IL VOLO ON THE RADIO by Daniela

Today, April 24th, here in Italy, there will be an interview at IL VOLO on radiovision , or rather two, one on radio RTL 102.5 and one on Radio Zeta.

Radio 01

Let’s start with the direct RTL 102.5.

The program is called The Flight, nothing more appropriate !!

Preparations before the live broadcast:

Start the direct, activate the subtitles.

Radio 02

Radio 03

Radio 04

Radio 05

Radio 06

Radio 07

In the musical interludes the boys have fun.

Here Ignazio is giving the time signal, saying that:

“Even in all the remote villages of Sicily, such as Marsala, Ventrischi and Naro (Naro is called by Piero), it is 4:00 pm!” 😂  😂  😂

The interview was pleasant and they let us hear several songs from the new CD and others already well known.

But now it’s time for RADIO ZETA.

Radio 08

Here is the direct, there are no subtitles, so I translate for you.

Speaker = Wonderful boys, “A CHI MI DICE”, Il Volo. It’s 16.05, I welcome Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, the boys from IL VOLO, are here, ladies and gentlemen . 

How are you?

Piero = Well, very well.

Speaker = I remind you 266 of the digital terrestrial channel.

Look there how beautiful you are, we are on radiovision and also on instagram.

Today the listeners are unleashed, there are so many questions, I have chosen some, so soon I will propose them to you.

Ok, guys?

Piero = I like it.

Speaker = We have just heard live this beautiful song “A CHI MI DICE”, so I would immediately salute Tiziano Ferro.

Piero = Hello Tiziano.

Ignazio = Hello Tiziano

Speaker = Tiziano Ferro who wrote this text in Italian, he loves you very much, and so we also talk about your new CD MUSICA, your new album.

Piero = Our new album.

Radio 09

Speaker = I have to ask you something very nice, how exciting is it, to inaugurate your new album here on Barbra Streisand’s birthday?

Piero = Why, is Barbra Streisand’s birthday today?

Speaker = Of course.

Piero = And do you know what happened on April 24th ten years ago?

Speaker = What happened?

Piero = April 24th 2009, Il VOLO, sings together for the first time, “O Sole Mio”! Do you think it’s a case?

Ignazio = I feel like crying! (jokes)

Speaker = You have already figured out what the atmosphere will be this afternoon. Today is the birthday of this great protagonist, of this woman, who brought you with her, for 13 tour dates. There is a beautiful song that reminds her.

Piero = “PEOPLE”

Ignazio = “PEOPLE”, it’s like a tribute to her, anyway. It is one of the songs that impressed us the most when we were on tour with her and we couldn’t not sing it.

Speaker = You have duet with the older ones really, from Andrea Bocelli, to Placido Domingo, to Barbra Streisand, you have participated in a lot of important things in your life, you celebrate 10 years, I would like to know …….. the thing which has not really changed among you, in 10 years, what is it?

Ignazio = Hunger. (laughs)

Certainly the desire to share music, in fact the album is called MUSICA. The desire for music has never passed, also because we live every day of music, and it is the only thing that understands us and that is closer to us than all, music, also because I think there is a music or a song for every mood and for every occasion.

Speaker = How nice …. from MUSICA, let’s go back to the stage of the Ariston, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”  Il Volo. (starts video of “MUSICA CHE RESTA”)

Radio 10

Speaker = Boys, here is Il VOLO, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.

Gianluca, are you there? (Gianluca does not speak because he does not have a microphone.)

Gianluca = Yes, here I am.

Someone asks a question.

Speaker = Now we answer him. About this direct instagram, which is becoming more and more lively and interesting …. Ignazio you were very good because you have already quickly remembered the dates of your tour …..

Ignazio = Can I still remember you quickly? (start reading tour dates)

Speaker = Let’s go back to the questions that the fans sent you, we have many questions, I chose two at random.

Erica, asks: Among all your albums, what is the song you like the most?

Piero = Personally, from the last album “VICINISSIMO”.

Speaker = Ignazio?

Ignazio = It’s difficult, I don’t know, it’s like asking a mother who has fifty children, which is your favorite?

Piero = But a mother with fifty children does not exist ….

Speaker = Or anyway a song you are most fond of …. Gianluca?

Gianluca = For me it is “PEOPLE”.

Ignazio = But of this CD? I really like  of this CD, “A CHI MI DICE”.

Radio 11

Speaker = And now this question from Laura: “Will there be surprises, in the lineup, in the next tour?”

Ignazio = Come to the concert and you will see it. Yes, there will be some surprises, we do singles every year and then we also sing in duet, and there will be new singles, new songs ….

Piero = Whoever comes to our concerts, he knows very well, that in every concert, we are instinctive, we don’t create a lineup, speeches are always improvised, so every concert is always a surprise. (you can hear the first notes of “Grande Amore” and Piero asks if he can introduce the song): “Gentlemen, you are listening to ‘Grande Amore’”.

Speaker = They are indomitable, Il Volo here, we are with the IL VOLO guys, it’s 4:17 pm, Gianluca put you in the center so you have the microphone all for you and we can finally chat with Gianluca too.

Gianluca = Here I am, I’m there too.

Speaker = So, MUSICA, an album that really represents you well, because all your musical tastes are represented, and then with this cooler pop sound, thanks to Michele Canova, what was it like working with Michele?

Gianluca = Michele certainly gave a more contemporary touch to our vocals and sounds, even if then, it is clear, that maintaining our classicism all over the world, is what wins, because it is what they appreciate of Italy and of the Italian spirit. A bit like Bocelli, these great singers who take Italian music around the world, is the elegance of Italianness that makes us special, especially abroad. But it is clear, that sometimes, daring, doing experiments is not always good.

Speaker = About “bel canto”, highly appreciated all over the world, our Italy, in this CD there are great tributes, There is a Tribute to Sergio Endrigo, “LONTANO DAGLI OCCHI” ….. there is “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”, a great tribute to Paolo Limiti …….. now I ask you the question ….. are there any songs that you have sung and that cause you emotion? I have your own song that moves me a lot and then I tell you.

Gianluca = Of our repertoire, surely the tribute to Charlie Chaplin: “SMILE”.

But in this CD, I am very excited, apart from the unpublished works that are beautiful, “PEOPLE”, moves me a lot.

Piero = There is a song that I really care about a lot, which is “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”. It excites me so much, because every time we sing it, I think back to my 12/13 years, before getting to know them, because the three of us before we met, took part in regional festivals, and I always sang “LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”.

Speaker = Wonderful. Great tribute to Paolo Limiti (writer of the song).

Ignazio, meanwhile, think about it and then you will also tell me your song that excites you the most, now we announce the unpublished “VICINISSIMO”.

Il Volo, “VICINISSIMO”, from MUSICA, released on February 22nd, we are presenting it to Radio Zeta, we are with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Ignazio, then tell me the song you are most attached to. Gianluca said his, Piero said his, now tell me yours.

Radio 12

Ignazio = Honestly, I don’t know …. “A CHI MI DICE”. But instead, of you to us our song that moves you the most.

Speaker = Mine is “CANZONE PER TE”. by Sergio Endrigo and Roberto Carlos (authors). 

So, in May you leave for Japan, how long will you stay in Japan?

Ignazio = Two weeks.

Piero = We return on May 23rd.

Speaker = Then officially start with the tour on June 16th from the “capital of culture” Matera, officially opens the celebrations with the IL VOLO concert. Then chase IL VOLO, on June 16th they will be in Matera, then there will be many other dates ….. until September 24th.

Ignazio = Go and read, on ILVOLOMUSIC.COM

Speaker = On your social pages, then, there is everything. There are also some beautiful images that tell of you.

Ignazio = There are also photos of Piero, naked, if you want you can go and see.

Piero= There is also a fanclub, you need to know that we care so much about the fanclub, it’s like entering a house full of friends, people who share the same passion. Our fanclub is like our second family. We always do something with them, for example, we shot the video of the last single, “A CHI MI DICE”, which will be released in a few weeks, and we called three girls who assisted the video …..

Ignazio = It’s not like we called them personally, they won a kind of contest

Piero = Yes, they won a contest, and so they took part in the video shoot.

Speaker = How nice. So they are 100% protagonists and live with you this adventure.

Ignazio = We had lunch together, ate ice cream together …..

Speaker = A quick question, who answers me? What did you try to sing in front of Pope Francis?

Piero = It was an emotion that cannot be explained, but the nice thing about a group is that you have two people next to you who are feeling your own emotions, and that moment was a magical moment, personally I am very Catholic, and then to find myself in front of the Madonna of Fatima, Pope Francis, a million people who were listening …

Ignazio = next to me ….

Piero = Him beside ….. imagine !!

Speaker = Guys, I am happy to have had you here, I leave you the latter seconds to say hello to you from Radio Zeta.

Piero = Friends of Radio Zeta, we are IL VOLO.

Ignazio = We want to send a big greeting to all our friends starting from A to ZETA

Gianluca = From the ZETA to the A, a hug to everyone and thanks for having listened to us.

Piero = See you on tour and don’t miss MUSICA.

Speaker = Thanks to IL VOLO, Grazie mille!

Radio 13

In the Radio Zeta backstage, the boys answered this question:

“How do you expect to be in 20 years?”

Piero = In twenty years we will be … him without hair (Gianluca), I without a beard and he without a belly (Ignazio)

Ignazio = Maybe !!!

Gianluca = Famous.

Ignazio = Under a sofa.

Piero = With a potato chip …

Ignazio = But what a potato chip ???

Piero = With a girl !!!

Ignazio = But you said potato chip …..

Radio 14

Well, even this radio adventure ended, as always the guys tried to be fun.

Their interviews were interspersed with many of their videos and songs, not just the latest album.

I must say that it was nice to see the videos of “GRANDE AMORE”, “L’AMORE SI MUOVE” and “PER TE CI SARÒ”.

On April 25th, in Italy it is a national holiday- Italy’s Liberation Day (Festa della liberazione), but on Friday the 26th there is already a new adventure for you, the tireless Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

 

30 thoughts on “IL VOLO ON THE RADIO by Daniela”

  1. Daniela, they speak of the Fan Club. Is there an official IL Volo Fan Club or were they speaking of fan clubs in general that are devoted to them. If there is an official, is it as comprehensive as the Flight Crew Fanpage or not really worth bothering with, in terms of new and different info about the guys? Once again, just curious. Thank you.

    1. Yes Mark, there is an official fanclub and it is the only really official one.
      This is the link: https://www.ilvolomusic.com/
      If you try, you’ll see that FANCLUB offers you, you have to register and then it works like a facebook page. To be part of the Fanclub there is an annual card to pay and it is useful because it allows you to buy concert tickets before the sale to the public, allows you to watch soundchecks, allows you to buy gadgets. The card can be purchased through the Official Store function. If you are not interested in these things, of course it is not advisable to make the card.
      For the news, it is better to follow the official facebook page, but there are fan pages, like ours, which are often more up to date, for details. The official page gives only the important official news.
      I hope I’ve been useful.

  2. Daniela, thank you very much for your translation of the interview, since I cannot understand Italian. I enjoy it so much.

  3. Very nice interview. Thank you Daniela for translating and keeping us informed all the time, I really appreciate that.

  4. Oh this was good! I wish they could have discussed some of their other musical choices. I was especially touched that Piero said he was “personally very Catholic” when he spoke of singing before Pope Francis… be cause I too am very Catholic ( Ieven teach it and help people become Catholics) Ahh well, it was just a detaila that made me feel closer to him. Silly me!… oh and I hope in 20 years Piero still has his beard! Thank you again dear Daniela!

    1. Hi Connie, it is not the first time that Piero admits to being very Catholic and observant, in fact he says that he often goes to mass. The other two also said they were Catholic, but less observant ……. surely they go much less to mass !!
      I also hope that in 20 years Gianluca still has hair, for Ignazio’s belly, very well.

      1. One doesn’t have to attend mass to be less of a religious person. We each have our own ways of expressing our beliefs.

    1. Connie, just type “ Ilvolo official fan club” and it will give you instructions on how to register.
      Put in your email address and make up a password, and follow the rest of the instructions. I hope this works for you.

      1. Hi Jill, perhaps you can help me. I have followed step by step the instructions for purchasing a Fan club membership. I have an email stating that I have paid for membership , but no email stating that I actually have membership and I used the activation code they sent, it just will not acknowledge any password I have tried. Thus I am not able to logon. What foolish thing did I do or not do. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mark

  5. Daniela, thank you for this wonderful translation of the
    radio interview. It makes IL VOLO come alive for the fans
    that don’t speak their language, although the language is
    very beautiful. One can still grasp the amusement given
    by Ignazio. He is humorous in any language. I love the
    other guys too, especially Gianluca.

      1. Hi Mark,
        All I can think of, is that it has something to do with the password. If I remember rightly the instructions are in Italian, and I had a slight problem with the password also. It took about three times before I could log in.
        I think we should turn this over to Daniela, and if all else fails, she could go to their office and slap someone over the head, maybe that will work🙂

  6. Jill, After all the failed, attempts to log on, I’d like to be the one doing the slapping! I think you are right,I suspect it has something to do with the password. Thanks.

    1. Mark, if it is a password problem, in the message that appears below, after you have entered your e-mail, it says: “if you have forgotten your password, request a new one”. If you can’t do it with this method, you have to tell me your surname, so that you can ask inside the fanclub, what the problem is.

      1. Daniela, I was finally able to complete my registration and activate my subscription with the help of a computer malfunction service that I subscribe to. I Had to go through FireFox to enable my successful subscription and registration. Thank you and Jill for your suggestions and help. I was determined to get it to function one way or another. It required a complete new password.

  7. Wow am I surprised after all these years I didnt know there is an Il Volo Fan Cub. I thought this was the only Il Volo site how stupid is that..I only ask for Il Volo Flight crew.com./ I hope I dont have any problems.

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