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FIRST PART OF THE EASTERN EUROPE TOUR by Daniela

And here we are at the first of the concerts of Eastern Europe, in Poland.

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Here is Ignazio during the rehearsals of the concert.

Look how many people !!

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Start the concert, the guys are very elegant!

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Here, the usual joking of Ignazio, in the background, imitates Gianluca who is singing Aranjuez ….. terrible Igna!

Second part of the concert, let’s get rid of the jackets!!

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And here is a beautiful summary by Prestige who organized the event.

I would say that the boys are very satisfied.

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These are gifts made by Polish fans.

I translate what the fans wrote:

“These are the gifts that the guys have appreciated the most! Ignazio was delighted with most of them, Gianluca of the ravioli, and Piero of the nightingales. Boys in general very happy and happy. They appreciated our efforts and thank you very much for the gifts and the action 🙂 Gianluca called us birds that always come back and their happy fantastic thank you 🙂 we are proud of you and thank you !!!! “

The gift to which the fans refer is a beautiful action that they organized during the song IL MONDO, everyone had to raise some colored papers that they found on their seats, at the end they composed the colors of the Italian flag.

Really good Polish fans and really cute three puppets.

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Perfect guys, immediately to rest and then off, destination HUNGARY.

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Someone … has already arrived in Budapest and is waiting!!

Ignazio warns: “Budapest, we are coming!”

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Couple gathered.

The boys around the streets of Budapest met a street violinist.

 

The concert begins.

These photos were posted by Ercole Ginoble.

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This picture was posted by Valentina during the concert, the dedication says: “Always with you, proud of you.” 

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In reality there was a small problem, but how was it dealt with? Always united, our good guys, “One for all, all for one”, I’m very proud of them, but now I’ll explain, better:

Everything happened during the execution of Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, as you can clearly see from this video.

At the beginning of the video you notice that Piero touches the bow tie, as if it were annoyed, maybe it has a discomfort in the throat, then just before starting his verses, he turns to the director and mentions a cough … begins his verses, but at the end of the first, he turns and looks towards Ignazio who immediately understands and continues singing, Piero’s sentence, all this under Gianluca’s tense gaze.

And in fact, during today’s trials in Bratislava, Ignazio wrote this post.

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@ignazioboschetto
It is difficult to imagine how many difficulties there are behind a tour or concert.
The day is and the day is not.
But despite everything, always united!
@barone_piero @ gianginoble11  

Apart from this small problem of annoyance, perhaps passed unnoticed, I would say that the audience was fantastic, very warm and the guys were very happy, so let’s enjoy some videos of the songs.

 

 

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And run to Bratislava for the third concert.

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Il Volo – 11 december 2018 – Bratislava 

The vivacity of Ignazio is well known to all, impossible to hold it in the presence of instruments. Here it is during the rehearsals before the concert. Too strong!

 

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What to say, it seems to me that these three concerts have gone very well, in particular I liked the harmony that exists between Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and that once again has been reconfirmed.

Congratulations on this first part of the Eastern Europe tour!

Time to go home and then, get ready, fast, Lebanon is waiting for you.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

CONCERT IN THE DUOMO OF MILAN by Daniela

As usual, no news was leaked on this event.

A pleasant surprise, which not everyone could access, a private event in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.

As usual, let’s go in order.

Some clues had been given by our guys, in fact in the early morning Gianluca had published this photo:

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We all thought that Gianluca was in Milan for purchases, seeing Christmas just around the corner.

Then Piero has posted this picture where he shows his departure …. where? He had recently returned to Bologna.

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Finally, does Piero resume the arrival of Ignazio at the entrance to their hotel?

P = But what a beautiful child we have below … (Ignazio makes a gesture towards Piero) …. thanks Ignazio, very kind!

But what would our boys want to tell us?

Why were all three in Milan?

Towards evening there is another clue …

Ignazio and Piero are in the car, there is also Valentina. Elegant clothes, where are they going? Valentina tries to unveil but is stopped by Piero.

P = This evening we go to the streets with the escort ….. Love, where are we going?

V = We are going …

P = ….. and who knows !!

<laughs>

Begin to filter the first gossip, IL VOLO will perform in the beautiful DUOMO in Milan.

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But why all this secret?

Milan, damn a few steps from my house, I could go and see them !!

Everything is explained by this short video.

On stage, Ennio Doris, owner of the most famous Milanese bank, the MEDIOLANUM Bank.

After making Christmas wishes to all those present, (shareholders, supporters, customers, friends), Mr. Doris announces that he has adopted one of the spires of the DUOMO in Milan, and his bank will pay for the restoration of the spire. Then he introduces the guys from IL VOLO who will start the concert offered by the bank, for all his guests.

Here are his text words:

“I do not want to say anything else and I leave you in the company of this great orchestra and with this concert of these three great young Italian artists, who are our pride, in Italy and around the world. When I hear them sing, I am proud to be Italian like them, so I leave you to this evening and take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas”.

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And here are some short videos and shots of the evening.

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Ennio Doris does not hold back, bewitched by the trills of the three young men of the bel canto of Il VOLO and launches to embrace them at the end of their talented concert, offered by Banca Mediolanum for Christmas greetings in the Duomo of Milan.

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And here is a beautiful article of the event, which I translate for you.

http://www.ilgiornale.it/news/cronache/volo-canta-sorpresa-duomo-1608740.html?mobile_detect=false&fbclid=IwAR3hv2BZBLJh-iIS4OqkQwl4hoKSrHJAzbDFx5sgN

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The master is Matteo Parmeggiani, the orchestra La Filarmonia Veneta, and the lineup has the most beautiful pieces of the classical repertoire, Christmas declension. It starts with Nessun dorma da Turandot, and the first applause is even timid. Then O Holy Night, then Maria from West Side Story, the tension melts and the participation of the thousand special guests is released – the Duomo is neatly full – then Smile, Ave Maria Mater Misericordiae, Panis Angelicus, and My Way … The ban on photographing and filming videos is kindly pointed out on the invitation. So much so. As the notes of the three of IL VOLO rise, the mobile phones are raised. Selfie and secular prayers.

The cathedral closed as always at 18.30. Then an hour of environmental reclamation for safety. And so for the private concert of Mediolanum the trio has tried for an hour, no more. Just how long the evening lasts. There is Astro del Ciel, O Sole mio, naturally Grande Amore that conquered the Ariston, year of grace 2015, and closes – in a climate of standing ovation – with Adeste Fideles. Even Milan, sometimes, is able to be moved.

They say that the three (former) boys, contacted by Mediolanum, have not discussed the cachet in the slightest, so much they wanted to sing in here, at least once.

And anyway, a concert like this – offered by a bank – is priceless.

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And finally, a comment by our friend Valeria Bosch:

“Of course, listening to Ennio Doris, president of Banca Mediolanum to praise our boys, was a true balm on the heart, an immense joy, for all of us who follow them, but first of all for them, our young friends who deserve all these praises and even more!

While I watched them sing, in those few videos that have arrived, I thought that rarely a concert can offer an image of such perfection: a church of unique beauty in the world, a great orchestra, three beautiful and elegant young people, a music immortal, three sublime voices … what more could you wish for?

This is the true image of Il Volo, the image of which I fell in love, from the now distant December 21, 2014, when I saw them for the first time perform in the Senate. An image where the beauty of the place and the exceptional skill, the incomparable power of great music and the deep emotion of three angelic voices are closely intertwined. Thanks guys, thank you because you are certainly a great pride for us!”

How wonderful, a concert of IL VOLO in the Duomo of Milan, an event to which we all wanted to be invited.

To hear the magnificent voices of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca singing these beautiful melodies, performing them in an impeccable way, in a place like this ….. incredible emotions.

Thank you guys!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO /MONDO CAMERETTE by Daniela

It was announced the boys would be present Sunday, November 18 at an instore in Florence, at Mondo Camerette.

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Only 100 people were allowed to take pictures and receive autographs.

Unfortunately I had a lunch with friends that I could not postpone and so I could not book, but there was a direct video very nice that now I translate.

(The presenter waiting for IL VOLO, interviews the president of Mondo Camerette and Giessegi.)

After the pleasantries, asks the audience to call loudly IL VOLO, the boys arrive).

I = Rightly, they put the lower microphones because we remain bent.

Presenter = Why did you take all this time to get here?

I = Because Gianluca was fixing the tuft (his hair).

Presenter = Before, informing me a little about you, I discovered that you have many fans, but also individual ones, there was a woman … (looking for the woman in the audience and asking her) “Madam, who were you waiting for?”

Madam = Piero!

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Presenter = OK, but let’s get to know them a little better, of course, who does not know these fantastic guys, but let’s go a little bit in the specific ok?

(The guys are shivering because it’s very cold.)

I followed you a bit before, we met and I know that you are so attached to the family, as it should be, especially because you spend about 11 months a year, away from home.

The question to guys like you, why is distance so difficult to bear?

I = Precisely because it is far away, and therefore it is difficult to manage the distance from anything, especially when you are far from the affections.

We are three guys attached to our families, also because we grew up traveling with them, we were minors, now we can travel alone, you know, but I think the family is a fundamental thing.

P = Above all now, while we went down there were the children’s bedrooms, Ignazio wants to make a baby, so ….

I = yes, yes (laughs)

Presenter = Greetings Ignazio

I = If there is any volunteer …..

Presenter = Yes, there is, do not ask this question ….

P = There was the lady waiting for Ignazio …. love has no age.

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Presenter = I asked you this question, because you have a very important experience behind us, remember Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, prestigious stages …

I = Gianluca, 10 years in prison …

Presenter = What do you want to say, in fact, what do we want to say to the younger guys? You have made many sacrifices and even riding a world fame, because they were the first Italian group of worldwide fame to bring Italy into the world with a new style that is lyric pop.

P = Surely nowadays we try to follow fashion, only that, in life, we must have personality, which is what makes you distinguished from everything and everyone.

Today, whatever you like to do, carry on your idea, your thinking.

There will be thousands of prejudices, people who will come against you, but if you are different from others, that is, if you have personality, you will have success and great satisfaction.

Presenter = I say they deserve a nice applause!

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Presenter = I value you so much. I value you so much for this concept that you give.

You are guys who have grown so much, fame speaks for you, I wanted to remind all the boys here that the sacrifices ….

I = Fame speaks for them (Piero and Gianluca), hunger speaks for me. (laughs)

P = He was saying a very nice thing …

Presenter = You have destroyed my sentence … there is someone greeting from the back … they send you a kiss

P = The kiss was for me.

I = (to the presenter) I did not want to interrupt your speech, I’m sorry but … professional deformation!

Presenter = All right. That said, I know that soon, you’ll be in concert in northeastern Europe for the first time?

I = Some countries will be the first time, for example, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, virtually all.

P = Poland.

I = I joke, we have been other times but never in concert and it will be nice because it will be the first time with that audience in concert.

Presenter = How you will cope with the cold of Poland, given that today’s already seems a lot.

I = With coat, sweater …

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P = We were, this week in Budapest, in Zagreb and I have to tell you that there are some people who have welcomed us well, very well. But will any of you come to Budapest or Zagreb? Then we’ll see you there.

(At this point we see Ignazio gesticulating something, asking that they bring him his sweater.)

P = Are you from Naro? Yes? (turns to Torpedine) Michele, they are from Naro.

I = Boys, I think that Naro is “Caput Mundi” because everyone is from Naro, it’s the people.

(the sweater is brought to Ignazio who wants to wear it immediately, it’s very cold)

Presenter = Attention, he is stripping live, I remind you that you are live.

I = But no, I’m getting dressed, it’s cold.

Presenter = It seems very JUVE that shirt, a clap at the striptease done live.

First you told me about a book.

P = You know that in the bookstore there is the book of our manager Michele Torpedine

Presenter = Yes, it is written by Torpedine, which we remember is the manager of these fantastic guys, and also of other great artists.

I = As we have finished his money, we make him promotion: buy Torpedo’s book.

Presenter = We arrived at the moment of the photos, do you still want to say something?

I = As always it’s nice to see you here, because lately we are very focused on the projects that will see light in 2019, so we are working, and therefore we have not had occasion to see each other and it’s always nice to meet you, thanks for coming and now we do the photos.

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Presenter = Perfect, we have arrived at the best point, so be prepared that we start taking pictures and autographs.

(at the edge of the stage, there’s a woman in a wheelchair and try to get her up)

I = Wait, we go down.

P = Does the lady want to say something to the microphone?

Woman = If I can?

Presenter = Of course you can.

I = Lady tell me, the question.

Donna = I saw you in Sanremo with Carlo Conti, I never look at Sanremo, but when I saw you, I fell in love, because you are simple, as well as good as singers.

I = Did you fall in love with Carlo or us?

Donna = No, of you all three, because you are simple, this is seen, as well as professional, but your simplicity gives the skill even before singing, sorry I’m excited. (group photo)

May God bless you, and your families.

Start the photos and autographs.

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But before leaving a last autograph, but this time directly on a door of a bedroom.

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Ok guys, you were good and funny, but you’ve also been so cold.

In addition, Gianluca has never spoken, because a friend of mine who was present at the event said he had some kind of fever.

Be careful, take care of yourself, the concerts will begin soon.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO IN PROMOTION by Daniela

Everyone surely knows that in boys last week they were in Zagreb (Croatia),  and in Slovenia to promote their next concerts.

They did a lot of interviews and lots of beautiful photos that you have seen published on the countless Facebook pages.

I also propose some good photos and a couple of interviews and some details that maybe ….. I hope you have missed!

Stupendous photos in a park in Zagreb, but how beautiful are our guys?

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…. and tell me about these wonderful photos where the boys have conversed with a couple who walked in the park? Simply delicious, it could not be that way, we know their kindness!

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Interviews for Croatia TV ….

 

And then they flew to Budapest (Hungary).

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During their visit to Hungary, they were also in a car dealership, PAPPAS AUTO, where they were involved in a test drive on a new Mercedes car, so they got in the car launched at high speed.

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G = We are here in a circuit near Budapest, I show you, there is Ignazio, and Piero on the other side. We will have to drive but it is not a race, so I promise you that I will go slowly.

= Guys, today is a special day, because we will do this interview by car but in a rather strange circuit.

(In this video we see the guys who are signing a letter …… and on the video there is the inscription “we sign the will before the race” … ha ha ha)

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P = Guys, we are ready for the driving test, you know that I love you so much, I love you so much, (he sends a kiss), goodbye!

… but what do you answer Ignazio, are you crazy?

 

They have fulfilled the dream of a Hungarian fan, to meet her idols.

What a magnificent picture!

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And they made this interview for Slovenian television….

These were really intense days, full of appointments.

As usual, our boys did not escape these dutiful appointments, but they faced them, always with sympathy and good humor.

 

But fatigue definitely made itself felt and we understand this message posted by Gianluca.

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“After 2 intense days, passing through Zagreb, Frankfurt, Budapest, I am finally at home, even if for a short time.

And there’s nothing more beautiful.

Good night.”

 

Again, you did a great job guys.

Rest well deserved, but for a while, soon the concerts begin.

Always stay that way!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

LUCHO GATICA and IL VOLO by Daniela

On November 13th the world of music lost a great Latin interpreter, LUCHO GATICA.

Very great performer of some of the songs that IL VOLO, in their concerts, sings with great affection and interpretation. 

In this way , IL VOLO helped the people to remember this  fantastic songs like:

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In 2013 IL VOLO participated in a duet album with Lucho Gatica, recording, with him, EL RELOJ that I now propose for listening.

The guys then worked a lot with the grandson of Lucho Gatica, Umberto Gatica, well-known music producer.

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But let’s listen to these two beautiful songs, played by our boys.

You can sing it too, it’s like karaoke: El Reloj

But how nice to hear it from our little  guys … how many memories. 

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Lucho Gatica, your beautiful songs and your sweetness, will always be remembered in the concerts of IL VOLO.

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all videos and photos.

 

 

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. 

 

 

KAZAKISTAN-MILANO-ROMA by Daniela

As you all have already read IL VOLO has had different commitments …… but where will they find their strength?? I will summarize in order.

Last week they flew to Kazakhstan for a private engagement of which we know nothing, the only clue a picture with the singer Vlad Sytnik.

Then they returned to Italy for another private event in Milan, the presentation of the new Patek Phillipe watch collection.

 

 

 

So the guys rush to Rome.

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They are ready for a performance at the Palalottomatica in Rome, for the private event Dream Night, organized by Jeunesse for its members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This next video, in my opinion, represents a great point of pride.

This event was a surprise for Jeunesse affiliates, who are not explicitly fans of IL VOLO. It was also an international gathering, so people came from various parts of the world.

At the end of the exhibition there was a standing ovation, absolutely spontaneous, surely people have recognized the guys’ great talent and professionalism.

As always our boys have gone out of their way, running from one place to the other for their commitments.

As always, despite the times are always tight, they were excellent.

Congratulations to PIERO, IGNAZIO and GIANLUCA !!!