Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Grande amore (Great love) is the title of the song that Il Volo (The Flight) takes to Sanremo. The trio of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble emerged in 2009 from Ti lascio una canzone, the very same kids singing contest that has given us also Junior Eurovision stars Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini who will be representing San Marino in Eurovision 2015, as well as Maltese and Italian Junior Eurovision winners 2013-2014 Gaia Gauchi and Vincenzo Cantiello, and this year's Federica Falzon for Malta.
Il Volo were in Sanremo for the first time in 2010 but only as guests. Since then they have made it big abroad, especially in Americas. Sanremo is their attempt to make themselves known again in their home country. "We are not anymore the three little tenors, in fact only Piero is a tenor. Gianluca is bariton and Ignazio has a more pop voice. Our genre is opera pop, something that only Andrea Bocelli does these days" they tell. "We will release a new album on February 25, Sanremo grande amore including of course our entry Grande amore and Ancora, that we will also sing in Sanremo, plus other covers from Sanremo: L'Immensità, Canzone per te, Piove (aka Ciao ciao bambina) /ESC 1959), Romantica (ESC 1960) and Vacanze Romane. In summer we will tour Italy."
They say their entry is a modern version of a classic Italian melody that showcases their voices. If that worked for Vincenzo Cantiello in Junior Eurovision, why wouldn't it work for them in Eurovision 2015? First they have to win though. Or hope the eventual winner says "No, grazie" for Vienna and they are send instead. Surely they would fit the part, isn't this exactly what we expect from Italy anyways? Something like this

1 comment:

Bradamante68 said...

Interesting point of view about the chances of Il Volo to go to the Eurovision and yes, they will fit. As a fan I hope they will manage to win Sanremo and then compete in the Eurovision contest. Thank you for the article.

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