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.

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.

~Piero Inaugurates The School of Naro~ by Daniela

In these days, the middle school was inaugurated in Naro, and Piero was present.

The school was already existing but was closed for several years due to restructuring.

In this video that I send you there is the speech that Piero has done in front of the students and their parents.

Bravo Piero !!!

I translate Piero’s speech for you.

 

When I was in elementary school, they told me that in the first year of middle school teacher NISI had the students sing, so this was the exam I had to overcome, and I could not wait to start middle school.

I found myself in the first desk and teacher Nisi says “Piero Barone, sing!” and I sang such UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE as the first song.

 
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The mayor indicates with his finger to Piero the teacher Nisi and Piero confirms, saying “yes she is here” – (applause)

So you guys are in good hands.  Of course I do not hide that my favorite moment of the school day was the recreation for to eat the sandwich or lunch time.   I did not like the gym because I was that chubby.

Today I see so many guys that I meet on the street and maybe many do not know them, but the heart is filled with joy to see many guys with musical instruments.

This is the message that I always try to send to children and especially parents, to give a musical instrument to their children.  Today the majority of the time we spend in front of the phone and we waste a lot of time.

 

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Congratulations really guys, because we see that there is so much effort, so much dedication.  Congratulations to the teachers because it is not easy for you students “to play the musical canon” that is, each chasing a different time.

I trained at your age with the choir in Agrigento, but the message is addressed to you students, who can always try to play an instrument, to learn something about music, even in art and even in the gym with physical education , because it is from the small things that the great passions are born.

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Congratulations to those who have done this wonderful job.  I remember this school in which I spent a year, “a year or two years?” (asks confirmation to the teacher Nisi who confirms one year) then there was the restructuring.

Anyway guys, good luck, study and be patient with the teachers, what can you do?

Keep it up, love yourself, I love you, and AD MAIORA.

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How sweet our Piero when he talks about his teacher.

Does not it seem to you too?

 

 

 

Grazie Daniela for translation!

 

Credit to all owners of video and 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

~Throwback Thursday~ UNICI IL VOLO

Penina sent in this video of the boys that  was done about back in 2014.  Thank you Penina for sending it in and Daniela for translating it for us.  It really is enjoyable to watch!!

 

 

IGNAZIO:

When I was little, every day my mother was screaming, because  when I came back from school, I ate, I did homework (when I did) and I went behind my house because we built huts and we were whole days inside talking, joking and playing, then we went out to play soccer.

Everything was more beautiful.  Now it is very beautiful but many times I try to rethink everything that happened to me when I was little, also because I did everything with naivety, I did not think much about things.

GIANLUCA:

We need to unplug and go back to where it all started. I grew up here, all my memories, all my past, I always carry it with me, even when I’m on tour.

My adolescence has been completely different from all my friends.  Sometimes I think about my life and I say, “this is my life” and reflect and think about it.  When you’re on tour, when you wake up every morning in a different hotel, in different cities, even in different countries and you think, “but all those people are here for me, for us” is like a dream.

PIERO

I was short, fat, protruding ears, I had so many faults, I was  a pacioccone (a plump boy).   I remember that as a child I could not stay at home, in fact I started working when I was 11.  The summer immediately after school I worked two years in the bodywork by my father.

MOM OF PIERO

Nothing is done this way from today to tomorrow, there are many, many sacrifices.

OPTICAL OF PIERO

We’ve known each other for a long time and I’ve always followed him in his musical and artistic career.  Every now and then he came into the shop and I always offered him glasses that were a little more special than the others.

PIERO

Immediately after the discovery of my voice, my grandfather Pietro discovered my voice, my father never, never stopped believing in me.  In fact, I sang over the hood of the cars in the body shop and my father had all the customers listen to  my voice.

I sang GRANADA, I sang UN AMORE COSI’ GRANDE and you saw this little boy, 1 meter and 40 (cm) singing GRANADA and all the neighbors were looking out.

THE PARISH OF NARO

Let’s say that every time there is always at least one meeting.  A meeting to tell me about his things that I do not tell you because there is the secret of confession.  But also to meet, because even if he is smaller (younger) and I am older there is a friendship.

IGNAZIO FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

When you’re a child, you do not imagine what can happen in the future, right?  And we really have to say thanks to our families, because from the first day we decided to sing, they always believed in us.  Always with the same strength in all these years we are singing. Always with the same strength they are helping us.

PIETRO OGNIBENE , PIERO’S GRANDFATHER

Always followed me, as a child, I took him, put him on the table and I had him sing in the country.

There was something true.  I felt that something had to happen, but I never would have thought it would come to these levels.

PIERO FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

I would like to say something before this song.  Two years ago we made a television program with the present Massimo Giletti.   Massimo gave me an immense gift.  He let me find my grandfather on TV, because in every interview I always say, ” my dream is to sing in front of my grandfather” because it is he who has discovered my voice.

Well, today my grandfather Pietro Ognibene is here and I would like to dedicate this song to you all but especially to him because my dream has come true today.

Thank you grandfather.

GIANLUCA FROM THE STAGE OF TAORMINA

No, now that I’m here, sorry but I have to do it, grandfather Ernesto (he introduces his grandfather). I had to do it, a great grandfather.

Grandparents are the most beautiful thing in the world.  Applause to all grandparents.

BARBARA DE ROSSI Italian actress

For example, Piero,  is the person with whom I have a true friendship.  I believe that he is living all this with great simplicity, also because his grandfather is the person who brought him to lyric music. Its roots are those of a simple family that made many sacrifices to let him sing.  I think he manages to keep his feet well on the ground.

I believe that in their future there will be some very important things.  The important thing is that they remain a group, as they are.  They are very well followed because Michele Torpedine is very good and is also a humanly very smart person.

VITO BOSCHETTO

Ours is a united family, even when traveling to the United States and Latin America.  This separated me a little from my wife.  Being that (Ignazio) was a minor,  we accompanied him (one of them in turn) so  the union is a little upset, but now, with the age of majority, my wife and I reassembled, because he is traveling alone.

We are proud of what he is doing, so even if there was a momentary gap (between the couple), I would do it again 100 times.

 

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Translation by Daniela.

Credit to owner of video.

~ OBLIVION ~ by Daniela

A few days ago a post of OBLIVION PRODUCTION  aroused much excitement for many fans ……. but maybe not all of you know who we are talking about.

OBLIVION PRODUCTION specializes in making music videos and we are talking about videos like:

GRANDE AMORE that has reached 100 million views.

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OBLIVION PRODUCTION has posted some backstage fragments.

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But also CANZONE PER TE.

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Some backstage fragments:

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But we also talk about L ‘AMORE SI MUOVE.

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Some backstage fragments.

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……… but back to the post of these days, here it is:

Hello,

We are the experts who make the videos of this fantastic TRIO.

Follow us in the coming days, (especially on January 1) because we will have some big video surprises for all the fans of IL VOLO.

Our facebook page is Oblivion Production and on our website www.oblivionproduction.com you can find all their videos and backstage photos.

Thank you all!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

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What do you think????

In addition to celebrating the new year we will also celebrate a new video?

Fingers crossed!!!

Meanwhile: GOOD YEAR TO ALL!

 

Credit to all owners of video and photos.