(Ciao a Tutti! – Sanremo is being televised on RAI! If you get the channel on your cable, you should be able to record, or at least watch it! I am recording all the days from Tuesday to Saturday!)
HEAR, HEAR, is official, IL VOLO will be in Sanremo.
We all hoped that sooner or later was given this wonderful news, and now it is a reality. Wednesday, February 7, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, will return on stage of the Ariston after three years from their beautiful and unforgettable victory.
What will they sing? We do not know, but we all know that we will be tuned that night on that program and that our hearts will beat in unison with the hearts of the boys.
Here is the article published in the newspaper Sorrisi e Canzoni:
Unlike previous editions, Baglioni has decided to maintain a greater reserve on its guests (and on which evenings they will perform) and has set a rule for foreigners: they must perform with a tribute to Italy. It will be in fact what they will do Sting (accompanied by Shaggy ) and James Taylor .
As announced by Sorrisi for several weeks, this year they will return to Sanremo, as super guests, the guys from Il Volo who will perform on Wednesday evening.
Among the other Italian stars, however, the presence of Laura Pausini is certain , which on Tuesday evening will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “La solitudine”. On the stage will also go up Biagio Antonacci , Gianni Morandi , Gianna Nannini , the Negramaro, Giorgia and the trio formed by Max Pezzali, Nek and Francesco Renga . Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea will also be at the Festival with the song “Il nostro concerto”, in homage to Umberto Bindi.
Also confirmed during the early evening was the cast of “A casa tutti bene” , a film by Gabriele Muccino in which Pierfrancesco Favino also plays: Stefania Sandrelli, Sabrina Impacciatore, Stefano Accorsi, Valeria Solarino, Massimo Ghini, Carolina Crescentini, Claudia Gerini, Elena Cucci, Giulia Michelini, Gian Marco Tognazzi, Ivano Marescotti and Giampaolo Morelli.
There will certainly be Antonella Clerici , who after the Festival will present the show “Sanremo young”.
During the first evening Fiorello will also be a guest , as announced by himself on Radio Deejay . Nino Frassica , instead, will be a guest on Thursday evening in the shoes of the beloved Marshall Cecchini, his character in «Don Matteo».
And here’s how Valeria Bosch has interpreted the thought of all of us.
Here they are, finally, gathered in Bologna. Today I understood one thing: it is more than fair that they have their times and their spaces in which to live and relax each on their own, but what do you want I tell you, being a fan also means being jealous and possessive. I prefer them so when I see all 3 together, I feel calmer, more “guaranteed” that everything goes well, that the guys work together, that their “wonderful adventure” continues. Now we are anxiously waiting for them to participate in Sanremo. For us volovers the Festival is all contained there, in those few minutes in which we will be allowed to enjoy their art, their song, their emotion. We do not know what they will choose to sing, nor what the comments will be in the press. We are sure of one thing: when they are on stage they will be accompanied by thousands of hearts, scattered throughout Italy and the world, who will fight in unison with them and the applause thunderous and enthusiastic of who will be present in the theater. The public admires them, wants them, loves them, as demonstrated by the tour that last year saw them triumph under all the skies of the planet.
First image of Il Volo gathered in Bologna with some fans before going to Sanremo.
Video of the first evening in Sanremo back in 2015
when they won!
With the confidence to be able to review our favorites singing again on the stage of Sanremo, the first interviews begin. From today will be a whirlwind of news and video, a real feast, true binge for us fans that we never have enough to see them and hear them.
The transmission where they were interviewed is called Italian Saturday.
IS = The boys IL VOLO, the delirium in the studio.
A = Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are back here. Three years have passed since Grande Amore, from that great success, from the victory, and we can officially announce Piero, we announce him: Super-guests.
P = (joking) We will not be guests in Sanremo
A = You passed by chance here !!
I = We will sing next Monday, when it will all be over. (Ignazio jokes)
G = We are serious, do the serious! We can not say anything, but it is a great honor for us to come back here after three years. We are born we can say on this stage that really gave us so many emotions and we will sing really, really beautiful songs, but we can not tell you anything.
A = Guys, instead I wanted to ask Ignazio, this meeting with Claudio Baglioni, as he called you, did you expect this invitation?
I = Surely it was a pleasure to receive an invitation from Baglioni. We met Claudio the first time eight or nine years ago, so we were still small. Surely Claudio has done and continues to make a great piece of history in Italian music (Baglioni is a highly respected songwriter), so to be with him in this Sanremo is to share an important moment in Italian music.
A = The favorite piece of Baglioni, each of you has one?
I = (humming) Sabato pomeriggio (beautiful song by Baglioni)
P = Piccolo Grande Amore (another beautiful song by Baglioni), we have taken Piccolo and left Grande Amore.
A = E that Grande Amore you left guys.
I can ask you a question, you went along the course to see the plate where it says 2015 Il Volo Grande Amore?
P = No, never.
I = I was going but then I did not get there.
E = Tell me your emotion to return to the Sanremo stage. after your victory, surely I imagine that it is unique.
P = It is the Italian event most awaited by everyone, and I do not hide that when we are abroad we miss not seeing the Sanremo Festival. Returning as super-guests is a great emotion. There is a lot of tension to participate as competitors but as super-guests is a different emotion but, anyway, a lot.
I = We can say that this year we are here too.
A = And you are super-guests, so we make the announcement to all the fans and the volovers, right?
G = Yes, and an equally important announcement is that we are working on new music that will soon be released. It will be a surprise for everyone. We can not tell you anything else, because it is particular.
E = Listen, here we have Zanicchi (good Italian singer), who has won three of the Sanremo festival.
Z = Hello, I risk saying banalities, good luck, you are very good, they all love you.
E = They are also considered the ambassadors of the bel canto all over the world. You tour the world practically. Where have you been, the last time? Tell us a little where you went. Let us enter into your life.
I = As Gianluca said, we are preparing this new project that will be released very soon, we have been in Miami to record it, we will soon be back to record the music video.
G = We can say that we are working with the great Emilio Esteffan, with Gloria Esteffan. You will remember the song Conga? There will be many surprises.
A = Boys should go ….
G = (addressed to Zanicchi) We have never met …
Z = Why not, we met on the scale a few years ago all’Ariston, do you remember? No, you mistook me for another one.
G = I made a bad impression I apologize in front of everyone (everyone laughs)
Z = Good luck guys
G = We hope to see everyone soon, see you here, kisses, kisses.
E = Good, good, you can not say much about what they do, you can imagine. Hi guys, but one of you three found his girlfriend around the world? No girlfriends here!
The boys with Claudio Baglioni, presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo festival 2018
Credit to all owners of videos and photos.