Here is an early Christmas present I received. I’m re-gifting it to you!
I had already fallen for Il Volo before I saw this video, but believe me it only helped to love that “curly headed one” even more. Here, finally, is an interpretation I can understand. I’ve waited a long time to know what brought Little Gianluca to his knees while weeping. Now I know. Thanks Madeline.
You may recognize a couple of those kids and a couple of proud parents.
Full translation of the surprise given to Gianluca Ginoble, on the talent show in 2009, by Andrea Bocelli. Translated by Madeline Bugeja.
ANTONELLA……………..Ginoble, where is Gianluca? There you are, how shy you are, are you excited this evening? GIANLUCA………………Yes very, very excited. ANTONELLA…………….Well, you should be, your song won this year’s addition of the festival of 2009, with Il Mare Calmo Della Sera, the song of Bocelli, and I know that you love him very much. GIANLUCA………………Well I want to be like him, but to be like him, I need to study for a least twenty years. ANTONELLA…………..Well I know that you are excited, and you are going to be even more, when you see the surprise we have for you. BOCELLI………………..Ciao, Gianluca, I want to compliment you on this extraordinary success. And I have to tell you that I heard a lot of people talk about you, to a point that ,last Saturday evening, my family and I were in front of the TV, to hear you sing. And it was such a big surprise for me, because it was clear that you had heard a lot of my CD’S. It gives me great pleasure, because for a boy of your age, to like this type of music, means that there is a new interest in this kind of music. And I discovered, that it seems that you, and some of your friends there, are taking it seriously. Well I want to wish you good luck, and give you my compliments. But from here I would like to give you some advice. First, use your head, second, always sing with your own voice, and third, follow the orders coming from your heart. And if in the book it is written that, this is your destiny, and that this is the road that you should take, than this is the road to arrive there. And if you want, maybe you can come to me, sometime, and we can talk about singing, a bit more if you come over. I have to make one more compliment, to this program, that finally, we have a program that is helping to teach , that singing should be taken up seriously.
~Thanks again Madeline
Shouldn’t we all follow that advice?
Here’s one minute of one minute later. You gotta be tough to watch this!