A few days ago there was the Billboard Interview with Ignazio, I will translate roughly for you.
At the beginning they talk about the video of “VIVO PER LEI” that Ignazio made the day before (and which I will post after the interview).
Stefano asks Ignazio how he spends his days and Ignazio shows an overview of his small studio where he plays and where he can record, and where he also has a speed simulator for virtual racing with cars.
Stefano asks if when Ignazio was in Indianapolis he tried the race with the cars, but Ignazio says that when they are on tour they avoid any kind of danger, because they must be responsible.
The game begins, of Italian pop songs, sung in a lyrical tone, also done with Gian and Piero, and Ignazio admits, sincerely, that he has not seen their connections with Billboard.
Greet the fans connected by:
Brazil, El Salvador, Bulgaria, Colombia, Argentina.
Stefano asks to sing two verses of a success of Il Volo and Ignazio sings “The Best Day of My Life”.
Ignazio says that often he forgets the words of the songs before the concerts. Stefano says if they use the teleprompter in concert, and Ignazio says absolutely not. But he says that when he goes on stage, immediately all the lyrics of the songs come back to him.
So Stefano immediately brings up the story of the song “Tous les Visage de Amour” whose words they had forgotten, but Ignazio says that he had remembered his part, when instead he had to sing Piero, he remembered nothing and he continued to say the same sentence, then Gianluca had to sing and he too did not remember and then he passed the microphone to Ignazio, but Ignazio did not know the words that Gian had to sing, in short, all laughing!
Stefano asks the time they were more embarrassed at a dinner (he wants to understand if Ignazio will say the same things already said by Gian and Piero). Eventually Ignazio says they were young and still didn’t know each other well, and he and Gianluca had had a squabble, and so Gian threw the fish into the air.
Live questions begin.
A fan asks how she feels about singing songs by important artists such as Mia Martini, Mina, Battisti (Italian singers).
Ignazio says he paid tribute to Mia Martini (Almeno tu nell’Universo) because he saw the story about the life of the singer and wanted to remember it, and for him it was a great honor.
Ignazio also says that his first tribute was for Pino Daniele whom he greatly admires.
Another fan asks what nationality the most affectionate fans are in the world.
Ignazio replies that they are all affectionate, maybe there are people of some nationalities who are temperamentally inclined to do more absurd things, like chasing their cars.
Then he says that a love relationship is created between the fan and the artist even without knowing each other and he says that during concerts, wherever they are they have so much affection.
Then Ignazio compares the behavior of French fans, like girls from northern Italy and girls from Brazil like girls from southern Italy.
A girl asks what madness he would do for a woman.
Ignazio admits that he made many, because he is a very romantic type. He says he has traveled many miles for a woman and that he likes to see the smile on the woman’s face, for what he has given her. He likes to make the other person happy.
Stefano asks if he likes romantic films and Ignazio says that his favorite is Ghost and then he likes Titanic.
Another fan asks Ignazio what he likes to cook.
He replies that he likes to invent in the kitchen, but when friends are around, he prefers sushi or pizza.
Another question, Ignazio is asked what TV series he is watching
He replies “Game of Thrones”.
Stefano asks if he is also a Harry Potter lover and he confirms and says that he bought the whole series and saw it in two and a half days.
Then he asks Ignazio for a cartoon that he watched as a child and Ignazio answers “Spirit” (it’s a wild horse) and then Pokemon and Dragon Ball.
A question, asks him why he became vegan.
Ignazio replies that he does not do it only for animals, even if he loves them very much, but because he has seen that it is actually a healthier eating, and therefore it is also a personal thing.
Another question, which character of a musical work or play would he like to be.
Ignazio answers Rodolfo of la Boheme.
A good question: Stefano asks Ignazio for a quality and a defect of Gianluca and Piero.
Ignazio immediately says that the three of them complete each other, because Piero is very good in public relations and often makes meetings with Torpedine.
Gianluca has great intuitions with the musical choices. Ignazio is interested in the study-music part. However Ignazio says that every decision they make, they do it together and for the good of the group, he also says that Torpedine taught them, first of all, to manage themselves.
Ignazio doesn’t want to say flaws, on the contrary he says a beautiful phrase “Love me with my strengths and live with my flaws.”
Stefano asks if Ignazio has tattoos and he replies as many as 13, the first did it at 17, and is on the wrist, has tattooed the wind rose but on the tips he has put the initial of his family, because wherever he goes he always remembers his important point of reference, his family.
The fans’ questions continue.
What would he change about himself.
Many things, but in particular the fact that he does not have half measures, if he starts something he wants to complete it at all costs, even if physically he is tired, but he cannot postpone and finish later.
The best moments spent in Latin America.
In addition to the concerts, traveling from one place to another, because we created a very nice group with the troupe and they all had a lot of fun together.
What gives you the charge before a concert?
Before a concert he is very relaxed, then as soon as he goes on stage, he gets a lot of adrenaline.
With which international singer would you like to duet?
Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, among males, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer.
Ignazio says that in Los Angeles they met John Mayer, he is a very funny and special person.
Stefano asks Ignazio to give everyone the message of staying at home and Ignazio says it is time to be responsible to others so we must stay at home, above all to save others. We must be responsible and valid for the whole world, because the virus is a worldwide problem.
It is a difficult time for everyone.
Ignazio says he has prepared two short songs and Stefano tells him to sing them.
Ignazio performs on guitar: “Ain’t No Sunshine”.
At the end of the song, Stefano invites Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca to Billboard’s birthday, then asks Ignazio to show how he washes his hands, performing a song and he does it humming “Fatti mandare dalla mamma” (an old Italian song from the 60’s).
So Ignazio sings “Halleluia”.
Stefano thanks Ignazio so much for his skill and availability.
This is the video Ignazio and Stefano talk about at the beginning.
Ignazio sings “VIVO PER LEI”, with the duo of comedians from “I soldi spicci”.
Very nice. 😁
Well Ignazio, you gave some nice answers, and you revealed some sides of your romantic character.
You always give a lot of fun and you can give the impression of a light-hearted and thoughtless boy. Instead prove that you are a mature man and with your family in your heart.
A great gift.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.