On November 10, 2017, this article written by Bartoletti was published on Facebook.
Marino Bartoletti is a renowned Italian journalist and writer. He is an extremely correct and exquisite person and ……. loves IL VOLO.
I translate for you what he has written. I’m moved by reading it.
How much value do they have in the world of entertainment and communication, which I somehow represent, affection, esteem, sincerity? How much value do the human relationships have? How much value does friendship have? Last night, while presenting my book at San Lazzaro di Savena, a step from Bologna, amid an audience – I seem to be able to say, interested and involved – came from the back of the room two guys who are famous all over the world: but really VERY famous. They sat with discretion: they attended, applauded. They smiled at me.
Those two guys were Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone, that is, “IL VOLO”, accompanied by their manager Michele Torpedine. Gianluca Ginoble was not present. However, he sent me a very affectionate message, as he was not able to attend only because he was blocked by a commitment hundreds of kilometers away. Until a few days ago they were on a stage. They were on the “Luna Park” in Buenos Aires not at the San Lazzaro Media Center, before going to Miami, then jumping to Kiev, acclaimed by thousands of crazy fans.
Yes, I admit, the one in the middle is not Ignazio. But Piero and Gianluca are the real ones, those of IL VOLO. And I always meet them with great joy. Because beyond their talent, their spirit of sacrifice, their desire to improve themselves, the persistence with which they hold the good name of Italian music in the world (they are backed by a triumphant tour in Central and South America and are about to launch a new album to say the least surprising), I consider them above all, and first of all simple and wonderful guys. Why am I saying that? Because I KNOW THEM!
To those who were astonished at their entrance, they replied, “What is it? We wanted to surprise Marino and we came to greet him.”
I would like to say who writes negative about them, to those who write antipathy forbidden and meaningless, who even insult them (for evil gratuity? By ignorance? Perhaps by envy?) If they had the opportunity to look these guys in the eyes, only once, they would understand so many things.
Thank you for your visit, champions. I’m sorry I can not go to Tokyo next week. But I know you will be very good on your own.
Marino Bartoletti is really a great friend of our guys, so he often defended them in various television broadcasts and defended them by the jury of Sanremo too.