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SEVEN VIP’S THINKING LIKE US- by Valeria Bosch

I point out to you the beautiful analysis of this video. Analysis made by Valeria Bosch, who has been able to capture every nuance and describe everything with clear and accurate words that we immediately make ours.

Congratulations, as always to Valeria, for the wonderful work.

Daniela

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Waiting for the new chapter of the artistic life that Il Volo will write, when in 2019 they will celebrate ten years of their careers, like many IlVolovers I too go looking for Youtube videos of their performances, of the important and beautiful moments, of the interpretations that will always be remembered, of their trips, of their triumphs. So I found a video, made from “Il Volo performances” published on January 4, 2018 with the title “Il Volo. Top 7 Celebrity Audience Reactions”, seven moments of the career of Il Volo that show the enthusiastic, amazed reaction of many celebrities, listening to the three incredible Italian boys. They are (not in chronological order, but as flowing in the video):

1) BARBRA STREISAND – performing with the boys, in October 2012, in various American cities, a tour which was a milestone in their still young career. The big international star, certainly one of the greater singers living, had asked to be accompanied by the very young men: a clear declaration of admiration and respect for Gian, Ignazio and Piero, that Mrs. Streisand acknowledged, providing them, for the future, a passport of recognition worldwide. 

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2) LAURA PAUSINI – meets with Il Volo on the prestigious stage of the Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 6, 2014, and sings with them “In absence of you”, and then “Il Mondo”. During this second exhibition it’s palpable the astonishment of Laura for the singing of the boys. She looks, stops, listens, embraces them and at the end, raising arms, announcing “Italiani!”, that, if translated graphically, should written with hundred exclamation points! Laura expresses her pride for those young men of her country! Today it can easily be claimed that Laura and Il Volo, with Andrea Bocelli, form the short list of Italian singers most famous in the world.

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3) SHARON STONE – in December 2017 the famous American diva, is in St. Moritz, Switzerland, for a charity event and attends a gala organized in her honor. She meets with Il Volo who performs for her. The boys sing a piece that is the flagship of Italian music in the world, “O Sole Mio”, and Sharon literally goes “crazy”: seduced from their beautiful singing and from the gallantry of the three boys, embracing them with kisses, singing with them. Her joy for meeting them is rousing and all the public participates with applause and enthusiasm for the three young Italian singers. 

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4) JENNIFER LOPEZ – and the same song, “O Sole Mio”, Il Volo sang at the edition of “American Idol” in 2011, with the three swans that were still ducklings, but with one voice that was already stellar: opposite to them one diva, the amazing Jennifer Lopez, applauding energetically, the public giving a standing ovation. And the next day a tweet from Britney Spears says… “Did you all see @IlVolo on Idol last night? SOOOOO cute… I loved them! Such talented little men. -Britney

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5) JOSÉ JOSÉ – but, between those performances, the event that moves me most is that of “El Triste”, interpreted by the boys in honor of the legendary José José, during the Billboard Awards 2013. The old lion, that the Mexicans have always called “El Principe de la cancion”, now aged with years and from health not so vigorous, sits in the first row and listens to the first notes with curiosity, then with growing interest, then transformed in an amazed expression and finally in overwhelming enthusiasm with a vigorous applause and standing ovation! 

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6) GENTE DE ZONA – at the Latin American Music Awards 2015, Il Volo performs “Grande Amore”, the song that won the Festival of Sanremo. The audience enthusiasm is skyrocketing and is demonstrated with an interminable standing ovation and in the front row to applaud there is “Gente de Zona”, with whom the boys duetted in “Noche Sin Dìa” and Maria Arraras, famous Puerto Rican journalist of Telemundo.

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7) The JURY OF AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 2017 – it’s the final evening of the famous American talent, guests of honor are the singers of Il Volo that performed in a lyric piece, “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini, a piece that could seem out of place on that stage, but the skill of boys is such that the public gave them an interminable standing ovation, also the jury! The jury was formed with supermodel Heidi Klum, singer Mel B, television star Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell, famous English record producer and creator of the format “X Factor”.

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I think this video shows, for sure, how vast the enormous support for Il Volo is. I don’t think that celebrities like Barbra Streisand, José José, Laura Pausini would have expressed such enthusiasm and such unconditional admiration, if they had not recognized in the group a true musical talent, an interpretative and emotional ability, an air of freshness seen in the boys that was very unusual! In short, three excellent voices if listened to together, and great also if evaluated individually. Three boys who in years have continued to improve, with application of study and sacrifice, without escaping from the effort of long trips and continual travel, and without shying away from new challenges, especially with the new project “Notte Magica”!

Now we are waiting for them to test the ten years of collaboration. They’ll demonstrate the maturity reached, the ability acquired, the love for the music, ever stronger and more rooted. We know that they will always win their battle, they will surprise and still again conquer the world, all… children, young and adults, in Italy, in Europe, in America, in a word all over the world!

For the video, credits to “Il Volo Performances”.

Translation by Judy Paullin Thurman. 

 

 

MAS QUE AMOR by Daniela

Today I had nothing to do, so I spent a little time on you tube and, of course, typing IL VOLO immediately appeared several videos of songs but I was immediately attracted by this.

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I’m sure you all know very well this song and this video, but it’s really wonderful to review this song.

It was published in 2013, 5 years ago.

Our boys were really very young and were blossoming into the beautiful men we know today.

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The video is beautiful, the scenes are shot in Bologna.

Very beautiful scene of the painter who paints under the curious eyes of boys of different ethnic groups, and the final message of the painting is very nice, a message of LOVE.

Our boys are very sweet and the song originally sung in Spanish is simply delicious.

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The English version of this song was also made and the title is WE ARE LOVE, very beautiful, but my favorite is still the Spanish version.

I know I’m a romantic woman, and maybe I’m partisan too, but this song always steals my heart. If I compare it with other songs of today for both lyrics, musicality and performance, I cannot but be proud of our boys who have sung such a love song, at their young age, with great skill and passion.

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While I was duplicating the video for you, I took a look at the last comments and, to my amazement, I saw that the last comment was two minutes before I duplicated it.

This means that the interest for this song is still very much alive, after five years!

The beautiful things always remain in the heart, because basically, WE ARE LOVE !!

Daniela

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Credit to IL VOLO Mundial Oficial for 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.

#FBF : Name That Picture

Hello!

First, thank you to all of you have commented on the new look of the site.  🙂  I’m glad you like it!

For Flashback Friday this week, I have a little game…

We know Il Volo has the best and most supportive fans in the world…and that many of them have extensive photo collections of their own.

Now let’s see if they have the most observant.  😉

Look at the  pictures below (most have been cropped).  Do you know where they are from?  Post your guesses in the comments below.  The answers will be posted next Friday.

Good Luck!

~~ Kelly

 

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Extra Credit (in addition to naming where the photo is from):         Who are the people pictured with Il Volo?

EVERYTHING HAPPENED FOR A TRULY MAGICAL NIGHT !!!! by Daniela

July 1, 2016 ……… I can not believe it’s already been two years since that fantastic night, where in the warm sunset of Florence, you could feel in the air the magic that these three young boys were giving, at the public present.

It was wonderful and I was there.

It was my second concert and I was very excited, it was also the first time I used my daughter’s camera, I made videos that re-post to you, sorry for the various tremors and my voice in the background.

The magic was, that no one knew what to expect, we all know that the boys have incredible voices, but when they started with the Nessun Dorma, I think all those present held their breath to the end.

“O my God, it’s very difficult”, I thought, and even the boys were very emotional. There was a palpable tension in the air.

At the final note, we could not believe our ears, we all got up in a very long applause and a few teardrops wet our eyes. They were very good, we were all very proud of them, and they were tighten their hands, hugging each other, moved to be successful.

The various songs went by fast and the evening was beautiful. The muggy heat of the afternoon had given way to a nice evening temperature and Piazza Santa Croce was truly magnificent and the public really very much involved.

Between one song and another there were presentations made by the boys themselves, repeated twice, one in Italian and one in English and this was funny because Piero said: “Rewind everything and repeat because the grandmother in the front row has not heard well.”

There were also strange moments, because it was full summer and it was hot and yet, because the CD would come out at Christmas, they also sang a Christmas song, which was not added on the CD.

And Gianluca occasionally said, “Congratulations, Merry Christmas!”

The boys were really elegant, and the stage was huge, with a large chandelier that came down from the roof and emanated lights of many colors.

People reacted with enthusiastic applauses for their great affection, but also because they recognized the skill of the boys of IL VOLO.

But why in the title of today I wrote “Everything happened for a truly magical night”? Because of the videos I had taken that night…. once I returned home, I wanted to share them with someone.

It was about a year that I was following the IL VOLO FLIGHT CREW website, but I had NEVER commented, I read the various comments that I liked so much.

In fact, at that moment, I took courage and made a comment, attaching one of the videos.

Immediately Marie contacted me and told me to write my impressions on the concert and to attach all my videos that today, I’m re-posting.

I received so many very beautiful and enthusiastic comments of the videos, even if they were shaky and with background voices.

I immediately felt accepted by the group, indeed part of the group.

After three months I was able to meet Marie and Jane personally, what a wonderful meeting.

A few days before going to Florence I read that even Jana would be there to see NOTTE MAGICA, but I still did not make direct contact with Jana so we could meet and get to know each other personally. There will certainly be a next time.

Since then, every day I check the page of our beautiful website several times, and I always feel very close to all of you, even if you are on the other side of the world.

By now I have learned to know most of you. I have so many fond friends, I’m lucky.

The architects of all this are three boys of gold, our dear Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

Their wonderful voices console us and their family affairs, into which to our great joy, they allow us to peek, make us proud and also very united, as if we were all part of a large family.

This beautiful magic was also repeated in Verona, where I got to know other members of our crew, such as Mary and Mark Minton, Sue and Graham Hemshall, Jeannette Giglio, Susan Tafanelli, to whom I send a big hug.

Within a few days I will go to the concert of Marostica, and I am sure, it will be a beautiful concert.

I will try to get as close as possible to our boys, to whom I will certainly bring the affection of the whole crew.

I hope to be able to make good videos that I will certainly send you with a detail of the whole concert.

This is the whole story, for now, of how I started writing for Flight Crew, all because of a Magic Night.

Here is the photo of our arrival in the beautiful Florence to attend the concert, my husband and I.

Did you see that beautiful shirt I was wearing ??? I took the first shirt on the fly !!

Daniela and Husband 2015

I send a hug to the whole crew, and I hope I have not bored you too much.

Kisses: Daniela

All videos and photo credited to Daniela!

#FBF ~~ What The World Needs Now….

Hello, Everyone!

You’re probably wondering how we can have a Flashback Friday when The Guys never sang the song that inspired today’s title.  I apologize; sometimes, you have to be in my brain to be able to follow along….  :p

I was going through various social media/news feeds last night and was again saddened at the amount of fighting, dissent, hate and general discord that pervades it all these days.  I think our world is in turmoil, and everyone feels very strongly about what is wrong, what is right and what needs to be done to fix it.  But along the way, we are forgetting how to be nice.  I miss the times when two people could disagree and it didn’t mean that one of them was any of the number of popular names and insults that we hear thrown around; it didn’t mean that your friendship was in jeopardy.  I wish there was a time when more people believed that we have more similarities than differences, and that we could treat each other with a little more respect and understanding.

I wished that more people could believe that WE ARE LOVE.

I remember my first Il Volo concert in Chicago.  I remember how my heart nearly burst when this song started to play.  I am sure that not every person in the Chicago Theater agreed about politics, foreign policy, or was raised with the exact same core belief system, but for that night, we were one.  We were all enjoying the same music, and being equally blown away by The Guys.  There was love among us that night.

Won’t you flashback with me?  What are some of your favorite memories/feelings of your first concert with Il Volo?

 

 

~~  Kelly

~The Road of a Success~ by Daniela

This post is dedicated to all those who have not followed IL VOLO from the beginning (including me), but certainly will be a welcome review for those, however, followed  Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca since 2009.

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Mamma Mia!!! They were really small, almost do not know each other, how much sweetness, three children.

 

In this video we are in December 2010, a Sunday television program called “Domenica In”.

I had never really seen this, a participation in the PEQUENOS GIGANTES program, in Mexico.

Really sweet with these little children.

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Same year 2011 but Italy, still guests at “DOMENICA IN”, tribute to Ennio Morricone.

Year 2012, our little treasures, are growing, notable transformation of Ignazio.

Here they are in Pietralcina, at the charity event UNA VOCE PER PADRE PIO.

Same year 2012 still a charity event, this time in France: TELETHON.

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Year 2013, for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Year 2014 in Moscow, in concert with Toto Cutugno.

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Same year 2014 Arena di Verona, in duet with Anastacia.

We have reached the year 2015, Sanremo and the victory, and immediately after the Italian tour. This video was filmed in Naples during the rehearsals of the concert in Piazza Plebiscito. Impressive to see the people present at the rehearsals and who will remain until evening under a scorching sun.

The boys almost can not try, but the affection of the public is really beautiful,an incredible chorus of voices.

Of course they have come a long way in singing, in life and in our hearts!

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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.