Original article: Il Volo won 2015 Sanremo Festival – Gianluca Ginoble: there’s the cinema in his future? – by Luca Maggitti on Roseto.com
Translated by Martina Maggi
A prophet is never respected in his own home. At least, that is what is had been said for ages.
One of the exceptions to the rule is Gianluca Ginoble, who has to become first a great international and atypical star before knowing the success in Italy with the victory at Sanremo 2015.
A star that was able to obstruct the traffic in Miami or New York, while in his own city was able to walk easily.
Gianluca’s father Ercole Ginoble had always followed him and that’s the reason why he is a precious historical memory. Ercole explains: «It’s ordinary for il Volo to have screaming fans in USA and Latin America. That’s why they were so at ease at Sanremo»
Il Volo reached one success after the others and did many tours in four continents (except Africa). This is something that could upset a teenager deeply – in fact Gianluca Ginoble remembers one day, years ago, when they were in an airport in Latin America and they were treating like idols. «I had a flash of inspiration. I thought of how my life had changed radically in a very little time and I ran to my father to hug him. I asked him: “Dad, what will happen if one day this will finish?” and he smiled to me, answering: “Just live and enjoy every part of it, for the moment… And don’t forget to work hard to keep it”»
They work hard, because now they are a war machine that employs hundreds of people and dozens of vehicles every time it moves. This doesn’t scare them, because they perfectly know they are (along with their manager Michele Torpedine) the bosses of a global brand name, which is able to get millions of dollars and to attracts more than 3 million of viewers on the video “Grande Amore” on Youtube in just three days.
The life of an international star is certainly beautiful and profitable, but is also made of sacrifices and responsibilities. «The salaries of many people depend on us – says Gianluca – and we know that. But we don’t get oppressed by pressure; otherwise little by little we would lose the joy of singing – that might be a problem»
We didn’t know how Gianluca wanted to use the profits of his five-year career, but we know his desire to improve lasts. His family remains down to earth and strongly attached to Montepagano.
Gianluca doesn’t own mansions or custom-built cars and wants to improve himself, improving at the same time his artistic qualities. «I love American culture. When I’m in the United States I feel better. It’s not out of questions that one day I will move there for a while, to study acting»
His favourite town is Los Angeles and Gianluca will not have problems of settling-in, because he speaks English and Spanish very fluently and lives abroad more than six month a year.
In 2015, il Volo could live abroad even nine months, considering their worldwide tour.