The chaos caused by the videos of the press room journalists in Sanremo has not yet subsided.
Today all the radio and TV programs have spoken about IL VOLO and the injustice suffered.
Many famous people in Italy have taken a position defending the boys.
The boys did not intervene in any transmission, and their attitude aroused great admiration from many people. There are comments that come also from many who were not their fans, but now take their defense.
Among the many, what has made me a lot of effect is this of Michele Monina.
He is a critic who has always written bad things, even very bad and offensive on our boys. He had never met Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and in the early days of Sanremo, he had had a long interview with them. He liked them a lot and he understood what kind of people they are. At the end of the interview he said that he liked them a lot, even if they sing a kind of music that he does not like.
Today Monina, after reading what happened in the press room has published this nice video of the boys and has commented:
“The moment when it comes out that a part of the Press Room has insulted the boys of Il Volo, here is the moment we met. The criticisms can be made, but we do not hide ourselves … Ah, best wishes Gianluca Ginoble!”
And this is what Alessandro Quarta said, the violinist with whom they made the duet.
“Being on the stage of Sanremo with Il Volo was a blow of crazy and wonderful emotion, we found ourselves right away, the charge was wonderful.
I really like the guys from Il Volo, they are the only international Italian artists. They are loved all over the world. As an Italian and a musician it is important. We invented everything, we Italians, from notes to instruments. We do not forget it.
We are sons of Bel Canto.
We are not ashamed of being Italian.”
But as I said, things have not yet settled, there is still a lot of rage for the unfair treatment suffered by IL VOLO and today in an interview with a radio, Michele Torpedine, has confirmed the desire of the three singers to pass to legal proceedings against journalists who have insulted them in the press room, while reading the Festival ranking.
Yesterday evening, while I was writing the post, I randomly listened to the TV and I came across a program, usually of politics, where instead they talked about Sanremo, and then I immediately listened well.
The topic was, of course, the video of the press room.
The conductor of the evening Nicola Porro, has made specific questions to the journalist in the studio, Paolo Giordano, who was present in the press room of Sanremo.
Paolo Giordano, four years ago, gave very low votes to IL VOLO, but then a couple of years later, knowing them, he had changed his mind about them and then, afterward he always spoke well.
After listening to the questions asked by Porro to Paolo Giordano, I asked my friend, Daniela Ci, to extract from the whole video of the evening, only the piece concerning the questions on IL VOLO, and here’s what was said:
NP = Reply to me please Paul, is it true that there was an insult against IL VOLO? What have they told the guys from IL VOLO that they were shit?
That’s true, you were there, you’re an eyewitness, was there this thing?
PG = Yes, I heard it, it was there, and I disagree because I’m not like that.
man in the studio = Only the person who pronounced it will answer for this.
woman in the studio = Even others, they imitated and ridiculed them.
NP = Paolo Giordano, you have to explain something, you are the critic of IL GIORNALE …… but there was a particular climate against IL VOLO, because they were too perfect, or against this ULTIMO, in the press room? Was there the feeling you saw, that it was independent of the music? It’s a question I ask you and I trust what you tell me.
PG = Against IL VOLO there is a fairly widespread prejudice, for years, practically since they were born. Against ULTIMO, no.
All this makes me angry even more, because it was a situation that we fans knew very well, while not explaining why there is this attitude.
But seeing this confirmed by a journalist is really terrible.
This confirms that ULTIMO was not penalized by the jury of the press room, but only by the jury of honor who gave only a sixth place to ULTIMO in the evening of the duets. Instead IL VOLO was penalized by both juries, the duet took the lowest place, so I say that if the juries had not penalized IL VOLO so, it would probably still be in first place.
ANGER, ANGER AND STILL ANGER
All this history, will still have a train, but in the meantime let’s enjoy the moment of the proclamation of the three winners.
And we do a little gossip ….. our boys were wearing ARMANI.
Moreover, Radio Airplay tells us that the song of IL VOLO is broadcast in 8 countries of the world: Bulgaria-Croatia-France-Greece-Italy-Malta-Switzerland-Hungary.
Ok, guys, an old proverb says:
“Not all evil comes to harm”
and perhaps all this malice has brought out your splendid personalities.
Keep up your head, we will always be with you!
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