It was a memorable event. What about, Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, so close to Pope Francis, in such an important event, followed by about 600 thousand young people present and millions of people on television?
It was very emotional and I think the guys have felt the weight of this great emotion on their shoulders and also of this great honor.
They were emotional, as we were, who followed them from afar. . . very touching and emotional.
Here is the video, for those who could not follow them live.
Also nice is this video taken from another angle.
Seeing them again causes shivering in me.
Of course they could not be presented to the world, the event was the World Youth Day, not IL VOLO, but they were there, present before the Pope, emotion to the stars!
Surely this experience will always remain in their hearts.
From that position they could see a tide of young people, united by moments of prayer and truly unique contemplation, the silence was impressive.
But the best picture is undoubtedly this …… stupendo 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca in a selfie with Sua Santità (His Holiness) Pope Francis …. incredible!
In this photo, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca offer Pope Francis a gift of a jewel created for him.
These videos was made by Gianluca and Piero, we see the Pope and the crowd – really immense.
Instead, this video was made before the event.
P = This is a message for all young people like us.
G = We are honored to be here in Panama at WYD, you are so many, there are almost a million young people.
I = It will be a great emotion, also because for us it is the first time we sing for the Pope, we will sing a very special Ave Maria, we hope to be close to all the young people, with music, on this spiritual day.
P = Long live the WYD and the Pope.
G = bye
I = bye
Yesterday during the singing tests.
I am very happy that you all have also been able to enjoy the event live. By testing we saw that the TV2000 streaming channel was often stuck and so Pat did a search and saw that the EWTN channel was better for you.
Well, both channels worked and we did not miss a single instant of this event
Sunday, here in Italy, they sent on television, this little interview:
Presenter = Yesterday at the vigil IL VOLO also sang, let’s see how this performance went.
P = Some time ago we had met Pope Francis in a private audience and we gave him, an AVE MARIA, a special record, just for him.
I = Surely it was a great experience of life, both for our personal lives, and also for our career.
P = This was the perfect opportunity to understand how beautiful and important it can be, to share all kinds of music.
G = We can say that it was one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives.
It all passed very quickly, but it was an indescribable moment.
The boys were very serious, as it should be on these occasions.
They are never out of place, always appropriate to the event.
I was very proud that IL VOLO had this wonderful opportunity, it was an honor, and they certainly did not waste it.
These are the words of the boys, “If someone had told us that one day we would sing for the Pope, we would hardly have believed it . . . . Never stop chasing your dreams.”
Tell me your impressions.
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