To say that the three young men of Il Volo had the opportunity to present, or introduce, a brand new song at the prestigious Sanremo Festival 2015 in Italy, would be correct, as far as that goes; but you, and I, and Il Volo, also know that there was much more on the line than just that. Il Volo also had to present themselves, to their own country, the place where they were born and raised. A country that, in part, had never really had much of a chance to become familiar with them; or had heard about them but were still somewhat skeptical regarding their merits. Italy would be watching for sufficient proof of true and lasting abilities….things of which could be embraced, and held firm. Il Volo, inside, knew that they had to bring together all the elements of which they were capable, and do it boldly, but with honesty. The unveiling of the new song allotted them the opportunity within it to do just that. As we expected, from the moment they walked on stage the audience became aware of their professionalism, style, class, and elegance;— and then came their beautiful voices, voices that immediately revealed the unmistakable passion and love that they held for the music itself. They simply opened their hearts, and so dynamic was their delivery, that even their audience could not escape the emotion that filled the room in those moments. So much so, that it could not be contained, and they rose to their feet in ovation. Gianluca, Piero, and Ignazio presented, not only the song, but presented themselves, in their own way; a way that cannot ever be duplicated by anyone, ever. Because of their willingness to completely open up, and become vulnerable, that song came bursting forth, straight from deep with their souls, and their audience could felt it, and they responded. They responded because it was real, and they were touched, and at that point it became personal. They were not prepared for such honesty.
GRANDE AMORE, is a beautiful song, filled with words of passion, and a haunting potential to awaken something that has remained hidden in your heart. For those who feel it “unsingable”, I agree, in part. It definitely, in my opinion, is not a “whistle while you work” type of song, even though the melody stays in your head, the way it is sung is subject to the singer. The passion displayed in the way Il Volo sang it, was the way only Il Volo sings. Beyond that, the way you might sing it is a reflection of your feelings, so make it yours.
Il Volo dearly loves their country, and it’s people. It is truly their desire to be better known, not just by name, but by who they really are and what they stand for. They are very much aware that any respect must be earned, and I think that was totally obvious within their Sanremo appearance. Gaining that trust and respect from, especially their countrymen, is of the utmost importance to them within their journey to fulfilling their dream.
There have been mountains of articles, critic reviews, interviews, etc. but there was one posting that I thought was the most honest, to the point, and true, assessment I’ve read. This was published by Canicatti Web, written by David Difazo, referring to the victory of Sanremo 2015 and Il Volo.
He said, “at this time, many critics have tried to obscure the talent of these guys. I believe that those feelings are subjective, but you have to admit to the skill, talent, and vibrations of these three guys; skills demonstrated also, by their rich curriculum. Congratulations guys, always stay humble.”
And we’re asked why we love them? For all these reasons, and many more; too numerous to mention here. Great job guys, you are indeed the absolute best! Every time you may come to doubt, just look over your shoulder. We’re right behind you, always!