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EUROVISION 2020 by Daniela

As you all know, the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2020 event will not take place as a singing competition due to the virus.

But it was decided that there will be an evening where the 41 songs that competed in the race will be briefly made to feel connected to their countries. Each nation will host its own singers who have represented it in recent years. For Italy there will be all the singers present from 2015 until today …….. and we know who represented Italy in 2015: IL VOLO!!!!

PR = In Vienna, the guys from Il Volo are third, but they win the tele-voting and beat all the Italian records in the history of the competition.

We are with the guys from Il Volo, Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, welcome guys!

I + G + P = Hello everyone

PR = It is very strange to see you separate, in the sense that we, of course, are used to seeing you together, I would like to know if you have made video-chats, videos played, in this period, in short, if you are connected.

P = We have daily video calls, we also make jokes, we share our ideas, our thoughts daily, we are always in contact.

PR = We remember very well that Eurovision 2015 in Vienna, in which, in the end, you were the moral winners, in the sense that, you did not win formally, but you won among the preferences, because you were the most tele-voted. Was this, I imagine, at the international level, a great satisfaction Ignazio?

I = It was a satisfaction, more than anything else because in that week you realized how much you love your country, we realized how much Italy is loved by the whole world, and we had the opportunity to be even more proud of our flag and our values.

PR = For us, you have won! It is not just “parochialism”. (I’m not saying that just because you’re from my area – because we are Italians.)

I would like to ask you what jokes you made, if it is not too personal, or can you say the joke?

I = I’ll tell you later in private ….

P = I made myself a facial mask, the color was strange, like a burn. I called Ignazio and told him he had to do an urgent interview, I couldn’t because I had burned myself in the sun. (laughs)

PR = Guys, you are a World Heritage, a UNESCO, however, is there any hope that when all this ends, we hope as soon as possible, your concerts, the world tour, starts from our wonderful Italy? Can we at least hope for it?

G = We hope Flavio, as soon as possible, also because we have started the celebrations of our tenth anniversary and are now 11 years old, the first time we sang together was on April 25, 2009. There was a long list of concerts all over the world and had to end with three concerts at the Arena in Verona. For now, we hope to return to the stage as soon as possible because we miss it a lot.

PR = And you miss us all. Thanks and we hope to see you soon live. 

Bye guys, good luck.

I + P + G = Bye everyone.

It was a nice conversation, but now, to refresh our memory, let’s enjoy this beautiful way of the Eurovision 2015 final.

Enjoy!

What chills, fantastic. This song is wonderful, even in abbreviated form for the times imposed by Eurovision, also I can say that it is certainly one of the Eurovision songs that many people know, has certainly not been forgotten, as instead some Italian critics had foreseen after the victory of Sanremo 2015.

 We all expected their “deserved” victory.

A song so beautiful that two days ago, during a connection with Eurovision, the Israeli singer IMRI who represented his country in Eurovision, performed it with the only accompaniment of the guitar. A sweet and beautiful interpretation.

And what about this other beautiful interpretation of Grande Amore performed only with the violin? Wonderful.

And now, unfortunately news that we all expected that we hoped had a different meaning.

On the official page, Il Volo has published this news related to Italian concerts:

You asked us a lot of information about our tour and we always thank you for all the affection you show us every day. Today we can tell you that the final dates of the “10 Years Live” will be communicated as soon as possible and in any case no later than July 31, 2020 since at the moment the dates scheduled in the Arena of Verona (30-31 August) and at the Ancient Theater of Taormina (4-5 September), cannot be confirmed due to the current emergency situation and also taking into account the related government provisions. Tickets that have already been purchased remain valid. Find more info on friendsandpartners.it. (Communication will also follow for the other dates of the concerts.)   

I was happy to see the guys in their Eurovision final video, too good !!

And how beautiful the interpretations of IMRI and the violinist of Grande Amore.

Instead, I’m not very happy with the message about the concerts, of course, we all know that they could be postponed, but in our hearts we hoped that, somehow, they would find a solution, but …… still not all is lost !! It all depends on the danger in the future of this virus, for now we wait and behave well.

Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO in Black and White by Daniela

A few days ago, IL VOLO attended the CALL TO UNITE event.

In connection from their homes Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, have chosen the beautiful AVE MARIA MATER MISERICORDIAÈ, here is the video, for those who have not yet been able to see it or for those who do not have Facebook.

Guys, what a shiver, this song is magnificent and hearing it in these moments, where we are all distant, moves us so much.

Their voices go straight to our hearts. What other message could be more effective to send to the world, at this moment, than this beautiful prayer!

In addition to the beautiful song, we appreciate the simple and effective video shot in black and white, the mix of which I believe was made by Ignazio.

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Sometimes black and white gives us infinite shades of spectacular gray, which seems to give even more effect at the moment, which is thus immortalized.

So let’s enjoy this beautiful roundup of black and white photos!

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And after so many beautiful black and white images, we end up with a touch of color.

On the beautiful song GRANDE AMORE for the umpteenth time, a cover was made, this time by the country of Ukraine. For some reason, Piero and Gianluca came to know about this version and personally congratulated those who performed their song.

The compliments of Piero.

Gianluca’s compliments.

What can I say guys, the Ave Maria Misericordiaè was really a beautiful surprise, which makes us even more proud of you.

And what can we add to your umpteenth demonstration of altruism, complimenting the Ukrainian version of Grande Amore?

We love you! ❤️❤️❤️

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos.

IL VOLO AT VERISSIMO by Daniela

A few days ago it was announced that IL VOLO would be a guest of VERISSIMO, on Channel 5, an entertainment program conducted by Silvia Toffanin.

And here they are, beautiful and likeable as usual, indeed, more than usual, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca at VERISSIMO.

Silvia = Today is really a fantastic episode, we are about to attend another event, they have chosen VERISSIMO to celebrate their 10 years of career, they are Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero: IL VOLO.

P+I+G = Hello

Silvia = Welcome (kisses and hugs), these applauses for you.

Piero = But they are many.

Silvia = There are so many. Please make yourselves comfortable.

Ignazio = Here we are.

Silvia = Here we are, I did it !!

Piero = We never came here.

Silvia = You never came here, and I discovered some incredible things about you.

Some of you didn’t want to go to school and watched the news at 7 am.(Piero)

Piero = How do you know these things?

Silvia = Someone escaped from the stage, because he no longer remembered the words of the song when he was 11 …

Gianluca = That’s me.

Silvia = Yes, that’s you.

Piero = Can we leave?

Ignazio = (in a deep voice) And what information do you have about me, Miss?

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Silvia = I have evidence and documents, we will tell all about you, we will celebrate your world career, really, because you are the Italian representatives of music, you are loved everywhere, Brazil, China, Japan, America …… where? everywhere!

Piero = Now, let’s not exaggerate.

Silvia = But it’s true! (applause) How many languages do you speak?

Ignatius = Four.

Piero = One (at a time).

Ignazio = Quattro (four) – English, Italian, Spanish and Sicilian (laughter). Sicilian is a language!

Gianluca = I am the only Abruzzi in the middle of two Sicilians, so you can imagine what happens …..

Silvia = So in addition to singing lessons, you can also take English, Spanish lessons …..

Gianluca = We have learned traveling, it is the only way to learn to speak it well, probably.

Silvia = (small exchange of Spanish words)

Piero = There is a lady who is watching us, who does not understand ….

Silvia = Let’s talk in Italian, let’s start right from the beginning (addressed to Ignazio) since you were a baby ….

Piero = No, he was two babies (spreading his arms to show the size……..laughter and applause)

Silvia = You understand, we see them all strutting, in reality they are very nice ….. then, he was two babies and you had glasses, already as a child.

Piero = No, it’s that television was born thanks to me. Because when I was born, I had two ears like that (holding hands open, next to the ears, as if they were antennas), I took all the channels, in my house we never paid the TV license.

Silvia = So, are you ready to start our journey?

Gianluca = We can’t wait.

Silvia = Go, let’s start.

(begins a video that covers the career of the boys, with a voice that describes)

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Voice = “Destiny always finds you”, has convinced Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, who for all, will become IL VOLO. That fate of artists who would lead them, on stages all over the world. It was written in their DNA, from an early age.

Two Sicilians, Piero and Ignazio, and an Abruzzese, Gianluca,  grew up in the countryside and the sea, in their provincial villages, with humble families behind them, very tied to traditional values.

In their eyes, they hope to one day become, like their great music idols, for Piero, Domingo and Pavarotti, for Ignazio, Stevie Wonder and Pino Daniele, for Gianluca, Sinatra and Bocelli. (You see the video with Bocelli telling Gianluca, “If in the book of destiny, it says that you will be a great singer, this is the right way to get there.”)

Piero, sings on the sofa at home, with his grandfather Pietro, Gianluca performs in the church choir, Ignazio, instead he stays all day in front of the karaoke given to him by his father. For each of those kids, music becomes an indispensable passion.

There is no doubt, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, who still walk different paths, have talent to sell.

(plays a phone) “Hello? Hello, we selected your son for the TV program TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE, can you come to Rome for the audition?”

It is 2009 when each of them receives this call and immediately afterwards, thanks to an intuition of Roberto Cenci who already imagines them as a trio, they will find themselves for the first time really singing together “O SOLE MIO”.

From that debut, is born:  IL TRIO, and destinies are redesigned together by a single talent. (long applause)

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Piero = Were we quite unlucky? (He means in the sense of an image, that they weren’t really the best aesthetically speaking.)

Ignazio = I would like to ask a question. Why in the shots, were there always Piero and Gianluca, and I alone? Did I fill the frame by myself? (laughs)

Gianluca = I don’t deny that I was moved.

Silvia = You’re moved .

Gianluca = Yes, because he said a word, which is THE TALENT.

Because unfortunately, sometimes, there are people who are talented, but are not lucky enough to be able to express it, meeting the right people.

We met, there, so everything happened so fast, therefore, we are privileged.

All we want to do though, even if we go against the tide, surely singing a different music, from what our peers sing, is that we want to be an example to young people, to our peers, that is, to try to …… (applause , Gianluca is visibly moved) … ….. try to always be yourself, to believe in your dreams, but above all, it means that perhaps, going against the current at times, can win, and we do everything to try to get there in people’s hearts.

Silvia = And you, you are a very positive example, a good story, yours.

Piero = Look, we don’t do anything in particular, many people tell us “But you are successful abroad, you do so much abroad.” In reality our success is due to the music we sing, the music that is part of the our tradition, of the Italian tradition, and that is what the foreigners of Italy love.

Silvia = You have started to have contact with music, more or less all of them around the age of three, thanks to the grandparents and thanks to a father.

You thanks to grandfather. (Piero).

Piero = Yes, thanks to my grandfather. Little did you say we grew up in the mountains and the sea, I grew up in the countryside with my grandfather, because during the summer season, I used to spend it there.

Ignazio = In a big city.

Piero = A small village, Naro, in the province of Agrigento, to which I am really attached (sorry, he clears its throat).

My grandfather is a blind person, and he discovered my voice, he wrote songs. Then, thanks to the patience of my father, who never gave up … I met them (Ignazio and Gianluca …. Piero has a hoarse voice).

Ignazio = Do you need a little water or are you okay? (applause and laughter)

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Ignazio = I discovered by myself what I liked to do, I was born in Bologna, from a Sicilian family …

Piero = You hear the accent that you are from Bologna …. (laughter)

Silvia = You are the one who has the most tattoos of all, or am I wrong?

Ignazio = Why do you think this? (he tries to cover his ankles, which are tattooed)

Silvia = Is it true?

Ignazio = Yes, I’m a bit of a rebellious soul, I’m a little rock and roll.

Silvia = Did you write “BORN TO ROCK” on your body?

Ignazio = Yes.

Silvia = Where?

Ignazio = Would you like to know it !!! (laughter), I wrote it here, on the arm.

Silvia = So you alone, you approached the music.

Ignazio = Yes, because, I explained to you that my family has Sicilian origins, I was born in Bologna, I stayed in the bedroom with the keyboard they had given to my sister, and on that keyboard there was the musical base of “La donna è mobile”and I was in the room singing this opera, inventing the words about Pavarotti.

Silvia = And how did your “La donna è mobile” go by Pavarotti?

Ignazio = (humming) “And Pavarotti, who was sweating, and slipping, in the handkerchief” …. (applause)

Piero = But I’ve never heard this version !!

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Silvia = Today we only tell the truth, today new things come out. And you (Gianluca) are the one who left the stage at the age of 11, in a panic, because you didn’t remember the song anymore ….

Gianluca = Yes, because I sang in a choir, I didn’t remember the song, I didn’t remember the text and I ran away. We were in the center of Roseto, on the seafront, there was a lot of people, we were performing with the choir, I was singing with a little girl, I forget the text, I look at her, I start to cry and run away, and I go to hug my mother, who was practically in the crowd. She turned red, I remember very well. I was always a little instinctive, but …….

Ignazio = ….. even a gentleman, who left the girl alone on stage !!!! (laughs)

Piero = It also happened to us to forget the words. In a concert in Locarno, it was the opening of the summer tour, we had to sing “TOUS LES VISAGES DE L’AMOUR”, a French song by C. Aznavour. We haven’t been singing this song for about a year.

He starts (Ignazio, and mentions his part in French)

He continues (Gianluca) with his text and then I ….. Tous les visages de l’amour ….. Tous les visages de l’ amour …. Tous les visages de l’amour…. (everyone laughs) .They start laughing and I said “Help me, sing you.”, we sang 3.15 minutes of song, always saying the title: “Tous les visage de l’amour” …. we all forgot the words !!

Ignazio = No, you forgot the words. He (referring to Gianluca) forgets the words and what does he do? It is not that he is silent or remembers the words …. he says “Ignazio” (and makes the gesture of passing the microphone) ….. to me ???

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Gianluca = Now I want to say that there is an artist that I have always appreciated, besides Bocelli, who has been my idol since I was a child, and then we also had the honor of singing with him, right here in Milan. This artist is Alex Baroni (Italian singer, unfortunately died in an accident with his motorbike). His story moves me every time, I remember as a child, I recorded a record at home, with friends, and I always sang his songs: “Cambiare”, “La voce della Luna”, “Onde”, I was 11- 12 years old, I sang his songs, even in the choir, there were some solo parts, and I always sang the songs of Alex Baroni, and every time  moved me, even listening to my “white” voice, from when I was little and I sang his songs.

So I wanted to say this thing.

Piero = Great artist.

Silvia = You are the most shy of all, or you have been the shyest.

Gianluca = I still am, I am moved when I do certain interviews ……. apart from that it is a pleasure to be here, because I follow you, we follow you, you manage to get into people’s hearts with these interviews, I want congratulate you, really.

Piero + Ignazio = (they mime the execution of the Love Story music ….. how to say in a joking tone, that Gianluca is making a kind of declaration of love)

Silvia = Okay, we’re leaving ….. they don’t deserve us.

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Silvia = Come on, sorry, Gianluca wants to be nice …..

(Piero and Ignazio, continue to make fun of Gianluca’s attitude ….)

Piero = Silvia every time I look at you on Saturday ……

Silvia = Stop it.

Ignazio (with a deep voice) Silvia, your gaze penetrates my mind and makes me feel surreal emotions ….. (Silvia laughs amused) …. I must say that I was struck by how intelligent you are ….

Gianluca = Do you understand what I have to bear?

Silvia = But how can you survive?

Ignazio = No, how can we survive !!

Gianluca = The romantic soul, they don’t understand it.

Silvia = They don’t understand it.

Then 2009, because we are here to celebrate your 10 years, dear Ignazio, 10 years of career flown ….

Ignazio = Fly … why are we IL VOLO (THE FLIGHT)?

Silvia = I made the joke without realizing it, (laughter) no oh well, it’s wonderful this joke I made.

Gianluca = Here it ends badly.

Ignazio = How much do we still have? Half an hour? Let’s do an hour.

Silvia = So, your career has flown in 10 years, and it all started in 2009 with the program TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE, with Antonella Clerici and the first song you sang is O SOLE MIO, you want to sing a piece for us ?

Gianluca = But we wanted to make you “GRANDE AMORE”?

Silvia = “GRANDE AMORE” is the one with which you won by returning to that stage, Sanremo 2015.

Piero = Yes, exactly.

Silvia = Which one do you want to give us?

Piero = A piece of “GRANDE AMORE” ….. (they sing, the refrain of GRANDE AMORE)

Silvia = Beautiful, what voices !! (applause)

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Silvia = It was 2009, exactly 10 years ago, you called yourself THE TRIO.

Piero = But we didn’t even know what we called ourselves.

Gianluca = Before we were THE TRYO, then IL TRIO, in fact we went to Sanremo in 2010, the presenter was Antonella Clerici and IL TRIO was written there.

Ignazio = In fact, we had changed name, because in America THE TRYO has a pronunciation that in Italy ….. is not the case.

Silvia = And so you became IL VOLO.

Gianluca = Actually few people know it, but it was also to recall VOLARE, which as a word is famous throughout the world, therefore IL VOLO, VOLARE, a metaphorical name.

Piero = The reality is that our first contract was with an American record company, Universal, and they wanted a short and simple name to remember, but above all in Italian, so in the beginning we thought LA SCALA.

Gianluca = No, LA SCALA no.

Ignazio = LA SCALA anti-fire …

Gianluca = Ladies and gentlemen, LA SCALA

Silvia = And in any case IL VOLO was born.

Success has been resounding.

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Voice = No goal is so far away when you have the strength to pursue your dreams.

They start singing together in 2010, going on stage like THE TRYO, but those three boys, with an extraordinary talent, will soon become a phenomenon with a prophetic name, IL VOLO.

IL VOLO, they are also immediately called by the great Quincy Jones, to record, with over 80 international artists, the song “WE ARE THE WORLD” for Haiti, and immediately afterwards their first international tour kicks off.

They sing in the Senate of the Republic, in front of Pope Francis, even in the evocative Basilica of Assisi. They play duets with the greats, from Placido Domingo to Anastasia, from Laura Pausini to Andrea Bocelli. After the success of the 2013 South-American tour, two years later they finally get on the Sanremo stage, and with the track of “GRANDE AMORE”, they win.

The success is unstoppable and after the victory, the albums Sanremo “GRANDE AMORE” and “L’AMORE SI MUOVE”, are published all over the world, in a few days, they will reach the top of all the international rankings.

The three boys, raised with an artistic awareness that consecrates them among the most beautiful voices of Italian music, bring the NOTTE MAGICA tour to the world, a tribute to the three tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. They have recently given birth to their sixth album, MUSICA, along with the song “MUSICA CHE RESTA”, arriving on the podium at Sanremo 2019.

Today they are preparing to celebrate their 10-year career with a new tour in Italy and abroad, ready, as always, to fly.

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Silvia = This year you have returned to Sanremo. You arrived third, with a beautiful song, written between the authors, also by Gianna Nannini and unfortunately, I don’t know if you feel like talking about it, but I think it is right to say it, the last night, some journalists from the press room, while it was decreeing the winner, they really used words, I don’t even know how to say them, because they really made a bad figure, even compared to the whole category, using expressions, horrendous and unrepeatable insults, the video runs on the internet, we’ll never do it see why it’s really a terrible thing to you. I find it a shameful thing, because journalists are there to judge and not to do these insults.

Piero = Silvia, we, after two days, expressed our opinion. Obviously we read and appreciate all the criticisms, also because the compliments are pleasing, but the criticisms make you grow. We, but I believe any artist, any person, do not tolerate offenses, because there is a clear difference between criticism and offense, if you do not like the musical genre that we propose, listen to another song, listen to another artist, we we do not oblige you to listen, but you respect what we do. Those three or four people, because they were few, have offended the whole category, and we respect to the work of the journalist, they are people capable of what they do, thanks to them the music criticism goes on, thank goodness there is music criticism, but of the incompetent, they must not allow themselves to offend the category of journalists. (applause)

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Silvia = So Gianluca, we can say that you have grown a little quickly, you have not known the adolescence of your peers. You became very famous at 14-15 years old.

Gianluca = We lived an anomalous life, we didn’t even expect such a thing. We had to give up things, but we learned languages, we discovered the world and, in any case, travel, it opens the mind. But I always come back home, my friends I’ve never abandoned them, and every time you come back to Montepagano it’s nice that they are always there. Finding the right people, who are always there for you, willing to do anything, family, friends, girl, so I’m happy because ……

Ignazio = Girl or girls?

Silvia = Girl said. He said girl.

Gianluca = It got out of my mouth.

Silvia = Did he say it on purpose Piero?

Piero = I don’t know …..

Gianluca = I also have to tell you that she looks like you ….

(applause….Piero and Ignazio  pretend to make a serenade of love)

Silvia = What is the name of this girl.

Gianluca = Now you want to know too much.

Piero = Aureliana

Silvia = Aureliana?

Ignazio = Gertruda.

Silvia = But is it Italian?

Gianluca = Yes, of course.

Piero = If he returns home and the girl is there, of course she is Italian.

Silvia = She is from Abruzzo (Silvia tells Ignazio)

Ignazio = I know it, you don’t know it. (laughs)

Silvia = Your eyes shine when you talk about her.

Gianluca = It’s nice, isn’t it? Being able to sing for someone, and think of someone.

Silvia = So do you sing for her?

Piero = He sings for her, we (Piero and Ignazio) sing for you (for the audience ….. applause)

Silvia = He sings for his girlfriend and also for the audience.

Gianluca = Absolutely, you saw what happened, in an instant I lost a band of audience.

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Piero = Fortunately we are three. At IL VOLO concerts ….

Ignazio = At our concerts, not IL VOLO ……

Piero = At our concerts, I find audiences of all ages. Some people catch a slice of the public, some another. Gianluca has more girls, I have mothers …..

Silvia = And you? (addressed to Ignazio)

Ignazio = Wait, I go to rest homes.

Silvia = Grandmothers, you are for grandmothers.

Piero = Why you must know, the most adult people, are the most affectionate and Ignazio greet him like this. (he takes Ignatius’s cheeks and shakes them)

Ignazio = How aggressive you are.

Silvia = So we discovered that among you, there is a girlfriend.

Gianluca = It escaped me, I didn’t want to say it, sometimes they advise not to say everything, in the entertainment world.

Ignazio = They say that engaged people are the most courted, you know?

Gianluca = It will be so, I don’t know.

Ignazio = Inverse psychology.

Silvia = Are you a psychologist today?

Then, for all the grandmothers, for all the mothers, for all your fans, let’s see that IL VOLO, has participated, practically ……

Piero = I worry when you talk like that …

Silvia = You have been to Good Morning America, to American Idol, you have opened 12 Barbra Streisand concerts, you have been in the most important programs of the US and not only that, right? And then I’ll show you this video.

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Voice = 2011, IL VOLO conquering America.

They will be the first Italian singers to sign a contract directly with an American record company. First in Miami, then in Los Angeles, they are hosted by the most important TV programs, such as American Idol, which makes them known to the general public. Among the international stars who notice them, there’s Britney Spears who after seeing them on the show, throws a tweet where she writes all her appreciation for the young tenors.

“We would like to embrace, one by one, all the people in front of us, and who have made us become what we are today”.

Their hybrid style, between lyric and pop sounds, conquers the world and in 2012, even Barbra Streisand, calls them on her tour.

They have also recently been chosen to represent Italy at the Friendship Gala between Italy and China.

Three boys, who besides their worldwide success, have kept the simplicity of their soul of timid and simple children, linked to their families.

Always ready to read new scores and live new melodies, because as they say “Music is magic, which can never end.”

(long applause and standing ovation)

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Silvia = For you, even. Everyone standing. How beautiful!

Piero = Seeing these images …..

Ignazio = Lady Piero is talking, she can’t call me …. (everyone laughs)

Piero = Seeing all these images, we would like to say something important. All this is not just our merit, our team is behind us, the merit also goes to the record company, but above all to a person who has been with us for 10 years and we can call him our mentor, it’s our manager Michele Torpedine, thanks to him, we managed to do this.

Silvia = You are very humble, and it is a beautiful thing about you, that you have kept humility, you are really sweet, right Ignazio? I think I made a mistake, because you didn’t open Barbra’s concerts, you really sang with her, in her concerts. Have you met the older ones, from Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, who is it that fascinated you the most?

Piero = Barbra …. no, personally Placido Domingo, sorry.

Gianluca = Have you thought about it?

Piero = I grew up listening to the Three Tenors, to be close to Placido Domindo, I think it was the greatest emotion of my life, besides the one with Pope Francis.

Gianluca = You must know that we, we have three different personalities, three different voices, also thanks to this CD just come out, which is MUSICA, that we can convey what are our single vocalisms, and we are really happy.

For example there is a cover of “A CHI MI DICE”, maybe no one expects it, we made a beautiful version.

Silvia = By Tiziano Ferro.

Gianluca = Yes, of Tiziano Ferro, who also published a post, saying he was very happy with this.

Ignazio = And like magic, here is the CD.

Silvia = Here is the CD, how did you know that ???

MUSICA this is the CD that will take you everywhere and this is Titian’s post “IL VOLO will sing my song ‘A CHI MI DICE’. I’m happy to see my song go around the world again.”

Verissimo 15

Piero = We give you a dedication.

Silvia = Give me a dedication.

(Begins a series of sentences on which Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca do not agree and so decide to write “A Silvia” which is the beginning of a famous Italian poem).

Silvia = This CD will go around the world.

Gianluca = You are officially invited to a concert, wherever you want, even to more than one, if you want, you can always follow us.

Piero = In July we will sing in Rome, in Taormina, it will be a summer tour of 17 concerts and then there will also be a winter tour.

Gianluca = At the Verona Arena we will close the summer tour in September.

Silvia = This for Italy and then you will be for the world.

Gianluca = In May we will be in Japan.

Ignazio = Write “A Silvia, I enlighten with immense.”

Gianluca = We light up immense.

Piero = Write “To Silvia, with much esteem, IL VOLO.” is enough.

Silvia = Here … but sorry he wanted to be kind.

Piero = But she is married, has two children.

Ignazio = But what does it mean, if she is married you can’t give her a compliment?

Ignazio = A Silvia, the most splendid woman in the world.

Silvia = Enough.

Gianluca = You are special.

Silvia = Let’s finish singing?

Ignazio = We write “A Silvia” is a poem, she is a poem.

Silvia = That is sweet. What do you say, let’s close singing? I would have thought of a song, since you go around the world, I would have thought of the song “IL MONDO”.

Piero = So we close like this?

Ignazio = Are we closing? I just want to tell you one thing, can I? Come closer.

Sometimes for an artist, to show his inner side is very difficult, so from IL VOLO, I want to say thank you, because in this program, you give the opportunity to show the most intimate part of a person. So thank you for inviting us, it was an honor for us.

(collective and final embrace with “IL MONDO”)

Silvia = You are three fantastic guys, see you on tour and you deserve all the success.

Verissimo 16

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, in this interview you were wonderful.

We all know what kind of people you are, and in this program, you have given reconfirmation of this, but there was no need, because we all know that you are wonderful boys.

Silvia, you are a very sweet girl, who opened your heart and put our guys at ease.

On one thing Piero, I disagree with you, it is true, at the beginning you had the success thanks to the beautiful Italian melodies, but this, now is just an added value to your skill, because people are also in love with you, with your way of being, as only you can be, IL VOLO.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

Grande Amore – the wait is over! ~~ By Jana (2015 Archives…)

(Ciao a tutti! – Just about 4 years ago (February 20, 2015), I wrote this poem after receiving the Sanremo version of Grande Amore.  It is clear I was very excited – to say the least.  At the time, this post got 81 comments and something like over 500 views on the site.  Marie also chose it to go into the book we gave the guys, way back when, and I felt very honored.  I thought I’d post it again, just for fun.  I did write a new poem for the new Musica album, that I got yesterday, which is awesome – the album by the way.  However, I don’t think I could top this poem.  🙂  But I will post it as well in a few days. – Enjoy, again!)

 


a - jana

 

We knew it was coming, but when would that be?

We waited, and waited, then shouted with glee!

It was coming soon, but not til after Sanremo;

How long could I last, without a new song from Il Volo?

 

We then heard the news, it was on Amazon.IT!

There I went with my visa, to order it quickly!

I wanted it now, so express shipping I paid;

Hoping and praying, it would not be delayed!

 

Three weeks and counting, how much more can I bear?

I kept watch on my email, when would it be there?

The contest had started and Il Volo appeared;

Singing their hearts out, while everyone cheered!

 

But on Friday the 13th, not bad luck for me,

I read in my mail; the CD would be early!

I jumped up and down, how lucky am I?

I’ll have it soon in my hands; I could just cry.

 

The day finally came, it was arriving today;

I waited and paced, for the delivery all day.

I tracked it online, it came straight from Milan.

On to Bergamo and Brussells, then finally MY town!

 

I raced home to get it, but it was not there?

DHL had not come yet – how much more could I bear?

I went to the store, to pick up my dinner.

They had til 8pm, then there was a knock at my door!

 

It was here, finally, at last, it was here!

I’m sorry, but I could not wait to open it, I fear.

I quickly took pictures and then opened it with care;

Staring lovingly at my hand, so wishing they were there!

 

I listened and listened, and listened again.

Over and over I played it, I did not want it to end.

But bedtime was coming, I so needed my sleep,

I can listen again tomorrow, for I know it will keep.

 

Il Volo is love, Grand Amore, to be exact!

The heck with all the critics, they are just hacks!

So listen with joy, Il Volovers everywhere;

And know that we give them our tender loving care!

~Jana

 

 

DWTS – Kiev! For real this time! :)

Ok, we tried to bring it to you yesterday, but tried in vain, and all I finally got was “not available in your country!”  Not sure how all of this techie stuff works, but it can be quite frustrating at times!  🙂  Anyhow, thank God for those that can navigate all the rules, regs, and other techie areas, and allow us to enjoy the fruits of their labor!

I think we all hoped they’d be doing a little dancing, like before, however, below is the video of the guys singing Grande Amore, uploaded from the official Il Volo Facebook page.  I’m sure many have seen it by now.  I let the next video roll, and it was an interview the guys gave in Kiev on some TV show.  It appears it may have been from this morning, before the concert, as they were showing footage of the DWTS  show and the lady interviewer held up a signed CD and 2 tickets.  🙂  Even though it’s all in Ukrainian and Italian, there are some nice still pictures and snippets of other song videos in the intros of each.  And of course, it’s always fun to watch their adorable faces, even if you can’t understand a word they are saying!  🙂   The interview video was uploaded by something in the Ukraine – maybe the show, or that “1plus1” site.  I tried Google translate, but it would not take it?  Enjoy!!  (both videos were uploaded to YouTube)

If we have any fans out there from Kiev, Ukraine that would be willing to translate to English, that would be awesome!! 🙂  

Tomorrow I’ll canvass the concert!


 

I hope you are able to see this interview…

And where are our awesome gents off to next?  We have a blip of their next few dates here….besides what is listed below, I guess we’ll have to follow the trail of leftover pizza crusts and drips of gelato, onto their next appearance!  Love whomever put this together – such a great picture of them.  Looks like they are back to Italy for a few days for the furniture store opening/signing, then another TV show?  Altas Horas?  Then on to the cruise.   Several weeks rest and then on to Japan and Australia!

IL VOLO AGENDA

Ciao – Jana