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As Gianluca has said, they are officially participating in the 2015 Sanremo Music Festival:
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This is quite an honor for Il Volo as they had to apply and be chosen to appear at this festival. They will be singing a song written by Francesco Boccia, “Grande Amore”, and he seems quite excited about it:
Some more details about the upcoming competition can be read here —> Italy Rai Reveals Twenty Sanremo Campioni Candidates from Eurovision Italy (thanks, LiJoy)
and here —> San Remo 2015 Special Commission Members Revealed (Eurovision Italy; LiJoy),
and finally, here —> Sanremo 2015: Everything You Need to Know (Oikotimes.com; LiJoy)
The Sanremo Music Festival is the oldest music festival in the world, the place where the Italian music was born and spread its notes all over the world (Italian Prestige Tour).
According to the Italy World Club website, “The Festival of Sanremo is a singing event held annually in Sanremo, Italy during the winter season. It is the most famous pop music event in Italy and a major media event on Italian television.
It currently takes place at the Teatro Ariston between late February and early March. Originally it was held in the ballroom of the San Remo Casino near the end of January. The festival is essentially a singing competition among performers presenting original songs in premiere, never performed publicly before, composed by Italian authors, and voted by juries and/or by popular vote.”
The rules are as follows (loose interpretation provided by LiJoy)
To learn more about the festival’s history and see past winners, visit Italy World Club <— here.
San Remo is a city with about 57,000 inhabitants on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, best known as a tourist spot on the Italian Riviera. Click here for the entire Wikipedia article — > San Remo Article.
Per the well known Trip Advisor website: “With a comfortable climate that varies little throughout the year, Sanremo has been a favored tourist destination since the mid-1700s, attracting visitors from all over Europe, including heavy contingents of Russian and British aristocracy. For many, the long stretch of beach is the main attraction, but don’t miss the impressive casino or the hillside medieval section of town called La Pigna.”
Sounds like a place I need to add to my Bucket List; what about you? You can begin planning your dream trip with Italian Prestige Tour Website, or Trip Advisor , both websites which were used to gain information for this article.
Congraulations, Guys! 2015 hasn’t even arrived, and you’re off to an awesome start! We can’t wait to hear, “Grande Amore”!