was still a baby playing with feet, and hands.
Bruno asked the boys what else they did for fun, when they were travelling in the van, and here we see the boys in cheerful argument on which song they were going to do that has Ignazio and his beat box in it, haha, agreement is reached, and we hear FELICE NAVIDAD, Gian then said, what is better, than passing Christmas with the family, and listening to the song sung by us.
Bruno here asked the boys, if they managed to be home during the Christmas season, and Piero said never, Piero said that the shows in America, always end on the 23rd or the 24th, and they are always engaged. But manage to be home on the 25th, Piero said. Ignazio said that when he was a small boy he always used to form part in the choir at school,singing, Silent night, and White Christmas, Ignazio said, Piero said that Ignazio was always in Musicals, Ignazio said yes, I was in Greese, Imagine the beauty of that, Ignazio said, he said that he also took part in the Italian Musical called IL RUGATINO! And here we hear him sing the song he sang in that musical. Which goes..
I HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT GET ON EVERYONES NERVES IN ALL THE CITY BECAUSE…(Here he claps his hands) THERE IS NOTHING TO DO BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HOW I DANCED
We see Mr Vespa enjoyed that, then he asked them if they could do the classic Italian song called, ROME NON FARE LA STUPIDS STA SERA! ROME DON’T BE STUPID THIS EVENING! The Italians, say that Rome is so romantic, that it makes one act in a certain way, due to it’s romantic air.
Here we hear Ignazio, singing this beautiful song, which makes one want to hear him sing all of it, with an orchestra. When Ignazio finished, Bruno said, that they were going to see moments from their careers. I leave you all to see the video.
End of part 3