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SANREMO AND THE SCANDALS by Daniela

Sanremo has passed. It was really hard. The boys expected very busy days of work and emotions.

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca were, to say the least, fabulous, magnificent performers of a beautiful song.

The first night, they are greeted with a very long applause that has confirmed the affection of the public.

On the evening of the duets, together with the violinist Alessandro Quarta, they performed a magnificent performance and received a standing ovation. They deserved first prize!

Let’s review the performance together.

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Sanremo is over and third place went to them. Honestly, as things were going, I did not even believe that they would be placed within the first three positions, but, as usual, let’s recap everything.

It is now known to all that Italian journalists have never had a good relationship with IL VOLO, but this year they have really exceeded the limit of rudeness.

Already the Sunday before the beginning of Sanremo, the newspaper ROLLING STONE ITALIA had published an article to say the least honorable comments on our boys, so that in the evening, Torpedine had made a hard post against the newspaper, from his Facebook page.

Sanremo started and there were evening performances and continuous interviews during the day.

For those fortunate enough to be able to follow Italian TV, he will have noticed that the boys have always been polite, humble and sincere, always with a smile even if they sometimes listened to comments and unjust vows on them.

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Therefore, during the final evening, in scrolling through the final classification and getting to the fourth place and seeing that IL VOLO had not been called, I was very happy. I ran to vote again, final verdict, third place. Damn, I’m glad they are within the first three, but they could also be second, because I’ve always known that ULTIMO was the super favorite and is also followed by countless very young fans.

But now, after being aware of certain videos and above all of the votes of each evening, I felt a great rage.

IL VOLO COULD BE FIRST TOO.

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But the thing that made me more angry are videos taken in the press room, where we see journalists ridicule our boys, when Piero begins to sing and a journalist shouts “in jail” and then to the final proclamation journalists rejoice because IL VOLO is only third, and a woman’s voice says a dirty word addressed to the boys, whom I do not want to repeat.

These are really scenes of infinite baseness. I am deeply ashamed of these people.

Here is the video.

Today this video, is going around the web, thanks to Francesco Facchinetti (TV-radio host) who retweeted it by adding these textual words to journalists:

“I would kick you in the ass, until the end of the world, idiots, assholes and fools.”

Everyone is outraged, and all the newspapers and TV are talking about it.

The boys of IL VOLO, have always been very kind and polite to everyone and do not deserve a similar treatment.

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Saturday afternoon, just before the last night in Sanremo, the boys were guests on a television program and there was a debate between our boys and a woman journalist who was always very critical with them.

The presenter asked Gianluca if he was affected by the negative criticism and Gianluca said no, because the more journalists criticize them and the more people support them.

Then the presenter, addressed to the audience in the hall, said: “Whoever agrees with Gianluca gets up.” and all the people got up.

The journalist was offended and wanted to leave, Ignazio intervened, trying to calm her down and reassure her, while Piero said: “It’s a week that you tell us that our music is old, but we like it.”

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But let’s talk about the votes.

I am attaching the table of overall votes, before the final evening, as you can see, IL VOLO was in first place.

In the last last vote, Ultimo overcomes them, thanks to the televoting, but also to the juries, the same juries that allow Mahmood to win, because both juries all vote for Mahmood, which instead had not taken so many votes from home.

So now there is a big storm, because those who voted from home paying, has seen the result overturned by a jury of 8 people.

A newspaper wrote: “If there is someone who has to complain about the vote of the Press Room and the Jury of Honor, it is IL VOLO”.

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And in all this, our boys how did they behave?

Exceptional as always.

After suffering all the bad comments, they were on the podium and immediately congratulated the winner, a sincere hug, to Mahmood, still incredulous to be the winner, Ignazio even seems to help him out of the shock. Ignatius, you are a sweet teddy bear.

There is no malice in them, only affection for everyone.

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Of course the bitterness is so much, then watching those horrible videos, the anger rises, and I wonder how the families of our boys reacted? One of them commented, but I believe on behalf of everyone, of course Ercole Ginoble.

“Sanremo has always been a stage where there is no lack of controversy, it is not the first time that we are facing them but it is also a stage that leaves room for the judgment of the people who listen and choose the music in which they recognize each other!

Thanks to all those who have made their support felt these days and in these 10 years. YEA, IL VOLO!”

Ercole Ginoble

But after watching those videos, Ercole Ginoble tweeted like this:

The good and educated “journalists” ??? Italian. Thank you for your professionalism!

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And at the end today, on the official Facebook page of IL VOLO, the guys have published this comment: 

We needed a few days to be lucid and to tell our story about what happened.

Some journalists (and it is good to say only a few) have heavily insulted us. They used words like “shit”, “fuck”, “in jail”, which we consider as the result of a real form of bullying, of teasing from the stadium. These people have not brought glory to the order they represent, their attitude has been an insult, before us, to all fellow journalists who do their work in a serious and professional manner.

In 10 years we have received a lot of criticism about our music, about the genre we sing, we have been accused of being arrogant and snooty.

We have never given importance to all this, also because, fortunately, we have supporters who support us daily and love what we do. But when we see videos that testify to the wickedness and lack of humanity on the part of people who could be our parents (many of whom are also our grandparents), it annoys us a lot. Bother because every artist must have his own space for musical expression. To be called “shit” or to see someone shouting “in jail” just because we are doing what we like to do in life is very disrespectful to us, but above all to freedom of expression.

Music should be freedom, not a reason for insult!

Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble of Il Volo.

But since we talked a lot about last night, let’s enjoy at least a little piece of MUSICA CHE RESTA.

And here in this video, the most beautiful moments of this adventure of Sanremo.

 

And here is the cover of Sorrisi e Canzoni.

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I’m so proud of our Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca !!

You guys are formidable, you’ve done some performances, not a step, but a whole scale above all the others.

Your talent is unquestionable, and when you have combined your talent with the Fourth violinist, it has been a pleasure for ears and eyes.

But what should we say about you as a human person?

You are really beautiful people, polite, and pleasant to everyone, humble and good.

I’m so proud to be your fan.

I am a fan of IL VOLO.

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live In Concert LatinoAmerica Tour 2016: Buenos Aries; Argentina

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Hi!

Do they love them in Argentina?

Yeah; I think they do!

~~ Kelly

 

 

New Album Cover Il Volo New CD
New Album Cover
Il Volo New CD

 

 

 

Photos: Il Volo – Latin America Tour 2016 / Buenos Aires ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Facebook

 

Per te ci saró

 

 

Photos: IL VOLO • 26 de abril 2016 • DIRECTV ARENA ~~ Ake Music Productions Facebook

 

En el centro del sol

 

Photos: Latinamerican Tour 2016 Argentina April 25 ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook

 

 

Cielito Lindo

 

Mas que amor

Print Media

www.mundotkm.com
http://www.mundotkm.com

Article: Hablamos con Il Volo antes de su show en Buenos Aires ~~ mundotkm.com

** English Translation: We Speak With Il Volo Before Their Show in Buenos Aires ~~ translated by Alejandra

 

 

world tour

More content from Argentina on my Facebook page here.

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live Palasport Tour 2016: Florence

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Hello!

Welcome to Florence!

~~ Kelly

 

New Album cover_zpsbkmri62c

 

 

The Crowd Gets Ready

Il Mondo

 

 

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12-01-2016 IL VOLO – LIVE NEI PALASPORT 2016 Full Photo Album ~~ Daniele Celesti Facebook

 

 

Solos/Duets

Gianluca

Ignazio

Rehersal

Piero & Gianluca

 

 

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Surrender

 

15 Uninterrupted Minutes from Il Volo – Italian Fan Club

 

 

Tour 2016 Florence; Jan 15 Photo Album ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook

 

 

Beautiful That Way

Delilah

Grande Amore

 

 

Maria Dotto Photo
Maria Dotto Photo

Tour nei Palasport 2016 – Firenze Photo Album ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Facebook

 

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

 

 

Mamma Ginoble

 

 

Best Day of My Life

 

 

a dedication 7

 

Antics

 

@bennypetti
@bennypetti

 

Good Night!

 

Media

Livorno and Florence Sold Out (Italian Article) ~~ Il Volo Italian Fan Club on WordPress

 

 

heart2

 

 

Closing This Post With the Cutest, Sweetest Video Ever!

L’amore si mouve

Il Volo Professional ~~ Live Palasport 2016 Tour; Livorno

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Hey!

On to Livorno!  Keep coming back to check for updated content!

~~ Kelly

 

New Album cover_zpsbkmri62c

 

 

Grande Amore

 

Tour 2016 Livorno January 12 ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook Photo Album

 

 

Surrender

Piero in the crowd…

Tour ne Palasport 2016 – Livorno ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Facebook Photo Album

 

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

 

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Being silly…

 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Il Volo Palasport Live 2016 Tour: Ancona

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Hello!

Wow!  Il Volo is amazing, and so are their fans!  IlVolovers have done an amazing job documenting the concert in Anacone.  As much as there is to this post, there is a lot more out there.  Check out our affiliate, All Things Il Volo, and LiJoy’s Facebook page for some fun behind the scenes periscopes and video clips not included here.  🙂

~~ Kelly

 

New Album cover_zpsbkmri62c

 

 

 

L’amore si mouve

 

Tour nei Palasport 2016 — Ancona ~~ Il Volo – Italian Fan Club Photo Album

 

Il Mondo

 

Tour 2016; Ancona ~~ Rock me Il Volo Facebook Photo Album

 

 

Si Me Falta Tu Miranda

Volare

 

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Grande Amore

Tonight

 

 

Sauro Simonetti

Quando l’amore diventa poesia

Deliah

Per te ci saro

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Il tuo sguardo manca

 

 

Spettacoli Interview with Piero Barone (Italian) ~~ m.corriereadriatico.it

Spettacoli Photo Album ~~ m.corriereadriatico.it

 

 

Best Day of My Life

 

 

Concerto Ancona 8/1/2016 ~~ Il Volovers Italy Official Photo Album

 

 

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Imagine ~ Shari Noioso; guest star

Good Night!

Il Volo Professional ~~ The Guys Go Home Part 4: Napoli

Hey, Everyone!

The Guys completed the the 4th show in Italy, in Napoli, on September 12, and it seems like it was just as successful and they were as well received as they always are.  Shoot; they even got their own pizza this time!

Il Volo Pizza

 

Click here —>  Italian Article About the Il Volo Pizza  ~~ shared with LiJoy by Athina

Click here —> Gianluca and “That’s Amore” ~~ Paolo Pagnani; Shared by Athina

Maybe I’m sappy, but I love that wherever they go, people take whatever they have to make a special moment for them.  Love to see that–especially in their home country.   🙂

 

Media Rounds

As always, wherever they are, a little media work has to be done and appearances have to be made:

Click here —>  Summary of Agenda in Napoli ~~ All About Il Volo

 

Click here —> Il Volo on Radio Kiss Kiss ~~ All About Il Volo; includes podcast (look for the forward and backward radio buttons in the post)

Bing Images
TGR Campania Rai3; Bing Images

Click here —>  Il Volo on TGR Campania Rai3 ~~ All About Il Volo; includes videos

 

They Met with Children

 

On the day of the concert, Il Volo was invited to an event in the District of Sanità, a once thriving neighborhood that has fallen on hard times.  According to a piece written by our affiliates at AAIV, the Municipality of Napoli and many other social institutions are committed to reviving and supporting the community, and Il Volo was invited to help promote the culture of music.  Are there any better ambassadors for anything — especially for up and coming youth?  🙂

 

Click here —> Il Volo — A Meeting With the Children of Napoli ~~ All About Il Volo

TV Interviews

By Commune di Napoli

By Pupia Campania

Fun With the Kids; Ignazio ~~ @mariesophie94; @ilvolotherapy Instagram

Click here —> Fun With the Kids; Full Video  ~~Fans Club Enamorate con Il Volo Venezuela Oficial

 

Mixing It Up With the Family, Friends, Fans and The Band…

…as usual.  Need I say more?   😉

 

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The Concert

Enjoy!

 

@barone_piero
@barone_piero

 

Un Amore Cosi Grande

By Dario Di Domenico

Memory

O Sole Mio

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Granada

lo che non vivo; Luana Bianchi

Click here —>  lo che non vivo; Erny’s Perspective ~~ @ernygino14

Click here —>  Can’t Help Falling in Love  ~~ Fans Club Enamorate con Il Volo Venezuela Oficial

QUANDO L’AMORE DIVENTA POESIA

By sabrina8d

Click here —> In Volo in Concert in Napoli — Review  ~~ All About Il Volo

 

OK.  It’s on to the final show…which is rumored to be sold out….!!!!   😉

 

 ~~ Kelly