Tag Archives: Eurovision 2015

AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW by Daniela

Today I want to amaze you and even have a little fun! ☺️

A friend of mine, she posted a video on Facebook and when I saw it I really enjoyed it, in fact it moved me.

example 01

This is a reaction to the execution of the Eurovision 2015 final song. Of course, I am biased, seeing IL VOLO, but observing the reaction of this boy, I become more convinced of the greatness of interpretation of our Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio.

I hope that not all of you have seen this video, in any case it is always nice to see it again.

This time there is no need for translation!

Really fantastic and absolutely sincere his reaction.

“That was amazing, it really was ….
I’d never three male vocalists perform like that. It was like hearing one person in a studio performs all three parts, that’s how strong their harmony was and how their voices complemented each other and blended together …”

Then I also found this good reaction.

It’s really a great satisfaction to see such positive reactions and given by young guys who are certainly not traditionalists but who appreciate the skill.

And finally, again to emphasize how our boys are taken as a model, I propose this video of PER TE CI SARO performed by three young and modern Asian boys at a race like XFACTOR.

It’s great to hear these three guys singing in Italian, and it must also be very difficult for them to learn the pronunciation well, also look at how young they are.

What pride to see the effect that the songs of our beloved boys make on a genuine audience.

Also, I’m so happy to see young boys imitating our fantastic young men, because they are the TOP, and their example is absolutely positive.

Come on, guys, the road is right !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of photo and videos.

Here’s What’s Flashing Back This Friday

Eurovision 2016 is over.  We hardly knew it was happening.  Remember last year?  We were eagerly watching every moment!  We held our breaths!  They were great!  We were proud!  

We saw a video of their performance yesterday.  Here is  a compilation, you’ll enjoy!

 

Remember  Sanremo?

Will we ever forget this?

This one just because I love it!

Have a safe and happy Il Volo weekend!
~Marie

 

 

Eurovision 2015 ~ One Year has Passed ~ Lydka

Time flies so quickly. Sometimes I feel like it was just yesterday. After Eurovision boys have experienced a lot of success, such as the Italian summer tour, released new album in three versions, appeared in a number of show programs, and this year perform around the world…

So a little small remembrance of Eurovision. What I wrote before the contest….

My winner is Il Volo, have beautiful voices, they are making the kind of music that I love, in my opinion, these three boys are the best and should win.

I wish them good luck in the final ! 🙂 For me, they are winners, beautiful song, beautiful voices and especially I feel that when they sing, so sing their souls and always put into singing their whole heart and pure emotions. Their music and singing are able to reach, caress people’s hearts and evoke different feelings and strong emotions. For example, my mom, when she listens to their songs, she cries and I have goosebumps from their singing. When sounds Grande Amore, so I imagine how our Earth is all coated with a vibrating red heart full of love that spreads to all sides and above our Earth are placed a protective angel wings.  Music can also create visual sensations in our minds. 🙂 All-embracing love is the eternal essence of life and light that leads our souls on the way of goodness and beauty. I wish to the group Il Volo a lot of success in their future career, many good songs :-), fulfillment of all their dreams and especially, to stay still modest, kind, humble and gentle people with a heart in the right place. 🙂

#AskEurovision for Il Volo
What do you expect from Eurovision? Do you think it will move your career in an interesting way?

<3 <3 <3

Simplicity is beauty, good singers with beautiful voices and with beautiful emotional song need no lavish show.  Music should be perceived primarily through the ears, soul and heart.   In today’s world many singers are not real artists, they make music only as a business, they are only ”money makers”,  sing often on playback and they have huge and extravagant shows, but forget on the most important things, which are beautiful songs, beautiful voice and singing, and emotions that the singer puts into his performance. These things can make from them great real artists, not just dancing “mouth openers”, because the music is the mission and expression of love of life, nature, people..,  mediation of emotions.  There is no old music, only good and bad music.:-) It is not important whether singer is handsome or not, but important is his voice, his love of singing and music, his passion and joy that he gives into songs, humility, modesty, and mainly charisma and spark in the way of communication through his music.  Il Volo music has divine power. 🙂 Carla, one of Il Volo fan, wrote :  “This is the greatness of the real art: to transform human into divine!”, I agree with her, we have the same feelings, when we listen to Il Volo, they are really great ARTISTS . 🙂 Buona fortuna, ragazzi ! For me, you are winners, no matter at what place you end up in the finals. Let Grande amore prevail !♡❤❦

I wrote after Eurovision:

Il Volo demonstrated outstanding performance! They won the hearts of people across Europe and this is the most important! The whole evening I was looking forward to Il Volo, their performance was the highlight of the evening, a fantastic experience, for me THEY ARE THE BEST AND MY WINNERS!  I believe that they will take from this show only positive things and good memories I think that Eurovision was a good experience for them, gained many new fans in Europe and introduced people to their beautiful music, I believe that their career will be successful.

Televoting winners are Italians, so in fact they are the real winners, because people chose them and Grande Amore triumphed ! <3

So now Eurovision is the past and in front of Il Volo are many new challenges, events, concerts, and achievements and let us hope that also many successful years. 🙂 What does the future hold? Who knows ?…But let’s be always  patient, optimistic, supportive, loving and loyal fans. :-).   I believe that their stars will shine brightly and clearly on the musical heaven forever !  <3

Lydka

Memories in photos:

a euro 1

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - MAY 17: Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone of Italy pose prior to a meet and greet with the press ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 on May 17, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – MAY 17: Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone of Italy pose prior to a meet and greet with the press ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 on May 17, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Nigel Treblin/Getty Images)

a euro 3a euro 7
a euro 6
a euro 8

a euro 9
a euro 10
a euro 11
a euro 12~~End~~

MY PERSONAL THANKS TO THE JURIES! ~ Vivian Liebgold

@ilvolomusic
@ilvolomusic

We have decided that this website would not get involved in the negative Eurovision controversy. That’s not what we do here. We all know those amazing Guys and know how much notoriety was gained for them because of Eurovision. It’s hard to be mad about that!
This is probably the least angry article that has found it’s way to my mailbox in the past week. I think it’s fair, I think you would like to read it…she sums it all up nicely. It was written by Vivian Liebgold and sent to me by Jeannette.

~Marie

~~~~~~~~~~~

EUROVISION BUZZ – 4 DAYS AFTER – MY PERSONAL THANKS TO THE JURIES!
It hasn’t died down – social media of all types is still very active with the opinions; still the topic of conversation all around the world! I have had these past few days to absorb and reflect; watch the number of views grow rapidly on YouTube and music charts, reviewed comments, articles, posts on Facebook and elsewhere. Like everyone else out there I was shocked and disappointed UNTIL the true results were revealed in black and white for the whole world to see. Then the most important vote of all, the popular vote, was announced that Italy was #1 and that’s where the tides turned in my thinking about the outcome.
So, yes, I do want to thank those few who tried to suppress the vote and keep Il Volo in 3rd place. Through your arrogance and false sense of power you opened up “Pandora’s Box” for yourselves, which day by day, all around the world, we are learning more about! Conversely, while Il Volo walked away (with heads held high) in 3rd place for Italy, they were ultimately rewarded with something even more amazing than that glass trophy! Sometimes “Lady Fate” steps in and corrects an injustice. This is one of those times! They ended up with something far greater than that 1st prize: The massive press and media coverage continues showing outrage and support; increased sales of their music; Grande Amore on the top of iTunes charts, etc.; people everywhere singing the song; millions of new fans who have shown so much love and support for them. I believe this has had far more power and impact than walking away with what should have been their rightful 1st place prize. The recognition and pay-off is proving to be much greater as a result. I call it poetic justice! Thank you to all the countries who voted in support of them.
Written by Vivian Liebgold 5/27/2015

Myron’s Music Notes

for Myrons article 3

What would a music event be without Myron’s take on it?  So here’s…

Myron’s look at Eurovision 2015

I come at this from the background of vocal-choral teacher / conductor and voice coach. I say this so that you know what I use as the foundation of any judging I do on music / singing performances. When I am hired to judge a music contest, these are some of the questions I ask while I am writing comments:


Repertoire
– most important is melody. Is it soaring or is it trite. Second by harmony and the way it is orchestrated. Then comes text – is there strong poetry at the heart of the song. Does it inspire passion.


Is this pure singing?
  – 
good vowels that result in beautiful singing tone supported by good breath support. Also, is some fake, artificial effect being used such as excessive reverb, artificial pitch adjustments via computer, voice distortion, etc. In good contests Auto-tune is illegal.


Does the singing convey passion and heart-felt emotion direct to the audience?


Singers formal training.
Were private voice lessons involved in preparation? Is a professional voice coach in use? You don’t have brain surgery done by person who did not even go to medical school. Also, if you are serious about your art and craft, you don’t enter a quality music contest as a singer unless you have been trained by a degreed voice teacher and do use a professional voice coach.


Staging – that is simple, direct and to the point minus the useless gimmicks and distractions.
Usually these distractions are used as a cover-up for bad singing practices.

Presentation – do the singers draw us (the audience) in by their own means or do they depend on other kinds of help? Do they even look like they want to be there?

However, here’s the big question: is this the way the contest is being judged? For Eurovision 2015 the answer is mixed. Some of the actual judges have that background and used it in their evaluations. Others did not. Plus we must remember that fans from the various countries could vote as well so that blows the scheme out of the water completely. Do they each know quality singing when they hear and see it? Having been in this business for a number of years I know (and you do to) that sometimes the wild staging, or background animation or the costumes or the way the hair is done or other aspects can sway the thinking. In which case they are likely to miss the true quality (or lack there of) in the performance.

I was struck by the fact that over forty countries were there and each has its own language. However, most of them chose to sing in English – not their native language. Only a few countries sang in their own language. Gee, I wonder who one of those acts might be? Hmm ? Oh, that’s right Italy’s Il Volo that sang in their native language.. Don’t get me wrong I see no problem with acts singing in English. It is the international language, but I do think it is kind of nice when the act is proud of its own heritage. Besides, we all know that Il Volo can sing in English anytime they want !

After all is said and done there really was no logical way to predict this contest. There were a lot of different types of music presented. A lot of songs sounded as if they came from Texas and added a certain amount of rock to the pattern. The winner from Sweden, Måns Zelmerlöw, sang a song that could have been derived from the USA and had a certain “country” flair to it as did his English pronunciation. Is that a bad thing? No. Just a notation. Polina Gagarina from Russia was second place and she sings with a more folk-song like style and voice. Her English shows just a little bit of Russian accent to it. Again, just a notation.

Comparing all the styles of these 40 countries is not like apples and oranges but more like apples and roast beef – in other words quite a stretch. The above mentioned “country- style” vrs our Il Volo ‘s Bel Canto . It is very difficult to compare that.

So to conclude, I will go back and use my usual format for singing contests. The same questions like which acts have the formal singing lessons background; uses a voice coach in their work; has wonderful, well-written repertoire that showed off amazing and passionate poetry; made a beautiful presentation that did not depend on staging “gimmicks” but rather connected their gorgeous voices direct to our heart and soul. Some of the acts had some of those qualifications but which acts had all of those qualifications? I am guessing that all of you on the Flight Crew site have reached the answer already before I did. Hmm — now let me think about it – – I need time – – which acts ? Oh, this is a hard one. Hmm – – Oh, I think I finally got it. Surprise ! You will never guess ! It’s IL VOLO !

Am I saying that Eurovision got it wrong? It really depends upon the approach you use to judge.

Congrats ! To Sweden and Russia but special congrats to Il Volo for sticking to their guns and presenting pure quality singing. Our guys took the high road. Bravo !

~~Myron