After the cycle of concerts in the US, I noticed many new names following our site, and I believe some are new fans, who have joined us, after having heard Il Volo sing live in the last concerts.
Maybe not all of them are updated on Il Volo, like us who follow them daily, and so I wanted to go back a little bit in time when Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca were not yet IL VOLO, indeed they didn’t know each other at all …… the inspiration was given during that television broadcast: TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE – year 2009.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, have been presented in this transmission, as solo singers. And here they are in some of their performances:
Piero Barone sings “PIOVE” by Domenico Modugno.
Oh my God, Piero, you were 15 years old, I would say rather plump, and those ears …… but you already showed security, and we want to talk about the voice? An enchantment, even then, surprised us and was a contrast between you, with childlike features and this adult voice.
Really very particular, I would say a kid to keep in observation !!!
And here is Ignazio Boschetto singing “È LA MIA VITA” by Al Bano.
Wow Ignazio, what a difficult song, but I had no doubt that you could do it very well. Al Bano is known for having a very high tone of voice but you have not been less than him, quite the contrary.
Your voice had no problems, and you immediately enchanted everyone.
But let’s talk about you, a still clumsy child, forced to wear sizes of adult clothes because of the weight, but those dimples, what to say have fascinated everyone, as much as your voice.
This kid, to be taken into consideration!!!
And now Gianluca Ginoble sings AVE MARIA.
Gianluca, what a sweetness, your voice is so caressing and so deep, that it touches us in our soul.
The deep admiration for Bocelli’s style is felt in the execution.
14 years old, good and handsome. You seem shy but so terribly sure of your voice.
What a great power.
Another one to keep definitely observed!!!
Three really promising children.
In the various stages of the broadcast, the director decides to create duets, and the result is not at all disappointing.
Piero Barone and Simona Collura sing CU’MMÈ , beautiful Neapolitan song.
Gianluca Ginoble and Sara Pischedda sing L’ABITUDINE.
Ignazio Boschetto and Massimo Ranieri sing QUANDO L’AMORE DIVENTA POESIA.
I did not understand why in Piero and Gianluca, in the duets joined small girls, also participating in the transmission, while instead Ignazio, in the duets was associated with already famous singers, guests of the evening.
However, our three guys even in the duets have pointed out their skills and then ………… why not try to make a song in a trio:
And so Roberto Cenci the director of “Ti Lascio una canzone”, thought well of trying to unite these three children with powerful voices in a trio, and make them sing O Sole Mio.
O SOLE MIO, the first time sung by Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, 25 April 2009.
Wow, what strength, what power, these children could make a fortune ……. but someone at that exact moment, a great manager of famous singers, Michele Torpedine, was watching television while on the phone with his friend Tony Renis ……….. this is the beginning of IL VOLO, and everything else is history !!
Sometimes I think of the extraordinary randomness, which made Piero, Ginaluca and Ignazio, coming from different places, be registered in the same year for this show.
The randomness of the director who wanted to try to combine their voices.
The coincidence that Torpedine was watching TV on the phone with Tony Renis.
A long series of fortuitous circumstances, which made the project take shape in a short time, was April 25, 2009, this year has been 11 years and we are still enjoying these beautiful voices …… and it’s not over yet !!
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