Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca – a trio on Miss Italia nel Mondo

Miss Italia nel Mondo

photo of Corriere Della Sera

On Jun 27, 2009 at at the Palazzo del Turismo in Jesolo (VE) took place the finals of Miss Italia nel Mondo – the contest where 50 young ladies of Italian heritage and living abroad were on the catwalk in front of a jury and the cameras of RAI1. The contest  that has been held since 1991 occurred in five stages with the vote reducing the contestants to 25, to 6, to 2, and recovering candidates by the televoting. At the end the jury and the public decided the winner. Since June 26, the televote is happening in a preview by RAI 1.

Miss Italia nel MondoThe beautiful evening was conducted by Caterina Balivo and Biagio Izzo and involved the participation of numerous guests. Roberto Cenci – from the success of Ti Lascio Una Canzone – was the art director responsible for all the show. On the jury Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia president, and Amauri, Aldo Montano, Andrea Montovoli e Billy Costacurta. On the musical part Raf and Zero Assoluto and some young people of Ti Lascio Una Canzone. Highlights to Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble – the trio formed during Ti Lascio Una Canzone were they are finalists and enchanted the people worldwide – who  will record an album together and probably will do a tour in the United States.

They sang “Granada”, “Un Amore Cosi Grande” and “O Sole Mio”. Enjoy this magnificent performance:

video by kakaroxox

Miss Italia nel Mondo

photo by TV Blog

The winner of Miss Italia Nel Mondo was Diana Curmei – Miss Italia Moldavia – the beautiful 19 years old girl, a high school student with Rumanian dad and Sicilian mom. Diana, who also does volunteer work, has declared his passion for the world of fashion. The second and third places were for Elena Lungu – Miss Italia Romania-, and Ana Paula Ras Vitiello – Miss Italia Argentina.


:: Miss Italia nel Mondo, vincitrici di Jesolo – on Corriere Della Sera (June 15, 2009)
:: Roberto Cenci a TvBlog fra il presente in Rai di “Miss Italia nel mondo” – on TV Blog (interview in June 25, 2009)
:: Presentata Miss Italia nel Mondo: 50 le ragazze in sfida sabato 27
:: Diana Curmei è Miss Italia Nel Mondo 2009 – TV Blog (June 28, 2009)

Read also:
Boschetto, Ginoble, Barone cantano a “Miss Italia nel mondo” – Gallito (June 27, 2009)

Gianluca at the XVI Mediterranean Games

Pescara 2009After winning the second edition of Ti Lascio Una Canzone in May, Gianluca Ginoble was invited to participate in a multi-sport event held in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On Jun 26, 2009 he sang at the opening ceremony of the XVI Mediterranean Games (Giochi del Mediterraneo) in Pescara, where exclusively countries around the Mediterranean Sea can participate. The event took place at the Stadium Adriatico where 30,000 people watched the ceremony celebrating sports and also the culture of the beautiful region of Abruzzo. The ceremony also included an emotional tribute to the people affected by the earthquake in L’Aquila on April 6, 2009. Athletes of 23 nations participated in the Games and Gianluca sang the Italian National Anthem (Fratelli d’Italia) during the flag-raising ceremony, accompanied by a choir of children from Onna * as a sign of hope and courage.

Onna is a frazione of L’Aquila, seriously damaged by the earthquake


A small gallery with video captured images:

:: XVI Mediterranean Games – wikipedia
:: Il giovane tenore tra i protagonisti della cerimonia di apertura
:: Giochi del Mediterraneo / la sedicesima edizione si è aperta tra mille polemiche
:: Giochi 2009. Il rosetano Gianluca Ginoble canterà l’inno italiano
:: Tutto Abruzzo

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The first concert of Ignazio Boschetto

Ignazio Boschetto first concertEvery June 24 is celebrate the feast of San Giovanni Battista – the saint patron of Marsala – and the city is often bursting with activities. Besides the services in the church and the traditional visit to the well of Sibilla, at the end of the evening the community gathers together on Porta Nuova to the fireworks spectacle. That was the date chosen for the first concert of Ignazio Boschetto. Fourteen years old, fresh out of the talent show which launched him in Italy and that brought him together with Piero Barone and Gianluca Ginoble, with whom he formed a trio soon after.

The Step by Step Association was responsible for organizing the concert through Liliana Andreanò – director of the association and singing teacher of Ignazio – along with the musicians of the Paper Music Group – Nino Perrella and Gianfranco Parrinello. The Maestro Gino De Vita made the musical arrangements and conducted the orchestra of 24 musicians.

This time, on the night of San Giovanni, the community of Marsala found much more than a show of fireworks next to Porta Nuova, as this was the venue for the concert that received nearly 20,000 people.

It was an exciting evening and a hard test for the young Ignazio, who sang the songs of his repertoire on Ti Lascio Una Canzone, “Il Mondo”, “I migliori anni della nostra vita”, “Quando l’amore diventa poesia” among others . A whole night of Ignazio accompanied by an orchestra in his first solo concert. A big thrill for his teacher Liliana with whom he studied for five years. Also a great satisfaction to his friend Gino who directed the orchestra and accompanied him with the guitar.

The audience reacted enthusiastically and welcome the first concert of this young talent of the city. The applause increased during the performance giving confidence to Ignazio. At the end, the square was vibrating with the emotion. The feast of San Giovanni is an event full of joy and warmth and witnessing a true gift of God in one of its most beautiful expressions greatly increased the excitement of everyone. Ignazio had to return for an encore under a hail of applause.

A little of the first concert of Ignazio, this beautiful duet with Liliana Andreanò  – the teacher and the student sharing the stage and the success.

video de Alessandra Anselmi

. I am very grateful to Liliana Andreanò and to Gino De Vita for the valuable information on this concert. They kindly attended a true interview and was a pleasure to talk with this two friends and maestros of Ignazio.
. photos of Liliana Andreanò
. Video from Piazza Porta Nuova Nuova Marsala Turism.

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Ignazio Boschetto receives the Oscar del Mediterraneo

Ignazio - Oscar del Mediterraneo 2009On June 14, 2009, at the auditorium of the Astoria Palace Hotel in Palermo took place the VII edizione del Premio Internazionale al Merito del Lavoro delle Attività Turistiche e Culturali, o Oscar del Mediterraneo. The prestigious award was created by Tony Marotta, director of the  Istituto Superiore di Scienze Lettere and Arti Del Mediterraneo – ISLAS -, of the Associazione Socio-Culturale Primosole and of the Accademia di Sicilia.

According to its purposes the Oscar del Mediterraneo intendeds to reward people who promote the education for the peace, reject all kinds of violence, defend human rights, have civil and social commitment and complete dedication to the arts,  literature,  leading the life with honesty, legality and freedom.

The beautiful ceremony conducted by Nino Graziano Luca included the presentation of several artists on the midst of the delivering of the prizes to personalities that excelled in the social and cultural context. A large audience attended the event and received with enthusiasm the whole program.

Ignazio - Oscar del Mediterraneo 2009In 2009 among the recipients stood out a boy  only 14 years old – Ignazio Boschetto – singer of Marsala, national success in  Ti Lascio Una Canzone of RAI1. Holder of an immense talent and an unusual stage presence to his age, Ignazio delighted those present in the auditorium with his clear and melodious voice. With the tenor Domenico Ghegghi he performed a fantastic duet – the song was O Sole Mio – that lead the audience to a lengthy standing ovation.

Tony Marotta, visibly moved and pleased with the success of the event, thanked the audience at the end of this night which had united art and social commitment.

. Studio Marotta
. BlogSicilia
. photos of Studio Marota

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