Well. The whirlwind that is Eurovision is over, but we are experiencing — in a small way — how participating in this event can potentially change the artists’ lives forever. As an American, it was interesting for me to stand by and watch this competition that is such a long-standing part of European culture and try to figure it out — which I kind of did…by the end. 😉
Watching the aftermath has been interesting as well, not only as a fan of music, but as a proud fan of Il Volo’s. Could they make us love them any more? At the end of the day, they did not and have not wavered from who we know them to be: young men of pure class and grace, with a fierce pride in their country and a deep understanding of who they are as individuals and as a group. I have so much respect for the way that they went on what was essentially a world stage and said, “Here we are; This is us. Pure and simple.” It’s no wonder the people responded to that.
Along the way, The Guys seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. They signed records, participated in charity events and made time to help their fans around the event chronicle it all for us. Here’s one last look at Eurovision as they wrap up a week of recording in Bologna.
Record Signing ~~ EMI Record Store
Random Fans and Fun Behind the Scenes
Working the Crowds and Wooing the press with Family Support
Eurovision Italia Facebook Photo Album ~~ Eurovision Italia; LiJoy
Il Volo Won the 2015 Marcel Besancon Press Award ~~ All About Il Volo
Showing Their Hearts for Humanity
Ramon Vargas per i bambini disabili di Haiti e Messico Photo Album ~~ Fondazione Francesca Rava Facebook; LiJoy
Ramon Vargas Biography ~~ ramonvargas.com
Francesca Rava Foundation ~~ francescaravafoundation.wordpress.com
Eduardo Vargas Memorial Fund You Tube