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Step Back in Time to 2013 by Susan

So here we are in 2023 and we’re getting ready for new concerts and new surprises. The guys have gotten really good at surprising us. All of this will play out over the next year but until then, let’s step back 10 years and see what the guys were up to.
For one, they spent a lot of time doing shows in America. That’s right! They had already done all the morning and night shows, and now, they were spending a lot of time on the local family shows. So, for today, let’s Step Back in Time to 2013 to see some of these shows.

Actually, before we move on to America, I want to post an article that Daniela did on the guys in 2013. Daniela did most of the translation for this article. I just added comments here and there.  This is a very funny video of the guys on the FIORELLO Show.  
I will give you the translation first, so you understand what is going on. The show is so funny you really don’t need the translation to appreciate it.
We are in December 2013 and the guys are promoting their latest CD “Buon Natale.”
The guys are in the study of a famous radio program in Milan, the program is called the newsstand and the entertainer is called FIORELLO.
FIORELLO is a talented showman not only on radio but also TV and he is very kid friendly and personable and …. of course … Sicilian.
The studio is located on the ground floor of the building and the people can come in and enjoy themselves, in fact the people around are people passing by (lucky them).
Fiorello began by saying today there are few artists who manage to cross the Italian borders. You know some of them Bocelli, Pausini, Ramazzotti.
Fiorello says that Il Volo’s disk does not contain some songs he calls ghost track and submits a song whose title makes me laugh so much and everybody sings it in a very playful manner especially Piero.

The song is a Sicilian tarantella and is titled TIRICHITOLLA. I don’t think you can translate the meaning but, know that it is a very typical Sicilian song and rather racy, and it is for this reason that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and Fiorello laugh a lot.
Piero at one-point attempts to translate the saying to mean “give me a kiss, I’m sick” it’s not really the true meaning of the phrase but it gives it some sense.
Keep the laughs on the double meaning of the sentence. Piero is unstoppable, and Fiorello says to be careful because these guys are crazy (in the sense of naughty, cheeky) more than he. Piero tells a few jokes, to joke, and Laurie says that is not funny.
Ignazio seems oddly calm.

Fiorello said that they are unleashing on his program because abroad they cannot sing this song and not even with Vespa in Porta Porta and they continue to laugh at this, and the people say that even with Barbara Streisand they could sing this song.
At this point a girl from the audience wants to sing WOMEN IN LOVE and the boys in a beautiful, beautiful moment accompany her.
Even Fiorello sings with them (he’s also a singer), but the magic moment is over and it’s back to TIRICHITOLLA.
Fiorello jokes that from now on he will open all his shows singing TIRICHITOLLA.
Fiorello says, “the boys speak English well! How did you learn English so well?”  Gianluca says he speaks “very fluent“ and Piero (who is actually very cheerful) says “when we go to London, people speak more sophisticated, and they don’t understand and they look at us and they are saying “what the f***.” (sorry but those are Piero’s words).”
Then Fiorello says FELIZ NAVIDAD is his daughters’ favorite song. He says, “do you promise that when you go to America at the end of your concerts you will dedicate a song to friends from Sicily.”
Piero replies, “What? Which?” And again, they sing TIRICHITOLLA.
The guys announced that on Christmas day they will sing in the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Gianluca went on to say that their wish would be to do a series of concerts in their homeland – Italy, because they’re always abroad (wishes come true), and Fiorello said that he would close the concerts with TIRICHITOLLA.
Fiorello closes by saying, “They are really nice. I like them. I really like you a lot but again you must promise me the next time you’ll be hosting in America you have to say we dedicate a particular song to our Sicilian friends.
(What a lucky Sicilian!) We thank Il Volo. Here they are, so we wish you good luck with everything. Good luck with Bruno Vespa, tonight.
We remind you that the guys will do something for one of our Italian friends ~ St. Frances. On Christmas Day after the mass of the Holy Father, you will be guests at the concert from the Basilica of San Francesco.”
Gianluca: We do all we can especially for Italians because who we love our land, and we remember you always when we are abroad.
Beautiful ending with a small bit of Nessun Dorma.
Daniela said, “I do not know if you can understand the meaning of this video, but there is no doubt that the boys enjoyed themselves and also really appreciated Fiorello’s jokes and that he recognized the value of Il Volo.
This is a really funny video!

So, let’s go to America!

Among the shows that they did was the “Home and Family Show,” on the Hallmark channel. The first show is from June 2013. They cooked ravioli with Cristina Ferrare and of course they were interviewed, and what would the show be if they didn’t sing. They talked about their concerts in America and how much they love America. There was a lot of joking around between the guys and actor, Maz Jobrani.
So, sit back and watch the guys make ravioli with Cristina and have one of their famous Fruit Launches!

And in November 2013, the guys went back to do a Holiday Show on Home & Family.

They got the Latin American Music Award nomination for Latin Pop Album for Arist of the Year Duo or Group.

Let’s not forget their beautiful Tribute to Jose Jose at the Latin Billboard Awards in May 2013.

In July 2013 the guys sang on the Kris Jenner Show. They truly charmed her!

On the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards the guys sang “Mas Que Amor” (“We Are Love”) for the 2013 Memorial for those TV actors who died during the year.

In December the guys stopped by Border Crossings to do an interview with Larry London. They discussed their new Christmas album and performed a few songs in the studio. This interview was part of Larry London’s 2013 Christmas Special.

And like this past year, the guys were part of the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade 2013.

Back at home they did a special Christmas Concert at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

I would also like to include one special event from April 2013. It seems fitting that it would be included!
In this show Piero was surprised by the host who has Piero’s grandparents sitting in the audience.
The host tells Piero he has a surprise for him. A special moment.
There is shock on Piero’s face when he sees his grandparents in the audience.
The Host said, Here it is a hug with the grandfather (Pietro Ognibene) who gave you the passion of the life of music.
The Host (continues): We also gave him a gift. He has never experienced the emotion of a live concert and we are giving it to him today. He said he heard him sing when he was small, and he understood that he had something more.
Pietro Ognibene: I always, always believed in it, but I always say it’s difficult climb high up but easy to find the ground. Be careful what you do and always walk in your own steps.
I always tell all my grandchildren to be careful because the stepmother is found in front of the door when leaving the house, the stepmother is sometimes with those who start walking and carry on with life, but we are strong, these young men will keep the honor of the family.
The guys then sang for him!
It was a very beautiful moment!

So that was our Step Back in Time to 2013.
Before I close I would like to answer a question that many of you have asked me over the last week. You want to know what Bosky_TV is about and where it can be found.

Bosky_TV is a Live CHAT on TWITCH which is hosted by Ignazio. No, it is not about Il Volo although questions obviously come up about Il Volo. On Bosky_TV Ignazio invites interesting guest to join him, and all the viewers are able to participate either as a listener, with questions or as subscribers who can be more interactive.

The CHAT is in Italian, but people can ask questions in English, Spanish, Portuguese or whatever language Ignazio has learned that day! If your question is in English it will be answered in English. In fact, Ignazio said he will have a CHAT in English soon.
This past week Ignazio hosted a show with a doctor who spoke about nutrition. It was a very interesting show and I personally learned a lot from it!
He had another show that was about social media.

And he did some shows with his friends Stefano and Marco!

The show isn’t at all serious, as you would expect coming from Ignazio. He dances and plays games. There’s music but not Il Volo music. We play BINGO.
And, if you don’t like something that Ignazio said or just for the fun of it, you can throw a TOMATO or other items at him. And of course, if you’re happy you can also APPLAUD him.
What is the show really about! It’s about Ignazio being Ignazio! Ignazio talks about whatever he wants to talk about or whatever we want to discuss with him. We can pose a question if we like. Every day is a new experience.
So where do we find this? TWITCH, Instagram, TikTok and later this week you will be able to follow on YouTube.
On your iPhone or iPad you can download the TWITCH App at the App Store and FOLLOW Bosky_TV.
If you follow Ignazio on Instagram you can click the link in his story and follow the CHAT Live. You can FOLLOW Ignazio on Instagram @ignazioboschetto. Look for the Blue Check mark after his name to make sure it is Ignazio. If there’s no Blue Check, it’s not Ignazio.
So don’t be left out! Join the CHAT today!
I also want to mention that I have started a new FaceBook page. Susan.on.Live. The Il Volo stories continue to take up a lot of my time and I get many questions about what things are trending, like the question this week about Bosky_TV. I also get questions about Il Volo interviews and newspaper articles so, I decided to start a page where I can post everything that needs to be posted, and you can go on there at any time and look at information or ask questions. Each week I will also post my story Through the Fields of My Mind but, of course, you can read this story on www.ilvoloflightcrw.com or the individual fan page. And I will also post Daniela’s Italian stories that she translates. This should put everything in one place for you.
On this page you can also find updates on my book, and my new book!
So FOLLOW me on FaceBook at Susan.on.Live. On Instagram you can FOLLOW me @susan_debartoli.
Join me next week as I go back Through the Fields of My Mind and open the door to a new adventure!
If you would like to share a story with me, please email:  susan.flightcrew@yahoo.com
To read more Il Volo stories visit us at www.ilvoloflightcrw.com
Credit to the owners of Videos and Photos. Most of the photos in this story came from IL VOLO~From Ti Lascio to World. Thank you, Judy! 

                  Happy New Year!



Really very nice was Ignazio, who wanted to have a contact via Instagram so the fans who could call him. A really kind and nice idea.

Here’s what was said.

At the beginning Ignazio does not understand well how the activation of the calls works and says that it is too difficult and repeatedly asks for HELP, then complains that he must choose who to talk to and he does not want to do it, but only in this way he can access someone, so he then he says that will choose randomly.

The first call is with a fan from Naples who immediately asks Ignazio how he is. He replies that he is fine and that as soon as this invasion ends (he means the virus) the concert programs will continue, he says they will make the Arena and then Milan and then Taormina. (Ignazio practically assumes that from August onwards their concert program will remain intact.)

The girl says she is from Castellamare di Stabia, near Pompeii and that she can’t wait to see them again.

Ignazio also greets her mother who tells him that they love him. The fan’s dad also greets Ignazio and asks him why he stayed in Bologna. Ignazio replies that he lives in Bologna, but, he had to come to Sicily, but for the virus he cannot move. A friend also arrives, happily says goodbye to Ignazio and tells him to come quickly to Naples to eat the sfogliatelle (typical Neapolitan sweets).

Final greetings.

Ignazio 01

Ignazio regrets having to choose, but at this point he contacts a fan from Brazil, he hopes that the fan speaks English because he does not speak Portuguese.

Instead the girl immediately says that she does not speak English, but speaks Italian and Ignazio is happy.

Her sister also intervenes and she also speaks Italian, they are happy and excited that they are online with Ignazio. The girls are from Rio de Janeiro and say they will come to the Verona concert .

Ignazio replies that then they will meet in August and says goodbye.

Ignazio 02

At this point Ignazio says he has a little surprise and contacts a girl named Arianna. She sent Ignazio a message, where she said that her grandfather passed away recently. He was an unknown singer-songwriter. Arianna sent the  to Ignazio of a grandfather song entitled “A Riva Mare” (By the Seashore).

Ignazio tries to sing it, Arianna has  a lot of emotion, almost in tears.

(I will translate the song – it’s in Neapolitan, I hope to understand right … I also asked Jo Ann Tischler for help and for this I thank her!)

“A Riva Mare” (By the Seashore)

By the seashore, it hurts more than any pain. Looking at the waves of the sea, which spoke of love.

Fly dove fly, carrying my love far away from me.

Come back, come to Ischia (island near Capri) with me.

Don’t make me suffer; don’t make me die.

A loud noise beats hard in my heart:  “It was a lie, a little jealousy, that you can’t understand.”

You can understand, loud noise [in my heart].  Cry with me if this love doesn’t come back here.

Come back, come back to Ischia, to me, because hope is the last to die.

……really nice words, very moving)

Arianna thanks Ignazio, sends him kisses and applauds him. She tells him that he is immense and that there should be more people like him in the world. ❤️ She says her grandpa would be delighted.

Ignazio says he has also made a video and will publish it soon. Arianna thanks him infinite times and tells him that he has given a little light in this dark period, and thanks him with all her heart. She says that with her there are grandmother and mother who thank him with all their heart.

Ignazio asks where in Naples that she lives and what work she does. Arianna replies that she is from San Giorgio, a municipality in Naples and that she is a photographer of newborn children. Ignazio says that, so she could take a picture of him, with the pacifier and the diaper!😁

Final greetings.

Ignazio is happy to have made the basis for this song. Arianna sent him the video of his grandfather singing acapella these beautiful words, and he slowly tried to insert some background music. He says that once more romantic words were written, compared to the songs of today.

Ignazio 03

A fan asks Ignazio if he will come to Marsala soon and he says yes, because he misses Marsala, also because he has all the friends he misses there.

Ignazio is no longer able to connect and then says that he disconnects the live broadcast and then turns it back on. It finally works.

The girl calls from Puerto Rico, asks Ignazio how he is and Ignazio says he is fine, closed in his home.

Even the girl confirms that she is also in quarantine but that it is difficult. Ignazio advises her to be a good girl and not to leave the house. The girl says she is studying and Ignazio tells her that she hasn’t studied all year and is now recovering 😁.

Then the girl says the names of some of her friends, all Volovers, and asks Ignazio to greet them. Ignazio greets them and then sends a kiss.

Ignazio 04

The next call is from Argentina, it is a grandmother and granddaughter, the grandmother is Italian.

Ignazio says that now he has been vegan since late November, after seeing a documentary. Even the girl says she tries to be vegan and Ignazio says it’s hard to be vegan in Argentina.

The girl says that in October, Il Volo came to Argentina, to Luna Park, and her grandmother wanted to see them, give them a kiss, but she couldn’t. The grandmother is from Salerno and went to Argentina at the age of 14.

The grandmother asks how Piero and Gianluca are and Ignazio says what they are doing and says they are fine, all in their quarantined houses, that it is becoming a double quarantine!

Grandma confirms that they too are in quarantine, eat, drink and sleep. The granddaughter says that in her grandmother’s house, she has a photo of her grandchildren on the bedside table and nearby is the photo of Il Volo. Grandma confirms that every night, when she goes to sleep, she looks at them and says that she loves them very much. ❤️

Ignazio thanks, sends them a kiss and says goodbye.

Ignazio 05

Ignazio complains that he doesn’t like to choose, because he doesn’t want to offend anyone and says he is in trouble.

The name of a girl is Ginoble and then Ignazio says to call Gianluca.😁

The connection is with a laughing girl, because she was having dinner. She calls from Ukraine, from Kiev, Ignazio asks her why she speaks Italian and she replies that she is an Italian teacher.

The girl also confirms that she is in quarantine.

She was at the Kiev concert last year, and it was beautiful, her name is Anna.

Ignazio says he spends his days watching TV series, or playing and then confirms that for now the total closure, by decree, is up to April 13 (here in Italy), but he thinks that it will go further, at least until May-June.

Anna confirms June-July for her.

Final greetings.

Ignazio 06

The Internet is blocked again, but time is almost over and Ignazio is happy to have had this experience.

He reads some contacts:

Ignazio apologizes because he can no longer connect and then decides to sing a song, takes the guitar and says that he is self-taught, has never studied guitar, then asks to apologize for the mistakes.

Then he performs a refrain of songs and then ends with “Tirichitolla”.😁

Ignazio greets everyone, sends a kiss and ensures that he will make other connections like this. ❤️

Ignazio 07

And this is the video that Ignazio promised to Arianna. A truly beautiful gesture, good Ignazio.

I have translated the words of Ignazio.

“Wandering on Instagram I read the message of a girl, who spoke of her grandfather who died a short time ago, told me that he was a songwriter, writer, who had never been lucky, was not known. She sent me the video of his grandfather singing this song, of which he had written only the lyrics and the melody, and none had ever written the music.

I took this thing to heart and gave myself a gift, to be honored to be able to remember this man, Mr. Vincenzo.


(in the video Mr. Vincenzo)
Arianna = For you in a special exhibition, Vincenzo.
Vincenzo =  A RIVE MARE (At the seaside) Unpublished.

By publishing the video, Ignazio wrote these words:
Grandparents are only the most beautiful thing in the world .. will be that my grandparents are all up there, looking at us from the sky, but it was the least I could do for grandpa Vincenzo …

Ignazio 08

Ignazio, what can I say, you have a huge heart and a good soul.

Thanks for what you are and what you do.

You are a treasure.

Daniela ❤️


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.



Hi Everyone.

1) The time is near, the first concert of 2013 is August 25th in Vancouver! Rumor has it that Il Volo will be arriving in North America on 8/21/13, we all hope so!


Piero sends us a picture of his very colorful shoes, have you all seen them on Instagram?
He also sent a picture of himself on a Vespa, he tweeted “I’m Italian”.

Gianluca was the most prolific on Twitter this weekend. He tweeted “I love chocolate cookies” “I ate too much” “listening to JTimberlake” He asked his fans what suit he should wear at the first concert, his black suit is his favorite. he tweeted to his fans that he had 50,000 followers and is very grateful.. He said last night “It is time to go to sleep, you always fill my heart with joy everyday, I love you all” You fill our hearts with joy too, Gianluca!
Today he tweets “off to the beach”

Ignazio tweeted a picture of himself and said “sleepy”. He did indeed look as if he needed a nap. He also tweeted that he is excited for the new tour to begin!

3) Il Volo Mundial and Team Il Volo had announcements on the upcoming Christmas Special, “Buon Natale” It will be on PBS stations at the end of November. CDs and DVDs will be available at that time through PBS, in stores at a later date.

4) A reminder to watch “Home and Family” on 8/23/13 for the re-run of Il Volo’s appearance. Hallmark Channel @ 12 noon.

5) Thanks everyone for sending us your choices of your favorite songs. Many found it very difficult to choose just one!



Hi Everyone,

1) It’s pretty quiet in Il Volo Land. We are still awaiting the return of “The Boys” to The USA. We are hoping for their arrival, prehaps by next week, but no definite dates are available.

2) Gianluca tweeted this morning that “I have a cold, it makes me so nervous” I’m sure his mom is taking good care of him and giving a lot of chicken soup.

3) There is a sweet picture of Gianluca and his beloved Nonno.

4) Piero sent an Instagram of himself on a Vespa!
He is still frolicing on the beach with friends as vacations draw to a close.

5) No new word from Ignazio, he enjoys his privacy, it’s well deserved after being in the public eye so much.

6) Please take a trip around our Blog. Take the ” So you think you know The Boys” quiz.

7) Weigh in on our poll “What is your favorite song?”