Saturday 19 June, on RAI 2, a beautiful interview made with Il Volo, in the FELICITÀ (Happiness) program conducted by Pascal Vicedomini, was broadcast.
The RAI press office only notified us the day before this interview, so few knew, but surely the videos have already been published on all Facebook pages (what we fans can do) and therefore, I bet you’re wondering what our guys said, so here’s the video and the translation.🤗
I warn you that it is a very long interview, but very interesting, and therefore I will proceed by dividing it into two parts.
So here’s the first part, up to 27:03.
PIERO = Happiness for me is every day. Because I found that inner balance. In the particular year we lived, I took advantage of it, thanks to the people who support me, like my family and friends, and I found that inner balance that makes me enjoy life. I enjoy life every day.
PV = What is happiness for you? (to Gianluca)
GIANLUCA = I believe this certainly – the support of the family, do what you love, live from your passion, make it a job, and be serene, feel good about yourself.
Happiness is a moment. The moments of pain help you to face life, to form that armor that allows you to face life in the best way. That inner serenity is surrounding yourself with people that allow you to be a better person.
PV = For you, Ignazio?
IGNAZIO = Happiness, in the end, is just a word.
Surely as they say, feeling good about yourself can be a cause for happiness, but the most important thing is to create it, and it’s very subjective, I think.
(start the theme song of the program)
PV = Happiness. But who is happier than me today, who are together with three ex-kids, whom I met who were really at the beginning and have become international stars: Ignazio, Pietro and Gianluca.
PIERO = Piero, Piero (Pascal said Pietro).
PV = Piero, sorry, sometimes I make a mistake.
PIERO = Pascal, we are very happy anyway.
GIAN= But the grandfather’s name is Pietro, so you paid him a compliment anyway.
PV = (to Piero) But do you celebrate St. Peter and Paul? (the name day).
PIERO = Yes, of course.
PV = So, it was a little mistake.
GIAN = You knew us as children, now we are almost men … almost men.
PV = And what guys, three young music legends, three seducers …
GIAN = Indeed ….. but all these compliments ….
PV = I almost feel like an intruder in your world
IGNAZIO = We met, really at the beginning of our journey. (career)
In Los Angeles, right?
PV = How not !!
IGNAZIO = We shared those moments, even a little strange for fourteen-fifteen-year-olds, being in parties with the biggest stars in the world.
PV = I remember, guys, they arrived in Los Angeles and were immediately catapulted into a mega galactic party, greeted by: Schwarzenegger, Sean Penn, Puff Daddy, Quincy Jones, Beyoncé, Cindy Crawford …
IGNAZIO = Cindy Crawford I remember her well!
GIAN = I remember her too ….
PIERO = The particular thing, do you know what Pascal was? To go home and tell our friends what we had experienced, and it was impossible (because they would not believe).
PV = Those are the first moments when you begin to understand that something is changing.
(the video of the Sanremo victory starts)
PV = (voice) Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, aka IL VOLO, three young excellences of contemporary bel canto in the world, three constantly evolving talents, who have already seduced the audiences of many countries far and wide for the planet.
Three guys put together to break through the myth of the three tenors par excellence: Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo and who in some way are keeping up with the expectations of the many people who believed in them, from the very beginning.
Three brilliant witnesses of pure Italianness that strikes, fascinates and seduces, so much so that it gradually becomes a global phenomenon.
Three witnesses of the restart of the music industry and of the Italian live entertainment, and who recently seduced the national television audience with the record concert at the Verona Arena, in homage to maestro Ennio Morricone. Event that arranged them in a good mood, on the occasion of our “reunion” between friends.
PV = Ignazio, when did you realize that your life was changing?
IGNAZIO = But maybe we haven’t noticed today yet, because fortunately, and I say fortunately, we live things with simplicity, always trying to put music, our passion, in the foreground.
Then, it is normal, there are many responsibilities, we are no longer kids, where there is the novelty of three kids who have an important voice, an adult voice, so now is the time to work, to develop new ideas. With our manager Michele Torpedine, we always try to renew ourselves, we lock ourselves in a room for days to understand what is the best thing, the next step to take.
There was the Arena di Verona, and we are already thinking about another project, so we must never stop.
PV = About the Arena, a great recent triumph, we will talk very soon, but let’s go back a little to the beginning.
(the video of O Sole Mio, starts)
PV = (voice) It was 2009 when three provincial kids, with an extraordinary voice, two Sicilians, Piero and Ignazio and one from Abruzzo, Gianluca, made their debut on the RAI stage in “TI LASCIO UNA CANZONE,” a program by Antonella Clerici, directed by Roberto Cenci, who, in meeting the three “child prodigies”, immediately came up with the brilliant idea of putting them together.
R. CENCI = I followed the casting directly and in this second edition, I found these three guys and took them individually, because I got Ginoble because he had a voice very similar to Bocelli, not as a tenor, but when he sang normally. Ignazio had what I called “canna” (high tones) and Piero was the only one I had doubts about, whether to take it or not, because he was really a “tenorino” (small tenor) and the year before I had already had a boy with the tenor voice.
In the end, after two or three episodes, I spoke with Bibi (Bibi Ballandi, Italian TV producer) and I said: “Look, I have an idea, I want to bring them together and call them – Tenorini – to make the beautiful songs, the Italian bel canto.”
It was an immediate, incredible success.
He called Tony Renis and said, “Guys, but these three are very strong, in my opinion in America, they could win,” and I said, “In my opinion, the only one who can help them in this sense is you, if you want I can put you in contact with the families,” and in short, from there, let’s say that he accompanied them in what is their journey under full sail.
(the video of THE WORLD begins)
PV = (voice) Launching three very young Italian tenors into the world seemed an impossible mission, but considering the previous successes of producer Tony Renis, who for the occasion wanted, at all costs, at his side, the former manager of Bocelli, Michele Torpedine, the operation was a challenge to attempt.
Especially since together with the lawyer Peter Lopez, mister “Quando Quando” (Tony Renis) , he convinced the legendary Italian-American colleague Jimmy Lovine, to make an album with the Italian “tenorini”, very different from the rappers he launched, as a tribute to its Ischian origins.
And so it was that the three boys found themselves in Hollywood, among the elite of showbiz.
It was February 2010, on the eve of the Grammy Awards, or the Oscars of music.
PV = Gianluca: this first experience in America.
GIAN = It is a great emotion, we hope it is a starting point, because it is an incredible thing to be in America.
PV = Ignazio: in the footsteps of the great masters who made the history of world music, here in Los Angeles.
IGNAZIO = Being with Tony is beautiful, we have fun, we spend beautiful days together.
PV = (to Piero) You are already preparing an album, which will soon be released, also made with Umberto Gatica, therefore: Tony Renis, Umberto Gatica, Torpedine, one team …..
PIERO = Really strong, we get along very well with them, we communicate with them and we express ourselves well with them.
(start the video of UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE – Live The Americana)
T. RENIS = Very strong, they are conquering the United States. The Americans are going crazy for these three kids, who are phenomena. They sing, they sing, really, they know how to sing.
(start the video WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI)
PV = (voice) That trip to Los Angeles, with their uncle Tony Renis in 2010, marked the turning point for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, in fact, the famous producer, also managed to convince his old friend-colleague Quincy Jones to let his three new ones enter as pupils, in the video in favor of Haiti, which re-proposed WE ARE THE WORLD by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.
TORPEDINE = It was a great dream, also because I came from a long experience of Andrea Bocelli, after 16 years, let’s say it was easier for me to continue this discussion.
PV = What place do Il Volo occupy in international music today?
TORPEDINE = I believe that after Andrea Bocelli, who clearly today we are talking about a monument, we are no longer talking only about an artist, immediately afterwards, they are there, because they are present in all countries of the world, as a publication, as a live, as a performance . Today Il Volo, together with Andrea, clearly Andrea becomes almost unattainable, because the recording market today is almost infinite, in general, but on the live part, they have the same capacities, in some countries, in others they don’t, but let’s say they occupy a huge space.
GIAN = Let’s say that, certainly the novelty was that, as Ignazio said, of three children singing pop-lyric, because it was the first time, so let’s say that from this point of view, we have always tried to be unique, and to propose to the public, to the people who follow us, something different.
Then, it is clear that over time, it is necessary to demonstrate and consolidate success, because being the novelty, it is also easy to be a meteor, therefore, as Ignazio said, sorry if I repeat myself, we must renew ourselves, with hard work, with constancy, with sacrifices and always staying on track, this is important. I must say that there is not only a working relationship, but also our friendship has been consolidated over time, and this helps us to be cohesive, strong and to develop ideas that allow us to renew ourselves.
RED RONNIE = I want for them, a good of the soul, because even if they joined almost by chance, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, they have three totally different personalities, who together have a crazy cohesion, so much so that they have invaded the world.
I hope they enjoy the happiness they deserve and are experiencing, because …… because they are still spontaneous, they still have the desire to see with their eyes what happens and, this is important, also with the heart. They are perfect when they are elegant, at the Verona Arena or on an important stage, or when they are like this, a little “discarded” when they come into my programs and let themselves go. Because they are three guys, very lucky, and very alive.
PV = (voice) Red Ronnie says well, three very different guys, who complement each other on stage, three particular characters, united by their common talent and love for music: Piero the professor, Ignazio the philosopher and Gianluca the seducer, two Sicilians and an Abruzzese.
After all, they are three young people of today with the ancient passion for opera, to be merged with pop, a characteristic that makes them fascinating in a transversal way to the different civilizations crossed in their first twelve years of common career in the world.
The result of the intelligence of the Italian province, which over the years has established itself, not only in music, but in every sector of society, as the journalist and writer points out: Pierangelo Buttafuoco.
P. BUTTAFUOCO = It is up to the village boy to “take flight”. If that of IL Volo is the story, or rather the novel, or better still the epic, of those who, like the guys, know how to go away.
Because the commandment given to the country guys is always the same, and it is this: “Who goes out, succeeds” (pun to say that whoever leaves the country, succeeds, that is, is successful, in life), and said in Sicilian it becomes: “cu nesci, arriesci”.
ANTONELLA BORALEVI(writer-journalist) = What is special about Il Volo?
Meanwhile, this name, because already hearing it, this name, takes you somewhere else, and then the fact that, we never say Il Volo, but we say “the boys of Il Volo”. I think that the three members of Il Volo group will have to get used to being called “boys” even when they are 70 years old.
But above all I would like to thank them, the guys from Il Volo, because they have the characteristic of giving joy. The guys from Il Volo put you in a good mood. The guys from Il Volo, you look at them and you feel better, you listen to them and you hum them and you feel better. So, as they say: go go go, guys from Il Volo and thank you for the joy you give us.
PV = (voice) All mad per Il Volo, it could be the title of a docu-film about the life of the three boys who continue to reap successes and attract fans of all ages, especially women, in the many countries already visited by three young people, they enchant the spectators and seduce, in particular, the fair sex, with their typical Italian charm. That’s right, it was for Pavarotti, it is for Andrea Bocelli, it is for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, of whom also three collaborators of Milly Carlucci have an excellent opinion and who had the pleasure of training Il Volo, for a special episode of Dancing with the stars.
OB = (dance teacher). Piero dancer mmmmhhh. Piero dancer, determined, very stubborn, I remember that he always wanted to try the steps, always perfect the rhythm. Obviously: he Sicilian and I Sicilian, we had a great time, I have wonderful memories, both of Piero and of the whole group. We had a lot of fun in our beautiful tango.
LL = (dance teacher) Gianluca dancer was a real discovery. But I think that in the tango, it was really exceptional, because in reality it represents it a little. Tango is very technical, and in my opinion Gianluca is precise, like tango, like all professionals, on the other hand. He is sensual, mysterious, captivating and intriguing, but above all, tango is elegance, and he is a very, very elegant person, and this is a gift that few people have, and that distinguishes him above all.
MG = (dance teacher). Ignazio was a great revelation and certainly as a dancer he was exceptional that evening at Dancing under the stars, when we did the tango together and I must say that it was really nice to see how, in a short time, this guy really learned the main things, of this dance, which was the tango. He tried to really express himself 100% and I was really very proud and proud and happy to have danced this dance with him.
R. RONNIE = Happiness could be …. such a wonderful place, surrounded by nature, relaxation. But you are missing something, you miss sharing it with the person you love, and then happiness is not living a beautiful thing, but sharing it.
Happiness is giving to others, it is giving, making people feel good. For me, happiness is giving space to artists, emerging groups, giving a voice to those who don’t have it.
In the end, we remain, for what we have given, not for what we have had, so happiness is giving.
(There are some scenes with Pavarotti)
PV = (voice) The myth of Luciano Pavarotti, after the docu-masterpiece of the Oscar winner Ron Howard, hovers in the dreams of all of us and above all in those of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, alias Il Volo, who during the years they also managed to make friends with the friends and colleagues of a thousand adventures of Big Luciano (Pavarotti), the Spanish tenors Josè Carreras and Plácido Domingo. Especially with the latter who, as an indomitable lion, has also granted his three grandchildren (Il Volo) the honor of stepping on the same stage.
But what does it feel like to follow in the footsteps of three legends, who started the history of opera-pop? Feel the thought of Il Volo about it.
PIERO = The three tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras, were the three who cleared opera, classical music, outside the theater and brought it to the general public.
Let’s say that we are trying to follow, humbly, without emulating the three tenors, we are trying not to let this music die, which will never end, because classical music, the classical term, is synonymous with eternal. We were in Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce, it was not a normal evening, it was a Magic Night, in fact it was the title of that project that we have taken on tour everywhere.
Clearly when we conceive a project, if there is no trust on the part of someone, there is no encouragement. When the idea of doing the Tribute to the Three Tenors was born, there was the foundation of Pavarotti who supported this idea, many messages with Josè Carreras, but the maestro Plácido Domingo did us the honor …..
IGNAZIO = Besides, he is a great friend of ours!
PIERO = ……he did us the honor of accepting our invitation, coming to Florence, conducting and singing that repertoire with us, so having his support gave us so much strength.
GIAN = I would also like to add that we have just done the concert at the Arena di Verona, the Tribute to Morricone, and there too, as Piero said, there was support, and of course it continues to be there for this recording project that will be released soon, by maestro Andrea Morricone and the whole Morricone family.
So this gives us that encouragement Piero was talking about.
PV = I must tell you that at this moment I am having a bit of the chills, because the first part of my artistic career began in the myth of Luciano Pavarotti, Josè Carreras, and Placido Domingo, I have followed them, ever since in 1990, together with maestro Zubin Mehta, they trod the Caracalla stage for a concert on the occasion of the Italia 90 World Cup, and from that moment, I understood the power of Luciano Pavarotti, and his two Spanish friends, to go and communicate the great international music, but above all Italian.
Finding myself today, with three very young friends, Italians, who are on that road, frankly, gives me, on the one hand, the feeling that I am getting a little old, on the other hand the joy of seeing that Maestro Pavarotti has drawn a really important road that you guys are following very well, isn’t it Ignazio?
IGNAZIO = Look, I tell you the truth, even with this Morricone project, we never wanted to be a copy of something, we want to try to be the means, to ensure that this music is never forgotten.
We are moving towards an era where the music changes every year, the charts change.
GIAN = (says in English) This legacy will never die, you know?
PV = You understand, the boy from Abruzzo who now speaks with an English slang!
PV = Piero, at this moment I have a flash, I remember a magnificent summer evening, in Piazza del Popolo (Rome) with the master Ennio Morricone who directed you in that wonderful song E PIÙ TI PENSO . In those days we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, it was your first great performance, face to face with the legend of legends, the master Morricone.
PIERO = The first meeting with master Morricone, took place in the FORUM studios in Rome, in 2010 during the recording of our first album.
We were just recording E PIÙ TI PENSO and the master was passing through the studios and came in to listen, so he was the first to listen to our work.
We, fourteen, fifteen, still did not realize the importance, the greatness of the master. When he listened to E PIÙ TI PENSO, he decided to conduct this song live, on the occasion of a concert in Piazza del Popolo …
IGNAZIO = 150 years of the Unification of Italy.
PIERO = ….. 150 years of the Unification of Italy.
Today, we are not ashamed to say it, we have realized the importance and prestige of that event.
PV= In fact, Ignazio, having reached personal success, having arrived at a personal encounter with the legends, you so young, did not immediately make you understand what magnificent world you had entered.
How do you relive the memory of these events today? We talked about We Are The World and then 150 years, and in any case you are still at the beginning of a prestigious career.
How do you relive those passages that have taken place in the international arena and that seemed so unimaginable?
IGNAZIO = Look, I try to be brief. I think they will be indelible memories, which we will never forget, perhaps in those times, thanks to naivety, we lived everything more serenely. But they will be memories that we cannot help but take with us, tell them to our children, our grandchildren. Surely a very important thing is that we have learned a lot from them, the experience with Barbra Streisand has taught us a lot. In the end, when you relate to artists and people, because they are mainly people, you learn humanity, you learn humility, you learn how much dedication they put into their work, how much effort, how many sacrifices, and therefore we only learned from them.
GIAN = And then, these experiences that we have lived, we feel three privileged, those experiences that, like pieces, form the personality and that give sensitivity, empathy. These strong emotions that we have lived together have been a continuous personal growth, which has allowed us, really, to experience these things at a young age, with a naivety and a beauty, with a purity and we are truly proud to have lived them together.
Being on stage together, knowing that there are companions … I look at them (Piero and Ignazio) and they have experienced things that not even our brothers or our parents can understand, because there is this union between us, which makes these things truly special.
I wanted to translate this long interview, because it seemed interesting to me.
I’m halfway through the work, there are still many interesting things.
Tell me if you want to find out what will be said in the second part and, with a little patience, that too will come.
Ignazio’s participation in Red Ronnie (Barone Rosso) was really nice.
He was also connected with Lidia Schillaci and Nico Arezzo.
Their performances were beautiful and Red was very happy to have them as guests.
Red= I can’t wait to start this live. There will be many guests tonight. The first person I share contact with isIgnazio Boschettofrom Il Volo.(here Red asks to share the live broadcast, and makes a long speech that the internet is trying to limit the connections and he is against this thing.) Then he says that Ignazio has joined the live, also Lidia Schillaci and also Nico Arezzo and then there will be many other guests.
Initial theme plays of the Barone Rosso Solo Flight show.
Red= Let me immediately call Ignazio. He has just returned from a tour, so now let’s see if I can find him ……. “are you there?”
I = Maybe, I’m here.
Red= Here you are, listen to Ignazio, will we call your friends immediately?
I = As you wish, yes.
Red= We start first with the young ladies and so with Lidia.
“Are you Lidia?, wait because Ignazio was vertical. (Ignazio turns the video horizontally), well that’s better.
Meanwhile Ignazio, welcome back from your tour.
I= This time I don’t have the chance to break anything (he refers to the first time Il Volo was with Red Ronnie and Ignazio broke the juke box.)
Red = In fact, the juke box, it is still here and still suffering, if I put a record in, it does not go and you know why. (Ignazio laughs). Maybe it’s better if you stand vertical, so Nico is there too. (Ignazio returns to vertical). While I call Nico, explain to me why your friends are involved, are they only Sicilians?
I = No, there is nothing patriotic, it is a question of relationships, with Lidia there is a great friendship that binds us and with Nico, there is a friendship but also a working relationship, because as you know, we are preparing Nico’s CD and I can’t say anything anymore because he’s here.
N= I’m here, I arrived on time.
Red= Let’s explain well, where are you, from Sicily, Ignazio?
I= I was born in Bologna, but my family and in any case my Sicilian house that I have is in Marsala.
Red= Lidia instead you are from Palermo?
L= I am from Trapani, born in Palermo but I live in Trapani, from Castellammare del Golfo and then I live around Italy.
Red= Is Nico from Ragusa instead?
N= Yes, I’m from Ragusa, Ragusano, point down (in the sense the lowest point of Sicily)
Red= So we have Sicily, here, of the excellence of Sicily. Lidia I have to tell you one thing, I saw that you are on all platforms, even periscope, because your friend was responsible for periscope, and she is also called like you.
L= Livia, her name is Livia and not Lidia. (Lidia’s image appears) I was doing these crazy live shows, but now I have stopped, now I’m more on Facebook.
(Finally there is the image of all three.)
Red= Now all three of you are here, stay in that exact position because you are at the center of the image.
N= But is it okay horizontal?
Red= Okay, now you are all vertical because Ignazio dictated the rule
I= But I have the phone like this.
Red= But you could turn it.
I= I did, but then you said to go back vertical.
Red = Okay that’s fine, you all are so beautiful. Listen Ignazio, let’s start from Il Volo, how did it go in America?
I= It went very well, we were lucky enough to bring the tour almost to the end, we only canceled three concerts. Without talking about what happened in the end, we had a lot of fun, because it was already a year and a half, two, that we were not returning to America, and it was nice to come back with the tenth anniversary, because we celebrated 10 years. However, we are used to taking nothing for granted, and receiving people’s affection in that way, after 10 years, has been surprising.
Red= And after that you came back, you had the greatest contrast, a tour in America and then armored in the house.
I= Think what luck (ironic).
Red= It went well because you have almost finished the American tour.
I= We canceled the last concerts, when the decree arrived, which canceled flights to and from Italy, we looked each other in the eye and we said to each other, we have people who work with us and have families, small children, it is it’s just that we make a serious decision and go home.
And that was it.
Red= How many dates have you canceled?
Red= And how many dates have you had?
I= About twenty.
Red= How did you meet Lidia?
I = I remember Lidia, when I was a child, at the time of “Operazione Trionfo” (Star Academy talent show), and I was extremely in love with her voice, obviously and I don’t go further because it would be obvious.
After years, we met personally through a mutual friend, guitarist, right? (Lidia nods), Gino De Vita, in Sicily and so this friendship was born.
Red = But will you do things together?
I= We have already done something.
Red= But something more substantial, now let’s see something, because you sent me some wonderful videos. At two in the morning the videos arrived, I downloaded them and I thought, now I go to bed and then tomorrow I watch them and instead I started to watch them, beautiful, with a fantastic technique, besides, very beautiful. I don’t like to make people sing live, because in the end, there is no synchronization, the audio is bad etc., instead your videos are spectacular. (certainly all Ignazio’s work)
L= Ignazio is very good, he does the editing, he does everything , it’s crazy, I have to say it’s all thanks to him.
Red= Having had him in my studio, I don’t know how he does things without breaking something though …….. Lidia and Nico, you must know that when Il Volo came here, he went to the Juke Box and started to push and remove at the same time, the buttons …… Lidia you are gone, what have you done? (there is no longer Lidia’s image)
L= But do you hear me at least? Maybe it’s my connection, I try again.
Red = You are there, you are there. Ok. No, you went away again.
N= Red, as soon as you spoke of Ignazio who breaks everything, the connection was automatically dropped.
Red = But do you see the coincidences? I said “Ignazio who breaks” and immediately see what happened !! (everyone laughs)
Here you are Lidia ….. no you are no longer there.
Wait until I attract positive energy: “Ignazio doesn’t break anything, Ignazio is a good boy, Ignazio brings Lidia back in connection …….”
I = But what have I got to do with it ???
(Lidia’s image comes and goes.)
Red = So Nico, I was telling you that Ignazio came here and started pounding the buttons on the juke box, like a computer …. tac tac tac …. and the juke box went haywire. They have already come twice to fix it ….. today I reminded Ignazio of this and he said “reset”, but it is not a computer !!!!
That juke box is from 1956.
N= I saw you in the next phase, (means the second episode of Il Volo da Red), when you had already placed the prohibition signs for Ignazio.
Red= But look, I didn’t put those signs, it was my staff.
I = There is Lidia doing ping pong (Lidia’s image appears and disappears)
L= I don’t know what to say, I don’t stay connected.
Red = I take advantage of it to put up one of your videos, I will put up ENDLESS LOVE ?? What do you want to hear?
I = As you want, if you want to put a song made by all three WHAT FOR FRIENDS ARE FOR.
Red = Yes a song made by all three. Look at the technique, I don’t know how Ignazio did it, in my opinion there is some dwarf who works or some worker who does everything for him.
It’s a beautiful song, are Ignazio Boschetto, Lidia Schillaci and Nico or Nico Arezzo?
N= For today Nico Arezzo.
Red = Not for today, it must be forever. OK, then WHAT THE FRIENDS ARE FOR, Nico Arezzo, Lidia Schillaci and that wretched one !! (everyone laughs)
Red= How nice guys. I don’t know how you did Ignazio, you were really good, I must say that it’s done in an incredible way.
I= But it’s simple ….
Red= How simple, how do you do it?
I= It’s simple, I make my video, then Nico does his, Lidia his part and then I assemble everything.
Red= I hear your voice coming and going. Even Nico, feels bad, I do something, I call everyone back, let’s see if it works. I will call Ignazio back.
I= Can you hear me?
Red= of course I hear you. (Ignazio appears with the golden tapir in his hand, which is given here when there is a situation of particular embarrassment.)
I= As the best phone call of recent times !!! (Red laughs loudly, amused)
Red= But when was it given it to you?
I= When there was the history of the hotel.
Red= It’s true, when they invented that you had destroyed the hotel. Also this story, in your career. Wait I add, first Nico, that we are sure he has a good connection …… nice tapir ….
I= Yes, one never thinks of receiving it, but it is cool.
N= Here I am.
Red= Here you are, Nico and we also call Lidia, but where does she connect from ???
I= She is in Sicily.
Red= She’s in Sicily, that’s why the connection is hard. Here is Lidia.
L= Do you see me?
Red= Yes, here are all three. Listen Lidia, but where are you now in Palermo?
L= I’m in Castellammare del Golfo, do you know these areas? In short, San Vito lo Capo, these areas here, are beautiful.
Red= Do you know that I have never come to San Vito lo Capo? I was hoping to come this year with the festival, with a project, but then it didn’t go well, so …….
I= I invite you.
Red= Why are you down (in Sicily) in the summer?
I= Always, I always spend August in Sicily.
L= See you all, this summer, come to visit us, Red.
N= Sorry, we make a midpoint.
I= Sorry, you come to Marsala, we all meet in Marsala.
Red= Yes, then maybe we will cross the sea and go to Favignana or …….
I= Favignava is in front of my house, so …..
Red= Now I am sending another video of yours, because the songs you have made are very beautiful, but the concept is this, since your collaboration is very beautiful, as soon as the borders reopen (intended as the quarantine ends), as soon as they let us leave the house I wait for you here.
I= Of course.
Red = You should have already come, in the last episode (of the Barone Rosso) available before you went to America, only that I was already full of guests and instead I wanted to give you the necessary time.
So, Ignazio we all know him, Lidia, you did OPERAZIONE TRIONFO, so Ignazio saw you too, then what did you also do?
L= I was on tour for a long time, I was on tour for a few years with Ramazzotti and others and then I have dedicated myself to many things, soundtracks, I have written a lot. I did TALE E QUALE SHOW(she played a copy of Lady Gaga, very good), and now I’m in the process of processing, and writing.
Red= But does Ignazio also have something to do with your project or not?
L= No, I don’t know.
I= I have something to do with friendship, we give each other advice.
L = Exactly, I’m working on my own. I am writing many things, let’s see what happens.
Red= You Nico instead, you did XFACTOR, if I’m not mistaken.
N = Yes, Xfactor from three years ago, I think.
Red= And then you did Sanremo Young.
N = Yes, last December, therefore more recent.
Red= But did you show up with your own song? Or didn’t they let you do your own song?
N = Yes, a song of mine that I wrote about two years ago at the beginning of my writing phase. I introduced myself and …. we chose this song because it was the one I felt the most and therefore it was the right one.
Red= Now I would like to put up a video, what do I put up Ignazio?
I= What you want.
Red= But they are all beautiful …. there is Shallow with you and Lidia (Red mispronounces Shallow, and the three laugh a lot, because as pronounced by Red it seems a forbidden thing.)
I= Put ENDLESS LOVE
Red= Wow, Ignazio I want to know what the word means, you could explain it with words spoken well?
I= I am a lively, spontaneous boy, but I have a certain dignity, so I don’t say it, and you go look for vocabulary. (everyone laughs)
Red= Let’s give some dignity.
I= Let’s hear the song. (laughs)
Red= Watch how they laugh, shut up I put the video. ENDLESS LOVE Ignazio and Lidia Schillaci.
(after returning from the video, Red’s voice is not heard)
I= Let’s say that after this video a particular love was born between me and Lidia.
L = Yes, incredible.
I= A crazy professional love, there is a great esteem between me and Lidia.
L = But the esteem has always been there.
Red= I forgot to turn on my microphone.
Red= So, nothing, I’m doing some chaos.
I= I know that I made you anxious.
Red= Look, when I deal with Ignazio, I sweat. Even when he arrived with Il Volo at the Red Ronnie studio, I expected him to sit down to the piano, instead he immediately went to the drums. Luckily Torpedine was there and took him away.
Listen Ignazio, what does it mean that your love for Lidia was born, does it mean that you will make children together?
I= No, no, only that professional love was born. You know, when I came from America, I thought what I can do, to be close to the people who follow us and who love us? And I thought about making videos, but I thought it would be fantastic to do something like a collaboration, a duet, something …. and I immediately thought of Lidia. Because thinking about ENDLESS LOVE I thought that Lidia was perfect , and she immediately made herself available, just as when we thought of What The Friends Are For, Nico made himself available immediately.
All this has been done to give a message of hope, to remain close to the people who are forced, like all of us, to stay at home, to live a life they were not used to.
Red= But, what to say Ignazio, that with this speech, you made sense of this live? Now I’m serious too.
I= Wait for me to turn the page to the talk. (jokes)
N = Do you know that I have never felt Ignazio so serious?
Red= But neither did I, in fact, amaze me, because he has an incredible ability, because he is from Il Volo, the funny boy, the jester of the three, then, this guy here, seats on the piano, he sings and you think but is he the same person that was around here before? Because he is completely transformed. It’s a crazy thing, understand?
I= I can say, singing is a little like making love, when one makes love it’s like entering another world and for me, singing is the same thing.
L = He enters another dimension, understand Red?
Red= You Ignazio, you told me that, with Nico you started your own project, your label.
I= Yes, we have been talking about this for a long time with Torpedine. In our group everyone has roles and certainly Piero and Gianluca are the ones a little closer to Michele for some decisions, I too say my opinion, but I always give my ok. I do the recording studio part more, I play. It’s been a while since we’ve talked with Michele about doing something, producing guys. We had started with a girl named Shari, but then we took different paths, we were busy doing other things, so it was a mess.
Then, the other two (Piero and Gian) said that they were not so interested, instead I wanted to have my record label, and so I told Michele that I would like to produce Nico, who had already been seen by Michele and Ciotti (Il Volo press office manager) and so Floki Production was born.
Red= What does FLOKI mean?
I= Floki is a Viking character, he was a ship builder, so behind Floki there is the genius of the builder and also hope ……. and then why Nico and I are passionate about the TV series that is on Netflix, where there is Floki.
Red= Here is the reason.
I= Now I tell you, Nico has been waiting for a long time to go out with the new CD, we had to go out in May …. what could have happened ??? World pandemic !!!
N = You must know that I had had several projects, which for one thing or another had never started, now this year finally in early January, we closed ourselves in the studio every day and at the end we already had the CD. We wanted to publish it for May then it was ready and we wanted to anticipate and instead ….. the decree of the pandemic. Maybe it was all, because the album was supposed to come out.
L = Too bad all this.
Red= In my opinion it is a pandemic-juke box, which has come at the right time.
Ignazio, there are a lot of people, from Salvador, Brazil, Morocco, Miami, Rome.
I= But what is behind you – the mask of THE PAPER HOUSE?
Red= Yes, I also have a sweatshirt, I’m a friend of Helsinki, I did an interview with him in Venice, very beautiful, it’s on my Facebook.
I= I tell you the truth, when it all started (his career) for a young age, I didn’t know you, then when I did some research I discovered everything, but the pinnacle, for me, was seeing you with Pavarotti and Bono, in the film by Pavarotti.
Red= But you know that critics have criticized that documentary but they say that’s that is the most important part. I haven’t seen it yet.
I= They do it on Monday it seems to me.
I= I don’t remember, but on the main TV channels.
Red= Then I see it. One day, Ignazio, you and I go to dinner and I’ll tell you everything, because they are good adventures, understand?
Red= So, I salute you, I hope you will come here when you can. Nico, I hope your CD comes out soon. Tell me Ignazio.
I= Do we say goodbye with the medley made with Nico?
Red= Yes, do you want to teach me how to make TV? I don’t teach you to make songs.
I= Also because it is better not.
Red= No, I’m out of tune ….. greetings also from Bolivia, from America …..
I= Do you know how this medley was born with Nico? Because when there is a certain type of music …. even with Lidia, we love Pino and then we decided to do a 4/5 minute medley of Pino Daniele.
Red= This medley is amazing. I greet you, you have an appointment here. Lidia, you are very good, and then you and Ignazio are well together, he looks like D’Artagnan and you sweeten things a little. Nico, a question, in Pino Daniele’s medley, you play the guitar, but do you really play it then?
N = Yes
I= He plays very well, like it was from God, heavenly.
Red= Ignazio greetings from Detroit, Mamma Mia, what a great success Il Volo has had.
I= We have been so lucky and it is nice to bring our culture.
Red= Ignazio is no luck.
Red= Luck does not exist, remember, they are always merits.
I greet you guys, I love you.
I + L + N= Final goodbyes.
Red= I put this video, which I find amazing, is a medley of Pino Daniele.
I must also say this that, when there was a tribute to Pino Daniele, made at the stadium in Naples, Il Volo’s participation was criticized, in reality, as Pino Daniele sings, Ignazio, I believe that nobody sings it like this. I don’t say it because I have him here, live, but because it is reality, because he is simply magical.
This is a Medley, with QUANDO – QUANDO PIOVE – CHE MALE C’E’.
Below, instead, I publish the video of the song that Nico presented in December at Sanremo Young.
The title of his song was “VOLO”.
And here the magical interpretation of Lidia Schillaci TALE E QUALE, after which every singer had to imitate a famous singer.
Very good Lidia who imitates Lady Gaga.
I must say that here too there is a lot of talent and skill.
Very beautiful both the duet and the trio, and then Pino Daniele medley, really strong.
Lidia you have a beautiful voice and Nico you have many skills.
Ignazio you are a boy who has many facets, you know how to be funny, but also serious, you are bright and romantic and you also have an entrepreneurial soul.
What can we say again, we wish everyone a lot of luck for your projects.
Since the last time I wrote a post, it’s amazing how many things our guys have done, but let’s try to retrace all their commitments.
Milan was also embellished with beautiful IL VOLO posters.
On December 17, Il Volo takes part in the presentation in Bologna of the new book by dear friend Bartoletti: ALMANACCO DI SANREMO. The boys were kind and affable to everyone.
At the end of the evening, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca recorded a video message dedicated to Sinisa Miajlovich (coach of the Bologna football team, currently suffering from leukemia). Here are some of the beautiful words written by Bartoletti.
“When the presentation of a book ends with Il Volo that stands up to go to dedicate ‘Grande Amore’ to Arianna Miajlovich sitting in the front row (then asking her cell phone to send a private encouragement video to Sinisa) there would already be very little to be added. Yet before, there had been … everything else. Between participation, joy and even a little emotion. With the acquired certainty that the A of Almanac is the same as A of Friendship (Amicizia ): and also the A of Love (Amore).
Difficult to find the words to thank Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero who came on PURPOSE to give us their affection.”
Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, have also been to visit an exhibition in Bologna, dedicated to Italian music “NOI, NON ERAVAMO SOLO CANZONETTE”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Modugno while singing “Volare”.
Il Volo in front of the photo of Dalla, author of “Caruso”.
On December 19th, Il Volo performed in Monte Carlo, in the “Christmas Time in Monte Carlo” event.
Then, Il Volo announces a surprise for all the fans, a freeandlive mini concert, which will be held on 20 December outdoors, in front of the Milan train station.
Unfortunately on December 20 there is a horrible weather, it rains a lot and there is cold wind, but as promised, the boys do the mini live as announced.
We must make a big and warm applause to the guys who performed despite the impossible weather, but also to the fans who attended, despite the cold, wind and tremendous rain.
On RAI1 there is a television program I SOLITI IGNOTI, which is done for charity purposes,TELETHON. During the broadcast there will be many guests, including IL Volo, the aim is to guess who the people are, through clues. In the end, Il Volo knows exactly how to guess and the result of the evening of the game and the phone calls from home will go to charity.
The program was a lot of fun, the boys also sang two songs. Many laughs. Here is a video of the whole evening.
If you have a problem hearing the audio part of “Grande Amore” a link below will take you directly to the Sicilian Facebook Fan Page. You should be able to hear it there. 😊
From Mexico, images of NAVIDAD ATZECA arrive, where Il Volo sings “O HOLY NIGHT”, recorded during their last visit to Mexico.
What a sweet and beautiful song, Christmas is coming !! ❤️
Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca extend their best wishes with this video.
Gianluca and Luna
New concert dates have also been announced: June 16 – Dusseldorf June 18 – Frankfurt June 29 – Barcelona July 11 – Lodz July 13 – Bulgaria July 15 – Bucharest
During the Christmas holidays, Piero went to Cortina for a holiday in the snow, together with friends.
A nice piano arrived at Gianluca’s house and, in a short time, Gian cheered us up with this nice video, where he sings and PLAYS his new piano, good Gianluca!!
Instead on New Year’s Eve, a short video published byRed Ronniemade us discover Ignazio playing the guitar during a song with friends.
And on the first day of the new year, this beautiful video was released. It was done with the aim of sensitizing young people to turn the radio volume down or off while parking, because loud music could divert attention from the maneuver.
Very nice guys, who lent themselves to this video !!
In short, a very busy period for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, but it did not end here, on January 3, they will be guests on RAI1 in the LA PORTA DEI SOGNI program, also they should be guests of PORTA A PORTA with Bruno Vespa.
I can’t wait to see them again at Porta a Porta !!
I want to apologize to all of you for being absent for a long time, without any explanation, from this site.
I am very sorry that this happened and that I was not present for Christmas and New Year greetings.
I have had a very difficult period, because of health problems in my family, which have not yet been solved.
It wasn’t very happy days, but I have thought of you all.
So even if late, accept my best wishes for a happy 2020 year, beautiful concerts are waiting for you!!
Red Ronnie had announced it, with great pleasure, a long live interview.
It lasted more than three hours, in which the boys, absolutely at ease, spoke, played, sang, all without rehearsals, in live, and freedom of serious talk and even laughter.
But before you see the whole video, I show you the precise moment when I thought intensely about you and your joy in hearing and seeing this.
There are no words. ❤️
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But now enjoy the full live, and I, broadly speaking, will translate what was said.
(I warn you that at the beginning the voices are not heard because they were not miked and sometimes the video freezes, but only for a few moments.)
The boys immediately feel comfortable in the studio, and they play and sing, but they make a big mess, none of them cares about the camera. Gianluca shows his cell phone to Red, Francesca is probably on the line, and in fact Red greets her by saying “Ciao bella”. There’s also Barbara who says the new studio is beautiful.
Michele also appreciates the new studio and tells Red he would like to be his partner, the two shake their hand.
Gianluca proposes to sing “Suspicious Minds”. This evening Michele has more fun for him, on the drums.
Red launches an advertisement and then tries to explain that they are live on many platforms, but fails because Piero enters and immediately starts singing. Red says it is not impossible to make a program this way and Piero replies that it is the most beautiful thing in the world!
Red leads Ignazio to see the jukebox with a ban sign and his picture on it. This is because during last year’s visit Ignazio was fascinated by the jukebox in the studio. He unplugged it, plugged it back in, opened up the front was touching the record inside. He just couldn’t keep his hands off it. So now there is a sign that states “I cannot”. 😂
The guys are attracted to a basket of organic products, biscuits and honey, and ask if they can eat (they have just returned from a dinner).
The woman who produces the food is present.
Red says that Piero told him he was very tired, but he didn’t want to miss this appointment, because here, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca have fun, with some musical instruments, they are like three happy children.
They talk about Torpedine and Piero says, he is the fourth member of IL VOLO.
There is a great confusion, and the phone calls begin, nothing is understood and Red shouts and tries to get everyone’s attention.
The boys sing “SOMEBODY TO LOVE” and then sit down and answer a few phone calls.
Then, they dedicate to a girl “POR UNA CABEZA”.
Everyone laughs because Ignazio drops the guitar and the CD advertising sign, a disaster.
So Ignazio talks about a Sicilian singer he met as a kid and who is no longer here.
Red asks to promote their new CD, but none of them, not even Barbara or Torpedine, have brought a CD to show.
The boys perform the refrains of all the songs on the new CD.
Red reads some comments that arrived on Facebook.
Ignazio plays and sings a beautiful song by Gianni Fiorellino and then, “Tirichitolla”.
Red retraces the 10-year moments of IL VOLO and asks if they immediately agreed and Ignazio says no, because Gianluca was with a small group and not with them.
Gianluca joking and answering, he says that he is a prince and they (Piero and Ignazio), are the plebs. Piero, murmurs “….. a horned prince.”😁
The boys say that at the beginning they were successful only abroad, in Italy they didn’t do concerts, they knew them but because their songs were considered “old” and they were not appreciated.
Red confirms, that even now, apart from the fans, here in Italy, they are still a little snubbed, by those who have “the stink under the nose”.
Ignazio says that in the musical field, being snobbish is a symptom of ignorance, because music can like or dislike, but it must all be respected. A person can say, “I don’t like it, but I respect”.
Gianluca replies that we are not all the same and if certain people think in this way, that they are free to listen to what they want.
Red confirms that Ignazio is right, because a person cannot buy a record of a singer that he doesn’t like, but if this singer is a reality appreciated by many people, he is an artist that must be respected. He also says that music can give or not give emotions, and they of IL VOLO, given the results, give many emotions.
Piero says that their music represents the Italian melody, but many are ashamed to show their Italian character.
Ignazio says that we should never be ashamed of the country where we live, and says that they have felt the love for the Italian flag 🇮🇹 at Eurovision.
Red recalls, that at Eurovision they were first with the votes of the public but were penalized by the juries and Ignazio says that after what happened to them, they changed the voting system at Eurovision.
Then they talk about all the shows in the US in which they participated, but always with simplicity. They remember the concerts with Barbra Streisand.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, eat biscuits and honey, Red is desperate.😁
Piero talks about the 100 concerts that will take place from 2019 to 2020.
They start a debate about who the critics are and Red says that sometimes critics love a song but they would never admit it, because it would be like disavowing their words, because critics have good words for what they think can be good (even if they don’t like it).
Ignazio says that in Sanremo they were interviewed by all the journalists, except for one, who never called them, not even when they won Sanremo, because this journalist doesn’t really consider them, for stubbornness ……. (he is an overpaid journalist who works in the national television network, Ignazio does not say his name, but Red understands who he is).
Gianluca instead says he does not understand how some critics can still reject the evidence, Il Volo has made a great journey in 10 years, 24-year-old boys singing for Pope Francis in Panama, it doesn’t happen every day, and this reality has been ignored.
Red says he has never met such simple, funny and clean guys, like Il Volo.
They sing “Musica Che Resta”.
Ignazio gives advice to Michele and Red says that a boy wants to give lessons to a master, but Torpedine says that Ignazio plays the drums better than him and that he also has some very beautiful insights.
Ignazio wants to sing with Piero and Gianluca, but those two refuse and then Red asks Ignazio to play Pino Daniele. ❤️
After Ignazio, Gianluca says he would like to sing “Henna”, a beautiful song by Lucio Dalla (author of Caruso). Red explains the story of this song and Gian sings accompanied by Ignazio (it’s the first time they sing it and play it). ❤️
Piero says that his musical tastes, instead, lean more towards the lyric genre and he admits that during the tour in Japan he had the courage to sing “PORQUOI ME REVEILLER” of the opera Werter, in French (a pity we didn’t hear it). Red asks him if he wants to do it at that moment, but Piero says he needs voice warming, and also that it’s very difficult.
Gianluca performs “IN THE GHETTO”.
And then, later they perform the beautiful American national anthem“THE STARSPANGLEDBANNER”.
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Follows, a nice piece in Japanese language.
Calls flow in from all over.
Piero sings “O SOLE MIO” in English / Italian version.
Then they play a nice rock and roll.
Other phone calls and Red is amazed at how Gianluca remembers all the girls.
Piero plays the camera man.
Piero he says that in Guatemala, while they were in concert, the thieves entered the hotel and stole all the safe from the wall, which was in Piero’s room.
Gianluca says that every time they go to Guatemala, there is so much affection for them, on the part of the Guatemalans.
Red looks for Ignazio, who is talking to Torpedine, in the next room. Michele says they have to register “GRANDE AMORE” in English, because they had this request, for the English and American market.
In addition, Michele announces that they will be on a famous Italian satirical news program STRISCIA LA NOTIZIA on 18 November.
Red asks why they go to that news and Michele says it is to promote their CD, there is no hotel destroyed .
Red remembers that, they had been interviewed by that news program, due to the hotel being destroyed, and ask to Ignazio if that thing was true. Ignazio replies that they do not destroy hotels, only here from Red, a little.
(At this point, there is a very important moment, which definitively silences certain unjust attacks that are still done to the guys, on the question of the Swiss hotel.)
Torpedine says, “It was so destroyed, that we won the case and then we gave that money to charity”.
Red adds that no newspaper wrote of this, they only wrote that Il Volo destroyed a hotel and not, that they won the case and gave the money to charity. Michele adds, that the newspapers say only what they want and never talk about the real things of the group and their successes in the world, they never write it, because it bothers them.
At this point the boys are attracted by a magnetic turntable, which has the disc plate that remains suspended in the air. Red is worried because he’s afraid they’ll break it 😁, Ignazio says he wants to have it.
Red asks Ignazio how they spend their money they earn. He replies that he bought a nice car and has a house, because it is important, even if they are away, to have a house to go home to and then he helped his family. He says that all three of them come from families full of feelings and emotions, but not economically speaking, so they helped their families, they allow to themselves some things, but they are very responsible boys, who don’t do crazy things.😘
Red asks Piero the same question. Ignazio says that Piero is stingy. Piero says he is not, he says that all three are quiet boys, that they give value to money, because they all come from humble families, artisans, so they know the value of hard-earned money. Now they are lucky enough to be able to live thanks to the work they do, they are three very privileged guys who therefore try to help the people who need it most.
Ignazio says they are generous boys.
Piero confirms and says that they do not like to make it known, in fact Ignazio says that he was at the Santa Caterina (Hospital of Bologna). Red did not know it and says that it is right to tell these things, but Ignazio says that it is an act that he does for himself, not to make it known to others.
Beautiful things have been said, and Red says, that every once in a while, digging, a diamond comes out.
They made an evening in total freedom and made so many people happy that they saw the guys of IL VOLO, in a different way. With the phone calls that have come from all over the world, they have also shown (if needed) that Il Volo is really known everywhere.
Red then asks to do another evening, where they will be prepared to sing, with musical backing and Ignazio says they can come with their band. Red immediately wants to set a date before their departure in January.
Piero says that from Red they come willingly and Ignazio adds that they feel at home there, an evening with friends.
Torpedine remembers its beginnings. Gianluca says that Michele sees himself in them.
Red sees the tattoos of Ignazio and one says SAUDADE (nostalgia) and Ignazio says, he is one who needs moments of sadness.
Red asks Torpedine to tell the difference between the first singers he has followed and Il Volo, and Michele says that he has been living these last 10 years big time, he has started breathing again and he says it to everyone, because boys and their families are honest people and special and he notices this even when they are traveling around the world with the band and the crew, everyone wants to be with them, like a big family.
Finally there are real relationships, they are serious, and then they play, but always with education, respect and gratitude. They consider Michele an important person.
Torpedine says that he and Renis, at the beginning, saw in them some child prodigies, but then when they grew up, their value was very well understood. Red asks to finish the show with a song.
Some more phone calls and Red is amazed because Gianluca remembers all the girls who are calling.
The last phone call is from Lucrezia, an Italian girl who at the concert in Rome, had a sign saying: “I’m beautiful, I’m rich, I’m smart. Piero, want to marry me?” Piero in Rome, he was joking and answered yes! Piero remembers everything and now asks her if his two friends (Gian and Igna) are good as witnesses and Red can sing the Ave Maria. 😁
Gianluca shows Red the photo on his cell phone, a vegan breakfast and Red says he and Piero are planning a wedding and Gian shows him a breakfast? Red says these guys are crazy.
Piero dedicates the last song to Lucrezia: “Grande Amore”.
Gianluca confirms that another evening will come, with the whole band, and will prepare and perform their songs.
Red asks them to set the date for January 13th. They perform, “GRANDE AMORE”.
Red gathers all three for the final greetings. He takes Ignazio’s cell phone and sees that his mother, Caterina,sent him a message that Red reads: “You are all wonderful, I love you, my little one.” Then Ignazio shows the picture of his Arturo and says he lives with him , but now he is in Sicily, because they are always abroad.
Piero is very tired, sleeping on his feet, and Red calls his father Gaetano who is there with them. Gaetano is a very shy person and of few words. Red asks if Piero has his head mounted and Gaetano answers, absolutely not, then he says he lives in Naro.
Red asks for a close-up of the faces of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, to show how tired they are.
Final greetings and thanks.
The boys say “A big hug to Red” and they all throw themselves at Red. ❤ 🤗
(Please click on each photo below to view a larger version.)
This video, instead, was published the following morning byRed Ronnie, many beautiful words forIL VOLO.
“What a night last night, we finished at 1:00 a.m., I went to sleep at 3:00. It was incredible, to say that guys are happy, that is to say the least. We have reached an impressive number of people around the world with this live. We have demonstrated the incredible popularity of Il Volo.
What happened, it was fantastic, also because we had fun. Everything was out of control, everything was spontaneous. This morning I saw only the beginning and I had to force myself to stop, because I would see everything again, for how beautiful it was.
I’m very tired.”
(Red reads some comments.) He says that the January date is not confirmed but Monday goes to dinner with Torpedine and they talk about this. Red states that you cannot know what it’s like to do a live like last night, because it was a completely improvised program so you had to adjust the microphones every time, but it was wonderful.
He confirmed that it was incredible yesterday with Il Volo, something amazing, fantastic, they will repeat this experiment.
(Red reads a comment): What do you think of Il Volo?
They are fantastic guys, I I love working with simple people, I don’t like rock stars. (Now he reads a comment from Ercole Ginoble) – Hard to keep them at bay, Ercole !
Don’t tell me, I know it! With them it is always a great success. The thing they have shown is that people believe that Il Volo are young-old, absolutely NO, they are fantastic, they are very punk, much more punk than they may seem.
I will go to lunch with Torpedine to talk about an evening with the whole group, where we mix the talk of everything, with live songs. I talked about it with Piero this morning. The most meticulous is Gianluca and Ignazio is a disaster! They were themselves last night. I just wanted to say that last night was magical.
Francesco Facchinetti (the one who defended them this year, denouncing the Sanremo journalists) is in Mexico, and sent me a message with the words THAT SHOW. Always good music from me. Ciao guys, see you!
Beautiful evening in complete freedom.
Simple and fantastic guys.
In spite of everything, the boys took off some pebbles from their shoes, concerning certain journalists and critics.
Wonderful to know that they won the lawsuit for the Swiss hotel and that they donated the money to charity.
Fantastic audience response from all over the world.
Thanks Red, we look forward to the next live.
The tour de force for the promotion of the new CD continues at an incessant pace.
Here are the images and video of the Rome instore Saturday, November 9th.
The arrival of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.
Fantastic, and among all the fans, we recognize our delicious Xinjie.😘
A nice event in Rome, but not everything ends here, SundayIl Volo was expected in Milan for the Mini Live, and how can they arrive from Rome? (these guys so haughty, like some press has sometimes described them?)
But by train !!
But someone waited for them at the station to give them a small video to be broadcast live on the TV program DOMENICA VENTURA.
Here they are. And while they are being interviewed, near Piero, in the station, he passes the video of the advertising of the concert in Matera, what a beautiful coincidence.
Nothing new is said in the interview. The man to whom Gianluca compliments, is a well-known Italian footballer Paolo Rossi.
And now radio promotions are starting. The first isRadio 102.5. Nothing important is said, but the boys are always kind and nice.
In this photo the boys are in the company ofZAC, one of the 102.5 radio speakers.
Nice mini video made with the 102.5 radio speakers.
But there is another radio waiting for the Radio Zetainterview.
Very nice interview, activate the subtitles because the translation seemed excellent to me.
But now here they are atRadio Italia for another interview.
Another nice interview with Radio Italia, nothing new is said, the stages of 10 years are retraced and Manola asks what their favorite song is and they say that the most representative is “Grande Amore”.
They talk about bel canto, and that they are ambassadors of Italy in the world, then about the new CD and the next tour in Canada-US, and then of the mini live event in Milan and the extraordinary presence of the people.
Manola asks how they manage to divide the parts of a song and they reply that there is no real division, only the verse is sung, which of the three can make it better, without any jealousy.
Piero says that they speak little of their beginnings, because as children, they were catapulted into an environment full of famous people in America and they didn’t realize this and when they tell it to others, they seem to say it to brag and the people does not believe that are truth, but there are photos to testify.
Then, Ignazioimitates Gianlucawho does something special with his ear and then says he is a nuisance.
Pierotalks about the two Italian dates and the 2020 tour.
Manola asks what kind of music they listen to and they answer a little of everything, because music is always beautiful and tastes must be respected.
And here is another great news, on the EUROFANATICOSFacebook page, they did a long poll with a vote, to understand what was the most beautiful Eurovision song of the last 10 years and ……. Won IL VOLO, with “GRANDE AMORE”, all the finals where IL Volo was, were won hands down, and the grand final was won with 2600 votes, against 929 of the second classified.
CONGRATULATIONS BOYS !!! 😘😘😘
Mamma mia, these guys never stop, this is only the first part of the promotion, we will still have to follow:
~ Instore Bologna
~ Interview in Roxy bar with Red Ronnie (he said he has already taken away the juke box for Ignazio)
~ Instore Caserta
~ Concert on live TV in Matera
~ Live concert of Radio Italia (of which I will attend the recording as a public)
See you very soon.
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