A Grammy for the Guys??? – from Daniela

Daniela sent us this article and link.  This has been making the rounds on the various social media sites…. awesome news!

Today a nice article has been published on IL QUOTIDIANO written by ANDREA SPINELLI about IL VOLO and the new album.

It’s an interview that the guys have released during Sanremo.

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IL VOLO: LONG LIVE LATIN POP

 The young tenors change sound: “We have to renew ourselves, risking, the future is brave, we start again from Miami, with an album produced by Emilio Estefan, and a duet with Gloria” 

Sanremo, 11 February 2018 – “You never get used to such a great emotion”, assures Il Volo, talking about the hot shiver on the stage of the Ariston, once again chosen as the crossroads of his career. Three years after the triumph of Grande Amore, in fact, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble sought the reassuring applause of the Festival before flying under the Miami sun, to open a new chapter in their lives. “Returning to Sanremo was a great honor and we are extremely grateful to Baglioni,” they explain. «A standing ovation has been added to the applause and the return has become perfect».

 Coming down from the stage has the idea of ​​trying again? Maybe in a few years? 

Gianluca: «Once you have won, you can return to competition in Sanremo only with a song able to repeat the feat. Because, at that point, you can not be content to compete in the group, but you are forced to head a race ».

 Actually, Sanremo was decisive three years ago. 

Piero: “At the time we suffered the idea of ​​doing concerts abroad and returning to Italy just for the holidays, so we said: let’s go to Sanremo, or it goes or breaks it. We had nothing to lose, because in Italy we were known, but, let’s say it all, not too much appreciated. We could not find with the public the empathy we had abroad “.

 What do you think has discovered the public of you thanks to the Festival?

Piero: «That we are not the only guys able to sing O sole mio and Un Amore così grande, but we know how to embark on even more risky enterprises, succeeding, I think, quite well. Just think about the concert with Placido Domingo in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, born a year and a half ago from a winning idea of ​​our manager Michele Torpedine ».

Now, however, the time has come to change direction.

Piero: «I believe that an artist should stick to the times and, why not, throw an eye to the genres and sounds that enliven the musical scene at that time. Although the classic never dies, in fact, ours is a genre that someone can consider old. So we decided to give a good refresh to our music, putting ourselves in the hands of a great Latin producer like Emilio Estefan, who will certainly not sing us with a symphony orchestra ».

Gianluca: «In these years we have taken refuge in the covers with the awareness that it would have been useless to record a record of unpublished classic, because the audience of our concerts jump on chairs especially when we do O sole mio e Un amore così grande. People are fond of that kind of repertoire and to propose something really new you have to change the register ».

 Where does the road start from?

 Piero: «From Miami, we fly there on 19 February because on the 22nd we have the Lo Nuestro Prize in which the best Latino musicians of the year participate».

Gianluca: «In 2019 we will do a ten-year career, people abroad have learned to appreciate us as well. Now we want a Flight 2.0. In the new album there is a lot of rhythm but also beautiful vocal parts, Il Volo with a new sound. More pop, a light voice, but always of quality ».

 Produce Estefan. Has the superstar wife come alive?

 Gianluca: «Yes. There is a duet with Gloria Estefan and we are honored. But the meeting between an icon of Latin music like her with a group that has our characteristics you can also wait for it, others are absolutely surprising alongside our name. Starting with the first single ».

 Who would have liked to host?

 Ignazio: «Shakira. But already Gloria is so much, so much stuff. “

 Why this Latin turn?

 Ignazio: «In the United States we have succeeded at seventy percent with the adult and thirty with the young, while in Latin countries like ours we have the girls under the hotels».

Gianluca: «When I read the criticisms that define us as young old people, I think  are not completely unfounded at times. I am 23 years old and artistically, I would like to live a little more my age. I am convinced I can do it only now, because then it would be difficult to go back “.

 The Stones used to say ” Il tempo è dalla mia parte ”: time is on my side.

 Gianluca: «True. We have different tastes, vocality and dreams. But everyone knows that it is the group that makes the strength and that it would be stupid to divide our paths. But to continue walking together we must renew ourselves, risking. The future is of the brave ».

 Turning the world, what was the most surprising discovery?

 Ignazio: «We went to Tokyo thinking of sushi and we left again admired by an extraordinary culture and social organization».

Gianluca: «In Japan there is a civilization and an order that are difficult to find other latitudes».

 A few stumbles?

 Piero: “A few gaffes, rather. Like when Ignazio, for example, before the Pope, instead of saying “His Holiness” came out with “salve” ».

 Tokio, Sanremo, the album with Emilio. Another dream to achieve?

 Piero: «A Grammy we must try to win it. In Sanremo we would have liked to sing one of the new pieces. But it would have been useless to play there songs that the public could not find the next day on social networks or on music platforms. “

Gianluca: «Emilio has said it: this will be a Grammy Album. And we believe it ».

 

https://www.quotidiano.net/magazine/il-volo-1.3718271

 

After Sanremo, by Daniela

This post was actually written just before the Sanremo performance.  I apologize for it being out of order here, but I think you will enjoy it regardless! 

This beautiful article that I translate has just come out. Published on IL GIORNALE and written by Paolo Giordano.

 

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NOT ONLY BEL CANTO, AFTER SANREMO STARTS A NEW ROUTE

On the stage the trio (winner in 2015) sings Endrigo and duets with Baglioni. «Not easy»

 

Tonight they will sing in their own way: full  lungs and with drops of tradition.

 

Il Volo won the 2015 Festival with a song (GRANDE AMORE) that is already a classic of their concerts all over the world. And this time these three golden boys return on the stage of the Ariston with one more reason: to confirm that I’m not a meteor. Gianluca Ginoble, the Latin lover.  Ignazio Boschetto, the tallest. Piero Barone, the one with glasses. They are among the most famous Italians in the world, they make colossal tours and hosted in the most decisive televisions in the world. They were born on TV, they come from TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE and have made their way because they intercept a widespread need in the world (that of bel canto) but underestimated in Italy. After all, Italians find it hard to please what is Italian. In any case, Il Volo has now a recognizable identity at all latitudes. And tonight they come back to the Ariston. “After three years, it’s another sensation,” confirms Piero. Every time they go on stage, they beat the prejudice of those who do not accept that they can sing well in the old way. “But we’re used to it,” they always say. And in any case they do not stop. Like this time.

 

Sorry, Il Volo, what effect does being super guests?

(Piero) “It was Claudio Baglioni who immediately made us feel better. During the tests of last week, he put us at ease.”

 

As?

 

(Piero) “When we spoke to him, he answered clearly: “You are the guests, do what you want. So does a great artist. Chapeau.”

 

But in the meantime, where did you end up?

 

(Piero) “Let’s say we were on a break.”

 

Impossible.

 

(Piero) “In fact, we recorded a record with one of the most important producers in the world, Emilio Estefan. It will come out in two or three months. And it will be a surprise.”

 

Then explain why.

 

(Always Piero) “We opened the door to Latin sounds. Il Volo sings Latin. It is a tribute to a Latin American tradition that few expected from a group like ours. And there will also be duets that nobody expects.”

Eg?

 

(Piero) “With Gloria Estefan, wife of Emilio and super mega pop star in South America. Is it true that he did not expect it? “

 

In fact.

 

(Gianluca) “With this record we do not have only one goal, which is to improve ourselves. We also want to surprise and face an unexpected repertoire.”

 

The target?

 

(Gianluca) “Prove that we are not just beautiful singing.”

Will you do it at the Festival tonight?

 

(Gianluca) “In the meantime we will face a great story like Sergio Endrigo, playing CANZONE PER TE that won the Festival fifty years ago, in 1968.”

 

And then?

 

(Gianluca) “And then we will duet with Claudio Baglioni in a piece that is part of his repertoire as LA VITA E’ ADESSDO, from the disc of Baglioni in 1985. Not easy, you know?”

 

And then?

(Gianluca) “After the Sanremo Festival a new cycle begins for us.

But you can not be too different from before.

(Gianluca) “We have the opportunity to interpret many different repertoires without losing our identity. And we still have something that will never leave us: adrenaline. Maybe someone does not care or do not think about it, but who does this job has an engine that can not be extinguished: passion. We have it.”

All right, but three boys in their twenties will often fight among themselves.

(Gianluca, but the others nod) “We were educated by our parents and we have the teaching of our manager Michele Torpedine. So sure that we quarrel, often with vehemence, because each of us has a different character. But with intelligence everything is always resolved.”

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All ready for the big night?

                                                                                                                                                               

Credit to owner of photo.

Sanremo Update! by Daniela and Pat

Today Daniela emailed us a website link to RAI 1 TV. Here is her note:

Hello ,

For all those who do not have the chance to see Sanremo, I send you the link to watch the streaming.

I hope everything works.

Here there is a lot of emotion for tonight.

We must make our love feel.

A hug to all: Daniela

http://www.raiplay.it/dirette/rai1

I was unable to view anything at that site. The message states “The streaming of this content is available in Italy only. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

I looked online and found this link that worked for me:

http://www.webtvhd.com/rai-uno-live.php

I have been watching the show, In Vita in Diretta, all morning. There are quite a few folks on stage commenting about the Sanremo Festival. They are also interviewing some of the people performing at tonight’s event. At one point I saw the guys of IL VOLO outside the studio sneaking behind Sting as he was being interviewed by a lady named Barbara. You couldn’t miss Gianluca’s bright yellow sweater with BLIND FOR LOVE on the front! I was hoping they would interview them too and sure enough a little while later Barbara was climbing into their van to speak with the guys and Michele Torpedine, their manager. Here is a screen shot from that interview.

IL VOLO Interview Screen Shot

The transmission starts at 8.35 pm tonight Sanremo time.

This just in! A message just popped up on my Instagram saying, “Tonight headed on the Facebook page, pierobaronehouseteca_ufficiale, we give the chance to those who can’t connect in euro vision to see the boys of IL VOLO.” You might try that as another way to view the broadcast.

ALSO!  Gianluca just posted on Instagram that they will sing at 9:30pm Sanremo time! Looks like the guys will be performing an hour into the broadcast tonight.

Thanks to Daniela for sending the RAI 1 link. I hope it will work for some of us. If not, give the link I found a try or the Facebook page above. One way or the other we should all be able to watch! 🙂

Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

IL VOLO TO SANREMO, by Daniela

(Ciao a Tutti! – Sanremo is being televised on RAI!  If you get the channel on your cable, you should be able to record, or at least watch it!  I am recording all the days from Tuesday to Saturday!)

HEAR, HEAR, is official, IL VOLO will be in Sanremo.

 

We all hoped that sooner or later was given this wonderful news, and now it is a reality.   Wednesday, February 7, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, will return on stage of the Ariston after three years from their beautiful and unforgettable victory.

What will they sing? We do not know, but we all know that we will be tuned that night on that program and that our hearts will beat in unison with the hearts of the boys.

 

Here is the article published in the newspaper Sorrisi e Canzoni:

Unlike previous editions, Baglioni has decided to maintain a greater reserve on its guests (and on which evenings they will perform) and has set a rule for foreigners: they must perform with a tribute to Italy. It will be in fact what they will do Sting (accompanied by Shaggy ) and James Taylor .

As announced by Sorrisi for several weeks, this year they will return to Sanremo, as super guests, the guys from Il Volo who will perform on Wednesday evening.

Among the other Italian stars, however, the presence of Laura Pausini is certain , which on Tuesday evening will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “La solitudine”. On the stage will also go up Biagio Antonacci , Gianni Morandi , Gianna Nannini , the Negramaro, Giorgia and the trio formed by Max Pezzali, Nek and Francesco Renga . Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea will also be at the Festival with the song “Il nostro concerto”, in homage to Umberto Bindi.

Also confirmed during the early evening was the cast of “A casa tutti bene” , a film by Gabriele Muccino in which Pierfrancesco Favino also plays: Stefania Sandrelli, Sabrina Impacciatore, Stefano Accorsi, Valeria Solarino, Massimo Ghini, Carolina Crescentini, Claudia Gerini, Elena Cucci, Giulia Michelini, Gian Marco Tognazzi, Ivano Marescotti and Giampaolo Morelli.

There will certainly be Antonella Clerici , who after the Festival will present the show “Sanremo young”.

During the first evening Fiorello will also be a guest , as announced by himself on Radio Deejay . Nino Frassica , instead, will be a guest on Thursday evening in the shoes of the beloved Marshall Cecchini, his character in «Don Matteo».

And here’s how Valeria Bosch has interpreted the thought of all of us.

Here they are, finally, gathered in Bologna. Today I understood one thing: it is more than fair that they have their times and their spaces in which to live and relax each on their own, but what do you want I tell you, being a fan also means being jealous and possessive.   I prefer them so when I see all 3 together, I feel calmer, more “guaranteed” that everything goes well, that the guys work together, that their “wonderful adventure” continues. Now we are anxiously waiting for them to participate in Sanremo.  For us volovers the Festival is all contained there, in those few minutes in which we will be allowed to enjoy their art, their song, their emotion.  We do not know what they will choose to sing, nor what the comments will be in the press. We are sure of one thing: when they are on stage they will be accompanied by thousands of hearts, scattered throughout Italy and the world, who will fight in unison with them and the applause thunderous and enthusiastic of who will be present in the theater. The public admires them, wants them, loves them, as demonstrated by the tour that last year saw them triumph under all the skies of the planet. 

First image of Il Volo gathered in Bologna with some fans before going to Sanremo.

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Flashback to…

 

Video of the first evening in Sanremo back in 2015

when they won!

 

With the confidence to be able to review our favorites singing again on the stage of Sanremo, the first interviews begin. From today will be a whirlwind of news and video, a real feast, true binge for us fans that we never have enough to see them and hear them.

 

The transmission where they were interviewed is called Italian Saturday.

Translation:

 

IS = The boys IL VOLO, the delirium in the studio.

 

A = Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are back here.   Three years have passed since Grande Amore, from that great success, from the victory, and we can officially announce Piero, we announce him: Super-guests.

 

P = (joking) We will not be guests in Sanremo

 

A = You passed by chance here !!

 

I = We will sing next Monday, when it will all be over. (Ignazio jokes)

G = We are serious, do the serious! We can not say anything, but it is a great honor for us to come back here after three years.  We are born we can say on this stage that really gave us so many emotions and we will sing really, really beautiful songs, but we can not tell you anything.

 

A = Guys, instead I wanted to ask Ignazio, this meeting with Claudio Baglioni, as he called you, did you expect this invitation?

 

I = Surely it was a pleasure to receive an invitation from Baglioni.   We met Claudio the first time eight or nine years ago, so we were still small. Surely Claudio has done and continues to make a great piece of history in Italian music (Baglioni is a highly respected songwriter), so to be with him in this Sanremo is to share an important moment in Italian music.

A = The favorite piece of Baglioni, each of you has one?

 

I = (humming) Sabato pomeriggio (beautiful song by Baglioni)

 

P = Piccolo Grande Amore (another beautiful song by Baglioni), we have taken Piccolo and left Grande Amore.

 

A = E that Grande Amore you left guys.

 

I can ask you a question, you went along the course to see the plate where it says 2015 Il Volo Grande Amore?

 

P = No, never.

 

I = I was going but then I did not get there.

E = Tell me your emotion to return to the Sanremo stage. after your victory, surely I imagine that it is unique.

 

P = It is the Italian event most awaited by everyone, and I do not hide that when we are abroad we miss not seeing the Sanremo Festival.   Returning as super-guests is a great emotion.  There is a lot of tension to participate as competitors but as super-guests is a different emotion but, anyway, a lot.

 

I = We can say that this year we are here too.

 

A = And you are super-guests, so we make the announcement to all the fans and the volovers, right?

 

G = Yes, and an equally important announcement is that we are working on new music that will soon be released.  It will be a surprise for everyone.  We can not tell you anything else, because it is particular.

E = Listen, here we have Zanicchi (good Italian singer), who has won three of the Sanremo festival.

 

Z = Hello, I risk saying banalities, good luck, you are very good, they all love you.

 

E = They are also considered the ambassadors of the bel canto all over the world.   You tour the world practically.  Where have you been, the last time?  Tell us a little where you went.  Let us enter into your life.

 

I = As Gianluca said, we are preparing this new project that will be released very soon, we have been in Miami to record it, we will soon be back to record the music video.

 

G = We can say that we are working with the great Emilio Esteffan, with Gloria Esteffan.  You will remember the song Conga?  There will be many surprises.

A = Boys should go ….

 

G = (addressed to Zanicchi) We have never met …

 

Z = Why not, we met on the scale a few years ago all’Ariston, do you remember? No, you mistook me for another one.

 

G = I made a bad impression I apologize in front of everyone (everyone laughs)

 

Z = Good luck guys

 

G = We hope to see everyone soon, see you here, kisses, kisses.

 

E = Good, good, you can not say much about what they do, you can imagine. Hi guys, but one of you three found his girlfriend around the world?  No girlfriends here!

The boys with Claudio Baglioni, presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo festival 2018

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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

 

Backstage of L’Amore Si Muove by Daniela

Oblivion (the company that made the videos of IL VOLO) has published this video.

This is another backstage of L’AMORE SI MUOVE, but this time the boys were filmed during a stop of filming, in Piazza di Montepagano.

We all know how Gianluca is proud of his Montepagano.

 

I will translate his short speech.

Gian: Hi everyone, I’m here in the backstage of L’AMORE SI MUOVE.

We had the opportunity to record this music video in my country where I was born and raised.  A shot at the bell tower of Montepagano, look how beautiful it is.

I want to welcome my colleagues.

(He turns to Piero who teases Gianluca and does not collaborate)

Greet the cameramen, welcome to my village Montepagano.

Greet the camera, they are happy, smile … (but Piero remains stubbornly serious and then Gianluca turns to Ignazio)

Ignazio: If you put yourself in front of me how do I smile?

Gian: Give a smile to the camera.

Torpedo: Say hello to the camera.

Gian: Oh well, I’m happy alone. Bye

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Poor Gianluca, nobody understands  him.

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Video credit to Oblivion Production

 

 

~Simply Gianluca~ by Daniela

Leafing through here and there, I found these beautiful thoughts of a girl who met Gianluca on the beach of Roseto.  Her name is Valeria, another Valeria, Valeria Tirelli and her favorite is Gianluca.

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With his warm, velvety voice, he caresses the soul’s cords.

With his sweetness, with his kindness, with his generosity in wanting to give you a smile, a word, a hug, he steals your heart.

I’m really happy to have had the opportunity to meet Gianluca Ginoble.

Because I did not meet the famous singer, but he, Gianluca, the “normal” guy, the one who did not change (and I hope it never happens) from the huge, well deserved success achieved along with the other guys from Il Volo.

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Together, they enchant audiences around the world with those wonderful voices.  Meeting  Gianluca face to face, he has enchanted me.

Impossible not to be touched by his way of being, so humble, so normal, or by his sweetness, which you perceive in every gesture, in every look, in every smile.

Gianluca is the furthest you can be from how, a bit all of us, we imagine are the famous people.

If, as happened to me, you have the good fortune to meet him outside of the official occasions, you feel on your skin of having in front of you,  a very special boy.  He is kind and helpful, curious and attentive to anyone approaching him to say hello, for a photo or an autograph.

 

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Even if he is in a hurry, he does not deny a few minutes of his time to anyone, ever, going (and it is something that I would like to underline, having lived it in person) far beyond what would be “normally” due to the fans.

So I thank him for his time, for the photo, for the autograph, for those few minutes in which he spoke with us, treating us in a very exquisite way and giving us a precious moment to put in the album of memories.

I hope I’m lucky enough to meet him again.

 

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I am convinced of one thing: only true great artists, and only those who have the merit of being beautiful souls, like Gianluca, are able to enter people’s hearts in this way.

And once they enter, they stay there forever.

Roseto Degli Abruzzi 20 August 2016

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Valeria Tirelli is the girl in the center

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Translated by Daniela

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

~Piero Inaugurates The School of Naro~ by Daniela

In these days, the middle school was inaugurated in Naro, and Piero was present.

The school was already existing but was closed for several years due to restructuring.

In this video that I send you there is the speech that Piero has done in front of the students and their parents.

Bravo Piero !!!

I translate Piero’s speech for you.

 

When I was in elementary school, they told me that in the first year of middle school teacher NISI had the students sing, so this was the exam I had to overcome, and I could not wait to start middle school.

I found myself in the first desk and teacher Nisi says “Piero Barone, sing!” and I sang such UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE as the first song.

 
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The mayor indicates with his finger to Piero the teacher Nisi and Piero confirms, saying “yes she is here” – (applause)

So you guys are in good hands.  Of course I do not hide that my favorite moment of the school day was the recreation for to eat the sandwich or lunch time.   I did not like the gym because I was that chubby.

Today I see so many guys that I meet on the street and maybe many do not know them, but the heart is filled with joy to see many guys with musical instruments.

This is the message that I always try to send to children and especially parents, to give a musical instrument to their children.  Today the majority of the time we spend in front of the phone and we waste a lot of time.

 

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Congratulations really guys, because we see that there is so much effort, so much dedication.  Congratulations to the teachers because it is not easy for you students “to play the musical canon” that is, each chasing a different time.

I trained at your age with the choir in Agrigento, but the message is addressed to you students, who can always try to play an instrument, to learn something about music, even in art and even in the gym with physical education , because it is from the small things that the great passions are born.

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Congratulations to those who have done this wonderful job.  I remember this school in which I spent a year, “a year or two years?” (asks confirmation to the teacher Nisi who confirms one year) then there was the restructuring.

Anyway guys, good luck, study and be patient with the teachers, what can you do?

Keep it up, love yourself, I love you, and AD MAIORA.

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How sweet our Piero when he talks about his teacher.

Does not it seem to you too?

 

 

 

Grazie Daniela for translation!

 

Credit to all owners of video and photos.