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TAORMINA : GDS SHOW by Daniela

It all started in July, while IL VOLO was in Taormina for the Notte Magica 2018 concert.

Salvo La Rosa, is a great friend and admirer of the boys, who has always supported and presented them, on various occasions in Sicily.

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“In July, in front of a granita (al Bambar) I invited Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca to the GDS SHOW on September 15th in Taormina.

With generosity, IL VOLO, will participate in this magical evening.

The proceeds will be donated to charity.”

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Then, even our friend Dave Monaco, (remember, the first singer taken under the new label of Torpedine and IL VOLO), lets us know that he will be present at the evening, with this message:

“Good morning friends, I am glad to tell you that I will be taking part in the GDS Show! It will be a great honor to share the stage with many artists and my friends of Il Volo, thank you very much to Salvo La Rosa for the invitation!

The entire proceeds of the evening will be donated to charity associations, so in addition to enjoying a great show, your participation will be a work of good.

I wait for you!”

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The boys have returned to Taormina (I think with great pleasure). Here they are during the rehearsals of the show, together with the presenter of the evening, Salvo La Rosa.

Missing Piero, ultimately skipped the rehearsals, the scoundrel!

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Piero has arrived!!

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Here we are at the evening, the show started, in the splendid setting of the Greek Theater.

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Thanks to our Deborah Georgini Beaupre, we have some very beautiful photos and videos.

Good thing that Deborah was able, at the last moment to find a ticket for the show.

The guys sang three songs: they started with L’AMORE SI MUOVE.

During the presentation, Salvo la Rosa, says that when the boys were in Taormina in July, he joined them and asked them if they would participate in the show and they immediately said yes!

Immediately after, they sang the splendid CARUSO.

In the interview after the songs, Salvo la Rosa asks the boys if they have a particular memory to tell. In fact, he himself, remembers when there was the first Italian concert, after the great success they had abroad and their first Italian concert was held here in Taormina.

Piero says it was frustrating for them, to be so successful abroad and not to sing in their country.

Salvo La Rosa remembers having hosted in one of his programs the guys from IL VOLO who said “We want to sing at home”.

Ignazio intervenes to point out joking, that they sing at home in the shower, but they wanted to sing in Italy.

Salvo goes on to say that Taormina has brought them luck.

Gianluca continues by saying that Taormina is now a fixed stop.

Piero adds that there are many friends, that Gianluca is Sicilian by adoption, that Ignazio taught Gianluca to speak Sicilian.

Gianluca pronounces two or three words in Sicilian and everyone laughs.

Salvo asks them for what they are preparing. Piero answers that they are working on a new album, because next year will be 10 years of their career.

Salvo says they were children, but success has been steady and growing.

Gianluca says that there is still a lot that they have to show and that they will be ready to surprise the public and their fans who have been following them for many years.

Salvo says that every time they post a photo of the guys or a video of them on social media it’s a success. He says that in an evening where love is celebrated, you stay and sing your GRANDE AMORE.

The beautiful GRANDE AMORE begins and as usual the audience sings with them.

This show has been recorded and will be streamed on September 27th at 9:30 pm Italian time at this link: www.gds.it, so those of you want to see, connect.

 Some photos from Deborah:

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But the most beautiful pictures Deborah made them in the afternoon, naturally in front of the Bambar.

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Two out of three, Deborah, I think you can be satisfied, you also attended the show, we say you were in the right place at the right time. I’m very happy for you!!!

What a thrill, and then, as usual, Taormina offers a magnificent scenery, and the guys feel they are “at home”, so many people were there for them, and the guys, as usual, did not betray their fans’ expectations.

Thank you guys!!

Daniela

Credit to owners of photos and also credit to Deborah for her photos and videos.

MUSIC IS LIKE LIFE: UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE by Daniela

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“MUSIC IS LIKE LIFE, IT CAN BE DONE IN ONE WAY, TOGETHER.”

Music makes you happy.

It brings emotions to you and makes every person feel part of something bigger, like a symphony.

After announcing it a long time ago, and after a long wait, on September 12th the premiere of the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE  was held in Rome. The film will be in Italian cinemas from 20 September.

At the premiere were the producers director and actors. IL VOLO was represented by Michele Torpedine.

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Here is an article dedicated to the film which I will summarize for you.

ANSI article – Click here

THE PLOT

Once upon a time there were the musical films, the director De Mattheis signs with UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, a lyrical music film.

The story revolves around Vladimir, called Vlad, a young talent of opera singing, who at the death of his mother, a former soprano with whom he lived in St. Petersburg, came to Verona to look for his father, who had abandoned them when he was a child. To support himself, Vlad starts performing as a street singer. That’s how he meets the high-bourgeois Veronica with whom he is immediately struck by lightning.

In the meantime, by chance, the director of IL VOLO hears him singing and offers him a great opportunity. Life for Vladimir seems at a turning point, but many traumas and twists still await him …..

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Michele Calì is the producer of the film to explain how their involvement was born: “We started from the love story, but we needed a link to reach the public, especially the younger one.

It was natural to turn to Il Volo, which only in Italy has a huge following, the ‘volovers’ are more than 400 thousand. We have made them an integral part of the story, and they have become an added value to the film.

De Mattheis loved the possibility of telling the simplicity of a love story that recalled those of opera.

How was it to work with Il Volo? “We thought to transmit mainly what they are in life, here they represent the ‘mentors’ of the hero, simply being themselves.”

Federica Andreoli, the producer of the film, wrote these words:

“A big thank you goes to all the Volovers and Il Volo fans, for the help they are giving me in these weeks to promote UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE … Thank you for what you are doing and for the love and interest you are showing for this movie. I will never cease to thank all the Il Volo fans enough for their precious collaboration …. you are fantastic.”

And here are some photos taken from the film and backstage moments:

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Francesca Loy is VERONICA

 

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Francesca Loy and Giuseppe Maggio: VERONICA and VLADIMIR

 

Here is an article from the premiere entitled UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDEcrowd at the Adriano (the cinema) IL VOLO and the debut on the big screen.

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The day after the premiere, a clip from the film was also broadcast on the RAI2 news program.

At the beginning of the month of August, this release appeared on the facebook page of IL VOLO:

We learn from the production of UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE and as disclosed by some media that the film will be screened in cinemas from next September this year and soon in the Mediaset channels. We take this opportunity to congratulate the producer Michele Calì, the director De Mattheis and the good actors with whom we had the pleasure of working on the set for our brief participation in the story of the story. On this occasion we think it is right to point out that our presence in the script is reduced only to a couple of scenes not to create false expectations from the public or incorrect communications that could confuse us with the real protagonists of the film that instead used to this role of other characters, professional actors.

We therefore thank the production for giving us the opportunity to perform in this musical “cameo” and wish everyone a well deserved success.

After this release, I immediately thought that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, would not have been at the premiere, and in fact, the boys, last night were not there, but, they have entrusted to three short videos projected before the film, their best wishes.

Here they are.

 

P= Best wishes to the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, unfortunately for appointments previously fixed, we will not be there with you.

We wanted to thank you for this wonderful adventure, experience, and I wanted to give you a big “good luck”, see you soon.

G= Hello everyone, I want to make a big “good luck” to the film UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, and thank everyone, starting from directing, producers and actors, who have given us the opportunity to be part of this beautiful project.

See you soon, a hug.

I= Hello to all the friends of UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, we regret not being part of the premiere of the film, it was a wonderful experience, I know that I will become a great actor one day ….. I joke.

A big hug to everyone and a “good luck”, bye.

 

But at the premiere, and on the red carpet, who was there of our knowledge:

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But they are our dear MAURA PUCCI and PATRIZIA CIAVA, congratulations volovers, you are our nice and beautiful representatives!!

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And here’s what Maura wrote in the aftermath of the premiere !!

Notice to “sailors”, in particular those interested in IL VOLO. I saw the movie UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE and doing a review is not my job. But I can tell you that it is a love story with a happy ending, like those of other times: without violence, without sex and without vulgarity, but with lots of music and breathtaking images of the beautiful Verona.

I’m here to talk about the participation of our guys and I do not do it at the request of production, for which this “sorti” will be a, I hope, pleasant surprise, nor to win the benevolence, which I presume that I do not need it, nor for gratitude for consideration in my regard. I do it for you. Do not be fooled by the clip of a few seconds that Federica Andreoli wanted to give us as an anticipation. Neither from the announcement of the site of Il Volo, aimed at minimizing their stage presence. Cameo? …. Not even for idea, it is not a cameo. According to the definition of the term. It is instead a scenic presence, remarkable and substantial. We see them and hear them sing in a dimension never seen, thanks to the huge screen, It seems to be able to touch them, other than front row seats in the concerts, other than screens at the sides of the stage! And in the same way we see them and hear them recite, absolute novelty, spontaneous, natural, credible. It seemed to me to identify in their parts a different vein, certainly established by the script. Piero always serious, Ignazio a bit ‘serious and somewhat’ playful , and Gian a bit ‘serious and a bit’ angry. If I think that the “hunger” that we have of them leads us to watch any broadcast even squalid and ridiculous that you talk about it or show us, then for intellectual honesty, I have to tell you: go and see this film which is for all just what it takes: a breath of oxygen! (quote “Ricomincio dalle tre” by Michele Torpedine 😁😁)

And Michele Torpedine answered her like this:

Mick Torp = A spokesperson like you in politics … you would have won anyone!

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I do not know about you, but all these innovations, especially what Maura wrote, made me want to see this film, certainly for me the wait will not be long, the next week will be in many Italian cinemas, but I think the wait for you will be longer.

Meanwhile, we are waiting for a complete and professional review that surely Patrizia will do for all of us ….. do not make us wait too much Patrizia !!

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

GOSSIP GOSSIP : ARE THE GUYS FROM IL VOLO SINGLE? by Daniela

On POMERIGGIO 5, a known gossip TV program, today there was a video that talked about IL VOLO.Gossip 01

This transmission is very popular in Italy, and the guys have also been guests in the studio. This time it’s just a video and it’s gossip, about any new girls of Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

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So, from whom do we start talking today? Let’s start with Il VOLO?

From my friends at IL VOLO.

Those are full of females.

Let’s start like this.

Women from all over the world, come forward . . . the three guys from IL VOLO, are single!

It was a long time since this astral coincidence has occurred, but at this moment, it seems that Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, are going through a phase of total sentimental freedom.

To prove it, the photos, taken during a holiday in Taormina, where the three entertain themselves, with as many young maidens.

And to say, that the latest news in our possession, both Gianluca, and Ignazio, seemed happily engaged, the first with Martina, with whom he had been a couple for two years, and the second with Alessandra, his historic girlfriend, with whom he was said, it would soon be married.

Instead, here they are, all single, and all at sea, ready to make new friends and new conquests.

Gianluca, immediately finds his place in the pool, next to a prosperous girl with dark and smooth hair, with whom he talks while relaxing in the water.

Piero, the only single for the longest time, with the bandana on his head, as he wants the fashion of the moment, is ready to go on the attack of a nice blonde.

While Ignazio, at the water, prefers the tennis court, always in good company, of a young and beautiful girl with slender legs, and he seems particularly interested.

In short, the three tenors, they enjoy flying, from flower to flower, although, of course, they are always looking for the GRANDE AMORE !!!

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Honestly, with all that can be said about our boys, talking about their talents or their concerts, these TV shows take them into consideration only to talk about gossip ……. it is also true that, among their talents , there is also beauty and youth, so these videos of gossip are justified, but ….. take them with the tongs, these news, they are never founded !!!!

Daniela

 Mollysianna’s photos , thank you!

PIERO, IGNAZIO AND GIANLUCA AND POSITIVE MESSAGES by Daniela

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A few days ago, during the presence at the Festival Show in Trieste, the boys took a picture, while they were holding a t-shirt with messages written against those who drive and use the phone.

Perhaps some of you have not paid particular attention to this picture, which I now propose to you.

The GUIDE E BASTA advertising campaign is promoted in Italy in order to sensitize drivers, especially young people, to the use and abuse and risks of using a mobile phone while driving a vehicle.

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Using a mobile phone while driving is one of the main causes of serious car accidents.

It is enough to look away even a moment from the road to lose control of the vehicle and cause a car accident with unimaginable consequences.

For this reason, the boys have lent their image, in this picture above.

They also shot this video.

I = Hi guys, we are IL VOLO, everyone’s life is very important, so …..

P = ….. of course we are so much in the car, so when we want to stay on the phone, let’s let someone else drive ….

G = …… then guide and stop mobile

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I find it extremely positive that the boys, lend their image to messages of this kind.

In addition, they often adhere to events with a charitable purpose, such as the concert in which they will participate in a few days.

Good guys, come on like this, I’m proud of you.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO TO TRIESTE by Daniela

The final event of the FESTIVAL SHOW 2018 takes place in Trieste in Piazza Unità d’Italia.

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IL VOLO are expected as guests.

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Here they came for the usual rehearsals of the evening. But one is missing, where is Piero?  He will be late.

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Here is the afternoon interview.

INTERVIEWER = The most prestigious and international guests, highly anticipated for this final, this year, welcome to the guys of IL VOLO, two out of three, then Piero will arrive, later.

I = I tried to eliminate him. (Piero)

G = Hello everyone, Piero is missing but he will come.

INTERVIEWER = You have made the holidays this year, after your tour. I saw you leave from Sanremo, we said goodbye the next day and you left to travel the world.

I = Yes, we did a tour, then we rested, this year, I in Sicily.

INTERVIEWER = Did you split?

G = Yes, of course, everyone returns home for the summer and rests, but now, the holidays stop because we have to go back to work. Next year there will be many surprises, new music, new songs.

INTERVIEWER= Also cinema. You are working around the world and now in all countries you are clearly expected as great stars, and also in Italy, even if Italy has arrived after the others. What is the country where you feel welcomed warmly?

I = Surely as a type of character, Italy, then there is Latin-America where they are very warm ….. can you say?

G = Of course we can say, Argentina, Brazil, it’s nice to see how they appreciate the music, the Italian bel canto, which is appreciated all over the world. Then what we try to do, is to bring the bel canto to everyone, not only to Italians, especially to all young people.

INTERVIEWER = Before, when you were trying out the songs, all the people in the cafes got up, and all the foreign people in the square approached to listen to you, many are here for you tonight.

I= It’s definitely nice, to get to make tradition and culture, and it is the thing that gives us more pleasure when we travel, which however Italian culture is always well-liked, around the world, is truly admired and loved.

G=And then it will be a great emotion to sing again, in this wonderful square after three years. We made the first concert in Trieste in the summer of 2015, immediately after the victory at the Sanremo Festival. We are really happy to be here.

INTERVIEWER = And we can not wait to see you again, thank you very much to IL VOLO for having been with us.

I = Thanks to you, it was a pleasure.

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Even Piero has arrived!

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Michele Torpedine is part of the jury and has awarded the first place of the young hopefuls. Also Danilo Ciotti, was part of the jury.

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Immediately after the stage of the young hopefuls, the show begins, many singers will perform, including IL VOLO.

And after listening to so many more or less good singers …….

HERE THEY ARE!!! (please click the link below)

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Just when it was their turn, it rained very hard. Poor guys, they sang under a pouring rain. The presenter thanked them for their professionalism and their true affection towards the public.

During an interview after the performance.

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And here is the interview with the final greetings, the interviewer thanks the guys, saying that she would not have expected them to continue the performance under that very heavy rain, but the guys confirm that, in front of an audience, you can not escape the performance, even if it’s raining hard.

The jury.

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Some screen shots:

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After the show the boys held up a t-shirt with written negative comments for those who drive and are distracted by their phones.

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Despite the heavy rain, the guys were really very professional.

We hope they have not caught a cold, although I think so many would rush to treat them!

Next step . . . Taormina !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

 

IL VOLO IN PUGLIA by Daniela

Saturday, August 25, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, were guests in Puglia, at the NOTTE DELLA TARANTA.

It is a popular Apulian festival where, during the evening, typical Apulian songs are played and popular dances are performed like the PIZZICA.

It is a party that has a lot of involvement by the public, there were 150,000 people dancing and singing in a festive atmosphere.

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The guys of IL VOLO were guests in the backstage, but did not perform, They attended the popular festival and gave interviews, like this one, I translate for you.

P = We were really curious to see this event, and test the air, to be able, perhaps, to come next year, who knows.

G = Yes, absolutely beautiful to see this culture, which is not only famous in Italy, but all over the world. When you start dancing, this rhythm gets inside you, it’s nice, we’ll have fun tonight.

Journalist asks Ignazio = Do you already have any idea how you could adapt your voice to a Pizzica rhythm?

I = Actually no, but we can always work on it. It’s nice to see how this event is focused on folk songs and dances and how much tradition brings everyone into such a big event, so why not participate too? Next year or, in two years, we too might participate. It would be a great pleasure.

Journalist = Is there an evening, especially in the past years you know, or have you seen this event?

P = We must be sincere, NO. But we have always heard of the NOTTE DELLA TARANTA and this year, being free from engagements in these days, we decided to come and spend a couple of days in this magnificent land that lately is visited and loved by tourists from around the world. And it is a pleasure for us to be here.

As Ignazio said, on how to adapt our musical genre at this rate, we are a little unprepared, but our thinking is that the music has no barriers, and we never say, “This cannot be done.” But we say, “ Let’s try and then, let’s see what happens.”

Journalist = But will you come to this event, as a guest, or as a concert teacher?

P + I + G = (laugh) As guests, we do not think like teachers.

G = We cannot promise our presence, next year, of course, we would like it very much, but many things happen in a year, this year we came, we ca not wait to have fun, and why not, the next year we might participate.

P = The power of music is this, to see thousands of people united to dance LA PIZZICA.

Journalist = You are used to a large audience.

P = It is never enough.

Journalist = Do you know a Salento song and can you sing it?

G = Do you see how you put us in difficulty? You did it on purpose (everyone laughs, then Gianluca intones a typical Milanese song ….. ha ha ha …… final laughter.)

I = Thanks a lot to everyone, see you next year.

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International guest of the NOTTE DELLA TARANTA the singer LP, the American singer-songwriter of Italian origin, her name is, Laura Pergolizzi, she sang her most famous song “LOST ON YOU” to which she gave a rhythm to Pizzica, then she sang too a song in Italian.

Here is LP in two photos with IL VOLO.

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The boys of IL VOLO on their arrival at the party were recognized and very welcome.

Here are some shots with people and their arrival.

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Also this time the guys were very appreciated.

What do you think of this new adventure?

Would you see IL VOLO to sing to the rhythm of the Pizzica?

Did you know this popular festival in Puglia before?

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

SANREMO 2015, HISTORY OF A VICTORY by Daniela

Some of us have known IL VOLO for a long time, but many others (like me) have started to follow them after Sanremo.

So, for many, Sanremo was a beginning, but those beautiful days of February 2015, how exactly did they take place?

Sanremo started on February 10th, but IL VOLO entered the scene from the second evening, on February 11th, Gianluca’s birthday.

Perhaps not everyone knows that in those days SORRISI E CANZONI, an Italian journal of music and gossip, entrusted to Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, a video-diary, that is a daily appointment, where they had to make a video and tell their emotions.

I found on Vimeo, all the videos, with the translations, so you can read what our kids said in those days.

3 February, start of the video diary

9 February, day of the general rehearsals of the show

The guys on the red carpet at Sanremo.

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10 February, Sanremo begins

11 February, IL VOLO enters the competition

And here’s the fantastic first night, the first time that GRANDE AMORE is heard by an audience, by the public of Sanremo!!

The reaction of the public is simply fantastic, the guys very excited, Gianluca with tears in his eyes ….. a success!

12 February, the boys are excited about their first performance. It’s the evening of the covers.

Second evening, IL VOLO sings ANCORA.

February 13 third night, the boys will still sing GRANDE AMORE and there will be the first eliminations.

What about, again fantastic reaction of the public that call their name aloud. The guys are very excited with Carlo Conti (the presenter) who keeps reminding them that they are competing.

February 14th, last day of the video-diary and last evening of Sanremo.

Great last evening, each singer receives a video message from a supporter and for IL VOLO there is Placido Domingo.

And here we are at the final moment, the ranking has been said, the first three positions are missing, Carlo Conti calls on the stage all three singers.

The guys, immediately after the victory, the kisses and hugs and the pose for the cover of SORRISI E CANZONI for the victory of Sanremo.

What an emotion!!!!!

I do not know if all of you had seen all this, I myself was not looking at Sanremo, I turned channel only at the time of victory, I saw the delivery of the trophy but I had not yet heard the beautiful GRANDE AMORE, and when I heard it, it was immediately great love !!!

I hope this reconstruction has thrilled you, as it has excited me, and you find that the video diary made by Piero Ignazio and Gianluca has shown them to us as they are really . . . three simple and nice guys, our three boys of IL VOLO .

Daniela

Credit to owners of all videos and photo.