The controversy over the treatment of Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio by the press room is not over yet.
Even today (Sunday) while I am writing this post for you, a television program has just ended, where the guests talked about Sanremo and how unjust the treatment suffered by our boys is.
The newspapers and television programs that have talked about this topic are many. I will try to make an overview with bad things, I would say very bad that they were written and that certainly will make you angry a lot, and also beautiful things.
Surely this collage of comments by the journalist Domenico Naso, will make you shiver with rage. He was in the press room and published these comments to brag about it, but the thing turned against him.
This man speaks of an “anti-VOLO brigade”, in short, a sort of group of people who do not like IL VOLO, (and this is their right), but which in any case tries to hinder the success of IL VOLO (and this is a really very vile act).
In the first comment, on the left, he comments on the famous video of the press room, published by his colleague Silvia Truzzi (always to brag), his comment says:
So much love for the mythical anti-Volo brigade of which I am honored to be a part.
In the comment at the bottom left he writes:
The Festival musically more “contemporary” than ever, is likely to crown again the three young-old. It’s Italy.
First comment at the top right:
Hallucinating ranking: IL VOLO among the first three.
Other than whistling, there would be to devastate the Ariston (the theater).
And now we do NOT DISPERSE THE VOTE.
OTHERWISE WE RISK FINDING OURSELVES, THE THREE THINGS.
Second comment on the right:
I’m sure the press room anti-IL VOLO brigade will be honoring my seat at this difficult time. True?
Last comment on the right:
Danger averted, I repeat: danger averted.
Abandoning the anti-atomic shelters, the country is safe.
(Sanremo was over and IL VOLO had not won)
When I read these comments, I was baffled ……. BUT HOW IS THIS ALLOWED ?????
I know that now you are full of anger at the comments of this “journalist”, but do you think he understood or apologized? Absolutely not, in fact he said that it is not about bullying, but he does not like IL VOLO, so it’s a long time that he’s ironic about it.
My friend Melina, posted on the journalist’s Facebook page, some worthy comments and then she wrote these words, which I consider absolutely correct:
So far I have not commented on the story of this horrible Festival of Sanremo, having to overcome the bitterness and anger, honestly I do not know if I have succeeded and if I can be sufficiently lucid, I’ll try.
To begin with we premise that the guys of Il Volo have been since their career began, subject to obstruction by the press and the media, this attitude has increased dramatically after the victory at Sanremo in 2015, becoming a real and a widespread and systematic boycott, which is capable of destroying them artistically and humanly, in fact the so-called “criticisms” were not directed only to their musical genre (our Italian melody, third in the world in importance), but also to them personally. They were called young-old, bimbiminkia and other similar amenities, they were accused of being presumptuous, whipped, and arrogant, all seasoned with offenses, derision and ridicule. With nobody else, the Italian press, the various “experts” and “opinionists”, have allowed themselves a so insolent and disrespectful attitude! “Those of us who tried to point out this situation were mocked and insulted.”
We come now specifically, I will not dwell on the fact that in a serious competition the juries remain the same for the duration of the event and that one is not removed in the last two evenings, to replace it with another, ridiculously called “jury of ‘honor’ which turned out to be “jury of horror”, composed among others by a cook, who invited on social networks to vote for a singer, four actresses, a friend of a competitor’s girlfriend and a former producer of a protagonist of the duets.
But as the whole world now knows, the real eyesore has been consummated in the press room where presumed professionals in the exercise of their function, have abandoned themselves to vulgar hysterical, inadmissible, incomprehensible, indefensible and unmotivated insults, epithets and personal offenses, as it is clearly visible in the videos circulated a bit everywhere. They are unworthy images of men and women, most of them with gray hair, who rant against three guys who are only doing their job, the one they study and sacrifice for. Now that this shame has come to the open, instead of doing mea culpa, the aforementioned professionals, are indignant for the violation of their privacy, moreover perpetrated by their own colleagues present, who had the brilliant idea to post the videos as if they were a pride (fortunately sometimes the impudent arrogant, they are also stupid)!
And fleeing, trying to limit the damage, citing tragicomics (tragic comedy) and childish justifications, invoking episodes of cheerful “goliardia” (university students) and finally proffering weak excuses with clenched teeth. Some of the journalists who have left an opinion have continued to turn over the omelette (take the excuse), others have cowardly preferred to delete the comments, remove the post and block. I quote here, for example, one of my thoughts written on the page of the journalist who recorded one of the incriminated videos, to boast of such dignity, comment that was promptly removed by the “lady”: “I AM A FAN OF IL VOLO. Il Volo are international stars, videos unworthy have been around the world, causing indignation and making a petty figure to the Italian press. This is the difference between you and them: they bring prestige to Italy, but you bring discredit!” . . . of course, the truth was not tolerable.
Yes, because you understood correctly, the apologies of the journalists were really ridiculous, they said that they were only goliardic scenes (similar to frat house antics).
Still here in Italy we are talking about all the bad stuff, the boys have not been on TV anymore, they are thinking about their tour dates. They really had an incredible response of correctness and education, they are really an example.
But now I want to show you some nice messages that have arrived.
First of all this comment is by Gianna Nannini, the evening of the duets wrote as follows:
“This is rock! Yesterday you split the Ariston with that violin!”
And this was posted a couple of days ago by Alessandro Quarta:
The moment that I would live another million times!
“Sanremo 2019” with “Il Volo” and the “Standing Ovation” of the Ariston Theater and of all those who love their music in the world, because it is “Musica che Resta” !!! ~ Alessandro Quarta ~
I end with this speech by Bartoletti, a great friend of our boys, here are his words:
“Look Mara, they knew perfectly well that going to Sanremo, they had to accept a regulation that included a televoting, which favored them, and two juries, admittedly against.
Yet they went the same, yet they smiled, before the verdict.
The jury of honor, placed them at the twenty-first place, is not a judgment, it is a form of artistic racism against IL VOLO, and they have always and only a smile !!”
Thanks Bartoletti, for your sincere affection for the guys !!
I really hope that the opinion of journalists and critics, has had a good shock, because it is unworthy of the behavior they had, towards Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.
I do not know if there will be repentance from these people, but at least that for the future they have learned the lesson, because these guys are “great” in every sense and must be respected.
As for Alessandro Quarta, I sincerely hope that he can perform with IL VOLO in concert so that we can all enjoy this wonderful performance!
Credit to owners of all photos.
Perhaps many of you have already seen this video, done by IL VOLOCOMIO, but I want to translate the background words for you. This is the beautiful presentation made at the Verona concert in September 2015. Who reads is a famous Italian actor, Giancarlo Giannini, the video was made just to confirm the good words.
A modern fairytale does not start with “Once upon a time …..” because it happens here, and now.
A modern fable, has no dragons, nor princesses, as protagonists.
Start in Italy, think, in some cities of our beautiful province.
More than the characters, the real protagonists are: the passion that animates them and friendship.
The passion for the “bel canto” that takes possession of three kids, the friendship that, instead of the soccer field, grows in front of a large orchestra.
And what passion and friendship alone cannot, is achieved by talent.
Passion, friendship, talent, are not the names of three fairies, but when in life, rarely happens that they get together, as if they were, they realize magical things.
This modern fable does not have an ending, because it has just begun and is still to be written, and it speaks of three guys, who have taken flight, IL VOLO.
In this video of the concert in Verona 2015, Giancarlo Giannini introduces CANZONE PER TE, reading the first verse of the song.
Meanwhile, about MUSICA CHE RESTA, Emilio Munda (music writer) in an interview said:
It’s the first time I work with IL VOLO and I’m going to Sanremo, so a set of things that excites me so much.
I cannot say much about MUSICA CHE RESTA, except that it is a lyrical pop very suitable for them.
Let’s say it’s a dress that they wear very well.
And here are our guys in the backstage of Sanremo, a photo shoot during an interview.
And all of you, are you ready to listen to MUSICA CHE RESTA?
Credit to owners of videos and photo.
At this point, after being RED with rage 😡 for what we read, we smile with this article, 😀 very unique.
I want to warn you that it was written in an ironic tone, so read with nice irony what this journalist writes that he realized that his colleagues are exaggerating.
We have this against the three of Il Volo. They are unlucky, they sing old stuff, music of the past, someone claims that they are good for the Americans who know nothing and are fond of the memory of Luciano Tajoli and Claudio Villa. Others say that they are like spaghetti bolognese, a typical tourist export dish but non-existent in Italian kitchens and tables.
Barone, Boschetto, Ginoble form an unpleasant and presumptuous trio. Easy to understand the reasons and just as easy to get out of this situation. They are doing everything wrong. They should begin to adapt to contemporary styles. The Decalogue (Ten Commandments) is simple and I go to illustrate it:
1) Necessary tattoos, clearly visible, arms, hands, possibly face. It goes without saying that strong, aggressive messages, to power, to capitalists, to the bourgeoisie must be evident.
2) The piercing is indispensable, chosen from the lip to the nostrils, from the ear lobe, tongue and eyebrows.
3) Excessive composition of music and texts of great provocation, with strong words, possibly vulgar, something that lends itself to the rhyme with bunch, boy, sollazzo, bad luck, embarrassment, shame, terrace, weir (they are all words that in Italian rhyme with an Italian dirty word)
4) Appropriate use of various drugs, even revealed in an adolescent past and the invitation to use them with caution.
5) Convenient outing on sexual desires and confession of a very harsh childhood, repressed in a family on the edge of poverty.
6) Eligible participation not at the Papal audience but at the rave party. Better to perform in a social center and not to sing for His Holiness the Pope, old and sly stuff, from sacristans and astute clerks.
7) Intelligent add to their names a pseudonym that steals the attention of most. Type PieroAx, IgnazioZ, Gianlucaebbasta. (In Italy there are these 3 rappers: J-AX, FedeZ, Sferaebbasta)
8) Adequate some typical postures of repertoire and trend: gesticulate, make movements and gestures uncomposed, agitated, dis-articulated, closing ring and middle, instead showing, bystanders, index, thumb and little finger.
9) Indispensable to decorate oneself following the latest dictates of fashion, showy clothes, shoes by astronauts, colored glasses.
10) Useful haircut called pompadour undercut with overlying tufts and shaving at the bottom, any ridges are still allowed, possibly painted by resounding colors.
Only by observing these rules could the three losers enter the list of favorites, win high marks in report cards of teachers in the Sanremo jury and find the right national glory. That said, briefly. Indeed ….. on the fly. (in Italian: AL VOLO)
Instead, among the messages to support arrived, I point this out, which was published by Cristiano Malgioglio, an Italian singer-songwriter.
How genuine they are, these guys of IL VOLO. They are so big and known in the world that they have remained wonderfully simple. They enjoy success without crickets for the head … And this is very beautiful. Among all the participants of Sanremo they were the ONLY VERY INTERNATIONAL GROUP. THANK YOU FOR AFFECTION. I LOVE YOU.
And here is the answer of Ignazio and Piero.
I = Love
P = We just wanted to thank you for what you wrote
I = Thanks
P = We love you
But why do Piero Ignazio and Gianluca have to change?
We who know them well do not want them to change, nor their style, let alone their way of being.
I personally hope they do not change anything, I like them that way.
And what do you think?
Credit to owners of all photos and video.
The chaos caused by the videos of the press room journalists in Sanremo has not yet subsided.
Today all the radio and TV programs have spoken about IL VOLO and the injustice suffered.
Many famous people in Italy have taken a position defending the boys.
The boys did not intervene in any transmission, and their attitude aroused great admiration from many people. There are comments that come also from many who were not their fans, but now take their defense.
Among the many, what has made me a lot of effect is this of Michele Monina.
He is a critic who has always written bad things, even very bad and offensive on our boys. He had never met Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and in the early days of Sanremo, he had had a long interview with them. He liked them a lot and he understood what kind of people they are. At the end of the interview he said that he liked them a lot, even if they sing a kind of music that he does not like.
Today Monina, after reading what happened in the press room has published this nice video of the boys and has commented:
“The moment when it comes out that a part of the Press Room has insulted the boys of Il Volo, here is the moment we met. The criticisms can be made, but we do not hide ourselves … Ah, best wishes Gianluca Ginoble!”
And this is what Alessandro Quarta said, the violinist with whom they made the duet.
“Being on the stage of Sanremo with Il Volo was a blow of crazy and wonderful emotion, we found ourselves right away, the charge was wonderful.
I really like the guys from Il Volo, they are the only international Italian artists. They are loved all over the world. As an Italian and a musician it is important. We invented everything, we Italians, from notes to instruments. We do not forget it.
We are sons of Bel Canto.
We are not ashamed of being Italian.”
But as I said, things have not yet settled, there is still a lot of rage for the unfair treatment suffered by IL VOLO and today in an interview with a radio, Michele Torpedine, has confirmed the desire of the three singers to pass to legal proceedings against journalists who have insulted them in the press room, while reading the Festival ranking.
Yesterday evening, while I was writing the post, I randomly listened to the TV and I came across a program, usually of politics, where instead they talked about Sanremo, and then I immediately listened well.
The topic was, of course, the video of the press room.
The conductor of the evening Nicola Porro, has made specific questions to the journalist in the studio, Paolo Giordano, who was present in the press room of Sanremo.
Paolo Giordano, four years ago, gave very low votes to IL VOLO, but then a couple of years later, knowing them, he had changed his mind about them and then, afterward he always spoke well.
After listening to the questions asked by Porro to Paolo Giordano, I asked my friend, Daniela Ci, to extract from the whole video of the evening, only the piece concerning the questions on IL VOLO, and here’s what was said:
NP = Reply to me please Paul, is it true that there was an insult against IL VOLO? What have they told the guys from IL VOLO that they were shit?
That’s true, you were there, you’re an eyewitness, was there this thing?
PG = Yes, I heard it, it was there, and I disagree because I’m not like that.
man in the studio = Only the person who pronounced it will answer for this.
woman in the studio = Even others, they imitated and ridiculed them.
NP = Paolo Giordano, you have to explain something, you are the critic of IL GIORNALE …… but there was a particular climate against IL VOLO, because they were too perfect, or against this ULTIMO, in the press room? Was there the feeling you saw, that it was independent of the music? It’s a question I ask you and I trust what you tell me.
PG = Against IL VOLO there is a fairly widespread prejudice, for years, practically since they were born. Against ULTIMO, no.
All this makes me angry even more, because it was a situation that we fans knew very well, while not explaining why there is this attitude.
But seeing this confirmed by a journalist is really terrible.
This confirms that ULTIMO was not penalized by the jury of the press room, but only by the jury of honor who gave only a sixth place to ULTIMO in the evening of the duets. Instead IL VOLO was penalized by both juries, the duet took the lowest place, so I say that if the juries had not penalized IL VOLO so, it would probably still be in first place.
ANGER, ANGER AND STILL ANGER
All this history, will still have a train, but in the meantime let’s enjoy the moment of the proclamation of the three winners.
And we do a little gossip ….. our boys were wearing ARMANI.
Moreover, Radio Airplay tells us that the song of IL VOLO is broadcast in 8 countries of the world: Bulgaria-Croatia-France-Greece-Italy-Malta-Switzerland-Hungary.
Ok, guys, an old proverb says:
“Not all evil comes to harm”
and perhaps all this malice has brought out your splendid personalities.
Keep up your head, we will always be with you!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Sanremo has passed. It was really hard. The boys expected very busy days of work and emotions.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca were, to say the least, fabulous, magnificent performers of a beautiful song.
The first night, they are greeted with a very long applause that has confirmed the affection of the public.
On the evening of the duets, together with the violinist Alessandro Quarta, they performed a magnificent performance and received a standing ovation. They deserved first prize!
Let’s review the performance together.
Sanremo is over and third place went to them. Honestly, as things were going, I did not even believe that they would be placed within the first three positions, but, as usual, let’s recap everything.
It is now known to all that Italian journalists have never had a good relationship with IL VOLO, but this year they have really exceeded the limit of rudeness.
Already the Sunday before the beginning of Sanremo, the newspaper ROLLING STONE ITALIA had published an article to say the least honorable comments on our boys, so that in the evening, Torpedine had made a hard post against the newspaper, from his Facebook page.
Sanremo started and there were evening performances and continuous interviews during the day.
For those fortunate enough to be able to follow Italian TV, he will have noticed that the boys have always been polite, humble and sincere, always with a smile even if they sometimes listened to comments and unjust vows on them.
Therefore, during the final evening, in scrolling through the final classification and getting to the fourth place and seeing that IL VOLO had not been called, I was very happy. I ran to vote again, final verdict, third place. Damn, I’m glad they are within the first three, but they could also be second, because I’ve always known that ULTIMO was the super favorite and is also followed by countless very young fans.
But now, after being aware of certain videos and above all of the votes of each evening, I felt a great rage.
IL VOLO COULD BE FIRST TOO.
But the thing that made me more angry are videos taken in the press room, where we see journalists ridicule our boys, when Piero begins to sing and a journalist shouts “in jail” and then to the final proclamation journalists rejoice because IL VOLO is only third, and a woman’s voice says a dirty word addressed to the boys, whom I do not want to repeat.
These are really scenes of infinite baseness. I am deeply ashamed of these people.
Here is the video.
Today this video, is going around the web, thanks to Francesco Facchinetti (TV-radio host) who retweeted it by adding these textual words to journalists:
“I would kick you in the ass, until the end of the world, idiots, assholes and fools.”
Everyone is outraged, and all the newspapers and TV are talking about it.
The boys of IL VOLO, have always been very kind and polite to everyone and do not deserve a similar treatment.
Saturday afternoon, just before the last night in Sanremo, the boys were guests on a television program and there was a debate between our boys and a woman journalist who was always very critical with them.
The presenter asked Gianluca if he was affected by the negative criticism and Gianluca said no, because the more journalists criticize them and the more people support them.
Then the presenter, addressed to the audience in the hall, said: “Whoever agrees with Gianluca gets up.” and all the people got up.
The journalist was offended and wanted to leave, Ignazio intervened, trying to calm her down and reassure her, while Piero said: “It’s a week that you tell us that our music is old, but we like it.”
But let’s talk about the votes.
I am attaching the table of overall votes, before the final evening, as you can see, IL VOLO was in first place.
In the last last vote, Ultimo overcomes them, thanks to the televoting, but also to the juries, the same juries that allow Mahmood to win, because both juries all vote for Mahmood, which instead had not taken so many votes from home.
So now there is a big storm, because those who voted from home paying, has seen the result overturned by a jury of 8 people.
A newspaper wrote: “If there is someone who has to complain about the vote of the Press Room and the Jury of Honor, it is IL VOLO”.
And in all this, our boys how did they behave?
Exceptional as always.
After suffering all the bad comments, they were on the podium and immediately congratulated the winner, a sincere hug, to Mahmood, still incredulous to be the winner, Ignazio even seems to help him out of the shock. Ignatius, you are a sweet teddy bear.
There is no malice in them, only affection for everyone.
Of course the bitterness is so much, then watching those horrible videos, the anger rises, and I wonder how the families of our boys reacted? One of them commented, but I believe on behalf of everyone, of course Ercole Ginoble.
“Sanremo has always been a stage where there is no lack of controversy, it is not the first time that we are facing them but it is also a stage that leaves room for the judgment of the people who listen and choose the music in which they recognize each other!
Thanks to all those who have made their support felt these days and in these 10 years. YEA, IL VOLO!”
But after watching those videos, Ercole Ginoble tweeted like this:
The good and educated “journalists” ??? Italian. Thank you for your professionalism!
And at the end today, on the official Facebook page of IL VOLO, the guys have published this comment:
We needed a few days to be lucid and to tell our story about what happened.
Some journalists (and it is good to say only a few) have heavily insulted us. They used words like “shit”, “fuck”, “in jail”, which we consider as the result of a real form of bullying, of teasing from the stadium. These people have not brought glory to the order they represent, their attitude has been an insult, before us, to all fellow journalists who do their work in a serious and professional manner.
In 10 years we have received a lot of criticism about our music, about the genre we sing, we have been accused of being arrogant and snooty.
We have never given importance to all this, also because, fortunately, we have supporters who support us daily and love what we do. But when we see videos that testify to the wickedness and lack of humanity on the part of people who could be our parents (many of whom are also our grandparents), it annoys us a lot. Bother because every artist must have his own space for musical expression. To be called “shit” or to see someone shouting “in jail” just because we are doing what we like to do in life is very disrespectful to us, but above all to freedom of expression.
Music should be freedom, not a reason for insult!
Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble of Il Volo.
But since we talked a lot about last night, let’s enjoy at least a little piece of “MUSICA CHE RESTA”.
And here in this video, the most beautiful moments of this adventure of Sanremo.
And here is the cover of Sorrisi e Canzoni.
I’m so proud of our Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca !!
You guys are formidable, you’ve done some performances, not a step, but a whole scale above all the others.
Your talent is unquestionable, and when you have combined your talent with the Fourth violinist, it has been a pleasure for ears and eyes.
But what should we say about you as a human person?
You are really beautiful people, polite, and pleasant to everyone, humble and good.
I’m so proud to be your fan.
I am a fan of IL VOLO.
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Among the various articles that came out in these days of the frenetic life of Sanremo, with one, I was genuinely pleased.
I translate it for you.
The whole world is supporting IL VOLO in Sanremo, the performance on you tube, commented by the United States to Russia.
Greece, Egypt, Poland, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Turkey and Sweden are just some of the countries where the approval messages for the trio competing with the song “Musica che resta” come from.
That the trio of IL VOLO was famous all over the world is now well known. Despite the very young age the “tre tenorini”, a nickname with which they are known, can boast a respectable career that has led them to duet with singers of the caliber of Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo and to perform in every corner of the globe.
After the victory at the Sanremo Festival, which took place in 2015, the vocal trio has landed at the Eurovision Song Contest where the song “Grande Amore” has managed to climb on the third step of the podium, but is in fact the most voted by the vast public from home, made up of over 200 million viewers.
An experience that has made them even more famous internationally and has allowed them to grab fans from every country. Now, on the occasion of their return on the stage of the Ariston theater for the 69th edition with the song “Musica che resta”, their admirers have been poured much praise on the YouTube video uploaded by RAI a few hours after their performance.
Immediate comments from the numerous supporters and to amaze is the amount of reactions from people from all over the globe. Romania, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Poland, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Serbia, England, Sweden, United States, Russia, Bulgaria and Azerbaijan are only some of the countries from which the approval messages for the trio of IL VOLO come, a sign that the international public has not forgotten them after the European song contest, but rather expects to find them on the stage of Tel Aviv for the 2019 edition that will be held next in the month of May.
“Dear Italy, send your pearls to Eurovision. Sincerely. All the Europeans.” , is just one of the many comments under the video of the Sanremo exhibition. If Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble turned out to be the winners of this edition of the Italian Song Festival, in fact they would automatically represent our country on the famous European stage and, after the success achieved in 2015, could easily point to first place.
But now here are two other episodes of the video-diaries of Sorrisi.com.
I = Hello friends …. I start. Hello friends of Sorrisi, today is the third day, today there is a lot of promotion.
P = But why did you leave with a blessing gesture?
G = But we were lucky, because we found a wonderful weather, about 15-16°C (59-60°F) every day, better than that it could not go.
I = So, today a lot of promotion, as always every day, but especially today there is something special.
P = Today we will rehearse with our beloved Alessandro Quarta, the one who will duet with us tomorrow night, in the evening of the duets.
G = Great musician, great violinist, we cannot wait to try on the stage of the Ariston, there will be many surprises on Friday.
P = Tonight we will not sing, we will finally watch the Sanremo festival, the whole episode, on the sofa.
G = Relax, we relax a little tonight.
I = This morning I woke up earlier than the other days.
P = I did not go running.
I = You, what have you done?
G = I slept, I needed a little rest.
I = Boys, as always, see you tomorrow, and you can always follow us on Sorrisi.com. Hello.
P+G = Ciao
Friends of SORRISI, here we are, this is our fourth day in Sanremo.
G = Another episode of Sorrisi’s video diary. Ignazio takes the sun ….
I = Excuse me, yes, a beautiful sunny day today. However today is an important day, especially beautiful, because tonight will be the evening with the host, with the duet.
P = Who will we sing with?
G = With a great violinist, the Jimi Hendrix of the violin, which will make the show really special with his violin, with a touch of rock.
P = He is called Alessandro Quarta. This morning we did a lot of interviews, radio …..
I = We woke up early …
G = We will continue to do interviews, the day is still long.
P= Yes, it is long.
I = So guys, do not miss tonight Sanremo 2019, festival, we will sing, and then, always here on Sorrisi. com.
SANREMO DAY 1
SANREMO DAY 2
I just watched the third performance of IL VOLO in duet with Alessandro Quarta, they were simply fantastic.
They got a long applause and a standing ovation.
The boys were visibly excited.
Very good Alessandro Quarta, I did not expect such a performance.
In the face of all the bad comments.
Here are some photos.
And here’s a piece of their performance.
This beautiful interview is made immediately after the performance.
P = Performing with Alessandro Quarta, I think it was the best choice we could make. Because it is unique.
G = It was an added value, it made the song even more powerful if you can say that.
I = And then he, like us, tries to send the same message, tries to make understand that the music is beautiful all, there are no factions.
AQ = Exactly. I could not come with others. Either come with IL VOLO or you’d better stay home.
P = You are biased
AQ = No, I’m not biased, I’ve played with many artists (Lenny Craviz, Liza Minelli, Celine Dion, Carlos Santana) but no Italians, they are the first, but why? Because they sing with the heart, not with the head, with the heart !!!
There . . . are . . . no . . . words.
Our guys are by far the best of all the singers competing in Sanremo.
I do not think they will succeed in winning, as they are hindered, from the first moment.
Even the vote from home will not help them, because the “favorites” have an impressive following by Italian followers.
It does not matter, for us they have already won.
They knew it would be tough and they took this race, thinking only about promoting their new CD.
We want to support the boys. We all make a comment under the video of the first night of Sanremo, even just a heart, but we declare our city, so that everyone sees that they are really supported by every part of the world.
And then …….. go as it goes,
we are always with you!
Credit to owners of all photos and videos.
Note from Jana…. Ciao a tutti! I just wanted to add the lyrics to the song, here are a few links – thank you to Penina and Leslie….
Such beautiful words!! 🙂
If you click on this link, it should bring up the words in Italian 🙂 1-musica ital
Here are words in English… 1-musica engl
In the words of Ignazio (and West Side Story) …”tonight, tonight, we’ll see our loves tonight” (ok, maybe tomorrow, because I think they are in the 2nd flight..)
Here are some more links to viewing, if needed:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKUzdt2sELyxd6mz-bAx3bA (there are already some taped things about Sanremo on here….)
Now – please enjoy Daniela’s post! 🙂
These days there is so much new news and interviews that it is impossible to keep up with everything that is being published.
Our boys are already in Sanremo, there is very little missing.
We already know the track list of the new CD, but now let’s focus on the piece that will be presented at Sanremo: “MUSICA CHE RESTA”.
Therefore, today I propose to you a part of this beautiful interview made to Antonello Carozza, one of the authors of “MUSICA CHE RESTA” and, as you see in the photo posted below, really a young author.
Now on the eve of the next Sanremo Festival, we reached Antonello Carozza, co-author of the piece “Musica che Resta” that Il Volo will present on the prestigious stage of the Ariston. Carozza himself speaks to us about the song, which is going to be great. Also for a possible Eurovision Song Contest.
Antonello, very pleased to be able to host you on our website for this very welcome interview. Let’s start now with your important contribution to the next edition of the Sanremo Festival, namely the participation in the writing of the song “Musica Che Resta”, for which you collaborated with Piero Romitelli, Emilio Munda and with the great Gianna Nannini. How is this collaboration born?
Piero Romitelli and I have been “Friends” for 13 years and we had already signed some things together, while Emilio Munda has known him through Piero since 2014. “Musica che Resta” was one of those songs destined for Il Volo right away. The participation of Gianna Nannini, who has managed to give the piece a personal touch, further embellishes it.
Certainly the great Pasquale Mammaro is also fundamental, it is he who has transformed the intuition of the authors into reality: with stubbornness and determination he has convinced everyone that “Musica che Resta” would have been the right track for a great return.
We still do not know the text of the song and clearly, to listen to it, we will have to wait for the start of the Festival. But we all know the style of Il Volo, which will interpret it. What should we expect from “Musica che Resta”? What kind of music and text?
Expect the music that explodes along with their voices. It is a work that at times follows the style of “GRANDE AMORE”, but it is definitely more … “rock”. “Love look at me, we are the sun on rainy day, we are true music that remains!” … I’m sure it will be sung by many, it’s a beautiful declaration of love.
Let’s go into the merits of Eurovision: you have an experience that few can boast in the world of Eurovision. From the Junior to the traditional Eurovision Song Contest you have accumulated, despite the still young age, an experience such as to have experienced this world in every aspect, from singer, producer and of course a passionate connoisseur of its dynamics. How would you see a new representation of Italy by Il Volo at Eurovision and, according to your experience, “Musica che Resta”, what impact would it have on that audience?
“Musica che Resta” at Eurovision would be an assured place on the podium. Because from Il Volo you expect a song like that; in Europe, from Italy, they expect Il Volo, it’s as if they “pretend” it. I was in Vienna in 2015 and I followed closely the moment of the verdict together with the parents and the families of the boys. I still remember the disappointment, we all believed very much. Well, we all believe that even now with this song. Let’s cross our fingers, first they have to win Sanremo, then we’ll think about the SC.”
You all know that the third evening will be dedicated to the duets. We all hoped that the duet of IL VOLO was with Gianna Nannini, co-author of the song, instead Gianna refused and the boys will duet with a good Italian violinist Alessandro Quarta. Here’s what he wrote about this participation:
“On 8 February I will be the “GUEST” of Il Volo on the Duet evening. A big surprise and an honor for me to be able to accept their invitation when they called me – Michele Torpedine and the guys of Il Volo, especially by virtue of the professional esteem I have for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero. Baci ❤”
This instead is a comment made by Tony Maiello, who is the author of the new “FINO QUANDO FA BENE”, I translate:
“Happy and proud of this new partnership. Inside the new album of IL VOLO, you will also find the unpublished “FINO QUANDO FA BENE”, a ballad of those that please me. Thanks to the guys for the trust, I hope you like it.”
In addition there is also this wonderful collaboration:
TIZIANO FERRO = IL VOLO will included my song “A CHI MI DICE” in their new album. How cool! Take it all around the world guys.
Meanwhile in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Gianluca, before leaving for Sanremo, receives his best wishes from the mayor and municipal representatives.
Another beautiful novelty.
G = Hello everyone, we are IL VOLO.
P = As you know this year we participate in the 69th edition of the Sanremo Festival.
I = And also this year we will do the diary of Smiles and TV Songs and you follow this on:
G+I+P = Sorrisi.com, bye.
But the final pride, it was this beautiful front page that they got in the weekly GENTE, is not it beautiful? The photo with the Pope and inside a beautiful article.
…….. and finally the first VIDEO-DIARY of Sorrisi e Canzoni.
P = Here we are, guys we arrived, the party started.
G = We are here too, ready to celebrate.
P = Hi guys.
G = Hello everyone, we are IL VOLO, this is the first appointment with the video-diary of Sorrisi.
P = We will tell you about our days in Sanremo
I = Yes, even our ugly figures ….. no, the ugly figures, maybe not. We are happy to do it again (the video diary)
P = You can follow us on Sorrisi.com
I = A hug, hello.
The interview with Carozza has put me in great excitement, I really want to hear “MUSICA CHE RESTA” !!!!
And then I want to hear the other unpublished and all the new CD.
And how much fun I had in 2015 to watch the video-diaries of the boys, I watched them after Sanremo, because I started to follow IL VOLO after the victory of Sanremo, but I laughed so much with those nice video-diaries and I hope to have fun with the new ones, which we will certainly post with the translation.
Only a few days are left until Sanremo, I do not know about you, but I am anxious to the stars.
Credit to owners of all photos and video.