Il Volo: links & news on December 30th, 2015 / link e notizie del 30 dicembre 2015

Il Volo Mexico CityWhile we approach the end of an amazing year for Il Volo, here’s some “fresh” news to follow them on these days and some more information that has appeared! Happy new year 2016 to all #ilvolosphere! – Read in English

Mentre ci avviciniamo alla fine di questo stupendo anno per Il Volo, ecco alcune notizie “fresche” per seguirli in questi giorni a qualche altra informazione che è comparsa! Buon anno nuovo 2016 a tutta la #ilvolosphere! – Qui in Italiano

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Verona Grande Amore newspapers reviews.

Il Volo for Vanity Fair

On September 21st Il Volo performed a memorable concert at the Arena of Verona, gathering an huge audience that was delighted to hear old and new songs, all performed by the trio, with some appearance of special guests who dueted with them.

Il Volo performed with Francesco Renga, Lorenzo Fragola, Francesco De Gregori. A special speaker in the person of the famous actor Giancarlo Giannini introduced the concert. Carlo Conti hosted and talked with the trio, as well as the comedians I MalinComici who imitated Il Volo. The success of the evening was huge and many journalists, bloggers and music critics were watching tej show. Let’s see what they wrote about it.

:: First of all came the newspaper L’Arena, from Verona, of course with a title that says that Il Volo charmed 13 thousand people in the Arena of  Verona. – Sinfonia di voci, il Volo incanta i 13mila in Arena – on L’Arena website (September 22, 2015, in Italian)

:: The news agency Adnkronos published an article about the concert and the press conference: the guys of Il Volo proved to be right when they said the people was on their side. Now are ready for new challenges and dreams like the Grammy awards. – Dal trionfo all’Arena prende Il Volo il nuovo album – on Adnkronos website (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: Reality Show web magazine talks about the success at the Arena, the standing ovations, and show some of the statements by Il Volo part of the press conference after the concert. They said that the success of the tour is the answer to those who, after Sanremo, were saying Il Volo was going nowhere: the music of the Italian tradition will never die. – Il Volo – Un’avventura straordinaria, su Rai1 concerto dall’Arena di Verona con Carlo Conti: Lorenzo Fragola tra gli ospiti – su Reality Show web site (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: Primapress news magazine gives an account of the success of Il Volo at the Arena and reminds of the next tour in the Italian indoor sport arenas. – Straordinario successo ieri sera all’Arena di Verona per Il Volo – on Primapress website (September 22, 2015 in Italian)

:: La Stampa newspaper online writes that the concert was a “surprising event” and confirms that “reality can surpass fantasy” and reminds that Il Volo will “duet” with Elvis Presley in the new album that will be released in October. Everything is possible for Il Volo! – Tutto è possibile per Il Volo, anche un duetto con Elvis – on La Stampa
newspaper web site (September 23, 2015)

:: Il Giornale newspaper begins with the acknowledgement of having been wrong about Il Volo as critics: at the Arena Il Volo conquered all! Their secret: three excellent voices that blend in very well. And also they have a special talent: they are music popularisers, and are able to get the young fans to appreciate old standards.- L’Arena prende Il Volo Osannati all’estero adesso sbancano l’Italia – on Il Giornale newspaper website (September 23, 2015 in italian)

Il Volo link & notizie del 5 Maggio 2015

11203519_360854094119737_1214432238343390381_oBuongiorno, #ilvolovers! Qui è Martina, perchè oggi Mari Russu è molto impegnata. Che serata, ieri. Che partita – l’avete vista? Scommetto di sì… 😉 Il Volo si è esibito in una performance mozzafiato: hanno cantato Grande AmoreL’Immensità; scherzando anche con i conduttori Nicola Savino e Fabrizio Frizzi. Savino ha affermato che, toccando ferro, Il Volo è il favorito per la vittoria all’Eurovision Song Contest e loro hanno di conseguenza toccato ferro; ma non solo… Savino è scoppiato a ridere e ha avvertito Piero che erano in diretta su RAI1, quindi forse “avrebbe fatto meglio a togliere la mano dalla tasca”. Povero Piero. Niente paura, ragazzi, vi auguriamo ogni fortuna e successo!

:: A proposito del Match for Expo, ieri la Squadra Expo (il cui capitano era Shevchenko), ha vinto la partita per 6 a 4. Ottimo lavoro! Piero, Gianluca e persino Ercole Ginoble non hanno perso tempo e hanno colto l’occasione per farsi selfie con quasi tutto l’Olimpo delle leggende del calcio! Sui social network sono apparse foto dei ragazzi insieme a Seedorf, Maldini, Zanetti e Ferrero, Presidente della Sampdoria. Guarda qui il nostro video delle apparizioni de Il Volo al #MatchforExpo.

ticketone Taormina Il Volo:: TicketOne segnala che i biglietti per il concerto de Il Volo a Taormina del 22 Agosto 2015 sono ESAURITI (SOLD OUT). Forse alcuni biglietti possono essere ancora disponibili nei punti vendita. >>

:: Mentre RAI1 trasmetteva in diretta il #MatchforExpo, su RAI2 andava in onda “Made in Sud”, con un altro divertente sketch de I Malincomici, “Il Volo low cost”. La potete riguardare qui: I Malincomici / Il Volo – Made in Sud del 04/05/2015 – su Rai.tv

:: Ieri sera abbiamo condiviso su Facebook un repost di una foto condivisa dall’account Twitter ufficiale della Nazionale Cantanti: anteprima! Ecco le divise de Il Volo!

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Ph. La Stampa

:: Oggi LA STAMPA ha pubblicato un articolo su Il Volo e la loro partecipazione alla Partita del Cuore. Hanno scritto che Ignazio è “esaltato” perchè giocheranno allo Juventus Stadium di Torino e lui è un grande tifoso della Juve. «Sono come un bambino che aspetta il Natale. Se il mister schiererà il 4-3-1-2 io sarò l’1 e giocherò lì, in mezzo alle punte». – Partita del Cuore, la Nazionale Cantanti prende Il Volo di Luca Dondoni sul sito web de La Stampa (5 Maggio 2015, in Italiano)

Restate collegati per le prossime notizie e buona giornata a tutti!

Il Volo links & news for May 5th, 2015

11203519_360854094119737_1214432238343390381_oGood Morning, #ilvolovers! It’s Martina speaking because today Mari Russu is very busy. What a night. What a match – have you seen it? I bet so… 😉 Il Volo did a breathtaking performance: they sang Grande Amore and L’Immensità and also joked along with the hosts Nicola Savino and Fabrizio Frizzi. Savino said that, knocking on wood, Il Volo are favourites for the victory at the Eurovision Song Contest and they touched wood; but not only that… Savino laughed and warned Piero that they were broadcasting by RAI1, so “he might remove his hand from his pocket”. Poor Piero. Don’t worry guys, we wish you good luck and every success!

:: Speaking about the Match for Expo, yesterday the Expo Team (whose captain was Shevchenko), won the match for 6 to 4. Good job! Piero, Gianluca and even Ercole Ginoble didn’t lose time and took the occasion to do a selfie with quite all the Olympus of footbal legends! On the social networks appeared photos of the guys with Seedorf, Maldini, Zanetti and Ferrero, President of the team Sampdoria. Watch here our video of Il Volo at the #MatchforExpo.

ticketone Taormina Il Volo:: TicketOne informs that the tickets for the Il Volo concert in Taormina on August 22, 2015 are SOLD OUT.  Maybe tickets still can be found on the stores. >>

:: While RAI1 was broadcasting #MatchforExpo, RAI2 was aired “Made in Sud”, with another funny performance of I Malincomici, “Il Volo low cost”. You can watch it here: I Malincomici / Il Volo – Made in Sud del 04/05/2015 – on Rai.tv

:: Yesterday evening we published on our facebook page a photo repost by the official Twitter account of Nazionale Cantanti: preview! Here they are Il Volo’s uniforms!

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Ph. La Stampa

:: Today LA STAMPA published and article about Il Volo and their participation to the Partita del Cuore. They said that Ignazio is “thrilled” because they will play at the Juventus Stadium in Turin and he supports Juventus. «I feel like a child who is waiting for Christmas to come. The line up will be 4-3-1-2 and I will be that 1 – I will play there, in the middle of the strikers»Partita del Cuore, la Nazionale Cantanti prende Il Volo by Luca Dondoni on La Stampa website (May 5, 2015 in Italian)

Stay tuned for other news and have a nice day!

Il Volo – interview on La Stampa

On April 2nd, 2015, La Stampa published an interview with Il Volo.
They talked about their careers, past experience, the victory of Sanremo and the future.
You can read the full translation below.

Il Volo: “We wake up in the morning and we ask ourselves: is this real?”
The trio’s unbelievable year 2015: Sanremo, the EPs, the tour and the Eurovision dream

by Piero Negri

Il Volo on La Stampa

Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone are the three singers of Il Volo

In Sanremo – tells Il Volo – «we seem to have eaten more than sung: we were always at the table. If it was a competition, we didn’t realized it, behind the scenes we encouraged each other. Some of them – Lorenzo Fragola, Dear Jack, Gianluca Grignani, Anna Tatangelo – now are our friends».

Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, born between 1993 and 1995, won the Sanremo Festival 2015, confirming the experts’ predictions and the betting odds of the bookmakers. But their goal was different: «Be known also by Italian people after years working abroad». The real victory, then «is to reach the first place in the charts and stay on the top, as we did».

The fact is that since 2009, when they met in the RAI talent show “Ti lascio una canzone” and team up, their story is such a crescendo of success and now nothing seems impossible: «We were young, we didn’t think about the future – tell Ignazio and Piero – we expected that, after the TV show, everything would end. Then we signed the contract and it’s clear that some expectation came along. But previously, if we were acquaintances, then friends, today we feel like brothers. Rather, more than brothers.»

«The good thing of being in a group – adds Gianluca – is that you have someone to talk to, to share emotions. The parents are with us and they always will be, although now they trust us and they leave us to travel alone with Barbara, our manager’s assistant. But even they can’t understand us, because they don’t sing with us, they don’t see what we see.»

We asked to Gianluca, perhaps because it’s baritone (the others are tenors), perhaps because he’s from Abruzzo (others from Sicily) to describe their three personalities: «They are really Sicilians – says – people of the South, jokers. Piero has a strong, authoritarian character, he can fall into presumption. Ignazio is crazy, with an exaggerate volume of voice, he’s also a tenor inside and never gives up. I am calmer and more optimistic. I always think that we will win.»

In South America, in a car completely surrounded by adoring fans, Gianluca has had a revelation: «We couldn’t go on, I turned to the others and I said: “are you realizing what is happening?”. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I ask myself: is this real? But the best thing is that we can live it as children.»

Finding themselves together with eighty international Stars in a charity song for Haiti was the most amazing experience (Ignazio: «We were 14-15 years old and we found ourselves alongside Sting, Carlos Santana, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, we looked like drunk, we did not know where to turn around»). But the future seems to reserve other memorable moments: on June, 22 in Rome will start the Italian tour that will reach Piazza Unità d’Italia in Trieste, the Gran Teatro Puccini in Torre del Lago, the Sferisterio of Macerata, la Valle dei Templi and will end on September, 21 at the Arena di Verona, “We have a schedule, not a script – says Piero – we are noisemakers, we always try to have fun.»

In September will be released in 53 countries around the world the new album and in May they will represent Italy at Eurovision: they are already listed as favorites and if this situation remember you something regarding the eve of Sanremo Festival, the guys of Il Volo will deny the obvious.

Reference

.. Il Volo: “Ci svegliamo la mattina e ci chiediamo: è tutto vero?” by Piero Negri – on La Stampa website (April 2nd, 2015 in Italian)

Il Volo link & notizie del 3 Aprile 2015

Buongiorno! Oggi il singolo “Canzone per te” inizia a girare nelle radio Italiane. In bocca al lupo! Richiediamo questa canzone alla nostra radio preferita!

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:: Piero Barone ha autografato l’opera d’arte dell’Artista Narese Peppe Arnone donata a I ContemplAttivi per il loro sorteggio di Pasqua! Guarda il post originale e le foto su Facebook.

:: Tristemente annunciamo che Tino Bambara, del Bambar di Taormina, ci ha lasciato questa mattina. Le nostre condoglianze a Saretto e alla sua famiglia. Ricorderemo sempre la gentilezza con la quale avete ricevuto Il Volo durante il concerto dell’anno scorso a Taormina. R.I.P. Tino!

:: Ieri abbiamo pubblicato questo articolo sui Social, ma abbiamo dimenticato di aggiungere nelle news l’intervista de Il Volo a La Stampa. Hanno parlato delle loro carriere e della vittoria a Sanremo. Gianluca ha detto che “Piero ha un carattere forte, autoritario, può cadere nella presunzione. Ignazio è un pazzerello, con un volume di voce esagerato, è tenore dentro e non molla mai. Io sono il più pacato e il più ottimista. Penso sempre che vinceremo.” – Il Volo: “Ci svegliamo la mattina e ci chiediamo: è tutto vero?” – La Stampa (2 Aprile 2015, in Italiano)

Vincenzo Cantiello and Il Volo:: Vincenzo Cantiello – da Ti Lascio Una Canzone 2014 e vincitore dello Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, sarà ospite all’Eurovision 2015. Il primo vincitore Italiano dello Junior ESC ha annunciato sulla sua pagina Facebook di aver ricevuto l’invito ufficiale all’ESC 2015. La pagina di Vincenzo su Facebook: Vincenzo Cantiello – pagina ufficiale.

:: City Rumors ha pubblicato un articolo riguardo la visita di Gianluca Ginoble all’AGBE. In evidenza il messaggio dei ragazzi a Gianluca: “Nella vita per realizzare un sogno bisogna lottare, voi lo avete fatto ed avete raggiunto il successo. Noi lottiamo per la vita e chissà un giorno anche noi potremmo realizzare il sogno e volare verso il successo. I ragazzi dell’AGBE ti augurano di continuare a volare” – Gianluca Ginoble, Volo a sorpresa a Pescara per i piccoli dell’Agbe – su City Rumors (2 Aprile 2015, in Italiano)

Il Volo links & news for April 3rd, 2015

Good Morning! Today “Canzone per te” begins its tour by the Italian Radios as a Single. In bocca al lupo! Let’s ask for the song on our favourite Radio?

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:: Piero Barone has signed the artwork of Peppe Arnone (Artist of Naro) donated to I ContemplAttivi for their Easter raffle! Check the original post and the photos on Facebook.

:: We sadly announce that Tino Bambara, from Bambar Taormina, passed away this morning. Our condolences to Saretto and all the family. We always remember how kindly they received Il Volo during the concerts in Taormina last year. R.I.P. Tino!

:: We published on the networks yesterday, but forgot to add here the interview of Il Volo to La Stampa. They talked about their career and the victory in Sanremo. Gianluca said that “Piero has a strong and authoritarian character and sometimes can fall into presumption, that Ignazio is crazy and with an exaggerated volume of voice, a tenor and doesn’t give up. I am the more peaceful and optimistic. I always think we will win.” – Il Volo: “Ci svegliamo la mattina e ci chiediamo: è tutto vero?” – La Stampa (April 2nd, 2015 in Italian) and English version of the interview: Il Volo: “We wake up in the morning and we ask ourselves: is this real?”.

Vincenzo Cantiello and Il Volo:: Vincenzo Cantiello – from Ti Lascio Una Canzone 2014 and winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, will be on Eurovision 2015 as a guest. The first Italian to win the Junior ESC announced on his facebook page the official invitation to ESC 2015. Vincenzo’s page on facebook: Vincenzo Cantiello – pagina ufficiale.

:: City Rumors published about the visit of Gianluca Ginoble to the AGBE. Highlights to the message of the children to Gianluca: “Nella vita per realizzare un sogno bisogna lottare, voi lo avete fatto ed avete raggiunto il successo. Noi lottiamo per la vita e chissà un giorno anche noi potremmo realizzare il sogno e volare verso il successo. I ragazzi dell’AGBE ti augurano di continuare a volare” – [In life we need to fight to make a dream come true, you did it and succeed. We fight for our lives and perhaps one day we can make a dream come true and flight to the success. The boys and girls of AGBE wish you can continue to flight] – Gianluca Ginoble, Volo a sorpresa a Pescara per i piccoli dell’Agbe – on City Rumors (April 2nd, 2015 in Italian)

Il Volo links and news for February 26, 2015

links and newsYesterday was announced for several media that Il Volo will officially represents Italy on the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Eurovision will occur from May 19 to 23 in Vienna.

. Il Volo all’ Eurovision Song Contest 2015 – Il Tempo (Feb 26, 2015 in Italian)
. Il trio italiano “Il Volo” rappresenterà l’Italia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2015 – La Stampa (Feb 25, 2015 in Italian)
. Eurovision Song Contest 2015: Il Volo rappresenterà l’Italia – on International Business Times. (Feb 25, 2015 in Italian)

And more concerts dates will come soon in Italy. On the interview yesterday to Il Centro Ignazio mentioned the a concerti in Pescara among the dates Il Volo will release soon. While this, Pescara celebrates the passage of Il Volo there.

. Foto, autografi e ressa, L’Abruzzo abbraccia Ginoble e il Volo – by Mila Cantagallo on Il Messaggero (Feb 26, 2015 in Italian)

Il Volo signing session BolognaBy the way… Bologna is already wainting for Il Volo – signing session today at 17:30 at Mondadori Megastore – Via Massimo D’Azeglio 34A. Photo of Morena Pompignoli.

A movie or TV series about Il Volo – Michele Torpedine mentioned it again some days ago: a project with Claudia Mori to make a movie about the lives of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. This theme was reported a year ago here and now have space on the news again. – Il Volo on a Mediaset fiction and Michele Torpedine: a world tour and a fiction about Il Volo in 2015!.

And now: Fiction Italiane, novità: Claudia Mori vuole un film tv su Il Volo, torna Un medico in famiglia – on Reality Show (Blogo) (Feb 19, 2015 in Italian) – Michele Torpedine said, according to Blogo (source La Stampa): “Claudia Mori ci ha proposto di girare uno sceneggiato sulla vita dei ragazzi che stiamo valutando seriamente… Ignazio, Gianluca e Piero saranno i protagonisti anche se le scene di quando erano bambini saranno recitate da piccoli attori e non saranno usati filmati originali” – [“Claudia Mori has proposed to film a drama about the lives of the guys which we are seriously considering … Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero will be the stars even if the scenes when they were small children will be played by actors and will not be used original movies”]

soon more news! maybe is good to follow us on twitter too @allaboutilvolo

 

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