Festival Di Sanremo, by Daniela

After a long wait, yesterday came the evening of the Sanremo Festival where we could see the boys again.

They sang three songs, NESSUN DORMA, CANZONE PER TE, and LA VITA E’ ADESSO.

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Beautiful in Armani, they immediately presented themselves with NESSUN DORMA.

Good as always.

They had a very long applause from the audience and a standing ovation.

The audience liked the show very much.

Soon after they paid homage to Sergio Endrigo, composer of CANZONE PER TE. They performed it together with Baglioni and in the original version.

Honestly I prefer when the guys sing it alone in their version.

 

Baglioni asks Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, what an effect it has been returning here since 2015.

 

Ignazio replied that after three years, great emotion.  We were born here in 2009 with TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE (was broadcast by Sanremo) as a trio.  We won the Sanremo Festival in 2015 and meet again here after three years and be received with a great standing ovation is a great honor and pleasure.

Thank you so much indeed.

Baglioni continues by saying that yesterday there was a tribute to a great composer, Luis Bacalov and tonight we would like to make another tribute as is the custom in this Sanremo for a great singer-songwriter and performer who has been missing for thirteen years, Segio Endrigo.

Sergio Endrigo won exactly 50 years ago in 1968 together with Roberto Carlos ……. what did you do 50 years ago in 1968?

Piero answers that their grandparents went to work.

 

Gianluca asks Baglioni, “and what did you do in ’50 ?”

 

Baglioni answers, “nothing, I was in the dreams of mom and dad.”

 

Ignazio (joking) tells Baglioni “you remember when we went for a bike ride.”

Then they left the stage and we all thought that their performance was over.   We were also disappointed with just two songs.

After a long wait, towards the end of the show, they came back to sing LA VITA E ‘ADESSO, a beautiful song written by Baglioni.

They sang, IL VOLO and BAGLIONI, and it was fantastic, engaging, loose, sung well and involved the audience who gave many applause and another standing ovation.

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After so much waiting, all over, beautiful memories remain and the certainty that the boys are always in good shape.

 

Nothing has been said about their next projects.

 

Congratulations guys, ahead of all.

 

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Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

Happy 23rd Birthday, Gian!

 

Happy Birthday, Gian! From shotziew@cox.net  < — Click here to view e-card

Gianluca, your smooth, silky voice has enchanted me ever since I first heard you and the others in 2009. Wishing you a Very, Very Happy Birthday, and wishing you nothing but the best in the years to come. Sending you much love from Minnesota – Allene Shipman.

 

Tanti auguri Gianluca!  Spero che oggi ti trova bene e felice e piena di divertimento.  Ho visitato il tuo carino paese di Montepagano l’estate scorso, (ma tu non c’eri).  Ti auguro con tutto il mio cuore un anno piena di successo e belle giornate.  Ho partecipato a Quattro Il Volo concerti finora.  L’ultima a Los Angeles-una meraviglia!!  Mai smettere di cantare per noi…Baci, Manola DeMunda

 

Love you guys…hope your special day is great! Best wishes, Julia

Carissimo Gianluca

Sei un artista molto bravo e un ragazzo molto bello, ma la cosa più preziosa che ammiro in te è questo tuo essere così dolce e sensibile.
Ventitre anni e così tanta bravura e così tanta serietà ti distinguono.
L’amore per la tua famiglia e per la tua terra è sempre portato nel tuo cuore.
Non voglio dirti di essere bravo, perchè già lo sei, non voglio dirti di essere umile perchè già lo sei.
Non cambiare Gianluca.

I MIEI MIGLIORI AUGURI : Daniela dall’Italia

(translation:  Dear Gianluca;  You are a very good artist and a very nice boy, but the most precious thing I admire in you is this being so sweet and sensitive.  Twenty-three years and so much skill and so much seriousness distinguish you. Love for your family and for your land is always brought into your heart.
I do not want to tell you to be good, because you already are, I do not want to tell you to be humble because you already are.  Do not change Gianluca.  MY BEST GREETINGS: Daniela from Italy)

 

Happy Birthday, Gian, from Irene and Ann Louise in L.A. We are wishing you happiness for you and your entire family in the coming year.

I have a birthday riddle for you! (If you need help ask Piero!) “Who has the Pavarotti tickets?” Answer: “Our Aunt Kathie!”
She handed them to you and you showed them to Piero at the PBS fundraising reception in Minneapolis, Minnesota last March. At your L.A. concert a couple days later, Ann Louise and I bought tickets to the Meet and Greet, but I didn’t have a chance that night to even say hello to you. So here I have my chance to say “Ciao, and Buon Compleanno! Con un abbraccio!” Irene. (P. S. Ann Louise also sings in a popular trio in L.A: “Honey Whiskey Trio.” Maybe you could look them up. They are all over YouTube. Maybe some day the six of you will have a gig together!) Be safe, sempre. Love, Irene

 

Dear precious Gianluca,  I feel the earth awake and the stars twinkle in the Light of your beautiful heart and your magnificent voice.

May this birthday remembrance and all year long bring you joy, fulfillment, wonderful surprises, and your heart’s desires!

I celebrate your magnificence along with your beloved IL VOLO brothers in every Canzone Per Te!
Happy happy birthday!
Con Amore,
Jeanine DuBois

 

Best wishes for a “ Happy Birthday “ Gianluca .  I hope you come back to the United States in 2018 !

From,  R. Bilotta

 

Happy Birthday!          buon compleanno!          ¡feliz cumpleaños!

herzlichen Glϋckwunsch zum Geburtstag

Spero che tu abbia una giornata meravigliosa, piena d’amore e felicità con la tua famiglia ed i tuoi amici.

Looking forward to many more magical concert nights. Keep posting those wonderfully beautiful photos and fun-loving videos. Eagerly waiting for the new album.

Ti voglio bene,

Angelica Rosas

Las Vegas, NV

 

 

I hope you have a beautiful and happy birthday. May God give you good health and joy in your life. We wish you goodwill. You are always in our thoughts.

Love always,  Inés Rosas – Las Vegas, NV

 

My Dearest Gianluca,
Following your incredible journey for the last eight years has brought me more happiness and then you can ever imagine !! Your magnificent voice,loving heart and the concerts,M&G’s, Italy and my amazing Ilvolover friends have opened up a whole new beautiful world for me !!
May your special day be filled with love❤,wrapped with laughter 😄and blessed with happiness😊!! I know more of your dreams are going to come true for you in 2018 !!

 

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Happy “23rd” Birthday !!   Lots of Love, Joan Brenin

 

Gianluca,
 
You make so many people very happy with your beautiful voice and internal spirit.
We will always be loyal fans. We are thankful to your Mother and Father for raising such a great son.
 
Sincerely,
Maria and Alan Hahn

 

Dear beautiful Gianluca,
we wish you a very, very happy birthday. You give so much ecstatic happiness to so many that it is only proper that you should also experience enormous joy.
Your incredible, deep velvet voice reaches parts of our souls that nothing else can, it is amazing. We adore your warm loving personality which you combine with humour and humility, you are an incredible person.
May all our dreams and aspirations continue to come true and your birthday be a truly special day,
with all our love Sue and Graham , Nottinghamshire UK

 

Gian, send your mother flowers for giving you this birthday, then enjoy a very happy one! -Tricianna

 

Dearest Gianluca,

Your exquisite voice is a wonderful gift from God.  You honor Him with your constant pursuit of expanding your talent.  Your kindness and generosity are additionally appreciated.  Have a fun birthday celebration.    P.S. In addition to sending your Mother flowers to say thank you…chocolates would be a nice additional touch!

Sandi E., Ohio, USA

 

Great grandmama Beverly and a few family members pictured.  Bless you forever.  My sweet husband of 65 years passed on three years ago, his birthday is February 4th. You are loved…

 

Buon Compleanno Gian !!!!   Jean Haines

 

My warmest Happy Birthday wishes to you, Gianluca. May your New Birthday year be one of joyful and fun events, while singing your way into countless numbers of loving hearts. God bless you!!! ♥ Nonna Harriett ♥ from Chicago, IL♥

 

 

 

Connie J. Bruns

 

I wish Gianluca a very happy birthday. He is so talented and I wish him many more years of success.
Lucy Galasso, New York, USA

 

Dear Gianluca,

Happy Birthday and best wishes for a year filled with love, peace, joy and good health!

Loved seeing you, Piero and Ignazio at your “Una Notte Magica” concerts in Easton and at Radio City Music Hall.  They really were magical nights with the most beautiful music! Looking forward to the new CD.  Even if you don’t tour in 2018, I hope you will be able to make some appearances in the US because we miss you!

God bless you, your family, and friends and much love to all!

Margaret Ladolcetta

Happy Birthday Gianluca– Bon Compleanno. Here we are celebrating another birthday. It seems just like yesterday that you won San Remo music competition and was celebrating your twentieth! What a week that was for you and look at all the accomplishments you have had since then! I attended your Notte Magica concert in Miami–breathtaking!! I look forward to your new music in 2018!!
Best wishes, ciao Annette, Naples, Fl. 🎂🎂🎉🎉

My birthday wish for you, Gian, is:

Laughter to kiss your lips;

Beauty for your eyes to see;

Sunsets to warm your heart;

Rainbows to follow the clouds;

Smiles when sadness intrudes;

Tight hugs when spirits sag;

Kisses on your forehead to comfort you

Confidence for when you doubt;

Patience to accept the truth

Courage to know yourself;

Love to complete your life.

Above all ride the energy of your own unique spirit and never sacrifice your family, your heart or your dignity.

Roxanne Pappas

 

Happy birthday, Gianluca. Thank you for being the sweet gentleman that you are. Hope it is a wonderful day full of love, laughter and lots of surprises.

Lots of love, Laura Parish

Gianluca,

Well young man, another birthday for you means another year of sweet music for me.  We both have a reason to celebrate!

Avere una giornata grande e divertente il mio giovane idolo,   ~Marie Crider

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A WONDERFUL MAN.  I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND TALENT THE FIRST TIME I HEARD YOU SING.
AND YOU HAVE ONLY GOTTEN BETTER EACH TIME I HEAR YOU PERFORM.
YOU ARE NOT ONLY A TREAT FOR THE EARS BUT FOR THE EYES ALSO.
YOU ARE TRULY A PRINCE.   I KNOW ROSETO IS PROUD OF THE SPECIAL
CITIZEN IN ITS BORDERS. YOUR INCREDIBLE PASSION AND AMAZING VOICE
EXPRESSES TO YOUR FANS WHAT YOU FEEL INSIDE.
                                       BUON  COMPLEANO GIANLUCA ~~ Gale Wall

Caro Gianluca,

Last March you wished ME “Buon Compleanno” at my first Meet & Greet and IL VOLO concert in Chicago. I will NEVER forget it!  And now it is MY turn to send “Auguri” back to you on your 23rd birthday!

I know you will have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family.

I wish you, Piero and Ignazio much success and Buona Fortuna with your new album! I can’t wait to hear it!

Pat Ward in Missouri USA 

from Pat Ward

 

For Dearest Gianluca:   Happy Birthday wishes

For Gianluca: perfect Valentine hugs and kisses

For your special day:  many happy hours with family and friends

Enjoy!  Luv Ya!  Julie Bernache

Dear Gianluca,

Happy Birthday or Sto Lat! (as we the Polish say).  For your birthday I wish you smiles from your dear ones, sun on your face, peace and happiness in your heart, and God’s blessings for every day of your life.  I pray for Il Volo’s safety and your happiness every day.

May God keep step with you,

Hania

A very Happy Birthday to the golden, velvet voice of Gianluca. You are special in so many ways. Your great personality matches your talent. A Bass, Baritone and Tenor, you stand tall with brothers Ignazio, Piero Two great tenors, together you guys make that awesome wonderful sound that’s uniquely Il Volo. Congratulations. Vincent (Brooklyn, ny)

 

Dear Gianluca,
Happy 23rd Birthday! I will be thinking of you today on your special day wishing you the happiest and joyful of days surrounded by everyone and everything you cherish. You have brought immeasurable happiness to this fan and many many more by your incredible voice, your kindness, humility and always always by how you live your life and share the incredible gift that God gave you with us all. I wish always for you good health, happiness and to keep soaring high into the stratosphere with your special brothers.
I hope you will know especially on your birthday all the people you have given happiness to just by being YOU.
Love & Blessings Always
Margaret D. Mirailh

Happy birthday to our special crooner. Your  voice keeps our hearts beating and your eyes soft and sensuous gives us peace. Joanie G in california

Dear Gianluca,
I wish you the happiest of birthdays! You are an incredible singer and genuine person. I look forward to seeing you in concert again AND listening to that new CD!
Love from Minnesota, Jane

Dear Gian,
Have a wonderful birthday and a blessed year!
Jeanette Hicks

Dear Gianluca

 I wish for you a birthday full of wonderful things. May your dreams come true.

I’ve watched you grow from a young teen to the amazing young man you are now, sharing your gift of music, your thoughts and hopes with your many thousands of fans. We love you just the way you are!   Penina Honig (Toronto)

Wishing a very happy 23rd BD to one of the nicest, sweetest, most handsome and  most talented singers in the world today.  I hope your day is special and filled with everything you desire.  Happy Birthday dear Gianluca!!
Janet from San Francisco

Happy Birthday, Gian! From Leslie Newall  < — click here to see card

Joining my voice with all the others who are wishing you a very Happy Birthday! May your special day be filled with love, Family, Friends, Fans. Thanks for being you. From Texas, LindaP

Caro Gianluca,
Buon Compleanno.     23 annos.  Tanti  Auguri!!
Have a wonderful birthday with Family & Friends!!  I am sure this year will hold more triumphs in your musical career! I love your beautiful baritone voice & the songs you sing!! Loved Bridge Over Troubled Water when you sang it at the Dolby Theater in the 2016 LA Concert!!   Notte Magica is marvelous music bringing enchantment to the audience with  each performance!! Gian, you are such a sweet, empathetic, loving young man! Thank you for the joy & happiness you & the beauty of your music have given me!!   Amore, Nonna, Anne Quinto

 I wish you a Happy Birthday Gianluca. May your deepest and wildest dreams come true today and may you never stray from the true path as you continue your amazing journey. Grande abbraccio, all the way from South Africa. Ineke Poisson.

Dear Gianluca,  Buon Compleano, Hronia Polla, Happy Birthday. I know you don’t remember but I got the biggest, sweetest hug from you at a meet and greet. I will never forget it, it meant so much to me. You have a way of making everyone feel so special even for a moment. I love you and your family. Grazie.  ~~ Rosemarie P.

 

Dear Gianluca –

It goes without saying that we all adore you!  You send us your precious selfies just to remind us how much you care about your fans and want to make us smile!  We can’t help but smile, when we look into your beautiful hazel green eyes, the curls of your hair and grin on your face…. Grazie mille, for being so pure of heart and voice.  We saw you last year in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and a few of us saw you at the Estefan’s Kitchen in Miami.  Tanti aguri, amico mio!  

♥♥The Detroit Il Volo Gals:  Sharon, Chris, Donna, Lorna, Ginny, Barb T, Barb D, Magdalena, Jeannette, and Jana♥♥

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.Abraham Lincoln

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Gina in Texas

 

 Gian you really are the Best crooner on the planet from Loretta from Canada HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN

More News of Sanremo! by Daniela

Here is the latest news: the Flight will pay tribute to Sergio Endrigo, so we think it can be CANZONE PER TE.  It will not be the only song that they sing but for now is the only new clue.

In addition, the official Facebook of IL VOLO has asked us via email to do this thing that I consider very pretty.

The evening of Wednesday (for us) just before their entry on the stage of the Ariston, we were asked to post on all social networks (facebook, twitter, instagram) the photo of the boys with #ILVOLOSANREMO, so as to make the boys feel all our support and make the topic trendy.

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So I recommend, Wednesday, for you between 14:00 and 15:00, to post this beautiful picture with #ILVOLOSANREMO.

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We are all super excited !!!

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Credit to owner of photo.

Keep Them Coming! — Birthday Massages for Gian

@gianginoble11

 

Keep the birthday wishes coming! 

Time is flying as always, and it won’t be too long before we will be wishing Gian a happy birthday.  I will be updating the previous post with the names of the people we have received messages from.  If you would like to send one but don’t have our e-mail address, here it is again:

 

ilvoloflightcrw@outlook.com

 

~~ Kelly

~Simply Gianluca~ by Daniela

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

And once they enter, they stay there forever.

Roseto Degli Abruzzi 20 August 2016

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Valeria Tirelli is the girl in the center

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Translated by Daniela

 

Credit to all owners of photos.

Answers to yesterday’s “So ya think ya know ’em”

So who’s tied to who (whom…whatever)?  Can you make the matches?

G = Gianluca
I = Ignazio
P = Piero
A = Connects to ALL of the above
N = Connects to NONE of the above

Connects with….
(you get extra credit if you also know the names)

Answers:

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1.  A/I – It’s Loretta!  One point for “All”.  Two points for “Ignazio”.
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2.  PPiero’s Brother, Francesco Barone.
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3.  GGianluca’s Grandfather, Ernesto.  (Jane and I met him in Montepagano.)
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4.   N – Justin Bieber.  Just…No.
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5.  G – Martina, Gianluca’s gal.
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6.  A – Myron Heaton.  Is there another Fan Fare in our future?
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7.  IIgnazio’s Mom, Caterina Boschetto.
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8.  AMichele Torpedine, Manager, mentor, friend.
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9.  IFranz, Ignazio’s dog. (You’re a good boy.  Yes you are.)
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10.  AGiampiero Grani.  Il Volo’s Pianist, arranger, friend.
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11.  A/P – Our Mary Bohling.  Take partial credit if you said All.  One point if you said Piero.
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12.  PPiero’s Dad, Gaetano Barone.
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13.  I Ignazio’s sister, Nina.  (Yep, Jane and I met her too).
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14.  N Luciano Pavarotti.  One regret of the Guys is that they never met him.  He died in 2007.  The Boys were 12, 13 and 14 then.  They certainly would have won his heart too.
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15. GGian’s mom, Eleanora Ginoble.
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16.   AFabio Ingrassia, artist and friend.  Fabio drew the Boys picture on stage during several 2016 concerts.
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Scoring:

14+ correct – You can move in with any of them.  They won’t notice you’re not family.

11- 13 – You can move in but they will wonder why you’re there.

8 – 10 – You can live next door.

5 – 7 – You can buy pizza from Nina.

3 – 4 – Just stay in your own country, at home, in your room.

0 – 2 – you are on the wrong website.

Well, How’d ya do?
~Marie

 

So, ya think ya know ’em?

So who’s tied to who (whom…whatever)?  Can you make the matches?

G = Gianluca
I = Ignazio
P = Piero
A = Connects to ALL of the above
N = Connects to NONE of the above

Connects with….
(you get extra credit if you also know the names)

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Answers tomorrow!
~Marie