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LAST HOUR!!!! by Daniela

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Tomorrow evening from 10:00 pm, until 02:00 – 03:00 in the morning, in this studio, there will be IL VOLO.

The three guys from IL VOLO, will be here, and we will interact live with all the fans of the world.

In fact we aired late at night, from 10:00 pm onwards, to allow even those who follow us, will follow us from South America, United States, etc., to be able to connect.

There will be opportunities for interaction, to ask questions, to call via Skype, to interact via Facebook, so we will be on my Facebook page, on the facebook page of IL VOLO, on roxybar.tv, on my YouTube, Periscope page and so on.

It will be an experiment that I believe has never been done, that is, without term, in continuity, to be able to interact with all the fans of the world.

IL VOLO are artists who have a crazy following, all over the world, and so tomorrow evening we will do this experiment.

This experiment, all over the world, I believe has never been done, that is, being in a studio and interacting, answering the questions of the fans from all over the world that connect, for 4 hours, 5 hours, I do not know how long it will last.

We are not preparing the event, it is something that comes naturally, spontaneously, and it will be something special.

Do not ask to come, because it is impossible, the studio is this little you see, so you can interact from home, clearly the fans registered to the official fan club IL VOLO, will have a priority, so they will be the first who can ask questions, then, we will be open to everything.

Like a big party.

I’ll show you this trailer that has just arrived of IL VOLO and that explains who IL VOLO is.

Here, this is a video that shows what they have done, and so they will be here and answer all the questions.

The thing that I like, I say in an ironic way and I refer to Antonella Mosetti, who asks me (Red Ronnie while talking, he receives questions live and is answering a question posed by Mosetti):

“Hi Red, I would like to know what they did in that hotel in Switzerland.”

Antonella, I’m showing you a video of the enormity of things IL VOLO has done, and your only curiosity is to know what they did at the Locarno hotel in Switzerland ??? Guys, get over it!!! Go beyond this television that now is just a scandal, where we talk only about bad things, negative things, to look for …….. but have you seen what they have combined these guys here? Have you seen the success they have had???

However tomorrow night will be here, we will connect and answer all the questions, it will be an experiment, believe me, it will be a very interesting experiment, because it is the first time that the Internet is used in such a global way, for the total interaction, so I think be nice.

I’ll see you tomorrow night.

There will also be Torpedine.

See you tomorrow.

Credit to Roxy Bar TV for Roxy Bar TV logo and to Red Ronnie for the Facebook video.


Sabato Italiano by Daniela


These days, Michele Torpedine is releasing several television interviews to sponsor his book, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE.

This is the last one he has released to “SABATO ITALIANO“, present in the studio Eleonora Daniele (presenter) and Iva Zanicchi (Italian singer).

I will translate it for you.

E= Let’s talk about the inspired book, also from them, the guys of Volo, a great international success.

I= I like them very much, finally someone who sings, come on.

<introductory song>

E= Hello Michele Torpedine, the one who also decreed the success of these guys.

Hi Michele, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, ie from them, from these three talents.

T= Hello, let’s say that the book I dedicated more to them, because they were a kind of breath of oxygen, IVA can confirm that in our environment is a rare thing.

I= I’ve known Michele for a lifetime, he’s a great man, it’s useless to say so, for example now the next tour, we’ll do it in South America, he and I will sing in a duet (she jokes). It’s true or not Torpedine?

We will only sing ZINGARA (a famous IVA’s song)

E= In 2012 the guys of the IL VOLO were with a great artist and international actress, look.

<video with Barbra Streisand>

I= Come on Michael, let’s unveil the scoop, it was not Barbara Straisand, it was me with the mask.

E= In this book you wrote about these guys, not only, also of many artists you have followed in these years, but especially of them, because they have marked your transformation.

T= Yes, as I said before, after almost 40 years of colleagues, sometimes even a little particular, IL VOLO was a new window opening, people with a lot of sensitivity, respect for the things you do ….

E= Because Michele in this book spoke of the recognition of many artists, dear IVA.

I = Gratitude is not human, dear Michele. Did you find gratitude in this world?

T= Few times

I= Do you know why Lucifer has rebelled against God? It was unbearable for him to be grateful to God, so imagine if those artists know gratitude.

T = It’s true, I arrived a little late.

E= The guys from IL VOLO sent us video messages, let’s watch them.

Piero = Who are these three? I send you a hug, hello Eleonora hello to everyone, hello Micael

Ignazio = Hi Eleonora, listen, we’ll be back on tour next year, and we need a drummer, send it off Michele, send it to us, we need a drummer for the tour so do not waste time with him, bye.

Gianluca= I must say that I’m really proud to be part of this beautiful story with Il Volo, and thanks also for the title, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, hello to everyone.

E = You play the drummer.

T = I did it for many years, the first 23 years I was a musician, I started with a colleague, Orietta, in fact she never misses an opportunity to say that she was the first to understand that I could do this job.

Your great friend Orietta Berti.

I= Orietta is a girl, very intelligent, and she is an exceptional girl indeed, as well as a good singer and an extraordinary woman. You worked with her, and why did you never work with me? But you played the drums with me once in Turin.

Because a good manager must also be a good musician to be able to love singers and music.

E = Let’s see Giorgia, Pino Daniele, many artists that you have followed in these years and really exclusive images that you sent us.


E = Congratulations to Michele Torpedine.

RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, thanks to Michele Torpedine for being here with us.

Read the book, it’s very interesting, with some behind the scenes a little peperino, thanks Michele.

(I asked Daniela what the words “little peperino” meant. She better explained by saying, “The presenter, greeting Torpedine advises the public to read the book because it is interesting and because are described moments a little lively, pungent, and that we do not know.”)

A little trivia . . . I don’t know if this has been mentioned here before but would you like to guess who took the photo of Michele that was used on the front cover of his book?

RICOMINCIO DAI TRE - Michele Torpedine

Photo credit to CHI MAGAZINE and credit to the owner of the Facebook interview video.


~~ Dolce Piero ~~ by Daniela

During the Easter holidays, as we know, the boys were back with their families.

In one of those days immediately after Easter, Piero went to see NOTO, a beautiful Sicilian town near Syracuse.

NOTO is truly beautiful and is the capital of the Baroque style, and is also called “stone garden.”  The historic center has been declared a UNESCO “World Heritage Site.”


Piero, accompanied by his brother and two friends, wanted to be a simple tourist, but having posted his photo on Instagram, was seen by some students of the school of Tourism.  Through word of mouth, they were activated in a very nice positive way, as well as thanks also to their teacher Alessandra Brafa. 


But here is all explained well by the same words of Alessandra Brafa.

When I arrived in this class, the III A Tourism of Matteo Raeli of Noto, the girls had no dreams or, at least, they could not translate them. I asked them that in the nine months to follow, from September to June, they would have to make an effort to find one, to bring their talents to the surface.

Today these girls have done more. Known on Instagram of the presence of the singer Il Volo in Noto, they asked me to interview him. They were excited, their eyes were shining, they bounced with enthusiasm asking me to make sure to meet him.


A few minutes later, with the necessary authorizations, we were with him, the tenor of Naro, Piero Barone. He lent himself with kindness and irony. The girls were all excited, and my heart was smiling. After we went to the press office of the City of Noto telling about the scoop  they came home full of joy and with an extra motivation to enhance the skills because “Prof, but knows that it is difficult to do an interview? We found nothing clever to ask!”

The real school I think is the one that knows how to alternate theory with practice, which passes from manuals to people, from the tasks of reality to life, that experiments on the field and looks to the future with hope and certainty that if we start from the dream, in the end what you want becomes reality.

Thank you, Piero Barone of IL Volo for courtesy, kindness of manner and elegance of mind.


And here is the article made by the students!

Piero Barone, the singer of the trio Il Volo, through the streets of Noto .

The visit of Piero Barone, has escaped many, but not all.

The component of the popular trio Il Volo, spent the morning of Wednesday, April 4,  in the streets of the historic center of Noto.

Il Volo, an Italian musical group, made up of three singers Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, needs no introduction. And the visit of Piero Barone, the “tenorino” of Naro who enchanted America, in the stone garden certainly could not go unnoticed. 


To interview Piero Barone, some students of Matteo Raeli di Noto,  did not miss the chance to welcome him among monuments of art and notions of history.

Class 1993, Sicilian, the internationally renowned singer around noon posted a picture that portrayed him along with his friends on the steps of the Cathedral of San Nicolò: a publication that, in a few hours, has exceeded 10,000 likes.


Barone responded with kindness and irony to the questions about his presence in the city.  To be in Noto for a walk through the baroque magnificence and because animated by the desire to know the city better, since his only visit to this city had been made to a school trip to elementary school.


He added that he was enchanted by the churches and the color of the stone, fascinated by the story of the terrible earthquake of 1693 and the greatness that followed. 


The students, who in May will be working on the front line in a project to promote the city on the occasion of the Infiorata, invited the singer to take part in the event and he, has admitted that he has already heard about this event and that he aroused not a little curiosity and interest.  


Barone has, expressed that at the moment he is very busy with the other components of the trio for the upcoming release of the next record. After the ritual photo, he took his leave for Marzamemi, complimenting the great beauty that is breathed in the city and remains unchanged over time.

Class III A Tourism Address, Matteo Raeli

Many congratulations to the students of the III A Tourist address.

Many, many compliments to the teacher Alessandra Brafa who was able to seize the moment, for her students.

Many, many, many compliments to Piero who proved extremely available.


Then the visit of Piero continued for Syracuse and the beautiful island of Ortigia.

Did you recognize Piero in the photo?


Credit to all owners of photos.

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!


Ciao – Jana

Digithon – Featuring Gianluca! June 23, 2017

Gianluca was featured in this interview on Digithon!  Daniela kindly gave us her own translation summary of the interview.  Gianluca talked about their new album which will be in Spanish.  I know some are upset that it will be in Spanish, but there may also be a few songs in English as well.  We will just have to wait to find out!  But, as we all know, it does not matter what language they sing in, it’s the melodious sound of their voices and exquisite harmony that touches our soul.  Music is truly the universal language!   Whatever our amores sing, it will be grande!  🙂

Wherever they were, it must have been really hot!  The audience is fanning themselves and even poor Gianluca is sweating!  But he stays cool, like always!

Enjoy the video below and Daniela’s translation for us in English…. (thank you to AAIV for posting to YouTube)  This interview is just about 45 minutes long.

The interview for IL VOLO to Bisceglie (Bari) has just ended.

IL VOLO was represented by Gianluca Ginoble and was interviewed by Paolo Giordano, a journalist who at the time of Sanremo’s victory had criticized them very much and was now very much reckless.

Intro to the show video….. from Viva….

Here is a little more from Daniela, I believe this is what Gian is talking about in the intro  video, to the interview below…

G = Despite the many interviews I’ve made in these years, whenever there is a camera I sometimes get emotion to me, I block me, so it’s not easy for me, but to see all these people, from children to grandparents, that they appreciate IL VOLO and our music, it is beautiful.

We also arrived here in Bisceglie, so I’m really happy to be here, it looks a little like my country, I grew up in a country, in the squares, so I find myself as if I were at home.

I am downtown, south-central, so I see it very similar to my little village.

The interviewer asks: A date in Puglia asking the fans for IL VOLO, can we satisfy them?

G = I really think so, next year, this year, unfortunately we can not do this, we are heading to South America and Asia, so unfortunately we will not do it this year, but next year we will do as much as possible, 

I = a fast word on Digithon, the event that connects the digital world to all the world, a world that you run with your comrades 

G = Exactly, people should know and maybe it is a good opportunity to show the public things that maybe they were hidden and above all this theme that also concerns us artists, all very interesting

 Interview is very pleasant, at the beginning they speak of the origins and of Sanremo and of the importance of Italian music in the world.

They talk about haters who often make unpleasant comments and then they are people who if the meet on road maybe ask for the autograph.

Gianluca says that internet has given way to so many people to express themselves but also  so many “cretins.”

Gianluca says that he likes photography very much and uses a lot of instagram in particular he appreciates that when he is abroad in a moment they can see him at home.

Giordano stresses the fact that there are few Italian artists who can talk about success abroad as them.

Giordano introduces the topic of digital music (Digithon) and Gianluca says it is very much heard but it is a cellphone music that does not have much extension and construction, certainly not that of IL VOLO says Giordano.

Then he is asked to sing a piece of a song and Gianluca mentions “Falling in love” and Paolo Giordano appreciates him very much.

Gianluca talks about the next record and says it will be in Spanish and will be produced by Estefan that Giordano says is one of the two or three most famous and important producers in the world.

Giordano says he interviewed Julio Iglesias a month ago and when asked who he was listening to Italian singers he first replied to IL VOLO.

They talk to the public of various ages who love IL VOLO.

Giordano asks if Gianluca Piero and Ignazio quarrel and Gianluca responds “always but like three brothers, then we have lived unforgettable moments and shared the stage, memorable experiences, they are my companions not traveling, but flying.”

They remember when Barbra Streisand called them.

Gianluca says they will make their first concert in Japan in November.

Giordano admits that at the beginning he was not one of those who admired the Flight, but then saw that they too have changed, they evolved and in particular he realized they were good and so he changed their mind.

They talk about social criticism, and Gianluca says he is quite indifferent because there is so much jealousy and so many criticisms that are not constructive but only full of hatred.

a group gian

Photo credits to owners….

Giordano resumes the argument by saying that many journalists were wary of IL VOLO but now he is aware that this distrust is disappearing because the data of their success is visible and you can not ignore their skill.

Giordano asks Gianluca who he wants to thank and Gianluca takes the opportunity to thank the dad who has always supported and believed in him without forcing him and Mr. ERCOLE present moves.

A  girl from public asks Gianluca how he will be in 10 years and he says maybe there will be solo projects but IL VOLO will always be there.

Giordano remembers that the pastor died at Montepagano and tomorrow at the funeral Gianluca will sing for him, Gianluca is moved to tears by recalling the affection of this pastor who has always been close to him.

a - gian priest

Below is an excerpt from the interview, with some English subtitles.  Thank you to IV Performances for the YouTube upload!

In the end, it is asked Gianluca to sing a short song and he plays a bit of Anema and Core but also forgets the words. It was all improvised and unproven.

Near the end, Gian gets a bit frustrated with the interviewer, saying he is not listening….

I resumed the interview and I think I understand that is after the public girl’s question, almost at the end of the video, Gianluca is saying that Piero will be tenor because he is studying so much for this project, then while talking about Ignazio projects, he stops because he says that Giordano is not listening to him and he no longer takes up the subject, concludes by saying that there will be solo projects but IL VOLO will always be united. 


They salute and thank everyone.

Just in case we forgot how much Gian loves photography and Instagram, I thought I’d enclose a few reminders from the last few days…. 🙂  Could this possibly be the same little boy with the curls and impish grin that we remember from just a few years ago? 


Ciao, until next time….



Il Volo Professional ~~ Grammy Museum Event

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the professional dealings of Il Volo



An American Grammy Award isn’t part of Il Volo’s collection right now, but I feel like they must be working/wishing for a nomination with renewed energy after their appearance at The Grammy Museum.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

~~ Kelly




Photos: Il Volo ~~ Getty Images


Grande Amore



Photos: Il Volo at the Grammy Museum 3/28/16 ~~ All Things Il Volo Facebook


O Sole Mio


Il Volo Professional ~~ Random Ramblings of Interest

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the professional dealings of Il Volo


As you all know, Il Volo is constantly on the move these days, and is consistently leaving this girl in their dust.  Makes it a bit more challenging for sure, but as long as they get enough rest and they are still happy with their lives, I wouldn’t wish anything less for them.

Here are a few random items of interest you might have missed.

~~ Kelly


Loose Ends From the Mexican Promo Tour

Mexico City; Bing Images
Mexico City; Bing Images

It’s getting on the chilly side here in St. Louis.  I definitely don’t mind taking a trip down south to the warmth!  Who’s with me?   😀

Autograph Signing; Amor 95.3 FM ~~ thank you, Lydka!



Performing with Placido Domingo



Il Volo will be performing as guest stars with Maestro Domingo in June.  I, unfortunately, couldn’t get the whole advertisement to save, but it is truly gorgeous!  Head over to his website to check out all the details!


Rocking the Charts 

It’s no surprise to any of us that Our Guys would be able to hold their spot on any given Music Chart.  As of last month, they were hold steady, and Buon Natale is certified Gold!  Thanks for the head’s up, AAIV!

Bing Images
Bing Images

Il Volo Chart Updates as of December 28 ~~ 

All About Il Volo

Buon Natale Gold  ~~  All About Il Volo

And if that’s not enough, they think Grande Amore is their best release yet!

Access Hollywood Interview ~~ thanks, Lydka!

I love all their music, you know that.  But, I think I’d have to agree.  The moment  it started to play, the smile on my face grew bigger and bigger and while not exactly, I felt a little like this scene from the movie, “Bring It On”:

(you might want to watch it on mute so as not to break the Il Volo vibes…)

Way to go, Guys!


Dinner and a Movie?  Or Something Like That….

What? Why are we still sitting her talking?!  I’ll go get our seats and you get the popcorn.  Make sure they put some butter in the middle of the bucket…

Wait…I’ll never be able to fit in my gown for the Red Carpet…nix the butter, please!


A Movie and Maybe The Venice Film Festival ~~  All About Il Volo




~~  Kelly