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THE RESULTS by Daniela

First of all, I wanted to thank all the people who responded with the list of the most popular Italian singers abroad. 🙂❤️

I asked you to do this “experiment”, because an Italian newspaper published the list of these singers, but in my opinion it was not very correct.

Of course it was logical that Bocelli was at number 1. His success and popularity are indisputable.
But I wanted to know the position of the remaining singers, which logically varies according to the country, where a singer can be more or less known, if he has been in that country to do concerts, or if the radios of that place broadcast his songs .

This is why I asked for a list that did not take into account the affection you have for singers, (it was logical for us it was IL VOLO), but only for the success, their popularity.

Of course this experiment was only useful to understand in what position was IL VOLO, after the first place certainly by Bocelli.

As I expected, the results were these:

1 BOCELLI
2 IL VOLO for most of you

In short, IL VOLO ranks second, if we consider those who live in Canada and the US.

It can also be in third place, if we consider part of South America (where is very well known Ramazzotti and Pausini).

All other singers are little known or even unknown, by most of you.

The situation is different if we take Europe, those who live in Europe know the other singers and IL VOLO is only from Eurovision that has been known in Europe, therefore for a short time. Moreover, singers like Albano, Cutugno, Zucchero, known in Europe, have for many years been in their careers and are even older than our boys, so it’s been more time since we’ve heard of them.

Therefore, I would conclude that by mixing everything, the result can be this:

1 BOCELLI
IL VOLO for popularity among those who answered, is positioned between the seat n. 2 and the n.3.

Now I publish the list as required by the Italian newspaper.

01 – Laura Pausini

02 – Andrea Bocelli

03 – Eros Ramazzotti

04 – Marco Mengoni

05 – Al Bano

06 – Toto Cutugno

07 – Il Volo

08 – Tiziano Ferro

09 – Zucchero

10 – Adriano Celentano

I tell you right away that the newspaper says “Ranking of the best known Italian singers abroad”, do you understand? Writes “abroad” ….. if they had written Europa, maybe I would have accepted the ranking, but abroad ???

Bocelli is not even at No. 1.
AND IL VOLO at no. 7 ??????

For me, those who have written this ranking do not have exactly the right vision.
Your lists confirm this.
Some singers who have been listed before IL VOLO are almost unknown to most of you.

For those who want, here is the link to the original article.

Investireoggi Article – Click Here

Ok, we played and it was fun too.
Did you like being able to say your opinion freely?
What do you think of the newspaper’s ranking?
Thanks again so much for participating.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and article.

IL VOLO AND STYLE: ARMANI or LARDINI by Daniela

During the Sanremo period, many articles were published on Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. Among the many, this one in particular has aroused my curiosity and I hope yours too.

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Taken from Donna Fanpage:

Over the years, the guys from Il Volo have changed their style: at the beginning of their career they were just teenagers, a bit chubby and awkward but then, over time, they changed image and style, showing extreme safety, taking care of their physical form and the look, which ranges from super-elegant dark suits, to official events, complete with ties and bow ties,

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to casual and trendy clothing that showed off at the Premios Juventud awards ceremony, held at the Watsco Center in Miami in July 2018, always paying maximum attention to their appearance.

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In 2015, on the stage of the Ariston IL VOLO triumphs with the song “Grande Amore” but also with the best of Emporio Armani’s Made in Italy.

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In the same period on his profile, Gianluca tagged himself in Via Manzoni 31. The address corresponds to the Milanese workshop of Giorgio Armani and the location is just a dressing room.

But even without tags, the look would have been unmistakable:

Basic t-shirts and trousers with darts and sports pockets scream the style of King George.

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And for the second photo another Armani classic: gray.

Leather jacket with slightly rock tones, trousers with tubular leg and British style lace-ups. Gianluca is not new to these clothes: on the stage of the Ariston, in fact, the three boys showed off a look by Emporio Armani. Their image has been studied ad hoc according to a game of contrasts: the lyric tradition that wears leather jackets. No jacket, tie or bow tie (reserved for the final): the classic takes on the look again, especially if the protagonists in these scenes are little more than twenty years old.

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Relations with Armani have always been very friendly. Armani has always been a good choice for them.

Milan Fashion Week 2015 Invited to the Armani fashion show: Il Volo

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Il Volo with Armani
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Il Volo with Roberta Armani

Also for the 2015 Eurovision, IL VOLO chooses ARMANI.

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During the video, as they have done several times on several occasions, they will wear the new EA7 sneakers (Emporio Armani). The set of the new video will be the beautiful Arena of Verona,

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Even for the first night of Notte Magica in Florence, IL VOLO chooses Armani.

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The 2017 NOTTE MAGICA tour is about to begin, the boys visit the Lardini tailoring, here with Brenna Lardini.

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During the Notte Magica tour, they will always wear Lardini suits, marked with a flower-shaped brooch, placed on the lapel of the jacket.

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But we arrive at Sanremo 2019.

IL VOLO, on the red carpet of the Ariston, parades with clothes designed by Manuel Ritz: the brand has joined the three young tenors for the return of the Ariston to the stage and their 10-year career. For the occasion, they wore tuxedos from the Evening line and jackets from the main collection.

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We arrive at the three evenings of Sanremo 2019.

Here are some of the comments:

 

First night.

Very elegant as always the singers of the trio IL VOLO, with pinstriped suits and Emporio Armani tuxedos.

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Second night.

IL VOLO in Armani.

The look of IL VOLO, of the second evening, convinces less.

Those baggy pants, too baggy.

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Final night.

IL VOLO in Emporio Armani

This evening we must reject the look of the three tenors who appear on stage with outfits that are too pompous and excessive for their young age. Either too casual or too elegant and baroque like in the final, a middle way isn’t it? (taken from Donna Fanpage)

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This is my opinion.

I loved the velvet jackets by Lardini, but my opinion is that when they wear Armani, they are simply unbeatable, especially in this outfit.

Who doesn’t like them to dress like that?

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And what do you prefer? Armani or Lardini?

I await the comments.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos.

B.V. ROAD MANAGER by Daniela

Today I want to talk about a very discreet and very special person for IL VOLO, Barbara Vitali.

All of us fans know her and her role, but certainly not because she is an exhibitionist, yet she plays a very important role for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, but little is heard of her, but her presence can be sensed, it is like a shadow that follows our boys and watches over them.

Road 01

When Gina suggested the idea of making a post dedicated to Barbara, I immediately accepted, because I liked the idea a lot, but I must say that in my search for news about her, I found almost nothing. Yet she plays a very important role, but it is certainly not the person who loves fame. Her task, very well done, does not require footlights, but requires a lot of patience and also a lot of firmness.

Road 02

And so I remembered when I read an interview with Torpedine. He said that in the beginning he had to deal with three kids, who came from different cities and he immediately thought of a person who was able to maintain relationships with the various guys, solve their adolescent problems, and try to get them in agreement – three guys, surely with different characters and also doing “bridge” between their parents, mothers and fathers who had to be reassured …… in short, a role, not at all easy, a ROAD MANAGER, but with many shades more than the usual road managers.

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And Barbara plays this role very well, always present for “her boys”.

Always ready to go with them. It must not have been easy, at the beginning, to channel three kids from different cities, in a single point from which to set off all together for long flights to distant destinations, and then, the long stays in America, luckily there was always support at least one parent for each boy. And she, always with them, almost a second mother.

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In short, a SPECIAL person, who knew how to establish excellent relationships with as many as six parents, who love her and respect her, and who immediately understood the importance and seriousness of this person.

And the fans who had the pleasure of meeting her, they were fascinated, an exquisite person.

Not to mention the guys who love her.

The drawing below, which depicts a kitten, was made by Gianluca and the dedication says:

“To Barbara, I love you so much, Gianluca.”

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Taormina, 23 August 2015 – The XXI International “Rosario Livatino – Antonino Saetta” Award, dedicated to the memory of the two judges of Canicattì, victims of the mafia, was assigned to Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble de Il Volo, to their road manager Barbara Vitali.

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The three boys are now young men, but she is always with them, the problems to be solved are different, but her presence is always welcome, an indispensable support for IL VOLO.

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Dear Barbara, we fans thank you for everything, because surely on the formation of the character of the guys, your advice will also have influence, your presence went far beyond the working relationship, has taken over, the mutual affection and esteem, these are fundamental parts between you and Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Thank you so much !!

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos.

It’s Valentine’s Day!

Thought something a bit more light-hearted was due for today (yes, pun intended!)  🙂


I was in Oliver in high school and a beautiful song came out of that musical, written by Lionel Bart.  “Where is love?  Does it fall from skies, above?”  Our love may not fall from skies above, but it does fly!  It flies all over the world to greet their fans.  Their fans, too, fly all over the world, just to hear them!  We spare no expense, our love is unconditional.  Our love is reciprocated as soon as they walk on stage and smile at us.  All worries disappear for at least an hour or two.  Soon, their new CD will be flying into my mailbox – hey, it will be from skies above, all the way from Italy!  🙂

Here are some pics of our guys with their new loves!

  Such adorable little puppies 1-AIGNAfor Igna and Gian, Arturo & Luna! 1-AGIAN

Piero certainly looks like he has been bitten by the lovebug with his own valentine, Valentina!1-APIE

Sending Flight Crew Love to all – far and wide!  We hope you are able to share your love this day with special friends, family, and loved ones.

And of course, always spreading Ilvololove!    ♥  🙂 ♥

 

I’d also like to welcome some newcomers/commenters on our site!!  So many new names that I’ve never seen before!  So glad you stopped by to say a few words.  Please come back often – even if it is just to “say hi!”  🙂 Our site would not be what it is without you!  Thanks to you, we’ve had nearly 250 comments in the last several days with the Sanremo posts by Daniela and the other day, our site got OVER 2,000 views!!  With Daniela’s post about the scandals…

 

Jana

Thank you and credit to all owners of pictures!

 

 

~ One Night To Forget ~ by Daniela

Hi everyone,

This spring I had translated some passages from the book of Torpedine, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, and, seeing your great interest, I immediately translated the chapter about the night in which Ignazio did not return to the hotel.

For fear of having some copyright problem, I wrote several messages on the Facebook page of Michele Torpedine, LA TORPEDINIERA, asking permission for publication. I have repeatedly asked for an answer but I have never had any, until September 7th. 

I received this response from the Torpedine staff:

“Good morning, Daniela, the wait – as you might have guessed – derives from business reasons. However now we refer to Michele. Thank you. -Staff”

Since then I still waited in vain, and because in my last message I had reported that I would have posted anyway, I would say that, if there was a problem posting the story, they would have communicated it to me.

I leave the post as I had set it a few months ago.

One Night 01

We started to get to know the manager of IL VOLO a little better and we really liked what we read.

The book RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, we recall that it was written by Michele Torpedine and published by Pendragon and distributed by LaFeltrinelli.

The piece that I’m going to translate this time, speaks of the night in which Ignatius did not return to the hotel, the anxieties, the concerns of a manager, but also a great friend. Naturally I await your comments and impressions.

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A leap forward. Some time after. At night. A drama in which waiting is the solution.

I am in a big city in the United States where my last new artistic creature – IL VOLO – is going to perform in one of the prestigious concerts of their first American tour. Just a few hours before we joked in a restaurant with the euphoria of the successes already collected, with that contagious good humor that the three boys of IL VOLO have never abandoned, in spite of a sense of responsibility necessary but almost excessive, considering that in their peers it is rare commodity.

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But that very responsibility in which I trusted so much, that night has cheated me.

I should not have condescended on a tour of the city with friends known the day before.

To think that, in spite of my suspicious nature, they had seemed right to me.

Instead Ignazio has not returned to the hotel. His cell phone is off.

The night goes forward and no news. Nothing at all.

Piero and Gianluca, tired of the evening, left him a few hours ago alone with other friends around public places, a few drinks, some girls.

The three of IL VOLO are very young and in themselves, it could be normal.

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In my case, of course, there was the managerial responsibility for the engagement with an audience of about 10,000 people.

But perhaps it was only a question of staying apprehensive for a while and at most making him a stern rebuke when he returned, as his father would have done.

But it is already three o’clock at night. The city is large and unknown.

Ignazio is seventeen years old. Everything makes us think of the worst.

Start the process of pragmatics with my staff: we look in the hospitals, let’s go to the police.

No news. good news, say the British, but I’m not calm, for nothing.
A part of my mind chases monsters, then makes them disappear, then again materializes them and chases them.

The other part, perhaps to keep steady, retraces the first encounter with Ignazio and his parents, his bold manner of facing the scene, from Gascon, without fear.

Yes, I think, now that I do not know where he is and I am responsible not only for his career, but also for his life: Ignazio is always sure of himself, he always knows how to face everything and everyone.

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Different was the meeting with Piero, the oldest of the three, who remembers me a little when I started, when I wanted a career as a musician.

Finally, Gianluca, and the first impression with him, certainly wrong: that aspect of a fragile, emotional boy, contained instead a strong character and very clear and precise ideas.

Meanwhile, no news yet. Needless to worry in advance, but now anger came.

And what to do then? Warn parents or not? Make them worry, at a distance with nothing certain? It was not yet the case.

But the concert? Cancel it? What economic damage would I have gone to?

A part of my mind was milling this, asking and answering, building anguish and erasing it.

But the other part, no.

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image M. Torpedine with Il volo -translation of a chapter of his book

While the only solution was the wait, I thought that those three guys determined and prepared, they had saved me from depression and the desire to leave everything.

Three teenagers, yes, but already great, in all respects.

Already great since the first time I saw them.

So my mind returned to that new beginning while I waited for Ignazio. Which fortunately reappeared, after that interminable night.

And in the evening he sang as always, indeed, better than ever: wonderfully.

Michele Torpedine

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Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca embrace Michele Torpedine, his brother Nino and his sister Liliana.

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Great Michele, we can imagine the worry that evening and the relief when Ignazio is back, dented, but safe and sound.

That evening at the concert Ignazio wanted to thank all the crew and especially his friends-brothers Piero and Gianluca, making them a surprise with a video  during the concert.

For those who have not seen it, here it is, was made by people therefore not of excellent quality, people laugh thinking that Ignazio is joking, but we know well, now, what had happened. Very sweet.

Credit to all owners of video and photos.