There are things that happen, so, by chance.
Remember this beautiful fan-art from IL VOLO that I used for a post?
I found this beautiful image on the official IL VOLO fanclub. I liked it immediately and so I asked who had made it, permission to be able to use it.
In this way I met Xinjie, a sweet Chinese girl who has lived in Rome for seven years. She is a graphic designer.
We have established friendship, started chatting and getting to know each other a little.
Looking through some photos of her Facebook profile, I found this beautiful photo.
Really a beautiful girl, but did you recognize the landscape in the background? It is just what you think: Capri.
I see Capri and I immediately think “A CHI MI DICE” and the beatiful IL VOLO’S video, and I write, a little amused: “But are you perhaps one of the three chosen girls to watch the video shoot?”
And she immediately replies “Yes, I am”.
You can imagine my amazement, of course I asked Xinjie many things about Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and what she felt during that day.
She had no photos of that day, she had not been allowed to take pictures of it, but the photographer had taken pictures that would later be published.
These days the photos have come out and so I thought I’d do an interview with Xinjie and publish it for you.
Here she is among our boys. That is a nice picture. I’m happy for her, but the envy !!
D = How did you manage to be chosen to watch the video?
X = I replied to the email of the official IL VOLO fan club that asking those who wanted to assist, to send the request to watch the new video resume. It would have been shot in central-southern Italy and asked to make the whole day available. I sent the membership and after a few days, the staff contacted me on the phone telling me where I should go and that I had to keep the secret.
D = How long have you been following IL VOLO?
X = Since I came to Italy seven years ago. I came for study and work and I came alone. At the beginning it was very hard. One day I was looking for videos on you tube and by chance I heard “O SOLE MIO”, sung by Il Volo, it was immediately love, but I had no one with whom to share this interest and on radio and TV I heard little about them.
D = Who were the other two chosen girls?
X = The other girls came from Campania (Italian region with Naples as capital). They were 14 and 27 years old. But I have been more with Sara, the girl from the official Fanclub, she is very kind and pleasant.
D = Had you met Ignazio Piero and Gianluca before that day?
X = Only once, this year in Rome, at the Instore at the Discoteca Laziale.
D = How did they seem to you?
X = They are very beautiful. They are normal boys, but more kind and nice
D = So many people, say they are nasty and haughty boys, to you, how did they look?
X = They are the most sincere and nice guys I’ve met, real angels.
D = How long were you with them ?
X = It was supposed to be from about noon until 6:00 pm, unfortunately they arrived three hours late, because the video footage around the stacks was longer, but the wait was also nice.
D = What did you do when they arrived?
X = They were so hungry !!!! They had not had lunch, so we looked for a restaurant together for lunch. They asked us if they wanted to have lunch with them, but we had already had lunch so we said no. So we watched IL VOLO eat!
Then, when they finished lunch, Ignazio asked me: “Coffee? Ice cream?”, And I said “Yes”, so they got ice cream for us.
D = Were they embarrassed about your presence (as they were eating) or were they very natural?
X = Absolutely very natural.
D = Who was the most witty or who spoke the most?
X = Ignazio, but also Ignazio and Piero together.
D = Did it seem to you that between the three of them there really is an understanding as brothers?
X = They are really good friends.
D= After lunch, did you all go somewhere else or did you just stay at the restaurant?
X = We left but stayed close, they took some scene.
D = Don’t you mind that they didn’t record you in the video?
X = Absolutely not, I thought we were invited only to assist from afar and instead we were together with the boys.
D = You girls could take pictures?
X = No, it was not allowed.
D = But the photographer took some very nice pictures of all you and you Xinjie are really a beautiful girl.
X = Thank you.
D = Were you excited for that meeting?
X = Very much.
D = Have you been to a concert already?
X = No, never, this year I will go to Rome and then to Verona.
D = Do you want to hear them in concert?
X = Yes, at 10,000%, I can’t wait any longer. My Japanese friend who met IL VOLO only this year (thanks to me) went to the Tokyo concert before me, I was jealous !! Also for her it was the first concert and she said she was moved. She said that their voices were divine. She wanted to come to Verona this year, but it’s hard to take this vacation now, maybe she’ll come to Italy for their concert next year if they do it in Sicily.
D = What’s your favorite song?
X = In this CD is “VICINISSIMO”.
D = If you were to win a dinner with one of them, who would you like to go out with?
X = It’s a difficult question for me, because I can’t really choose.
Fortunately I have already had a lunch with them in Capri !!
D = Yes, but they ate, and you three girls ate them, with your eyes !!!
X = But they also talked to me a lot. At one point, Ignazio and Piero (especially Ignazio) started talking to me with Sicilian words and then they explained to me. Then they tried to pronounce my name and they were good.
Gianluca didn’t talk much, but when they said my name Gianluca said “Who is better? Me or him? (Ignazio)”, but they were good both, they did the right pronunciation. After lunch, Ignazio looks at me and says: “But you’re shy, don’t talk at all,” and Gianluca replied: “She is shy like me.”
D = Were you sorry when you said goodbye? Did they hug you?
X = They had to leave with the boat, yes, they hugged us. Then Piero, from the boat, greeted us calling all our names, even mine !!! Mine is hard to remember, I know, and I’m so moved.
D = After meeting them, do you think they deserve all the success they have or, in your opinion, are too valued or undervalued?
X = They deserve all possible success. They are really the best, most confident, good and positive guys ….. I can say that they are perfect guys.
D = Was it sad to leave them? If you were to go back, would you do this adventure again or is it not worth it?
X = I wanted to stay in that moment, I thought: “Ah, how I would like this moment to become eternity”.
And then I realize that it has already become eternity, with the video that has been made. For me it was a divine day. It was my real “THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE”.
Thank you, Xinjie, for giving us all these nice details of your special day, we really appreciate it.
We are all very happy with this beautiful experience of yours and we wish you, with all our heart, to be able to have so many other meetings with Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio.
Surely they will remember you very well, you will have left your mark of beauty and kindness.
A hug from the whole Il Volo-Family!
Credit to owners of all photos.