It was a good 4 hours live, but they flew by with our beloved IL VOLO!!
They showed themselves to the public for what they are, three adorable boys next door, simple guys, with no pretense. They are lively boys, sometimes unruly, noisy, very good friends. They did not put up masks or false behavior, they appeared very natural and true to themselves.
I must tell you that Red Ronnie was never an admirer of them, he never had kind words for them, but as usual, he did not know them, he spoke only to “hearsay” from others, people who do not know them, and who like to denigrate them.
Red was able to get to know them during the launch of the Torpedine book. It seemed strange to us Italian fans that Red wanted them for a live show, as I said he was never particularly kind to them. But last night, during the live, Red has repeatedly said that “he did not know them at all” that now that he got to know them he saw that they are not at all haughty guys, but they are very nice and simple. Red also recognized their artistic value and marveled at the following of fans from around the world who love them. In fact, the official fan club site went haywire, due to too many requests.
The girl that sat next to Red and ran the laptop is Alice, the one who keeps active the official Fan club of IL VOLO.
Now, I will summarize some of the important things that were said:
As for the new CD, unfortunately they said immediately, that they could not reveal anything for a contractual issue, which for them is difficult but not to say anything, neither the title, nor what it is, not even the date of publication , they only said that the record is ready and will be published soon.
They answered several video phone calls throughout the show, but most did not have constructive questions, they were talking like friends. Among the calls, the one made by the only male was beautiful because he asked an interesting question. He asked if they could bring a friend around the world, where would they go. Piero replied that he would lead him to PIER 39, which is a pier in San Francisco, in front of Alcatraz. Ignazio replied to Chicago, which is beautiful to him. Gianluca instead says that he would take him to run in Malibu on a beautiful sunny day.
One girl told Piero that he did well to leave his red glasses behind, because he no longer needs them to be recognized.
I liked it when Red asked them if they were engaged. Piero immediately said NO. Gianluca did not answer but smiled. Ignazio has not confirmed but not denied, as if there was a sympathy in place. Ignazio said that he was very faithful for two and a half years to a girl, faithful to the end, because he said that when you’re in love you have to show it even in attitudes. When Red asked how the love affair was now, Ignazio said that it was over, that things had slowly intervened that they faced and that it was more him wanting to interrupt the love affair.
Then Red, asked Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, to which person in their family they are more close to and here are the answers: Piero said his mother and father. Gianluca replied it was his grandfather. Ignazio said his sister and this surprised Red. Ignazio explained that he is very close to his sister because when he was little, she was like his mother, when his real mother was in hospital. And he also said that even now they are bound by a strong affection. “I will always be grateful to my sister, because she too was little more than a child at that time, and the task was burdensome, she could refuse this role, but she agreed to use her time to look after me when I was smaller.”
Another important topic was when Ignazio said that some boys often contact him to make their vocal talents heard, and when singing they shout so much, however, Ignazio said that having a very high voice is not synonymous with skill. He explained that so many songs must also be whispered and interpreted.
They cannot be serious while running GRANDE AMORE. Piero begins one of the high notes so high Ignazio makes a gesture because he knows he has to climb a lot with his voice (Gianluca laughs). They are all spiteful !! At the end, Red says he is a little surprised by the power of the voices, “Who will repay me of all the my eyeglasses you broke?”
For the rest were all chatter with friends, nothing new, they talked a little bit about everything, even the luck of having met on the same day at the same broadcast.
Red says that Piero is the most serious, Gianluca the most fussy and Ignazio the funniest. Red specifies that Gianluca is picky in a good way, that is he is precise, one that puts the dots, on everything. Gianluca responds that this “mania” sometimes makes him become uncompromising to the point that, when there are discussions (he says that yesterday they discussed a lot), even if he is right, with this way of being fussy, it makes you almost unpleasant therefore he understands that his attitude is too strong and will try to change.
At the end of the video, Gianluca stops and says that certain songs are untouchable and must be sung well.
Red asked how friendships are made up. Ignazio answered that he feels more connected to Piero, also because they are both Sicilians. Piero confirmed.
Red asked what their favorite song is. Ignazio and Gianluca said Smile. Piero replied My Way.
Then he asked if they see themselves in their solo career and Piero immediately answered NO, Ignazio NO, Gianluca SI.
Ignazio also said this really beautiful thing, he said that thanks to their music teacher he understood that everyone must follow their inclinations, Ignazio wanted to make music, he did not want to go on television or become famous, he was interested in making music, because it makes him feel good.
Then he was also lucky because he met them (Piero and Gianluca) on the same TV show. Gianluca then says that their parents have not pushed them but have always adapted to their needs.
At the end, Red Ronnie congratulates Ignazio for his performance.
Therefore Red confirms:
1) You have talent
2) Fortunately, they met in a broadcast
3) There was Cenci who understood to put them together
4) Torpedine accidentally saw them on TV
5) Torpedine was a friend of Renis who opened the American market to the guys
At this point Red says that in front of them they had an open highway, but even if you’re on a highway and you cannot run (that is if there is no talent), you do not do anything.
Red confirms that IL VOLO has been famous for some time, but he did not know them at all, he admits that he knows them better now and thinks that they are really good and pleasant, not like many journalists make them appear.
(This is the greatest satisfaction for us Italian fans: Daniela)
Red asks how many songs they have in their repertoire and Piero answers by producing a sheet on which he has written all 116 of them. Then Red sees that L’IMMENSITA’ is written twice and then Piero says 115.
The “TIRICHITOLLA” could not be missing
They said that for the tenth year of their career they will do beautiful things that they are already thinking about. At one point they took 10 vinyl records of IL VOLO, NOTTE MAGICA and signed them, these records will be delivered to 10 girls of the fan club, they will later say how to get them.
The guys have just made a short video published on the official IL VOLO fan club page where they thank all the fans who followed them last night and they say that there will be many surprises coming.
(This video DOES NOT play upside down! 🙂 )
The following day Red Ronnie thanked everyone for the beautiful night live saying that they have reached 200,000 people with 34,000 interactions and contacts only on his Facebook page.
I tried to translate the most important things, but if you have any questions about the video, ask me, and I will translate to you what they were saying.
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