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The Stress, the Pressure and the Joy!

After six years the guys returned to the Ariston stage. They traveled around the world and stole the hearts of the people of the United States, South America, every corner of the earth. All the fame that any one person could want they had achieved. In six years, they did what most people cannot do in a lifetime! But all of this, which meant so much to them, at times, seemed lost because of what was missing. The joy was always lost in the pain which they felt in their hearts. They wanted to share it with their people, the Italian people. So, they decided to do something about it!
Off to Sanremo!
The pressure was tremendous. The doubts were there. Always there! Ignazio says, “No, we can’t win!” Gianluca says, “We win!” And Piero trying to keep the balance, “We were not anyone here in Italy, at most we would not be anyone even afterwards.”
So how do you begin to approach Sanremo when there is so much on the line! How do you get past the stress and the pressure?
The Video Diary!
TV Sorrisi e Canzoni asked the guys to do a diary of their days at Sanremo.
Since some people were having problems viewing all the separate videos below so we are posting the entire video here.
Day 1: February 9th, 2015
As Ignazio explains in the video, it was just a few minutes a day but, it was a “sort of pill.” It was the thing that kept them going when the pressure was on. “It was fun!” So much so that the guys said they would do it again! And it gave them the opportunity to talk directly to the Italian people and let them know how they felt about being home, experiencing Sanremo and sharing it with them!
So, let’s join the guys on their Sanremo journey.
Before General Soundcheck!
(The videos have English subtitles!)  (Please click on each day’s photo to view the video diary.)

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero before soundcheck

Day 2: February 10th, 2015
On day two Ignazio begins by telling us how the general soundcheck went and how it gave them the first beautiful emotions of singing at Sanremo! He also expresses how much he loves sharing these emotions with the other artist!
Piero tells us that he’s getting used to the video diary and he’s starting to like it! “It’s like writing in your diary at night!” He also tells us about his experience on the Red Carpet and experiencing the audience reaction to Il Volo.
Gianluca talks about the following evening when they will perform “Grande Amore” for the first time and certainly combine that with the fact that it’s his birthday!
After general soundcheck

Left to right: Ginaluca, Piero and Ignazio on a boat Day 2

Day 3: February 11th, 2015
Today Piero begins by telling us how he and millions of Italians enjoyed the opening of Sanremo. And the anticipation of singing for the Italian people this evening!
Gianluca tells us about the emotions, nervousness, and anxiety they are feeling. He anticipates something beautiful! And let’s not forget, it’s Gianluca’s birthday!
Ignazio is feeling all the excitement of the day. He says, “Today is our day.” He goes on to say, “Tonight is our turn!” He lightens things up by telling us about how the guys warm up before a show.
And then the final surprise of the video!
Singing for the Italian people!

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio laughing Day 3

Left to right: Black and white photo ofGianluca, Piero and Ignazio in suits with bow ties

Hey guys, why so serious?
I know the guys said we are all friends here but, it seems there were other forces at work!  The Competition was fierce!
Exactly who is it they’re worried about?

Day 4: February 12th, 2015
The guys touch on so many facts and emotions in this video on Day 4. They are really into the Video Diary at this point and, they are learning how best to share it with everyone! They pack so much into such a short video.
Piero begins today by telling us that their desire last night was to smash on stage.  (Smash meaning to be a hit!) And to give it their all!
Gianluca jokes that he wants to smash the peoples’ house. (Be a hit at Sanremo.)
Piero continues that the standing ovation and the applause was unexpected.
Ignazio jokes about a picture he saw, of Piero, on FaceBook. And asks, “Did you see it?”
Piero says no because I was too busy doing what we do before we go on stage. He explains their routine!
Ignazio picks up on it and explains other things they may do before a performance including the use of breadcrumbs. Interesting!
Piero tells Ignazio to explain about the song they will sing on this evening ~ “Ancora.”
Ignazio explains the difficulty of singing this song. He says this is one of the hardest songs to sing in the Italian repertoire.
Gianluca speaks about the new CD which will include “Ancora.” And they joke about the song.
Piero and Gianluca talk about how much they like the Video Diaries and how they will miss them when Sanremo is over.
A Standing Ovation!

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero outside near a wall Day 4

Day 5: February 13th, 2015
Gianluca begins by telling us how beautiful it was to perform “Ancora” last night. He said it was a challenge but, it was very exciting.
They sang it with such ease I would never expect it was so hard to sing.
I tried to find a video with the full song, “Ancora,” at Sanremo. As far as I know, it doesn’t exist. So, I am including the one-minute video. This one-minute video took my breath away. Just amazing! Notice their expressions, their emotions, their passion! Look at how they share with one another! Their voices reach out to one another! Such joy in those voices! All of their performances are amazing but some of them bring you to tears! You can feel their emotions!

(Please click the photo below to view “Ancora”)

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero singing

Piero says he thought, when he woke up this morning, he had some free time to walk but found out, there are no vacations in Sanremo. He directs his attention to Ignazio. He says Ignazio is angry because Gianluca wore his shoes. Ignazio ignores him.
Gianluca implies he’s not ignoring Piero, he’s just busy taking the sun. To which Ignazio replies, “I am letting the sun kiss me because the sun kisses good.” Gianluca asks Ignazio to let the people know what will happen tonight.
Ignazio says, tonight, we will again sing “Grande Amore.” But what follows is funny! I think at this point Ignazio doesn’t want to admit that he thinks they will win. We know till the end he said, “No we can’t win.”
Piero closes by saying “Guys, the last days of these diaries.”
Why did you put your shoes like mine?

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero outside in front of a beach cabana Day 5

Day 6: February 14th, 2015
Ignazio begins by saying how sad he is that the video diaries are coming to an end. The guys decided they would do the diary when they are working in the studio or on tour so they can share their day with the fans. He joked with Gianluca about how he tripped on stage. And Piero reminded him that his legs were trembling!
Gianluca talks about how unusual it was to have a standing ovation. It’s something you don’t see often in Italy. Of course, in America, they get a standing ovation for every song they sing.
Piero talks about how happy they were with the response of the Italian audience. He says again they will sing “Grande Amore” and he asks for the support of the people. He tells the people they will always be there for them.
Gianluca wishes everyone a Grande Amore (Great Love) for Valentine’s day.
Piero interrupts saying, after all the discussion about the shoes yesterday, today they dress with the same shoes, as yesterday.
Gianluca reminds him, every morning we dress the same, don’t we?
Piero reminds the guys that they forgot to thank Giorgio Armani for dressing them for the Sanremo Festival.
The guys close by sending a kiss to everyone!
Farewell to the Video Diaries!

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio sitting on some steps in a restaurant Day 6

So ends our journey to Sanremo. The guys won and now we must move on to our next adventure that can only be reached Through the Fields of My Mind….
There are a few people I need to thank for making this article possible. Daniela from Il Volo Traduzioni for the English subtitles. Daniela Ci from Il Volo Flight Crew for splitting the video. As always, I thank Daniela Perani and Pat Farley Ward for the Photos, Video’s and the wonderful layout of the articles. To read more Il Volo stories visit us at www.ilvoloflightcrw.com
If you would like to share a story with me, please email susan.flightcrew@yahoo.com

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS ROOTING FOR IL VOLO by Daniela

Among the various articles that came out in these days of the frenetic life of Sanremo, with one, I was genuinely pleased.

I translate it for you.

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The whole world is supporting IL VOLO in Sanremo, the performance on you tube, commented by the United States to Russia.

Greece, Egypt, Poland, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Turkey and Sweden are just some of the countries where the approval messages for the trio competing with the song “Musica che resta” come from.

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That the trio of IL VOLO was famous all over the world is now well known. Despite the very young age the “tre tenorini”, a nickname with which they are known, can boast a respectable career that has led them to duet with singers of the caliber of Barbra Streisand and Placido Domingo and to perform in every corner of the globe.

After the victory at the Sanremo Festival, which took place in 2015, the vocal trio has landed at the Eurovision Song Contest where the song “Grande Amore” has managed to climb on the third step of the podium, but is in fact the most voted by the vast public from home, made up of over 200 million viewers.

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An experience that has made them even more famous internationally and has allowed them to grab fans from every country. Now, on the occasion of their return on the stage of the Ariston theater for the 69th edition with the song “Musica che resta”, their admirers have been poured much praise on the YouTube video uploaded by RAI a few hours after their performance.

Immediate comments from the numerous supporters and to amaze is the amount of reactions from people from all over the globe. Romania, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Poland, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Serbia, England, Sweden, United States, Russia, Bulgaria and Azerbaijan are only some of the countries from which the approval messages for the trio of IL VOLO come, a sign that the international public has not forgotten them after the European song contest, but rather expects to find them on the stage of Tel Aviv for the 2019 edition that will be held next in the month of May.

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“Dear Italy, send your pearls to Eurovision. Sincerely. All the Europeans.” , is just one of the many comments under the video of the Sanremo exhibition. If Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble turned out to be the winners of this edition of the Italian Song Festival, in fact they would automatically represent our country on the famous European stage and, after the success achieved in 2015, could easily point to first place.

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But now here are two other episodes of the video-diaries of Sorrisi.com.

I = Hello friends …. I start. Hello friends of Sorrisi, today is the third day, today there is a lot of promotion.

P = But why did you leave with a blessing gesture?

G = But we were lucky, because we found a wonderful weather, about 15-16°C  (59-60°F) every day, better than that it could not go.

I = So, today a lot of promotion, as always every day, but especially today there is something special.

P = Today we will rehearse with our beloved Alessandro Quarta, the one who will duet with us tomorrow night, in the evening of the duets.

G = Great musician, great violinist, we cannot wait to try on the stage of the Ariston, there will be many surprises on Friday.

P = Tonight we will not sing, we will finally watch the Sanremo festival, the whole episode, on the sofa.

G = Relax, we relax a little tonight.

I = This morning I woke up earlier than the other days.

P = I did not go running.

I = You, what have you done?

G = I slept, I needed a little rest.

I = Boys, as always, see you tomorrow, and you can always follow us on Sorrisi.com. Hello.

P+G = Ciao

Friends of SORRISI, here we are, this is our fourth day in Sanremo.

G = Another episode of Sorrisi’s video diary. Ignazio takes the sun ….

I = Excuse me, yes, a beautiful sunny day today. However today is an important day, especially beautiful, because tonight will be the evening with the host, with the duet.

P = Who will we sing with?

G = With a great violinist, the Jimi Hendrix of the violin, which will make the show really special with his violin, with a touch of rock.

P = He is called Alessandro Quarta. This morning we did a lot of interviews, radio …..

I = We woke up early …

G = We will continue to do interviews, the day is still long.

P=  Yes, it is long.

I = So guys, do not miss tonight Sanremo 2019, festival, we will sing, and then, always here on Sorrisi. com.

P+I+G= Ciao

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I just watched the third performance of IL VOLO in duet with Alessandro Quarta, they were simply fantastic.

They got a long applause and a standing ovation.

The boys were visibly excited.

Very good Alessandro Quarta, I did not expect such a performance.

In the face of all the bad comments.

Here are some photos.

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And here’s a piece of their performance.

This beautiful interview is made immediately after the performance.

P = Performing with Alessandro Quarta, I think it was the best choice we could make. Because it is unique.

G = It was an added value, it made the song even more powerful if you can say that.

I = And then he, like us, tries to send the same message, tries to make understand that the music is beautiful all, there are no factions.

AQ = Exactly. I could not come with others. Either come with IL VOLO or you’d better stay home.

P = You are biased

AQ = No, I’m not biased, I’ve played with many artists (Lenny Craviz, Liza Minelli, Celine Dion, Carlos Santana) but no Italians, they are the first, but why? Because they sing with the heart, not with the head, with the heart !!!

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There . . . are . . . no . . . words.

Our guys are by far the best of all the singers competing in Sanremo.

I do not think they will succeed in winning, as they are hindered, from the first moment.

Even the vote from home will not help them, because the “favorites” have an impressive following by Italian followers.

It does not matter, for us they have already won.

They knew it would be tough and they took this race, thinking only about promoting their new CD.

We want to support the boys. We all make a comment under the video of the first night of Sanremo, even just a heart, but we declare our city, so that everyone sees that they are really supported by every part of the world.

And then …….. go as it goes,
we are always with you!

Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

SANREMO DAY 1 by Daniela

And so the first evening of SANREMO has passed.

What to say, the song IL VOLO is very beautiful, but the audio of the TV show was bad, then it was fixed, but the boys had already sung.

But let’s look at the video of the evening together.

The more I listen to it, the more I like it, it’s beautiful.

The lyrics are very beautiful, the music has a less classic touch of “Grande Amore”, and a little more rock. The voices of the boys always very beautiful.

At the end there was a very long applause, I think the longest of all the evening. The public loves IL VOLO.

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Too bad that in the RAI video, the applause was cut.

At the end of the performances, there were no eliminations or even rankings, but only groupings in three great colors.

In the blue color the most voted, IL VOLO is in that, then there is yellow and finally red.


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What do you think of their clothing?

Honestly I do not like Ignazio’s pants, the rest, everything is OK.

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The guys were very excited, but they were fantastic!

Today in the newspapers, there are different opinions, some consider them winners and those who do not.

A satisfaction, I read a comment that says that the press room, gave an applause to IL VOLO, while if you remember the last time they had reserved only whistles to them.

The official video of the song has also been published today. Here it is, we try to make the views go up, watching it continuously. 

It’s a rather strange video, I have not yet understood the meaning, I have to see it again and again.

Also in these days the video-diary started, we are already on the third day, here it is.

P = Here we are, guys we arrived, the party started.

G = We are here too, ready to celebrate.

P = Hi guys.

G = Hello everyone, we are IL VOLO, this is the first appointment with the video-diary of Sorrisi.

P = We will tell you about our days in Sanremo.

I = Yes, even our ugly figures ….. no, the ugly figures, maybe not. We are happy to do it again (the video diary).

P = You can follow us on Sorrisi.com.

I = A hug, hello.

I = Hello friends of Sorrisi, here we are at another appointment in the diary.

P = This morning what have we done? I was good, because I woke up first and went to the gym, I trained, then I met Gianluca at breakfast and Ignazio, as usual, last.

G = Yes, because we two train ourselves, Ignatius no.

Now, we are doing the interviews.

P = Exactly, we have already done six or seven interviews, we’re going to rehearse this afternoon.

G = It will be a pretty intense day, we are excited because day five is approaching. now we are close, the emotion increases, even the tension, but we cannot wait to sing the song for you.

P = Ignazio, on the other hand, cannot wait to train ….

G = Hello friends of Sorrisi.com, today in Sanremo is a wonderful day.

I = We wanted to introduce you to Fonzie (he refers to Gianluca).

P = We have not forgotten about our video diary, we are walking, but we are actually going to eat.

G = We have already done several interviews, it is a busy day up to 4:00 pm because then we have to rest for the evening.

I = Yes, now comes the most important moment, as Piero said, which is lunch, you have to eat, treat yourself.

P = Actually we are really loads for tonight, there is a different tension, compared to other days, we can not wait.

G = We can not wait to sing “MUSICA CHE RESTA” for you. Hello.

P = From tomorrow we can sing it.

I = Hello everyone.

I = Hello guys third day.

P = We are at the editorial office of Sorrisi e Canzoni.

I = Last night we sang for the first time “MUSICA CHE RESTA”.

G = The feedback from the public has been positive, perhaps we will be returning tonight

P = You will know soon, after the press conference.

G = We can not wait to sing it again, so you can hear it again, and you can learn it by heart.

P = Today, for a change, lots of interviews, it’s nice to hear our song on the radio, this is the most beautiful emotion.

I = But do you like my hair today?

G = It’s too classic.

I = But I’m a “cool”, look.

G = Yes, but you say it to yourself, alone.

I = You are jealous ….

P = Boys, you’ll soon know if we’re singing tonight or tomorrow.

G = Follow us on social media.

I = And here on Sorrisi.com.

P+G = Hello

 

In addition, today our boys have received a prize from you tube.

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This is the motivation:

PR = I am very happy to deliver you on behalf of YouTube, the “Gold Creator Award” for having passed one million subscribers on your YouTube channel. This shows all the affection and enthusiasm of your many members.

P+I+G = Thank you all.

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You can be original, being Italian !!!

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Some shots of the boys in the performance of the second evening.

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So, how did you feel the first evening?

I want all your comments and tonight, waiting for us the second night.

Good luck guys!!!

Tonight, Thursday, IL VOLO does not perform, so they will have a day off, tomorrow they will perform in the duet with the violinist Quarta.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.


Hi – Jana here again…

Click on this link – it takes you to the odds (unfortunately, they have dropped the guys again to #4 after the Wed performance), as well as the “who wins Sanremo poll!”  Look who’s on top!  Be sure to vote!  🙂 https://eurovisionworld.com/odds/sanremo

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Il Volo Professional ~~ Promotional Tour through South America; Links

All the professional dealings of Il Volo
All the Professional Dealings of Il Volo

Hello Everyone!

I’m rushing to catch up as our Guys are significantly faster than me these days; I’m sorry.  I feel like I say that a lot.

Thanks to our friends at ATIV and AAIV, here are some links to help you relive Il Volo’s Promotional tour through South America!  ~~ Kelly

 

Il Volo Video Diary — “We Are Returning to Italy”  ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

Il Volo Cancelled the Promo Tour on Mexico ~~ All About Il Volo

 

Il Volo Interview to CMTV – Argentina ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

from AAIV Gallery (see gallery for credits)
from AAIV Gallery (see gallery for credits)

 

Il Volo Tigo Music Meet and Greet Gallery  ~~  All About Il Volo

 

Il Volo Cooks and Sings ~~ All About Il Volo

 

Il Volo in Colombia Guest Stars at Dia d Dia ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

Argentina 2015; gallery from All Things Il Volo

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Il Volo @CN23 in Argentina ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

Il Volo Live on Ait Bluradio in Colombia ~~  All About Il Vol0

 

 

Geography Lesson

argentina-map

 

 

Argentina Wikipedia

 

Colombia-Map

 

 

Colombia Wikipedia

 

 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Columbus Day Festivities in New York

professional  Hey Everyone!

On the second leg of another US trip, Il Volo has been in New York to participate in the city’s Columbus Day activities.  All accounts, they seem to have enjoyed their time…I believe they usually do…and even rub elbows with Lady Gaga.  Remember when they could only talk about how they like her music?  Toto, they’re not in Kansas anymore.  We see that more and more with each appearance they make.

I am so happy for their success, and can’t wait to see them in Vegas!

~Kelly

 

Il Volo at the Gala Dinner of the Columbus Citizens Foundation ~~ All About Il Volo

 

 

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Sheer Excitement on Fifth Avenue; Il Volo Performs on Columbus Day ~~ All About Il Volo