Il Volo link and news for Jan 24, 2015

Sanremo 2015 links & newsA day to read the reviews about the presentation of the 20 unreleased songs for Sanremo 2015 and one more time to be a little … relief to see that, although they talk a lot of “more of the same” and “nothing really new” the press also wrote “more of the same” and “nothing new”or more than clichés. A few have the courage to say what they really thought – good or bad -, and you have to deal with people trying to be cool, trying to look inserted into the musical context, but with a lack of originality and overwhelming courage. Do not like it? Say it without subterfuge and with solid arguments. Metaphors must be used with some knowledge of the facts. But it is understandable…, many people have a high resistance to recognize their mistakes later so it is easy to remain behind words of unclear meaning.

Let’s go the news:

16:00 – Gianluca Ginoble mentioned in an article about the Festival dell’Adriatico 2015. they said that through time the festival received many contestants that after became famous, as Gianluca Ginoble, the winner of 2008 on the ‘Young Category’, now protagonist of the fantastic trio Il Volo. – Festival dell’Adriatico 2015, apertura ufficiale iscrizioni – on Picenotime (Jan 24, 2015)

14:00 Radio Festival is a web radio enterely dedicated to the Sanremo Festival. The radio can be listened online on and on smartphones and tablets, thanks to the APP Mobile Radio 105. The radio offers every day, 24 hours 24, born on the stage of the classic festival in the City of Flowers, with the performance of the winners and losers from 1951 to today, the curiosities, the background, and, Live from Sanremo House – the official “hospitality” area of the show most followed by Italians – interviews with Beppe Cuva with all the protagonists of the 2015 edition, the new presenter and artistic director Carlo Conti, who has unveiled on Radio Festival the secrets of the Festival number 65 and all Big and New proposals in the competition.

8:30 – Questo è un Festival da incubo
Canzoni mediocri e uniformi
– by Giuseppe Attardi on La Sicilia – Review about the 20 unreleased songs for Sanremo 2015. “A Sanremo nightmare is to be held on February 10 to 14 at the Teatro Ariston. The uniformity prevails. A molasses in the music and lyrics. The ballad melodic reigns in its classic structure: delicate intro, emphatic opening to start the voice and exploit the orchestra. And love, in all its facets…” Il Volo: “And then “Il Volo”, whose tenor voices will peel the hands of the Sanremo audience. Throats unfolded, the three singers are presented with a great love song with a development to Europe (those of The Final Countdown): on the edge of kitsch, between musical and pop romance.”

7:00 – SANREMO 2015, MELODIA E AMORE PROTAGONISTI SUL PALCO DELL’ARISTON – on RAI News – Article about the preview of the 20 unreleased songs for Sanremo 2015, talking about the predominance of the “Love”as theme of the songs typical of festival. Carlo Conti announced the comedians Alessandro Siani, Angelo Pintus and Luca & Paolo as guests on Sanremo 2015. (Jan 23, 2015)

Preview of the 20 unreleased songs for Sanremo 2015

or what the press said about…

Sanremo songs previewYesterday took place a preview for the 20 unreleased songs that will be presented on the 65º Festival della Canzone Italiana by the 20 big artists, among them Il Volo. The event was held with the presence of Carlo Conti, the artistic director of Sanremo 2015, critics, journalists and people related to the musical scene.

Several media published their ‘first’ impressions in general and in particular about the songs presented. All About Il Volo was publishing the sources and summaries on our Links and News but we decided to do a special article about the theme, waiting for more reviews and testimonials.

Almost all are very pessimist about the possibilities of the new songs. Some pointed that they are more of the same, Sanremo default products. Boring love songs said some media. They stated a lack of originality and real novelty on almost all the songs presented. But some welcomed the song of Mauro Coruzzi (Platinette) and Grazia Di Michelle as a good surprise, something out of sameness including the theme.

About Il Volo the reviews are almost the opposite, with some sources praising the great, magnificent song and another mocking the super mellow bordering on kitsch song.  The reviews are not good or bad at all (more bad than good, let’s say), a little blasé, we can point, although some media published that Il Volo are the probable winner (sometimes in an ironic mod).

As we already said here: all criticism are welcomed, because they will be the scenario where Il Volo will shine more than ever. An opinion is not an offense, instead it was a opportunity to dialogue, to discuss ideas, to know more and to learn more.

The reviews:

. Sanremo 2015: pagelle e voti alle canzoni dei Big Annalisa, Chiara, Dear Jack, Fragola, Moreno, Il Volo, pre-ascolto – by Fabio Traversa on Reality Show (Blogo) – The article brought a summary of several reviews.
About Il Volo:
– Paolo Biamonte-Ansa: In Italy Il Volo has not found the same success that their tour in the world achieved. Grande amore is a pop ‘romance song’ with pressing strings and piping hot uvula not afraid to cross over into kitsch. Rated 5 – A Sanremo vincono amore e tradizione, il giudizio al primo ascolto.
– Andrea Laffranchi-Corriere della Sera: The three guys of Il Volo exaggerate with epic melodrama. – Gino Castaldo-Repubblica: The performance of Il Volo, Grande amore, Rate 2, seems a caricature of a South American soap. – Sanremo, al festival dei tormenti d’amore il podio lo meritano tre donne.
– Marinella Venegoni-La Stampa: Il Volo, the triumph of the long loaf of Bocelli. Melodrama for yankees, a crossing of voices, boldness and kitsch.
– Marco Molendini-Il Messaggero: Il Volo starts with a flavor ‘battistiano’ “I close my eyes and think of her” (but not enough). (reference to Lucio Battisti)
– Paolo Giordano-Il Giornale: A rejoice (triumphant elation?) almost baroque of the Il Volo voices.
– Leonardo Iannacci-Libero: Il Volo, they return to make the “tre tenorini”.
– Stefano Mannucci- Il Tempo: Terrible pastiche ‘brother-tenors’ of Il Volo.
– Marco Mangiarotti-Qn: Il Volo, lyrical explosion but it is Naples in romance shape. The three boys try the long shot. Favorites? vote 6+ – Cantaci d’amore Sanremo. Ecco i brani dei big in gara.
– Federico Vacalebre-Il Mattino: Il Volo: the three tenorini mix neobelcanto and parodies of opera-rock of Queen.
– Renato Tortarolo-Il Secolo XIX: Il Volo: on romances the middle ground are dangerous. The ‘tenorini’ will also be famous but had to be less pop and more classic. A little courage. Insufficient.
– Silvia Truzzi-Il Fatto Quotidiano: Dear Jack, everything is very appealing and nothing out of place, will be liked. As well as Chiara and Il Volo (although the song is of a astonishing banality).  Continue reading