Many thanks to Victoria, one of our Flight Crew, who sent in this beautiful video clip that her 90 year old Il Volo fan friend sent to her! Victoria was wondering who the woman with the dark hair was and what was the story behind this video? So, I turned to our faithful and ever ready Italian Correspondent Extraordinare, Daniela, who gave us the tender story.
The story is simple. There are six children, 5 females and 1 male. The woman with the dark hair is their mother, who has made many sacrifices for them. Four years ago they lost their dad who was a sailor. They were not wealthy, but led a simple life, but always cheerful and their dad was always there for them. These children had promised dad to take care of their mother, but for 4 years she is always sad.
So the children, to reward her, take her to this program to show her all their love. To surprise her, they called IL VOLO, knowing how much she admired them. Piero, Ignazio, and Gianluca, gave her nice words of support, a bracelet, and sang for her. The whole family was invited to the concert in Rome.
The presenter is Maria De Filippi who in Channel 5 is really an important person. In this video you will notice that she looks admirably with the boys as they sing.