And finally the big day of MY concert of my guys arrived … yes because that’s how I feel this event, a concert, all for me, performed by my dear guys Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
This post is dedicated to all those who have not followed IL VOLO from the beginning (including me), but certainly will be a welcome review for those, however, followed Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca since 2009.
Mamma Mia!!! They were really small, almost do not know each other, how much sweetness, three children.
In this video we are in December 2010, a Sunday television program called “Domenica In”.
I had never really seen this, a participation in the PEQUENOS GIGANTES program, in Mexico.
Really sweet with these little children.
Same year 2011 but Italy, still guests at “DOMENICA IN”, tribute to Ennio Morricone.
Year 2012, our little treasures, are growing, notable transformation of Ignazio.
Here they are in Pietralcina, at the charity event UNA VOCE PER PADRE PIO.
Same year 2012 still a charity event, this time in France: TELETHON.
Year 2013, for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Year 2014 in Moscow, in concert with Toto Cutugno.
Same year 2014 Arena di Verona, in duet with Anastacia.
We have reached the year 2015, Sanremo and the victory, and immediately after the Italian tour. This video was filmed in Naples during the rehearsals of the concert in Piazza Plebiscito. Impressive to see the people present at the rehearsals and who will remain until evening under a scorching sun.
The boys almost can not try, but the affection of the public is really beautiful,an incredible chorus of voices.
Of course they have come a long way in singing, in life and in our hearts!
Credit to all owners of videos and photos.
Hello all…. I told Jane before she posted this that I wanted to add a few words….
Daniela, bless her heart, works tirelessly for us finding info and translating videos and appearances like this. I will be honest and say, I don’t usually have time to read everything, but Jane sent this to me in hopes I had time to do it. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite make it and sent it back to her. Then, after sending it back to her, I had a chance to read it – below is my reaction…. Jana
OMG!! I seriously have tears in my eyes, so much so, that I can barely see straight enough to type! Those words from Ignazio, so honest, true, passionate. I just want to give him the biggest, greatest hug and kiss ever!! Ok, the tears are now running down my cheek…
It is true, he has suffered much for his young age. To think that people tell him he is a “fool?” I think, and hope, the better translation though is “the funny one?” 😊 I really hope the Americans don’t call him a fool? I always knew I liked him the best and the more I read about him and the beautiful words he says, the more sure I am. I know when I see him, I always say he is my favorite and I do think he really cares when he says “aww….” 😊 It is so sad though, we get such little time to talk to them at the meet/greets – we don’t have time to tell them how we really feel sometimes. He always seems to comment that people don’t get to “know him” for who he is. I’m sure there are MANY fans that would do anything to get to know him personally! I know I would!
Every time I’m feeling down in the dumps about the site, or the guys, or my life in its current state, I read something like this and the passion is once again renewed. I can’t fight the tears and emotions that are expressed. His honesty is so raw, so innocent and touches me right through the heart! Not sure about the other two, but I think he really expresses the humility the group always professes. He still doesn’t realize how awesome he really is. Maybe that is why he sings with such passion and vulnerability? I so feel him…. Here come the tears again! Maybe we really were connected in another lifetime?
This is so beautiful – enjoy!
On March 29, this announcement appeared:
All ready to welcome a great international artist to the Shakespeare Academy … today an artistic meeting with a surprise guest exclusively for our students. Stay tuned.
Yes, our Ignazio Boschetto received the SHAKESPEARE THEATER AWARD 2018 award.
The event was not at all publicized because it was reserved only for students of the theatrical academy of Palermo. An event that took place in a very informal way and where Ignazio was able to meet and give advice to young students.
These are some statements made by Ignazio.
“My goal is to make my art known, I want to get there in a healthy way, it’s all about consistency, there’s no right or wrong, then it’s important to enjoy what you have, but never be satisfied.
Sacrifices, I have made them and I will do it, but if you want something, if you choose it, you do it.”
“I still remember my first time on a stage, a country bullfight, I was excited because the audience had more than 250 people and – says Ignazio – I forgot the words of the song that I had to sing, I watched the floor all the time.
Now, I face the stage in a different way, I’m afraid afterwards, my hands and legs tremble at the finished show.”
“We are establishing a label of our own, we – continued Ignazio – we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, I owe a lot to my parents who always believed in me, but never forced me to a life that maybe I did not want .
To be able to feel good, you must always treasure the people who love you.”
The afternoon with the students of the Shakespeare Theater Academy in Palermo was very pleasant, alternating with questions to which Ignazio always answered with sincerity and simplicity. There were musical moments, especially duets and choral moments.
In this video, Ignazio gives advice to emerging artistic talents.
“We are in Sicily, in Palermo, and I wanted to send a message to all the Sicilians in particular to the guys like me, who are chasing their dream, in all fields, singing, acting, dancing, even in the working career.
We live in a land that is Sicily, one of the most beautiful lands in the world, a very rich territory, unfortunately maybe the management is not the best, but we can make this country with our art, something beautiful.
I, in my small (way), with Piero, my travel companion, we are trying with our art, and I want to entice everyone to produce, do a lot for this land and above all give a smile and maybe a better day to those who listen, or who sees you.
So a big hug and hope to see you soon in some concert.”
In this other video, Ignazio talks about his physical appearance.
“I was 120 kg. in practice I was an arancino al ragù, with meat, now I’m with pistachio, with the tip (the arancini with meat sauce are round, those with pistachio, pointy).
Not everyone is lucky enough to be thin (and he jokes with the boy at the piano).
I know people, but also I personally, there was a period that I did not accept myself, let’s say you’re in the eye of the storm, they see you all, so to feel better, you look in the mirror, and then I’m always been very self-critical, and so many times I have suffered from this. The best was when we had to go get some clothes, and then, we went to Armani’s shop and the clothes were too small, we looked in the big sizes and those were too big.
So in practice I was almost alone in my underwear and socks. But then all started from a fever, I began to lose weight, I liked it, and then lost 35 kg all at once.
However, in 2018 women like a little bacon, so I do not have to lose weight anymore, I’m joking.
Even today, however, I do not like myself, because we are a bit ‘all like that, we never like each other, but this is a stimulus to do something, like the gym, which in a year I went at least 5 times. (everyone laughs)
They (referring to the public) did not understand one thing in training, it is important to rest, to me, like to rest the muscles, and then be more active. (laughs)
In the last video, the merits and defects of IL VOLO are asked to Ignazio.
You can not describe a person on television because you do not know him.
Speaking of Gianluca, which may be the one for which the girls are more crazy, he is handsome. During interviews, it may seem like the most haughty one, the one that attracts the most attention,
He may seem the most haughty, the one who keeps his distance, but it is not always easy to be yourself in front of the camera.
However he really is the best person in the world, and I would like a 10 percent of his determination, because when he wants to do something and thinks it’s the best thing for him, he’s determined, very determined.
Piero, on the other hand, is fiscal (physical), he is very strict with himself, he has a passion for opera, he is studying to improve his lyrical technique, and he goes back and forth from Bologna because there, we have the teacher. He too is very determined and knows what he wants to do, he wants to do the classic opera and I often tell him that I can one day be in the front row listening to an entire opera where you play the tenor part.
And then there’s me, I’m the fool (the funny one) of the situation, and I tell you the truth, sometimes I suffered from this.
It’s bad when at the end of the concerts, they come to greet you and say: you are the one with the lyric voice (to Piero), you are the one with the romantic voice (to Gianluca) and you are the fool. At the beginning I suffered a bit of this, but I have always tried to give my best, and in the end I managed to change a bit, the idea to people.
I am a person who has no filters, for me cameras or not, I am always the same.
(intervenes Tony Colapinto) Not only cameras or not, but that there are 5000 people in the theater or three at home, for him it is the same.
I was in Taormina during a concert, there were many foreigners, very many, from anywhere in the world, from Australia, from Russia, from Brazil, from America, people who laughed, even if they did not understand, what he had said, or at least I suppose.
Ignazio = Then to me, I do not like to talk about myself, in the end, I let people judge and that’s it, I do not talk anymore.
Really nice, this speech by Ignazio all the ART TEATRO of Palermo, I liked how it was held, as a chat with friends.
And you, what do you think?
Well, Flight Crew fans, my reaction is above, let’s hear yours! – Jana
This person was present at the event and took a selfie with Ignazio and then posted it with this dedication:
“Great person, great humility that for a boy of his age is rare, a beautiful example for all young people …
I wish you the best Ignazio Boschetto Il Volo ”
Credit to all owners of videos and photos.
Often a song that wins the Sanremo festival, gets a good publicity and also the direct passage to the Eurovision.
It is not said that a song has the same favorable feedback with the public because sometimes a winning song does not get a follow-up with the public, or after a short time it can also be forgotten.
This is certainly not the case of GRANDE AMORE.
Since the first execution it has achieved great public success.
Are not served, the many radio passages to accustom people to the musical motif.
This song has immediately entered the head but even before in the hearts of the people and has spread everywhere, in the world.
This song was liked so much that it was sung in many languages, as this video demonstrates.
Add to the series also this little girl of Moroccan origins OIUAM participant in Sanremo young.
Also, as we have seen, this song has also been used for sports competitions, such as figure skating or rhythmic gymnastics.
So many times IL VOLO has been accused of making “cover” of songs, now it is the other singers who make “cover” of Grande Amore.
Also in the Rock version.
Did you know that GRANDE AMORE was not to be sung by IL VOLO but by a male and female duo called Opera Pop?
Due to the age overcoming by the male, they could not participate in Sanremo and so the song, thanks also to Carlo Conti, was proposed to IL VOLO.
Here are the Pop Opera in their version, do you think they would have won Sanremo all the same? I believe, NO.
Ok, I do not know if you have had the courage to watch all these videos of the same song repeated so many times, and I have to tell you that I could go on forever, but the message is that GRANDE AMORE is a beautiful song.
But let’s enjoy it one last time from our wonderful guys.
Eurovision 2015 version.
Credit to owners of all videos.
This is another lovely post put together by Daniela! Grazie mille! 🙂 Glad everyone seemed to have a good time commenting on Friday’s post. Yes, I left it up there on purpose, since there were so many back and forth comments! 🙂
The new CD is finished recording and now …… they will DANCE !!!
In fact, Piero Gianluca and Ignazio are getting ready to shoot their video for the launch of the new CD, and they will dance on this record.
Gianluca says that there are a lot of surprises coming for us, we can not even imagine!
He says, ladies and gentlemen, even the Volo will dance ( the voice of Ignatius saying: HELP)
I really want to hear the new record, but now also to see our guys dancing. And you, are you anxious too?
Thank you to owners of pictures – wait, it was mostly, the guys!! 🙂
Great job, Daniela! 🙂
Here they are while doing dance lessons.
Guys ….. move the pelvis ….
Though You Are Grown
I remember years ago,
you were so young then.
I can’t help but wish,
that you were small again.
I’ve ached when you’ve faced heartaches,
and saw, that as you grew,
nothing broke your Spirit,
instead it strengthened you.
I’m filled with mixed emotions,
as I hold back all the tears
and, with much pride remember,
back so many years.
When I first saw you
if only I’d have known,
the years would feel like moments,
after you had grown.
You aren’t a child,
though in my eyes,
I guess you’ll always be,
that young boy who changed my life,
and means the world to me.
I stumbled across this touching poem that made me think of watching Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca growing up before our very eyes, and of us, their devoted fans. So many of us have said how finding Il Volo has changed our lives for the better. Deepening our love of bel canto, discovering new friendships, traveling adventures to concerts and for some, to their beautiful Italy, and being witness to three genuine young men who are making the world a better place just by being themselves, have been but a few of the joys these boys have given us.
I wish someone had documented on film little Gianluca standing in the town square singing at the age of 3. Or the first time Piero’s Nonno heard him sing and asked who that was? Or Ignazio banging away on his drums in his bedroom at a tender young age.
I love going back and looking at footage of our boys at young ages as their talents were beginning to be recognized. Daniela sent me this first video of Ignazio , back in 2007, performing at Marsala Impero Theater in a re-adaptation of Gen Rosso’s musical, STREETLIGHT. I found the second video filmed during the same performance. Ignazio knew his way around the spot light way back then. This boy was meant to be on a stage!
The next video is of Piero singing with Nonno Pietro in what looks like the town piazza. Note how Piero is directing the children’s choir right behind him. How adorable!
And finally we have Gianluca with his younger version of Il Mare Calmo Della Sera. His voice was so strong and powerful way back then. Note the sweet quick smile he breaks into when the audience applauds. I remember in an interview with his parents they stated he was so shy when he was young, he would look upwards the entire song or turn and face the wall, so as not to have to look at people while he sang. Here he actually sneaks a few glances at the camera.
Yes, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio…you will always be…the young boys who changed our lives and mean the world to us.
Credit to all owners of videos.
Poem author: Cynthia A. Sieving
(Ciao a Tutti! – Sanremo is being televised on RAI! If you get the channel on your cable, you should be able to record, or at least watch it! I am recording all the days from Tuesday to Saturday!)
HEAR, HEAR, is official, IL VOLO will be in Sanremo.
We all hoped that sooner or later was given this wonderful news, and now it is a reality. Wednesday, February 7, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, will return on stage of the Ariston after three years from their beautiful and unforgettable victory.
What will they sing? We do not know, but we all know that we will be tuned that night on that program and that our hearts will beat in unison with the hearts of the boys.
Here is the article published in the newspaper Sorrisi e Canzoni:
Unlike previous editions, Baglioni has decided to maintain a greater reserve on its guests (and on which evenings they will perform) and has set a rule for foreigners: they must perform with a tribute to Italy. It will be in fact what they will do Sting (accompanied by Shaggy ) and James Taylor .
As announced by Sorrisi for several weeks, this year they will return to Sanremo, as super guests, the guys from Il Volo who will perform on Wednesday evening.
Among the other Italian stars, however, the presence of Laura Pausini is certain , which on Tuesday evening will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “La solitudine”. On the stage will also go up Biagio Antonacci , Gianni Morandi , Gianna Nannini , the Negramaro, Giorgia and the trio formed by Max Pezzali, Nek and Francesco Renga . Gino Paoli and Danilo Rea will also be at the Festival with the song “Il nostro concerto”, in homage to Umberto Bindi.
Also confirmed during the early evening was the cast of “A casa tutti bene” , a film by Gabriele Muccino in which Pierfrancesco Favino also plays: Stefania Sandrelli, Sabrina Impacciatore, Stefano Accorsi, Valeria Solarino, Massimo Ghini, Carolina Crescentini, Claudia Gerini, Elena Cucci, Giulia Michelini, Gian Marco Tognazzi, Ivano Marescotti and Giampaolo Morelli.
There will certainly be Antonella Clerici , who after the Festival will present the show “Sanremo young”.
During the first evening Fiorello will also be a guest , as announced by himself on Radio Deejay . Nino Frassica , instead, will be a guest on Thursday evening in the shoes of the beloved Marshall Cecchini, his character in «Don Matteo».
And here’s how Valeria Bosch has interpreted the thought of all of us.
Here they are, finally, gathered in Bologna. Today I understood one thing: it is more than fair that they have their times and their spaces in which to live and relax each on their own, but what do you want I tell you, being a fan also means being jealous and possessive. I prefer them so when I see all 3 together, I feel calmer, more “guaranteed” that everything goes well, that the guys work together, that their “wonderful adventure” continues. Now we are anxiously waiting for them to participate in Sanremo. For us volovers the Festival is all contained there, in those few minutes in which we will be allowed to enjoy their art, their song, their emotion. We do not know what they will choose to sing, nor what the comments will be in the press. We are sure of one thing: when they are on stage they will be accompanied by thousands of hearts, scattered throughout Italy and the world, who will fight in unison with them and the applause thunderous and enthusiastic of who will be present in the theater. The public admires them, wants them, loves them, as demonstrated by the tour that last year saw them triumph under all the skies of the planet.
First image of Il Volo gathered in Bologna with some fans before going to Sanremo.
Video of the first evening in Sanremo back in 2015
when they won!
With the confidence to be able to review our favorites singing again on the stage of Sanremo, the first interviews begin. From today will be a whirlwind of news and video, a real feast, true binge for us fans that we never have enough to see them and hear them.
The transmission where they were interviewed is called Italian Saturday.
IS = The boys IL VOLO, the delirium in the studio.
A = Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio are back here. Three years have passed since Grande Amore, from that great success, from the victory, and we can officially announce Piero, we announce him: Super-guests.
P = (joking) We will not be guests in Sanremo
A = You passed by chance here !!
I = We will sing next Monday, when it will all be over. (Ignazio jokes)
G = We are serious, do the serious! We can not say anything, but it is a great honor for us to come back here after three years. We are born we can say on this stage that really gave us so many emotions and we will sing really, really beautiful songs, but we can not tell you anything.
A = Guys, instead I wanted to ask Ignazio, this meeting with Claudio Baglioni, as he called you, did you expect this invitation?
I = Surely it was a pleasure to receive an invitation from Baglioni. We met Claudio the first time eight or nine years ago, so we were still small. Surely Claudio has done and continues to make a great piece of history in Italian music (Baglioni is a highly respected songwriter), so to be with him in this Sanremo is to share an important moment in Italian music.
A = The favorite piece of Baglioni, each of you has one?
I = (humming) Sabato pomeriggio (beautiful song by Baglioni)
P = Piccolo Grande Amore (another beautiful song by Baglioni), we have taken Piccolo and left Grande Amore.
A = E that Grande Amore you left guys.
I can ask you a question, you went along the course to see the plate where it says 2015 Il Volo Grande Amore?
P = No, never.
I = I was going but then I did not get there.
E = Tell me your emotion to return to the Sanremo stage. after your victory, surely I imagine that it is unique.
P = It is the Italian event most awaited by everyone, and I do not hide that when we are abroad we miss not seeing the Sanremo Festival. Returning as super-guests is a great emotion. There is a lot of tension to participate as competitors but as super-guests is a different emotion but, anyway, a lot.
I = We can say that this year we are here too.
A = And you are super-guests, so we make the announcement to all the fans and the volovers, right?
G = Yes, and an equally important announcement is that we are working on new music that will soon be released. It will be a surprise for everyone. We can not tell you anything else, because it is particular.
E = Listen, here we have Zanicchi (good Italian singer), who has won three of the Sanremo festival.
Z = Hello, I risk saying banalities, good luck, you are very good, they all love you.
E = They are also considered the ambassadors of the bel canto all over the world. You tour the world practically. Where have you been, the last time? Tell us a little where you went. Let us enter into your life.
I = As Gianluca said, we are preparing this new project that will be released very soon, we have been in Miami to record it, we will soon be back to record the music video.
G = We can say that we are working with the great Emilio Esteffan, with Gloria Esteffan. You will remember the song Conga? There will be many surprises.
A = Boys should go ….
G = (addressed to Zanicchi) We have never met …
Z = Why not, we met on the scale a few years ago all’Ariston, do you remember? No, you mistook me for another one.
G = I made a bad impression I apologize in front of everyone (everyone laughs)
Z = Good luck guys
G = We hope to see everyone soon, see you here, kisses, kisses.
E = Good, good, you can not say much about what they do, you can imagine. Hi guys, but one of you three found his girlfriend around the world? No girlfriends here!
The boys with Claudio Baglioni, presenter and artistic director of the Sanremo festival 2018
Credit to all owners of videos and photos.