Vote for the Guys!! Rockol.it Awards!

Ciao!  Remember the “old” days when we voted in a frenzy just so our guys would win??  I think you can only vote once on here and I think it is just through this Friday, if I read it correctly.  The site is mostly in Italian, but the headers are in English.  Il Volo is just in one category – Italia Live.  And you have to go ALL the way down, they were in the last row for me!  You’ll get a chuckle out of some of the “oldies but goodies” in some of the other categories of “international!”  🙂

Below is the link.  Good luck guys!

https://www.rockol.it/awards2017/miglior-artista-live-italiano

 

As we know, our guys have been in Japan like for a week almost already and they are having a blast doing promos and being on various TV shows, etc.  Looks like Max joined them the other day.

Tonight is their first concert in Japonne!  I’m sure it will be amazing.  As with the other concerts when they had 2 in the same country, we will be doing just one post on it.  There is likely to be tons of material, so please bear with me if I only select a few things.  The good thing is that it’s likely to be in English because I don’t think they know much Japanese.  I did see a short interview somewhere and they were speaking English!  The last concert is on Dec 1, so look for a post maybe on Monday or Tuesday for the Japan concerts.

A few days ago, I also got an email from the Il Volo Fan Club, as many of you may have, with the link to the Japan interview TV show Asaichi?  Unfortunately, for one, it was all in Japanese and Italian. Only the songs they sang were subtitled, although in Italian!  You also couldn’t download it and they were pretty specific about that.  I tried several times, before I read where it said for FAN CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!  Do not share, copy, download, etc.!  You didn’t miss too much, I think they sang 3 songs.   Although it is still cute to watch their expressions, even if you can’t understand a word they say!  I think those 2 ladies there were the Jap-It interpreters…

I know many say, why join the fan club?  Well, you get little treats like this one!  Yes, it’s about $25 and you get this cute little card with their picture on it and their logo on the other side.  Do be careful when you order it, as your confirmation purchase email is your actual ID number.  You get your card about 6 weeks later, but there is no member number on it.  There is also a “private” fan only Facebook like social site, as well, on the website.  Here is the website if you want to order it and sign up: http://www.ilvolomusic.com/en/  This is their official website and at the top you will see “shop.”  You can click on there and sign up!  All that is being offered on there right now is the membership.  I’m not sure what they did with all of their merchandise they had.  Maybe they are coming out with a new line of things? 

Another tidbit… the new Energetix catalog with the guys on it is coming out on December 1.  We were just informed of this the day after Thanksgiving.  I will do a short post on this with the link to the new catalog on December 1.  With each order guys catalogfrom the website, you will get a catalog!  There are several pieces on the site that are less than $50.  So, order early to get in time for Christmas.  It will be a 2-in-1 gift!  You can keep the catalog and give away the jewelry, or keep the jewelry and give away the catalog!   Either way, it’s a win-win situation!!  🙂  https://janamarie.energetix.tv/?loc=en    A really big Grazie Mille to Susan T. and Anne Q. for being my 1st (2) orderers from this site!  🙂  It will be a few weeks before your orders come in, but it will be worth the wait!

Jana

 

 

Grande Amore – 100 Million Views!

Hello all!  Just in case you hadn’t heard…. 🙂

Here is the Google Translate version of the article posted in the previous blog posted late Monday – kind of by accident.  (it said you could reblog post at the end, so I did!)  Ah well, live and learn!  Also posting some various photos circulating social media….thank you and well-deserved credit to all owners of the photos with such creativity!!  And of course, “our boys…”  🙂  For without them, we never would have known such Grande Amore was possible – meeting all of these wonderful people all around the world.


“Today, October 9, 2017 (now Italian!), The video of Grande Amore de Il Volo reaches 100 million views, obtaining VEVO certification. * Grande Amore can definitely be considered the battle horse of the 3 artists who, precisely with this song, written by Francesco Boccia il volo thank youand Ciro Esposito, won the 65th edition of the Festival of Sanremo. Thanks to this victory and the third place in the Eurovision Song Contest, Volo has become more known in Italy and the rest of Europe. Grande Amore’s video, directed by Mauro Russo, was shot in a single day, January 15, 2015, in the magnificent Villa Caroli Zanchi in Stezzano, near Bergamo. Congratulations to Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca for this new finish !!

This is the blog site I got it from:  Grazie Mille!!

https://torinoaspettailvoloepoi.wordpress.com/2017/10/09/grande-amore-100-milioni-di-visualizzazioni/

Various pictures…. some from Gianluca, some from Il Volo, some from Gary Istok….

 

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There is Gian, always teasing us!!  Really Gian?  You have to ask?  🙂 

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“When I think, I think only of you….”  How true – aren’t they always on our minds and in our dreams?

 

Ciao – til tomorrow….

Jana

 

 

Notte Magica – “They went Rio – de Janeiro!” September 28, 2017

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Ah, there go our boys again… to Rio!  Do you know there are over 100 songs that have been written about Rio de Janeiro?  According to Barry Manilow and many others, it’s the “hottest spot north of Havana!”  The guys enjoyed 5 awesome concerts in Brazil and it’s no wonder their Notte Magica CD/DVD won the highest award!  The crowds at their concerts certainly proved that point.  There were some beautiful pictures posted by Piero and Ercole of the Copa.

Thanks again to all owners of pictures and videos!

Here are your Meet/Greets!  Those are some brightly colored shirts at the end!

https://www.omgvip.com/il-volo-september-28-2017/

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Piero, in suspenders?  Maybe Igna should give them a whirl?  🙂 

 

 

 

 

We leave you with one more review from South America – Chile!

We saw Ercole posting he was flying back to Italy, but it looks like Piero detoured to Miami, but where are the other two misteriosos?  Only Twitter and Instagram know… 🙂

Alessandra posted an adorable picture of Franz, waiting for his master’s arrival!franz  (Oh, yes, I can see the comments now…  lol)

 

Til next time…

 

Jana

Beauty with a Purpose – Il Volo in Puerto Rico! September 16, 2017

Il Volo took a side trip to Puerto Rico before heading off to Quito, Equador.  This gala was called Beauty with a Purpose and thanks and credit to the Miss World Facebook page for pictures, video and the story, below!  Muchas gracias!  🙂  Also thank you to Lisa Joy and Laura Peyretti for several of the pictures that were posted to her Facebook page.

 


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Beauty with a Purpose, a Royal Gala takes place tomorrow September 16th at 7pm at the El San Juan Hotel to benefit the first pediatric liver and kidney transplant unit for the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital. Stephanie DelValle commented
“When we first arrived in Puerto Rico for my homecoming we visited the Auxilio Mutuo hospital and they told us about the necessity for this transplant unit for the children of Puerto Rico and the islands of the Caribbean.
Right now there are 25 kids receiving dialysis and waiting for their transplant. However, the majority of the children will not receive the treatment that they need to survive. Beauty With A Purpose has joined forces with the hospital to achieve our dream of providing a lifeline to these children.
“We are all very happy that The Royal Gala will go ahead
There will be people from all over the world joining us for this event

including our guest artists “Il Volo” from Italy, and Chief Mandela with his wife and son from South Africa and some surprise guests!!
In additionPuerto Ricans have come together from far and wide to show their support . A big thank you to all of the people who are joining us at this event, to the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital for helping working with us and a GIANT thank you to my parents, Diana and Jesus Del Valle, as well my extended family, Julia and Steve, for supporting me every step of the way”.
Good luck Stephanie!!!

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‘beauty with a purpose’, Royal Gala that will take place tomorrow, 16 September at 19 pm at El San Juan Hotel organized for a benefit: Buy the first pediatric transplant group for the liver and kidney, for The Hospital Auxilio Mutuo.
Commented Miss World miss world-Stephanie Del Valle: ” when I arrived in Puerto Rico, back home, I visited the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo and they told me the need for this unit of transplantation for Children of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands.
Today there are 25 children on dialysis and waiting for their transplant. But most children will not receive the treatment they need to survive.
The Beauty with a purpose, ‘ joined forces with the hospital to achieve our dream of providing a hope of salvation to these children.
” we are all very happy that the royal gala has been achieved; there will be people from all over the world participating in this event, including our guest artists Il Volo from Italy, Chef Mandela with his wife and son from South Africa and some surprise guests!
Many Puerto-Ricans have gathered long and wide to support.
A thank you to all the people who attended this event, at the Hospital Auxilio Mutuo who worked with us to help us in our organization, and to giant.
A thank you to my parents, Diana and Jesus Mario Del Valle, as well as my extended family, Julia and Steve, for supporting me, step by step, in this path “!!!


Ciao all – enjoy the pictures and videos!  Jana

 

 

 

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Our heartfelt wishes and thanks to all the Laborers of the USA and Canada, wishing them a safe and happy Labor Day, if they get the day off!!  It’s a bit ironic, a day to celebrate the workers and unions, the government gives us the day off, but many in retail and other fields of work, have to work!


On September 2, our boys had a commitment to Berlin.

Little was known about this commitment, perhaps because it was a private event.

But the event had already been advertised by our guys with a video some time ago.

 The boys made a photo shoot in Siracusa, Sicily, this summer for the new catalog of the ENERGETIX jewelery line.

On September 2, the new catalog was presented at this event!

 

The event took place at the Estrel Berlin where many people had the pleasure to see and feel the exceptional guests: IL VOLO.

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Here are some photos in the catalog.

What about beautiful jewels worn by our wonderful home jewels: Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

 

What is your opinion of the cover photo as “Sicilian picciotti?”

 

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This appears to be a recording of the guys singing, Grande Amore, put to a beautiful artistic impression, presented to the audience before the concert actually began.  

You do not see very well but look at that presentation

 

 

Then the guests could hear a real concert of IL VOLO, were they not lucky?

 

The concert included:

 

GRANDE AMORE

NESSUN DORMA

O SOLE MIO

CARUSO

CANZONE PER TE

L’ AMORE SI MUOVE

IO CHE NON VIVO

LIBIAM NE LIETI CALICI

VOLARE

 Grazie Mille and vielen Dank to die fruende  Il Volo Bavaria for this beautiful video of the concert!!  🙂 

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Here is a link to the Energetix jewelry site.  And as Jana put it, “Hey, this stuff is actually affordable!”  🙂

Also below is a link to Amazon – where else!?  🙂

Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pavarotti’s Death – Sep 6, 2017

Ciao a tutti!

A few important dates coming up for our guys…. on September 2, 2017, they will be performing in Berlin.  However, I found very, very, if no information on it on the internet anywhere.  Even though the guys did a promo for it in English that I saw on Instagram and “not to miss it.”  That’s what they said!  🙂  At 7:00p.  Maybe some of the folks in Italy or Germany can clue us in a little better?  🙂

The second one is below…and was found by Pat.  Here is a link to RadioItalia: http://www.radioitalia.it/news/luciano_pavarotti/evento/15271_luciano_pavarotti_zucchero_giorgia_e_ramazzotti_al_10th_anniversary.php# (the article/page is in Italian, but if you right click, your computer should translate it)   It says it will air on RAI Uno, but like the Wind Awards last time, we probably cannot get it in the US.

there is a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1302773589792090/

IL VOLO will be performing at a Grand Gala in the Arena of Verona on September 6th in honor of Luciano Pavarotti and the 10th anniversary of his death. Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Zucchero, Eros Ramazzotti, Nek, IL VOLO, Fiorella Mannoia, Vittorio Grigolo, Massimo Ranieri and many other stars will perform. The show will air on Rai Uno TV in early evening by Carlo Conti. The first Italian radio RTL 102.5 is the media partner of the event.

They must be flying out right after the performance, as they are due to be in Mexico on September 7!  Does not leave a lot of time for rehearsing!

 

Also, there is still time to do the survey if you haven’t already….

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZ5JSFK

 

Grazie mille!

Ciao!  Jana

 

 

Personally Speaking ~ Italian Correspondent Extraordinaire!!

  Some companies have CEOs…  Well, the Flight Crew is so fortunate to have an ICE…ITALIAN CORRESPONDENT EXTRAORDINAIRE!  I am speaking of our very own Daniela Perani.  She is no doubt blushing about now, but hang on Daniela, you deserve every word that is coming.

  Having had the pleasure of meeting her in person last year I can tell you she is a genuine treasure for many reasons.

 I thought it would be interesting every now and then to tell you a little bit about those of us who love the men of Il Volo just as much as you do and whose words you come here to  read everyday.  Daniela has graciously allowed me to give you a little insight into her life.  

Did you know she used to be a ballerina??  Just look at these beautiful photos of this young woman at the age of 19!20170620_075556

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She carries herself with style and grace to this very day.

 

Daniela and her Sicilian husband, Beppe, reside in the beautiful town of Brescia.  They have two grown children and one precious granddaughter.  She also owns and runs a Bridal Store business with her daughter, Stephanie!  How special is that?  🙂

 Both she and Beppe  possess a passion for Il Volo that runs deep.  Maybe it’s the boys from Sicily that he connects with so easily, but either way he is right there next to Daniela at concerts and listens to Il Volo music cranked up real loud!  The best way! 

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Daniela is always there for us to help with translations, stories, explaining the meaning of Italian ways as well as providing translators for others who have written for us.   She is never too busy when asked to do anything for us, except if it’s the middle of the night in Italy and evening here in the states. She will say she has to sleep and get back to it in the morning.  Ok Daniela, if you insist!   She even gives HUGS and KISSES to us on the site in the classic Italian way.

Thank you, Daniela, for being our very own ICE!

~~Jane~~