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Happy 24th Birthday, Gian!

 

Buon Compleanno Gianluca,
May happiness be yours always !
Jean Haines

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA! May God Bless you on the special day…..and The Blessed Mother On this her day in Lourdes. Keep you safe under her mantle of love. Have a day filled with love❤️🎶 and sunshine ……..🎶🎵🇮🇹🇮🇹♥️❤️💕🎂  ~~ Rose Lamont

Hi Gianluca. I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. You deserve all the best. I hope you are able to celebrate your birthday with loved ones and also know that your fans are thinking of you and sending you wishes of love and affection. I wish you many, many more years of singing, sharing and making the world a happier place with your music and gorgeous voice. See you next year in San Francisco????
Janet in San Francisco

Dear Gianluca,

I wish you a very Happy Birthday and I know you have another exciting year ahead! You sang for Pope Francis and thousands of young people in Panama for WYD. There’s Sanremo, a new album and the celebration of your amazing ten years together with Piero and Ignazio. What a blessing it has been for so many people who love you and your beautiful music! I am looking forward to seeing you when you tour in the USA. God bless you and all your loved ones.

Margaret Ladolcetta

 

Buon compleanno Gianluca! 🎂🍨
Hope you have happiness in your life and good health.

Love always,
Ines Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

 

From: Conni Bruns

 

 

Gianluca,

Happy Birthday!

We love you and have been going to your concerts since 2009 in Toronto.

You are a wonderful person and your voice brings joy to the world!

God Bless you.

Maria and Alan Hahn
San Diego, CA

 

 

Ti auguro tanto successo e felicità!
Con affetto,
Patricia W. in Missouri USA
pitterpat0

 

 

Dearest Gianluca,
Happy Birthday! 🎉 May this year be a joyous and successful one for you! Best wishes for a win for team Il Volo at Sanremo! 🍀

Sandi E.
Ohio, USA

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes Gianluca on your special day! Your recent days have been filled with much excitement–singing for the Pope, a new CD, tour dates and participation in Sanremo!Wow! What an agenda! Sure wish that you were coming to the US sooner than 2020, but I await patiently until then to hear that gorgeous baritone voice of yours !!🎶🎼🎼Tanti Auguri ciao Annette Naples, Fl

A most Happy Birthday to you Gianlu
Sending hugs and kisses for your special day
Have a wonderful celebration full of love and joy
See you in Boston next year

Lot’s of love,

Julie Bernache

 

Dear Gianluca: Another year gone by and you continue your flight into the hearts of the people of the world. You flew into my heart almost eight years ago and changed my life forever. My very best wishes to you for a Happy Birthday as well as my fond affection for your Mom, Eleanora and all your loving family, who mold you and shape you to make you what you are. Thanks be to God for your voice and thanks to you for giving that voice to us.

Fly high, dear one!
Linda Parks
Texas

Happy Birthday Gianluca!
You are such a tender hearted and sweet spirited man. I have observed how you loving caress a cheek and kiss young children, how you take the time to greet and appreciate your fans, and how you fondly interact with your IL VOLO brothers.

My wish, prayer, and birthday blessing for you is that your heart and soul are continuously filled by the outpouring of love and affection from your fans, friends, and family so that you remain a fountain of LOVE flowing with your special sweetness of character out into the world.

May you remain energized and devoted to IL VOLO. I wish you continued success, prosperity, health, happiness, and that you find your own Grande Amore with a special woman.

Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us— your devoted fans.

Happy Birthday!🎉🎂🎈
Happy 10th Anniversary! 🍾

I will be praying for you and your IL VOLO brothers as I walk the 900k Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Northern Spain (March 24-May11).

With great love and affection
Crystaldawn (age 62)

Blessings,
Crystal Dawn

 

 

Caro Gianluca,
dal profondo del cuore ti auguro un compleanno pieno di cose belle.
Intorno a te c’è tanto amore, tu stesso emani amore verso chiunque si avvicina a te
Sei una splendida persona , sensibile e profonda,
caparbia quanto basta , o forse un poco di più.
I tuoi occhi esprimono sincerità e dolcezza.
Non cambiare mai Gianluca.
Buon Compleanno, con affetto: Daniela

 

Dear Gianluca,
from the bottom of my heart I wish you a birthday full of beautiful things.
Around you there is so much love, you yourself emanate love towards anyone approaching you
You are a wonderful person, sensitive and profound,
stubborn enough, or maybe a little more.
Your eyes express sincerity and sweetness.
Never change Gianluca.
Happy Birthday, with love: Daniela

 

Happy Birthday Gianluca! You are an extraordinary young man with a heavenly voice. We have watched you grow from a young boy to young man. What joy that has brought us. We wish you many more years of song and joy!
Saluti!
Jane from Minnesota

 

 

Jay and Victoria
Birthdays are always such fun and may this birthday bring loads of happiness and blessings that are so richly deserved.

Gianluca,
Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day. Cannot believe you are 24 already – have been following you from the beginning of your wonderful career. Hope you get a wonderful gift by winning Sanremo. I remember the first time I saw you were just a boy who has turned into a wonderful young man with a fantastic voice. You have given me so much joy to have followed you these last 10 years. Enjoy your day.
Love, Camille Greco

Joan Guyon
Happy birthday Gian. I have from the start looked into those gorgeous green eyes and melted. Winning Sanremo would be a wonderful gift. My birthday is coming up also and I will be 90. Your voice will be in my mind at the celebration.

 

Rose Marie Paliobeis
Happy Birthday to the best hugger in the world. Hugs and kisses back to you GG.
Love to all!

Arlene Butler
Many thanks ladies for all your communications about our adored men.
My love and gratitude to all of your and especially to the birthday boy

Jill Manning
Happy Happy birthday Gianluca. I know you and your brothers will win that beautiful trophy in San Remo again.

piratesorka
Ok,Pirate here with piratey thoughts….Aye, aye to you, matey!

Rose Marie Lomonte
Cheesecake should be birthday cake…. Wishing you all life’s best, remember that your God given voice put you where your success has brought you…God Bless you , may you keep singing with your beautiful voice always. Do not let publicists rule your beautiful heart, always remember what your priests said to you when he said that he would pray for you. ♥️ Happy Birthday Gianlucca many more….La Vita e Bella!♥️

 

Dear precious Gianluca,

I am wishing you a joyous 24th birthday with all your desires fulfilled and a blessed, amazing year. May you find as much joy and fulfillment in this day and year of life as I, and all your fans, do in listening to you and being present with the heart of you and your music.

Your three-voices-one-soul always resonate out to the Universe. Just like Lao Tzu said,
“Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe.”
Gianluca, the Universe is listening, and Sanremo is one segment of that sweet amazing Universe-of-Love.

Sending you Love and Gratitude
from Jeanine DuBois

 

Maureen Longo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLU, SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY THAT YOU WERE THAT SHY LITTLE BOY WITH THAT BEAUTIFUL, GOD GIVEN VOICE. MAY YOU BE BLESSED ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY. PLEASE COME BACK AND DO CONCERTS IN New England. WE MISS YOU ALL. COME IN THE SUMMER OR EARLY FALL. LOVE, MAUREEN LONGO (YOUR AMERICAN NONI)

Margaret Camilleri Pace
A very Big Happy Birthday to our Gianluca and may you have many more. Good luck

peninahonig
Happy Birthday to the world’s best baritone! May you have many, many more. Can’t wait to see your smile and hear your voice in person!
Hugs!

Ineke
Happy Birthday Gianluca!. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, where all the things that you yearn for, always be within your reach. You, your music, your voice, has given me so much joy and I always look forward to all your “surprises”!!! A big hug and many thanks. God Bless you. From Ineke in South Africa.

Myron Heaton
To : Gianluca,
I remember the first time you and I met which was in Chicago. We actually met a year before in Atlantic City but just to shake hands. But in Chicago in 2012 we had a fair amount of time to talk. Evidently, I had caused a little fuss that you all were all aware of and there was an interest in talking. All three of you were so kind and considerate but I remember that your hug was the long one. That touched me and after that when we would meet again – especially later at the first Il Volo Fan Faire in Las Vegas – you were even more generous with your kindness. You are close to my son in age and with both of you I cannot believe that you are that old – already ! ! !. You probably feel it has taken forever. I do wish that I could be there with you and do another of those wonderful hugs as I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
All my love, Myron

Susan Medal
Buon Compleanno Gianluca!
Wishing you a year filled with amazing adventures and happiness. You touch our lives every day with your beautiful smile, zest for life, and gorgeous voice. Thank you for sharing this gift with all of your fans. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Susan Medal/NYC

Jeanne Thomas
Happy Birthday dear Gianluca. Celebrate your special day!

Eleanor Biehl
Dear Gianluca, you are my Blue Velvet Prince. I wish you every happiness and perfect love … you have awakened my poor heart which has been in need of love and tenderness for so very long, and for that I am eternally grateful. You will never know…
…I wish you a very Happy Birthday from America, and I hope your life is full of family, friends and love. I’ve admired your talent and your passion, and I’ve admired the beautiful man you are. I am Forever Follower and I’m so proud of you. Many blessings from my heart to yours!! Happy Birthday My Blue Velvet Prince.
Con Amore da America and Adore Mio Sempre per Sempre……Eleanor

ashipman2441
Gianluca, thank you for bringing your wonderful voice to us in Ilvololand. I love you, your Il Volo “brothers” and your music more than I can say. Wishing you a Very, Very Happy Birthday from Minnesota, USA – Allene Shipman

 

Gianluca,
Felice 24!!
Hope it’ll be one of the best years of your life. Be safe, stay healthy, and remember to relax your velvety smooth voice every chance you get. Che tutti i tuoi desideri si possano avverare.

Con affetto,
Angelica Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vincent Padovano
A very Happy Birthday Gianluca, what a fantastic voice you have, Your velvet sound always leads the way with that magnificent sound that has made Il Volo is world famous for. The great harmonies you guys bring to the stage is uplifting and entertaining are many levels. God Bless You and your Brothers on your Happy 10th anniversary. Waiting for the new CD and your return to Brooklyn USA.

Mark
Happy Birthday to a remarkable young man with an incredible head of hair, that I envy no end. You bring much joy and happiness to so many people around the world. May all that joy and happiness be returned to you on your special day, surrounded by family and friends. Best wishes, Mark

Imogene Summers Lutenbacher
Happy birthday Gianluca and happy 10th anniversary. I wish for you many more years of great success. Thank you for sharing the photos of your beautiful country Italy. Sing more Frank Sinatra songs in English, as you do it extremely well. I grew up in the Bobby Socks era, he was my idol. So have a beautiful 24th birthday. Wishes from, Imogene Summers Lutenbacher Nashville Tennessee USA

Toni Cochran
A very happy 24 birthday Gianlu! I wish you all the greatness and love God can give. You and your two stage brothers are so blessed with talent and kindness. May your life always be filled with love and generosity. And yes, I agree with others who would like to see you sing more Sinatra songs in English. What an amazing voice you have! I hope you have an amazing year ahead as you celebrate 24!

laura
Happy February 11th, Gianluca. Glad you came to Earth, sweet soul.

Loretta Foley
HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA FROM CANADA I CANT BELIEVE HOW THE TIME HAS PASSED & I AM STILL THINKING YOU BOYS ARE STILL IN YOUR TEENS. I HOPE YOUR DAY IS THE BEST EVER & I AM TRYING TO BE PATIENT WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK TO CANADA. SENDING LOADS OF LOVE TO YOU IGNAZIO & PIERO & I SO WISH I COULD GIVE EACH ONE OF YOU A BIG HUG. LORETTA

connie gagliardi
Happy Birthday Gianluca. It has been a joy watching you grow up into the amazing young and super talented person you have become. I first saw you when you did your first PBS special and perform in Philadelphia. I have been a huge fan since then. May all your dreams continue to come true and may your life always be filled with sunshine and rainbows. Much love.

Beverley Foster
Happy Birthday Gianluca May you have many many more and much continued success

JoAllan Tsyitee
I want to wish you the best of Birthdays on 2/11/19. God blessed the world when you were born.

Elizabeth
Happy Birthday Gianluca!! Enjoy every minute of your day with everyone that loves you, big hug and a kiss

Alice N White
Happy Birthday Gianluca. May you and your family have good health and may all your dreams come true. You are a very nice young man. I met you in Tampa. Keep singing all those wonderful songs. I hope to get to see you again.
Alice in Florida

Maureen Longo
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM HERE IN SUNNY, WARM FLORIDA. MUCH WARMER WEATHER WHERE I SPEND MOST OF THE YEAR. THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOU BOYS TO COME BACK TO New ENGLAND FOR MORE CONCERTS. WE NEED YOUR MUSIC TO WARM US UP

Rae Jean Dancey
Happy Birthday to our sweet Gian from one of your many Grandmas! Love love your music and listen every day and night! Keep making us happy!

marion
Happy Birthday Gianluca, Celebrate this wonderful day with all your family and friends and may all your wishes come true. The pleasure of your voice circles the world and for that we are forever grateful.,.

Pia Bahoric
Happy Birthday Gianluca!!!!
Enjoy!!!

Roberta Carlson
Happy Happy 24th Birthday Gianluca! With the birthday wishes come love and prayers from another mother!

Gale Wall
I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHAY, GIANLUCA. You are a great
singer/musician, lovable and kind to your fellowman and to
children. I know your parents and Erny are proud of you, I can
only imagine their pride. Stay safe and I hope to attend another
concert in 2020 in America. Love and Prayers to you. Have
fun today.

Harriett W. Eckberg
Happy Birthday to you dear Gianluca. ♥ May your new Birthday year bring you more blessings and satisfaction as you go forward bringing love, joy and kindness into the world with your beautiful music. Te amo!!! Nonna Harriett ♥ USA ♥

Duhh Kitty
Wishing Gianluca a very Happy 24th birthday from Woodstock, Ontario from a very devoted older fan who wishes she were in her 20s again. You have not only the exceptional talent, very handsome looks, nice build, beautiful smile, but most important you have a good heart and your fans all love you. It’s the heart that makes the man!!!!!
Carol Watson

Loretta Foley
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANLUCA TO ONE OF THE HANDSOME IL VOLO SINGERS HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS ONE OF THE BEST BIRTHDAYS YOU HAVE EVER HAD. CANADA & I ARE LONGING TO SEE YOU HERE.

Happy “24th” Birthday Dear Gianluca!! You have always been and continue to be a very loving,sweet,caring and talented young man and you have brought more happiness then you could ever imagine to me, your beautiful,supportive family and millions of people all over the world. I love you and I’m wishing you a very well deserved Relaxing, Funfilled birthday celebration your family and friends and an exciting and memorable 10th Anniversary year ahead. I can’t wait to see you in concert here in America and give you a big hug!!  Lots of Love from”Granny Groupie” Joan Brenin

Our Dearest Gianluca,

We “can’t help falling in love with you,” “night and day.”  You “bring us to our senses” each day; “it’s a beautiful day!”  “When we kiss (in our dreams) our hearts are on fire, “we” “surrender to you…!  “Per te ci saro!” – siempre!  You are our “grande amore.”  After each concert and meet and greet, it is “musica che resta!”  Tanti auguri, Gianlu!

The Detroit Il Volo Gals:  Jana, Ginny, Lorna (rock star), Donna, Sharon, Chris, Magdalena, Barb T, Barb D, Betty, Jeannette.

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Marie Crider

This is a re-post of an original poem by Marie Crider written in 2014. It is so cute that we just had to post it again this year! 😀 👏

 

I have to post this poem I wrote (mangled) last Christmas. It’s my favorite for obvious reasons. Just had to change one word.

ignazio and santa smaller

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the villa,
not a creature was stirring, not even Godzilla (couldn’t think of another rhyme)

When, what to my wondering eyes should I hear, (I take liberties)
but a song and three Boys, not tiny, but Dear! (lots of liberties)

I saw Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio too,
up to my rooftop, to my living room they flew!

They were dressed all in Brioni, from their head to their foot,
but their clothes were all tarnished, with ashes and soot.

A bundle of love they had in their pack,
and they looked just like heaven, when I calmly stared back!

His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! (that really is a line!)
Piero’s glasses were there, the color of cherry! (that one’s not)

Gian said not a word but went straight to his work
and filled all my dreams with songs and a perk!

He’d left me Ignazio all covered with bows
and giving a nod up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his Fiat, to Piero gave a whistle,
and away they both flew, like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim as they drove out of site,
“Happy Christmas to all, I hope Marie doesn’t bite!”

i -again, the angle

New Latin Cd

Well folks, most of us got a surprise in the last 12 hours or so!

Apparently, things are finally starting to heat up with the recent release of their new Latin CD.   However, it looks like only in Japan.  But, it appears it’s all over already on itunes, spotify and others.

Check it out on your instagram and Facebook sites.

Thanks to Daniela for the info this morning!

What a hot cover to warm us on this frosty morning in the midwest!! 🙂

Can the US tour announcement be far away??

Jana

Tanti Auguri, Ignazio! October 4, 2018

Yes, once again, the Detroit Il Volo gals, celebrated Ignazio’s birthday!  It was a smaller gathering, just 7 of us, but we still had lots of fun!

Again, the day was threatened by rain and storms, but when the time arrived for the party to begin, the skies cleared and it was beautiful.  One of our last warmer 1-igna decweekends for the year, actually!

We did not grill outside, but had homemade lasagna, green bean casserole, tomato and basil salad, lots of appetizers and of course lots of wine and 2 special bottles of 1-igna foodNero d’avola from Sicily!

No games were played, but we did have some fun hanging Ignazio over the fireplace… the old joke comes to mind – “how many does it take to hang a canvas over a fireplace?”  A video was taken of this even and I 1-igna 2think it’s somewhere on Facebook, but I’m not sure where!  🙂

And of course, we had cake!  Chocolate with chocolate filling.  Always so good!  :)1-igna cake

Alas, that is all for the parties for this year – we always save the favorite one for last!  Happy 24th, dear friend! Haha!

Next year, will be Gian’s – maybe he’ll be spending it in New York?  We can only hope!

 

 

Jana