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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”)
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”.
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.
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!
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 …..
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.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.