You liked the first old video that I translated and so I looked for this Italian interview.
In some cases you will hear the boys answer, but there are no questions, evidently they have not been included in the video, but equally the sense is understandable. Only towards the end, we hear the voice of the woman who interviewed them.
I would add, for my part, that I always have the feeling that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, even then, were speaking more serenely if they were interviewed by foreign people. They have always known, from the beginning, that they are not so well liked by the Italian press, which in any case tries to embarrass them, especially in the final questions.
But the three of them have always been well determined in the answers, evidently when in a dream, you feel it truly yours, you defend it to the end.
G = We have changed the name from Il Trio to Il Volo.
This new name is above all as a wish, for music ….
P = Because music makes us fly.
G = It is as if it is thousands of meters (up, up) what is happening to us.
We put all the passion, all the love, for this thing that is happening to us, and that we love to do, because it is our passion and therefore, of course, we put all the effort.
I = And we will always give the best of ourselves.
P = We put all the effort into it, because we understand the depth of the people who are alongside us and who are working with us.
I = The project was created, we made this recording, this CD between Rome and Los Angeles. It was a personal and also an artistic growth, we had people and producers behind us, who always told us “commit yourselves, with the heart, filling everyone with excitement.”
G = We must learn from these great artists, follow their steps. For example, the experience of We Are The World has made us grow. We have seen people, very famous, who have remained humble, like Celine Dion herself, or Barbra Streisand. We hope with this CD, to be able to convey to people, what …..
P = What we feel inside.
G = And of course we must remain humble …
P = Staying humble yes, as Gianluca said, Celine Dion or Barbra Streisand are humble, but they have reached the maximum of world music, therefore we have understood that, with humility, great levels can be reached.
In my opinion, however, if one is too full of themselves or arrogant, he does not go anywhere.
G = All this happened to us at the age of 15, it is not something that happens often. We work hard, because as I said, this is our passion, this is our love, it is singing, music.
P = We live for this.
I = How many kids want to have this ?? And we were lucky to be able to do all this.
G = We must also thank Roberto Cenci, because it is he who united us, he had the genius, no, the flair, to unite us, and then this project was born.
The brothers argue.
P = The nice thing about the three of us is that we tell each other everything face-to-face.
I = Yes, it’s not that we speak behind our backs, if I don’t like something I say “Piero, look, I don’t like this thing.”
P = And perhaps this is our strength.
I = Our strength is the friendship that unites us, the truth, and the genuineness that we have …. the spontaneity.
G = Obviously among us …… the groups must be like this, right?
PR = I would like to know what criticisms you have had from the kids of your age, you are not afraid that, being so young, maybe you miss the stages (of your life), maybe school life, daily life, going out …..
G = This is the stage we want to do!
PR = Despite everything?
I = Yes, because we do it with passion, we don’t do it because we are forced, but that’s what we want.
G = Exactly, absolutely.
I = You know, when you are a child, you open the drawer and you like what you find ….. we would like to do this, in short it is what we want to do, this is the answer.
G = It happened to us at the age of 15, but as I said, this is our love, our passion and we are very committed to this. We do not believe in missing stages, absolutely.
PR = But because now is only the beginning and everything is wonderful, but then, maybe in a few years, you may be missing going out with your friends.
I = Maybe we could miss some outings with friends, but I don’t think other 16-year-olds travel the world, and it’s a beautiful experience. We do not miss stages, indeed we have more.
But how sweet and mature were these young Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca already then?
I don’t know if it is my impression, but it seems to me that Gianluca has a red face, he is probably trying to hide his first shyness, which has now passed very well.
And the photos? What can we say, they make us melt even more, what sweet guys !!
Back then, they dreamed of being able to sing one day at Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall ……. the dream came true !!!
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