~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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The Launch of the book…Ricomincio Dai Tre, by Daniela

Today, April 5, the book written by Michele Torpedine, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, officially came out in the bookstore.
Recall that the book describes the relationship between Torpedine and the artists he brought to success.
The event was held in several stages.  In the morning there was a conference at the invitation and to which were also present Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
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The boys are asked to say the strengths and weaknesses of Torpedine.
Ignazio says that it is impossible not to love Michele.  He says that when they met him they were adolescents and in him they found an uncle, or rather a grandfather, and when they saw the title of the book that was dedicated to them too , they were moved.
Torpedine picks up the book and shows the cover saying that the beautiful black and white photo was made by Gianluca.
 
Then there were moments of fun in which Torpedine played drums and the boys sang live.
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In this video Torpedine says that the meeting with Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca, was the one that gave him strength, energy, a breath of oxygen.
Direct relationships, human, the values ​​of life.
He says he has heard so many lies about him that he wanted to tell the truth.
This book is dedicated to guys because they gave him the desire to start again and also to write, they gave him the strength to do it.
Ignazio says that there is a great debt of gratitude to Michele.  He is a very important person in their lives and will never be thanked enough.
Piero says that they have grown professionally and also humanly, thanks to Michele.
Gianluca says that Michele is their family, he was born with him a great friendship, even with their parents, it’s all a big family.
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Then in the afternoon there was the signature-copy at the Library of Bologna, where Torpedine and the boys would have signed the books to those who were there to buy them.
Here are some photos:
 
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Also on television we talked about the event, here are the videos of Canale 5
And this is the video of LA VITA IN DIRETTA.
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Of course there was also the dear friend Bartoletti, who commented like this.
 
“The book, although very frank and even harsh in certain passages-truth, has a great merit: that of devolving to full benefit the proceeds of sales in favor of an association, the “Face 3D” aimed at research for the reconstruction of face (and as they also say of the smile) for those who have lost, starting with children disfigured by wars.”
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Recall that the book is published by Pendragon.
All the proceeds from the sale of the books will go to charity to the Maxillo facial pediatric surgery.
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And now attention to this photo, there are Gianluca, Piero (Ignazio, behind) and Red Ronnie, a well-known Italian television presenter and music critic.
I translate the comment of Red Ronnie under the picture.
Yesterday I had my first close encounter with Volo and Michele Torpedine and they told me about their next revolutionary record of April 20th, all Latin music.”
 
You got it right??? 20 APRIL.
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I hoped until the last moment to be present at this event as I wanted to meet Michele Torpedine, Ercole Ginoble, Marino Bartoletti and review our beloved Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, but unfortunately for work problems I could not go. A dear friend who was present has bought the book for me and has it signed.
Here is the photo of my book autographed by Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca and Torpedine.
I’m so happy, thanks Marina my friend.
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What should we say to Michele Torpedine?   Congratulations on your new work and congratulations to the guys for having been the inspiration for your new rebirth.
Today Michele Torpedine from the facebook page LA TORPEDINERIA wrote these thanks:
“Thanks to all the friends and journalists who attended the Press Conference yesterday and came to say hello at the time of signing-copies.
A special thanks to all those who are reading RICOMINCIO DAI TRE and who are sending me their most incredible appreciations.
The book is already available in all bookshops.”
 
 
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~Il Volo In Your Life~ by Daniela

A few days ago, Victoria Wilson in a comment to a post asked this question:

“What have the boys filled in your life?”

Then I read this comment by a friend that answered to a person who is not fans of IL VOLO.

In this commentary, perhaps we find the reason of so much affection towards Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

What is your thought?

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The musical tastes are the most disparate and often incompatible with each other. But fortunately in the music world, there is room for everyone. What I do not understand, however, is how they may not like it, as people. They are three good looking young men, without visible piercings and tattoos, always correctly dressed for their public and already this today is a rare commodity. Apart from the outward appearance, they are polite, helpful and friendly, not only with the fans, but with anyone, as if they were any kind of boys, and not world famous stars .. Last but not least, they are bearers of values super-positive, love for Italy and our language that, thanks to them, has awakened to the four corners of the world, and for their homeland, family affections, tenderness towards the little ones, the affectionate concern for the less fortunate. If you know them ….. you can not avoid them! Indeed, you endure their charm that has been called a soft drug … that is addictive. The young women would like them as boyfriends or husbands, the others as brothers, children grandchildren.I am a kind of …. animals in extinction, especially in the entertainment world, to be protected. And all this regardless of their undeniable talent. This is to understand why we, who know them, have a family relationship, visceral with them. It is not the hysteria of a group of untamed females, but it is a Big Love aware of balanced people, of good culture, that of singers have known many without having ever tried anything like that.

                                                                                             Maura Pucci

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~ Bartoletti ~ by Daniela

Our Piero and Ignazio were at dinner with Bartoletti (journalist / commentator), their dear friend.  This is what he wrote about them.

 

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Put one evening for dinner in a tavern, Bartoletti with two friends out of three of the Il Volo guys,  Ignazio and Piero: the Sicilian-Bolognese.  Gianluca will join them to perfect the single of the new album they are preparing and which will be released very soon, followed a few weeks later from the complete compilation.  It will be explosive and beautiful.  Not only because Ignatius, regardless of any diffusional strategy, listens to the CD in his car …. at full volume with windows down perhaps to make it feel even heard at the Madonna di San Luca, (this church is on a hill of Bologna, but it is a way of saying that Ignazio keeps the volume so high that he could hear it up there).  Then Bartoletti says that their CD will take an unexpected turn, that it will be very different from the previous ones.

 

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I look at them at the table in their simplicity.  I am curious about the stories of their everyday life.  I tell them some stories from an old uncle and enjoy seeing them open their eyes wide to hear names and things they do not know. It makes me laugh when someone, without ever having known or met them, calls them “spocchiosi”, “presumptuous”, “arrogant”, “mounted” and so on.

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They study all day to improve themselves. They speak with admiration and devotion of their international myths that are now colleagues.  They tell with amazement and modesty their experiences unattainable by 95 percent of the other Italian singers. Piero is more serious with unexpected veins of irony, Ignazio a sweet “cazzaro” that at the end of the evening chases me to show me the film of the airplane model that he built with his dad and who tried in vain to fly (“And to think that when we did not have a penny they flew very well”).

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I brought them the beautiful design that Giorgio Serra, “Matitaccia” dedicated to the group. I made them and they made me smile. Please, guys, stay so “bad” in the eyes of those who still do not love you: but, please, never change. And if you continue to succeed in the world, patience!  It’s like saying they are good, and everyone likes them so if in spite of those who think differently, they will be successful ….. patience, those people will make a reason, because they are BRAVI.

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*D* What to say, Marino Bartoletti has always defended our boys and also this time he highlighted their appearance as “good guys”.

He also anticipated that soon the single will be released, followed immediately by the album and that it will be a real breakthrough.

Under his post I read two really interesting comments that I translate here too.

 

* I also had some doubts about these guys, but it was during a meeting for the presentation of his book, dear Marino Bartoletti, that I had the opportunity to know them better. Never seen the show characters so genuine and courteous, available to exchange a chat with those present. These days it is not a trivial matter. If then to the compassion add the skill, we should not marvel at their global success. Well done.

 

* Great guys in their simplicity! I had the pleasure of working with them, in their first Russian appearance in Moscow, they were special guests of a well-known artist in Russia!

Appreciated and applauded by all .. insiders and not ..

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~ A Flight To Sony and Then… ~ by Daniela

But what are Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca doing these spring days?

 

We follow their tracks and what do we discover?

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This photo was published in the newspaper “ALTARIMINI.IT“. Piero and Ignazio are located in Riccione, a beautiful and renowned town on the Adriatic Sea.

In the article it is said that the two members of the trio Il VOLO took a walk along the waterfront and did not avoid autographs and selfies.

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After spending a nice weekend at the beach, a day in Milan, destination Sony.

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Surely there will be agreements for the release of the new album.

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They are all here, no, Gianluca is missing.  Certainly he will have had a setback and he will not be able to come.

In this video Piero says:

P = What changes the story?

DQ (Diego Quaglia,  A&R DIRECTOR SONY MUSIC  ) = Are the songs that change the story.

P = And we commit ourselves.

(turned to Ignatius) Igna what changes the story?

I = BHO (“but me, what do I know?”  Said when you don’t know what to answer.)

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Gianluca the same day sends us a photo ready for a trip by car, maybe he wants to reach his friends in Milan.

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In the end Gianluca did not arrive, problems with the car?

 

Easter holidays are approaching. What better chance to return to the family?

Piero is back in Sicily.

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But do not forget his workouts.

Ignazio is back in Sicily too.  Here he is in a loving video with his sister.

I = Finally after a long time, with Ninuzza (loving diminutive of Nina).

Nina = hello.

I = Greetings, today from Trapani, then later from Marsala.

I+N= Ciao, Ciao

……..what sweets these two siblings !!!!

 

But where is Gianluca?

He sends us this beautiful picture.

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And engages in these beautiful thoughts.

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In the meantime Ignazio went to visit RADIO 102, a radio station in the province of Trapani.

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It is a pleasure to know that the boys will be at home with their families for these festive days.

But the new album? The release of the new single should be imminent, we hope, we can not wait.

 

 

Credit to all owners of videos and photos.

~Grande Amore – A Very Beautiful Song ~ by Daniela

Often a song that wins the Sanremo festival, gets a good publicity and also the direct passage to the Eurovision.

It is not said that a song has the same favorable feedback with the public because sometimes a winning song does not get a follow-up with the public, or after a short time it can also be forgotten.

This is certainly not the case of GRANDE AMORE.

Since the first execution it has achieved great public success.

Are not served, the many radio passages to accustom people to the musical motif.

This song has immediately entered the head but even before in the hearts of the people and has spread everywhere, in the world.

This song was liked  so much that it was sung in many languages, as this video demonstrates.

Add to the series also this little girl of Moroccan origins OIUAM participant in Sanremo young.

Also, as we have seen, this song has also been used for sports   competitions, such as figure skating or rhythmic gymnastics.

 

So many times IL VOLO has been accused of making “cover” of songs, now it is the other singers who make “cover” of Grande Amore.

Also in the Rock version.

Did you know that GRANDE AMORE was not to be sung by IL VOLO but by a male and female duo called Opera Pop?

Due to the age overcoming by the male, they could not participate in Sanremo and so the song, thanks also to Carlo Conti, was proposed to IL VOLO.

Here are the Pop Opera in their version, do you think they would have won Sanremo all the same? I believe, NO.

Ok, I do not know if you have had the courage to watch all these videos of the same song repeated so many times, and I have to tell you that I could go on forever, but the message is that GRANDE AMORE is a beautiful song.

But let’s enjoy it one last time from our wonderful guys.

Eurovision 2015 version.

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~ IL VOLO 2010-2014 ~ by Daniela

I started to follow IL VOLO from the final evening of Sanremo, so even though I later saw a lot of old videos, sometimes I like to review some again and I always find some that I have not seen.

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2010 TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE

I had never seen this video with the performance of Funiculì Funiculà.

They are guests at  “Ti Lascio una canzone” and have the name TRIO.

SEPTEMBER 2011  FRANCE

Also this video I have never seen  before, and hearing “Tous les visages de l’amour” always excites me!

JUNE 2012  ARENA DI VERONA

I had already seen this video but the guys are fantastic, so young and so “great.”

Of course you all know that Piero wears the band on his head because he had just been operated on the ears.

AUGUST 2013  I POOH

I had heard about this appearance during the POOH concert. For those who do not know them, POOH is a band of 4 good singers who in 2017 celebrated 50 years of activity.

The singer dressed in white who introduces them (Facchinetti), says that they won an award in America and they are Italians. The video is amateur, taken by the public and you hear the voices of the audience that say “but how they became tall, but how they have changed.”  Then Ignazio gives thanks and says it is an honor to be guests in their concert because they have made the history of Italian music.

JULY 2014  LUCCHETTA PRIZE

This is a prize set up to reward the best journalists who are interested in children in particular in countries where there is war. It was called  LUCCHETTA  PRIZE OUR ANGELS.

A video for every year in which I did not yet know IL VOLO.

Did you already know these videos or some are new to you too?

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