(Ciao a tutti! – Just about 4 years ago (February 20, 2015), I wrote this poem after receiving the Sanremo version of Grande Amore. It is clear I was very excited – to say the least. At the time, this post got 81 comments and something like over 500 views on the site. Marie also chose it to go into the book we gave the guys, way back when, and I felt very honored. I thought I’d post it again, just for fun. I did write a new poem for the new Musica album, that I got yesterday, which is awesome – the album by the way. However, I don’t think I could top this poem. 🙂 But I will post it as well in a few days. – Enjoy, again!)
We knew it was coming, but when would that be?
We waited, and waited, then shouted with glee!
It was coming soon, but not til after Sanremo;
How long could I last, without a new song from Il Volo?
We then heard the news, it was on Amazon.IT!
There I went with my visa, to order it quickly!
I wanted it now, so express shipping I paid;
Hoping and praying, it would not be delayed!
Three weeks and counting, how much more can I bear?
I kept watch on my email, when would it be there?
The contest had started and Il Volo appeared;
Singing their hearts out, while everyone cheered!
But on Friday the 13th, not bad luck for me,
I read in my mail; the CD would be early!
I jumped up and down, how lucky am I?
I’ll have it soon in my hands; I could just cry.
The day finally came, it was arriving today;
I waited and paced, for the delivery all day.
I tracked it online, it came straight from Milan.
On to Bergamo and Brussells, then finally MY town!
I raced home to get it, but it was not there?
DHL had not come yet – how much more could I bear?
I went to the store, to pick up my dinner.
They had til 8pm, then there was a knock at my door!
It was here, finally, at last, it was here!
I’m sorry, but I could not wait to open it, I fear.
I quickly took pictures and then opened it with care;
Staring lovingly at my hand, so wishing they were there!
I listened and listened, and listened again.
Over and over I played it, I did not want it to end.
But bedtime was coming, I so needed my sleep,
I can listen again tomorrow, for I know it will keep.
Il Volo is love, Grand Amore, to be exact!
The heck with all the critics, they are just hacks!
So listen with joy, Il Volovers everywhere;
And know that we give them our tender loving care!
The citizens of Montepagano, they want to wish well to their fellow citizen, Gianluca, and his family.
A few days ago, even if IL VOLO did not get the first place in Sanremo, the citizens decided to have a nice party in the square, in honor of Gianluca.
These sentences are extracted from an article in the local newspaper:
Everything is ready for the big party. Gianluca Ginoble, fresh from the prestigious podium of SanRemo 2019, will return to his country Sunday evening at 6 in Montepagano who prepares him a welcome with due honors.
Gianluca Ginoble is the pride of the entire city of Roseto degli Abruzzi, but above all the ancient village of the City of Roses, are ready to stretch, symbolically, a red carpet to the one who in these years, has brought up all the pride of our country.
In Montepagano, the Pro Loco, the Fan Club and the BereBene bar organized the celebrations. An entire country awaits him with open arms. The appointment has been set for him with banners and more. There will really be everyone there.
The preparations were hectic in the village while Gianluca was in Paris.And on his return, the party was ready in the square. The citizens were so many, it was certainly a moment of great joy for Gianluca.
But let’s see some images.
Gianluca with his father and his grandfather.
Mayor = Good, and thank you for what you do, for Italy, because we need to keep our name high.
Thanks to you for what you do for Roseto, because the reflection that you have as a person on our country is great.
This photo gallery is beautiful.
GIANLUCA GINOBLE: THE QUIET STAR.
Montepagano di Roseto degli Abruzzi, Sunday 17 February 2019.
Festival of the community of Montepagano, organized to pay homage to Gianluca Ginoble and Il Volo, after the 3rd place at the 69th Sanremo Festival with the song “Musica che resta”.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Gianluca Ginoble in front of so many people, outdoors, simply. Nothing screams and no unnecessarily high tones, because the important things are said better in a calm voice.
An intense chat came out of it, thanks to the reflections of Gianluca who a couple of times was also moved.
And in those moments when his eyes were touched with tears, talking about his family and the values that he transmitted of his beloved land of Abruzzo, the uselessness of living badly envying and hurting others.
Ieri sono stata a Montepagano per la festa di bentornato a @GianGinoble, e lui ha parlato anche dell'episodio accaduto in sala stampa a Sanremo. "Alla fine certo che perdoni, che devi fare?" Chi insulta i ragazzi de Il Volo non li merita e non sa quello che si perde.#Sanremo2019pic.twitter.com/1Rq1QswTFk
And here is the interview by Luca Maggitti. (Click on the Twitter post above to view the video.)
LM = How much did it hurt, to you three, to see that video and now, you, Ignazio and Piero, where you are with this thing, how you are living it.
GG = But you must know that I, by character, I slip, all over me.(You know when it rains? The water wets you, but it slips away, that is, once dry it leaves no trace on you, it has not affected your person …… the same is the meaning of this first sentence….. even if the things said by the journalists, they are very bad, Gianluca intends that those words leave no trace of malice in him, nor even of rancor, it is like saying that he has swept away from his shoulders all the bad words.) I do not hate anyone, absolutely, because, you can also make mistakes, not in a press room in Sanremo, in a place like this, it should be a party, so it should not happen there. Everyone can make mistakes, in the end, of course forgive them, they are important people, the journalist in Sanremo and the music critic are important. The people are the ones who command at the end, (applause), the televoting is the most important thing. In the end, they can criticize, they can express their taste, because in any case they talk about musical tastes and may not even like our music. We do not have the presumption of pleasing all, absolutely, it would be stupid.
One thing is, the news, one thing is criticism, one thing is the offense.
Somehow, thanks to this thing, they are learning to know each other, they are really knowing who we are, as people, because I can understand that sometimes, repeating so many times “international success, they go around the world,” risk to have the effect on the contrary. People can be envious, they can be bad, they can express their negative thinking, but never fall into the offense. We, thanks to this Sanremo, somehow, we managed to get into people’s hearts, not only with the voices, but also as a person, what we really are, not just us (IL VOLO), but nobody deserves to have that treatment. (applause)
And here is a beautiful article published after the party and which I translate for you.
MONTEPAGANO – A starry sky, on a February evening with an unusually mild climate, a long banner and the notes of “Musica che Resta” framing the ancient village of Montepagano. This is the atmosphere with which yesterday evening a crowded square, not only of Paganesi but also of many fans arrived from different areas of Italy, has prepared to welcome the young talent from Abruzzo.
A party in honor of Gianluca Ginoble who returns to the native village of Montepagano, after having won the third place of the podium at the Sanremo Festival with Il Volo. A party announced a few days ago and that is part of the tenth anniversary of IL VOLO that began to take its first steps in 2009, with the participation in the Clerici program, “Ti lascio una canzone” (“I leave you a song”).
Gianluca arrives at 6.00 pm, welcomed by a thunderous applause. Peaceful and smiling he greets and opens with an interview in the square, moderated by a journalist. Gianluca appears visibly excited and calm, just as they are used to seeing him, his fellow citizens who have reserved for him a welcome, as an international star.
A recognition not only to the artist but also to his two traveling companions, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone, who have made Italy known throughout the world and continue to represent with grace and style.
But how has Gianluca changed during these 10 years?
Walking through the village and collecting people’s impressions, comes the portrait of an affable and genuine boy, attached to his roots and his family. They tell us about Gianluca as one of them, calling him “Our Gianluca”. One who when he returns to his small village stops to take coffee at the bar of the village and does not miss an opportunity to greet and exchange jokes with everyone. One who could spend his summer holidays who knows where, but who chooses to go back home and stay on the beach of Roseto, with the affections of all time; one who at happy hour prefers football matches with friends.
Il Volo in their artistic career has trod the most prestigious stages, and known world-renowned artists. Following the steps of Bocelli and Pavarotti he succeeded in spreading the refinement of the bel canto also abroad and exponentially raising our country in the world.
An ascent in the Olympus of music, culminated with the victory of Sanremo 2015 with a niche music genre, but which in recent years is gathering more and more acclaim and that allowed them to know not only great personalities of the music world. In November, in fact, they enchanted Trieste singing the Inno di Mameli in front of President Mattarella while, last January, they performed in front of Pope Francis during the World Youth Day in Panama. Gianluca, despite his success, has appeared as the boy of all time who, with his simple and courteous ways, was able to make the Abruzzo geographically known also to Woody Allen, through the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Strongly linked to these places, Gianluca never loses an opportunity to highlight its beauties anywhere in the world. The last one dates back to the Sanremo Kermesse during which he made Antonello Venditti fall in love (guest of one of the evenings), the arrosticini, in dialect “li rustell”, making him become familiar with the dialectal terms of Abruzzo, as can be seen from a funny video that is becoming popular on the web.
As he says in the interview in the square “This is a special place because I feel good when I’m here, it’s my home. I continue to live here and I cannot wait to come back to see all the Paganesi and my family. That is the most important thing.”
All this love for the music and for his people, last night he came back to him, through the shining eyes of the people, the manifestations of affection and the industriousness of his countrymen, of the Pro Loco, of the Fan Club, of the bars of the village that took care of the organization of the party, setting up even a refreshment for all those present. A way to pay homage with simplicity and warmth not only the artist but also the boy of 24 years (completed last 11 February) which is the pride of his country and of an entire region.
A young man aware that the road to go is still a lot and it is perhaps this humility, beyond the unquestioned talent, to make him so loved. When asked what he would suggest to the boys who want to pursue a dream, not only in music, but in every field of life, he replies that he does not feel like giving advice.
“I still have many dreams and goals to reach, for example learning how to play the piano; before telling others I have to tell myself. Study for the future!”
But the engine that drives this young talent forward is the family. He thanks his parents but above all a person. This is his dear grandfather, Ernesto, who since childhood gave him the love for opera music.
The evening draws to a close with the greetings of the mayor of Roseto, Sabatino di Girolamo, who rewards the singer with a plaque, thanking him for having made known the places of his land and makes them visible all over the world.
Here comes the greetings and takes a real bath of crowd that surrounds him. Smiles and photos with everyone, with its infinite availability and courtesy.
And compared to the controversy in Sanremo, on the insults received in the press room, the three singers have won not only on stage but especially in life, managing to beat offenses with the grace and good manners that are their hallmark.
Soon we will see Il Volo in a series of firmcopies (CD signing events) – as the singer himself says – then in March the tour in America and Japan. On the 22nd, “Musica”, the new album, will be released, with two unpublished works and then many other projects: a summer tour that could also include a date in Abruzzo.
Gianluca, you are really a treasure!
You said things that were really beautiful and without any rancor.
Only very intelligent and sensitive people would react just like you, to such malice.
Buon Compleanno Gianluca, May happiness be yours always ! Jean Haines
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA! May God Bless you on the special day…..and The Blessed Mother On this her day in Lourdes. Keep you safe under her mantle of love. Have a day filled with love❤️🎶 and sunshine ……..🎶🎵🇮🇹🇮🇹♥️❤️💕🎂 ~~ Rose Lamont
Hi Gianluca. I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. You deserve all the best. I hope you are able to celebrate your birthday with loved ones and also know that your fans are thinking of you and sending you wishes of love and affection. I wish you many, many more years of singing, sharing and making the world a happier place with your music and gorgeous voice. See you next year in San Francisco???? Janet in San Francisco
I wish you a very Happy Birthday and I know you have another exciting year ahead! You sang for Pope Francis and thousands of young people in Panama for WYD. There’s Sanremo, a new album and the celebration of your amazing ten years together with Piero and Ignazio. What a blessing it has been for so many people who love you and your beautiful music! I am looking forward to seeing you when you tour in the USA. God bless you and all your loved ones.
Buon compleanno Gianluca! 🎂🍨 Hope you have happiness in your life and good health.
Love always, Ines Rosas Las Vegas, NV
We love you and have been going to your concerts since 2009 in Toronto.
You are a wonderful person and your voice brings joy to the world!
God Bless you.
Maria and Alan Hahn San Diego, CA
Dearest Gianluca, Happy Birthday! 🎉 May this year be a joyous and successful one for you! Best wishes for a win for team Il Volo at Sanremo! 🍀
Sandi E. Ohio, USA
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes Gianluca on your special day! Your recent days have been filled with much excitement–singing for the Pope, a new CD, tour dates and participation in Sanremo!Wow! What an agenda! Sure wish that you were coming to the US sooner than 2020, but I await patiently until then to hear that gorgeous baritone voice of yours !!🎶🎼🎼Tanti Auguri ciao Annette Naples, Fl
A most Happy Birthday to you Gianlu Sending hugs and kisses for your special day Have a wonderful celebration full of love and joy See you in Boston next year
Lot’s of love,
Dear Gianluca: Another year gone by and you continue your flight into the hearts of the people of the world. You flew into my heart almost eight years ago and changed my life forever. My very best wishes to you for a Happy Birthday as well as my fond affection for your Mom, Eleanora and all your loving family, who mold you and shape you to make you what you are. Thanks be to God for your voice and thanks to you for giving that voice to us.
Fly high, dear one! Linda Parks Texas
Happy Birthday Gianluca! You are such a tender hearted and sweet spirited man. I have observed how you loving caress a cheek and kiss young children, how you take the time to greet and appreciate your fans, and how you fondly interact with your IL VOLO brothers.
My wish, prayer, and birthday blessing for you is that your heart and soul are continuously filled by the outpouring of love and affection from your fans, friends, and family so that you remain a fountain of LOVE flowing with your special sweetness of character out into the world.
May you remain energized and devoted to IL VOLO. I wish you continued success, prosperity, health, happiness, and that you find your own Grande Amore with a special woman.
Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us— your devoted fans.
Happy Birthday!🎉🎂🎈 Happy 10th Anniversary! 🍾
I will be praying for you and your IL VOLO brothers as I walk the 900k Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Northern Spain (March 24-May11).
With great love and affection Crystaldawn (age 62) — Blessings, Crystal Dawn
dal profondo del cuore ti auguro un compleanno pieno di cose belle.
Intorno a te c’è tanto amore, tu stesso emani amore verso chiunque si avvicina a te
Sei una splendida persona , sensibile e profonda,
caparbia quanto basta , o forse un poco di più.
I tuoi occhi esprimono sincerità e dolcezza.
Non cambiare mai Gianluca.
Buon Compleanno, con affetto: Daniela
from the bottom of my heart I wish you a birthday full of beautiful things.
Around you there is so much love, you yourself emanate love towards anyone approaching you
You are a wonderful person, sensitive and profound,
stubborn enough, or maybe a little more.
Your eyes express sincerity and sweetness.
Never change Gianluca.
Happy Birthday, with love: Daniela
Happy Birthday Gianluca! You are an extraordinary young man with a heavenly voice. We have watched you grow from a young boy to young man. What joy that has brought us. We wish you many more years of song and joy! Saluti! Jane from Minnesota
Jay and Victoria Birthdays are always such fun and may this birthday bring loads of happiness and blessings that are so richly deserved.
Gianluca, Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day. Cannot believe you are 24 already – have been following you from the beginning of your wonderful career. Hope you get a wonderful gift by winning Sanremo. I remember the first time I saw you were just a boy who has turned into a wonderful young man with a fantastic voice. You have given me so much joy to have followed you these last 10 years. Enjoy your day. Love, Camille Greco
Joan Guyon Happy birthday Gian. I have from the start looked into those gorgeous green eyes and melted. Winning Sanremo would be a wonderful gift. My birthday is coming up also and I will be 90. Your voice will be in my mind at the celebration.
Rose Marie Paliobeis Happy Birthday to the best hugger in the world. Hugs and kisses back to you GG. Love to all!
Arlene Butler Many thanks ladies for all your communications about our adored men. My love and gratitude to all of your and especially to the birthday boy
Jill Manning Happy Happy birthday Gianluca. I know you and your brothers will win that beautiful trophy in San Remo again.
piratesorka Ok,Pirate here with piratey thoughts….Aye, aye to you, matey!
Rose Marie Lomonte Cheesecake should be birthday cake…. Wishing you all life’s best, remember that your God given voice put you where your success has brought you…God Bless you , may you keep singing with your beautiful voice always. Do not let publicists rule your beautiful heart, always remember what your priests said to you when he said that he would pray for you. ♥️ Happy Birthday Gianlucca many more….La Vita e Bella!♥️
Dear precious Gianluca,
I am wishing you a joyous 24th birthday with all your desires fulfilled and a blessed, amazing year. May you find as much joy and fulfillment in this day and year of life as I, and all your fans, do in listening to you and being present with the heart of you and your music.
Your three-voices-one-soul always resonate out to the Universe. Just like Lao Tzu said,
“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.”
Gianluca, the Universe is listening, and Sanremo is one segment of that sweet amazing Universe-of-Love.
Sending you Love and Gratitude
from Jeanine DuBois
Maureen Longo HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLU, SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE THAT SHY LITTLE BOY WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL, GOD GIVEN VOICE. MAY YOU BE BLESSED ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY. PLEASE COME BACK AND DO CONCERTS IN New England. WE MISS YOU ALL. COME IN THE SUMMER OR EARLY FALL. LOVE, MAUREEN LONGO (YOUR AMERICAN NONI)
Margaret Camilleri Pace A very Big Happy Birthday to our Gianluca and may you have many more. Good luck
peninahonig Happy Birthday to the world’s best baritone! May you have many, many more. Can’t wait to see your smile and hear your voice in person! Hugs!
Ineke Happy Birthday Gianluca!. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, where all the things that you yearn for, always be within your reach. You, your music, your voice, has given me so much joy and I always look forward to all your “surprises”!!! A big hug and many thanks. God Bless you. From Ineke in South Africa.
Myron Heaton To : Gianluca, I remember the first time you and I met which was in Chicago. We actually met a year before in Atlantic City but just to shake hands. But in Chicago in 2012 we had a fair amount of time to talk. Evidently, I had caused a little fuss that you all were all aware of and there was an interest in talking. All three of you were so kind and considerate but I remember that your hug was the long one. That touched me and after that when we would meet again – especially later at the first Il Volo Fan Faire in Las Vegas – you were even more generous with your kindness. You are close to my son in age and with both of you I cannot believe that you are that old – already ! ! !. You probably feel it has taken forever. I do wish that I could be there with you and do another of those wonderful hugs as I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY. All my love, Myron
Susan Medal Buon Compleanno Gianluca! Wishing you a year filled with amazing adventures and happiness. You touch our lives every day with your beautiful smile, zest for life, and gorgeous voice. Thank you for sharing this gift with all of your fans. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Susan Medal/NYC
Jeanne Thomas Happy Birthday dear Gianluca. Celebrate your special day!
Eleanor Biehl Dear Gianluca, you are my Blue Velvet Prince. I wish you every happiness and perfect love … you have awakened my poor heart which has been in need of love and tenderness for so very long, and for that I am eternally grateful. You will never know… …I wish you a very Happy Birthday from America, and I hope your life is full of family, friends and love. I’ve admired your talent and your passion, and I’ve admired the beautiful man you are. I am Forever Follower and I’m so proud of you. Many blessings from my heart to yours!! Happy Birthday My Blue Velvet Prince. Con Amore da America and Adore Mio Sempre per Sempre……Eleanor
ashipman2441 Gianluca, thank you for bringing your wonderful voice to us in Ilvololand. I love you, your Il Volo “brothers” and your music more than I can say. Wishing you a Very, Very Happy Birthday from Minnesota, USA – Allene Shipman
Gianluca, Felice 24!! Hope it’ll be one of the best years of your life. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember to relax your velvety smooth voice every chance you get. Che tutti i tuoi desideri si possano avverare.
Con affetto, Angelica Rosas Las Vegas, NV
Vincent Padovano A very Happy Birthday Gianluca, what a fantastic voice you have, Your velvet sound always leads the way with that magnificent sound that has made Il Volo is world famous for. The great harmonies you guys bring to the stage is uplifting and entertaining are many levels. God Bless You and your Brothers on your Happy 10th anniversary. Waiting for the new CD and your return to Brooklyn USA.
Mark Happy Birthday to a remarkable young man with an incredible head of hair, that I envy no end. You bring much joy and happiness to so many people around the world. May all that joy and happiness be returned to you on your special day, surrounded by family and friends. Best wishes, Mark
Imogene Summers Lutenbacher Happy birthday Gianluca and happy 10th anniversary. I wish for you many more years of great success. Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful country Italy. Sing more Frank Sinatra songs in English, as you do it extremely well. I grew up in the Bobby Socks era, he was my idol. So have a beautiful 24th birthday. Wishes from, Imogene Summers Lutenbacher Nashville Tennessee USA
Toni Cochran A very happy 24 birthday Gianlu! I wish you all the greatness and love God can give. You and your two stage brothers are so blessed with talent and kindness. May your life always be filled with love and generosity. And yes, I agree with others who would like to see you sing more Sinatra songs in English. What an amazing voice you have! I hope you have an amazing year ahead as you celebrate 24!
laura Happy February 11th, Gianluca. Glad you came to Earth, sweet soul.
Loretta Foley HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA FROM CANADA I CANT BELIEVE HOW THE TIME HAS PASSED & I AM STILL THINKING YOU BOYS ARE STILL IN YOUR TEENS. I HOPE YOUR DAY IS THE BEST EVER & I AM TRYING TO BE PATIENT WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK TO CANADA. SENDING LOADS OF LOVE TO YOU IGNAZIO & PIERO & I SO WISH I COULD GIVE EACH ONE OF YOU A BIG HUG. LORETTA
connie gagliardi Happy Birthday Gianluca. It has been a joy watching you grow up into the amazing young and super talented person you have become. I first saw you when you did your first PBS special and perform in Philadelphia. I have been a huge fan since then. May all your dreams continue to come true and may your life always be filled with sunshine and rainbows. Much love.
Beverley Foster Happy Birthday Gianluca May you have many many more and much continued success
JoAllan Tsyitee I want to wish you the best of Birthdays on 2/11/19. God blessed the world when you were born.
Elizabeth Happy Birthday Gianluca!! Enjoy every minute of your day with everyone that loves you, big hug and a kiss
Alice N White Happy Birthday Gianluca. May you and your family have good health and may all your dreams come true. You are a very nice young man. I met you in Tampa. Keep singing all those wonderful songs. I hope to get to see you again. Alice in Florida
Maureen Longo A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM HERE IN SUNNY, WARM FLORIDA. MUCH WARMER WEATHER WHERE I SPEND MOST OF THE YEAR. THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOU BOYS TO COME BACK TO New ENGLAND FOR MORE CONCERTS. WE NEED YOUR MUSIC TO WARM US UP
Rae Jean Dancey Happy Birthday to our sweet Gian from one of your many Grandmas! Love love your music and listen every day and night! Keep making us happy!
marion Happy Birthday Gianluca, Celebrate this wonderful day with all your family and friends and may all your wishes come true. The pleasure of your voice circles the world and for that we are forever grateful.,.
Pia Bahoric Happy Birthday Gianluca!!!! Enjoy!!!
Roberta Carlson Happy Happy 24th Birthday Gianluca! With the birthday wishes come love and prayers from another mother!
Gale Wall I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHAY, GIANLUCA. You are a great singer/musician, lovable and kind to your fellowman and to children. I know your parents and Erny are proud of you, I can only imagine their pride. Stay safe and I hope to attend another concert in 2020 in America. Love and Prayers to you. Have fun today.
Harriett W. Eckberg Happy Birthday to you dear Gianluca. ♥ May your new Birthday year bring you more blessings and satisfaction as you go forward bringing love, joy and kindness into the world with your beautiful music. Te amo!!! Nonna Harriett ♥ USA ♥
Duhh Kitty Wishing Gianluca a very Happy 24th birthday from Woodstock, Ontario from a very devoted older fan who wishes she were in her 20s again. You have not only the exceptional talent, very handsome looks, nice build, beautiful smile, but most important you have a good heart and your fans all love you. It’s the heart that makes the man!!!!! Carol Watson
Loretta Foley HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA TO ONE OF THE HANDSOME IL VOLO SINGERS HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ONE OF THE BEST BIRTHDAYS YOU HAVE EVER HAD. CANADA & I ARE LONGING TO SEE YOU HERE.
Happy “24th” Birthday Dear Gianluca!! You have always been and continue to be a very loving,sweet,caring and talented young man and you have brought more happiness then you could ever imagine to me, your beautiful,supportive family and millions of people all over the world. I love you and I’m wishing you a very well deserved Relaxing, Funfilled birthday celebration your family and friends and an exciting and memorable 10th Anniversary year ahead. I can’t wait to see you in concert here in America and give you a big hug!! Lots of Love from”Granny Groupie” Joan Brenin
Our Dearest Gianluca,
We “can’t help falling in love with you,” “night and day.” You “bring us to our senses” each day; “it’s a beautiful day!” “When we kiss (in our dreams) our hearts are on fire, “we” “surrender to you…! “Per te ci saro!” – siempre! You are our “grande amore.” After each concert and meet and greet, it is “musica che resta!” Tanti auguri, Gianlu!
The Detroit Il Volo Gals: Jana, Ginny, Lorna (rock star), Donna, Sharon, Chris, Magdalena, Barb T, Barb D, Betty, Jeannette.