With the approach to the start date of the Sanremo Festival, IL VOLO was interviewed by Radioitalia.
Here is the translation of the interview.
PRESENTER = I’m punctual today too. Today I have to present three great voices, three great artists: IL VOLO, hello guys.
P + I + G= Hello
PR = I have made the first compliment to you and you laugh so?
P = We laugh for that.
PR = Why, are not you great artists? You are!
G = Also, it is also nice to remind the audience that I was born on the same day, 11 February, that we last participated in the Sanremo competition.
PR = But not the same year dear…. but yes, in fact you were born the same day and in Sanremo we reciprocate the birthday wishes, but this year no, because Sanremo will already be finished, but I must say that for the Aquarius, will a good year and, closed parenthesis! Are you happy ? (she ask to Gianluca)
G = Very
I = And Libra?
PR = I do not know, I know the Aquarius because it is our sign and then …. then, I inform myself.
PR = So, welcome back to Sanremo, in the race, I have to say, because in Sanremo you were there last year, nice, it was a great participation.
You come back to Sanremo, because logically, you have a track in which you believe very well, come back to Sanremo, because in Sanremo, good or bad, you are born, and because you celebrate 10 years of career.
P = Exactly, we celebrate 10 years of our friendship that binds us, the passion that unites us, we could not choose a better stage the Ariston (the theater of Sanremo) which saw us born 10 years ago and we wanted to celebrate this goal together.
PR= Gianluca, do you want to talk about it, and tell us something about the song entitled MUSICA CHE RESTA?
G = To remember that Grande Amore has given us so many emotions, so it’s one more reason to come back, we are fond of this stage, but especially this song, we believe a lot, in this piece, because the important thing is to get to the people, win people’s hearts, this is the most important thing.
PR= You always come to the people, anyway.
Listen, Ignazio, can we imagine/anticipate a pop-lyric song?
I = I think an artist never wants to lose his personality, then surely it will be a big surprise, we would like to say anyway, that among the various authors and writers of this song, there is also Gianna Nannini, whom we value a lot, and we are really happy to have her on the team.
PR = Ok, very well, so great return to Sanremo. I’m thinking about 10 years, you are very young and have already played the most important stages in the world, you duet with the most famous international stars, you have made a journey that an artist, even in 50 years can do.
Sometimes you stop to think about this and you are afraid of having burned the stages, apart from that, your dear friend Michele Torpedine will invent one every minute, but do you think it all happened too quickly?
P = We met at the age of 15, our teenage period was different from that of our peers, but, as you said, Michele Torpedine invents one opportunity after another, so it’s never enough. When we are on a stage, we always think about the next one.
PR = But are you happy to come back to Sanremo? I feel you are a little like this ……. are you excited?
G = We are happy, a little tense, because anyway it is an experience ……
I= It is a stage that always creates a little anxiety.
PR = You are on another stage right now, but we’ll think about it in a few days.
G= Also here we had a beautiful concert in 2015.
PR = Of course.
I = And sure Radioitalia will invite us again this year.
G = Again, exactly.
PR = Absolutely yes.
PR = I know that then there is another beautiful international project, a right album, of unpublished songs and not ..
G = Yes, it will be a surprise, we cannot tell you more, it will be an international project, where there will be new songs.
I = We can only give you a clue.
I= This year we celebrate 10 years, so we are very happy.
P = and in the album there will be MUSICA CHE RESTA …..
PR = All right, I cannot get more information from IL VOLO, it is so, but we will listen to them in a few days on the stage of the Ariston.
We are very happy of your return to the race. We love you.
P + G + I = Thanks, us too, thank you for your affection.
Did you like this interview?
They said many things but did not reveal anything, but, reading between the lines, maybe a few hints to a further album there was.
Our talented Valeria Bosch, gave us this beautiful story-summary of the path of our dear boys.
I translate it immediately and I renew my best wishes!!
A DREAM LONG 10 YEARS
There is a country on this earth which is called Vololandia: it is a country without walls, without borders, without limits of horizon, because it is everywhere, wherever there are women and men endowed with musical passion, sensitive to love, to beauty and harmony. This country is governed by three princes, all three very nice for the truth, but above all with an incomparable voice, a voice that makes the soul of those who listen to them fly above the clouds, up to the sky, a voice that it is more powerful than a bomb, because it does not destroy, but builds joy, love, and passion, as well as melancholy, emotion, tenderness …
When they were little more than children, the three princes, led by their mentor Michele, began to travel the world, from Canada to the United States, from Latin America to Australia and New Zealand, from Japan to Europe and their dear land, Italy. Just in Italy they debuted in 2009, participating in a talent of RAI, “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE”, where for the first time they had enjoyed the joy of applause, their name known by the public, the pride of their image transmitted throughout the nation.
From there began their incredible adventure, a kind of dream that was difficult even to believe: they, the three kids from the Italian province, who conquered the world, an immediate success, thousands of copies of records sold, the celebrity, the their name that began to be known from one continent to another, and to bounce on all the media, including social media.
And in a vertiginous follow-up, a whole series of events that would have seemed unimaginable until a short time before, the participation in 2010, as unique Italians, to “We are the world for Haiti” with 85 internationally renowned artists; the trip the following year in Australia and New Zealand; in 2012 the invitation from a legend, Barbra Streisand, to participate in his tour “Back to Brooklyn”, and in December of the same year the performance of “We are Love” and “The World” in Oslo, before the Royals of Norway and Sweden, for the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.
And in 2014 the Billboard victory for Latin Music, plus various Billboard and Grammy nominations, repeated gold and platinum records, collaborations with the most established names in music, Eros Ramazzotti, Placido Domingo, the Pooh, Laura Pausini, and the virtual duet with Elvis in “It’s Now or Never” in the posthumous album “If I Can Dream”. In December 2014 it was a particularly important event, not only because of the meaning it contained in itself, but because it marked a trend reversal for Il Volo with respect to the goals that until then had been set: from many foreign nations to Italy, to homeland, and right from its institutional heart, the Senate where they performed an unforgettable Christmas concert in the presence of the highest personalities of the State.
The rest is recent history, of the last three years, with the victory at Sanremo in 2015 and the song “Grande Amore” became a worldwide hit, with 138 million views on You tube; the “stolen victory” (stolen to them!) at the Eurovision in Vienna, where they are declared third, but in reality they are first in terms of public votes and where the prestigious “Marcel Bezancon” critics award is assigned to them by accredited journalists ; and then the appointments to UNICEF ambassadors, ambassadors of Abruzzo in the world, of Sicily in the world, of lyric for young people in the world (title given by the city of Verona).
But it is not over, a new leap in quality awaits them: 2016 sees the launch of the project “Notte Magica”, a tribute that the three young artists want to address, with admiration and respect, to the great tenors of the past Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and José Carreras. The project starts from the beautiful S.Croce di Firenze, precisely with the collaboration and support of one of the three great, the maestro Domingo, and will then continue with tours all over the world, in the most prestigious theaters of the major American and European cities and even in Japan, with cheering crowds, and places all exhausted, more and more numerous.
Often the three young princes, which the long tradition has turned them into brothers rather than friends, gather in Bologna, in their recording studio that is the beating heart of Vololandia, the forge where they forge their work and the products that in 2019 they will donate to the millions of admirers on the anniversary of the beginning of their successful union in trio. They often abandon themselves to memories and then, in front of their eyes, the images of what they have lived in these 10 years, the theaters always overflowing, the enthusiastic crowds, the audience standing in the frequent standing ovations, the contact with many authoritative people, the laurels obtained, the love shown to them by people of all ages, all races and all continents.
And now? ten years later? do you stop, did you struggle enough? not even for a dream, now it starts again, for new adventures, for new beaches, for new productions: because three princes that are called Il Volo cannot be stopped, they know that their audience awaits them because they need their closeness and their music , that reassures, that comforts, that keeps company, that makes the smile bloom on the lips.
Merry Christmas, guys of Il Volo, give us your melodies for a thousand years more!
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