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"IL Volo" - Three Great Kids from Italy

“Ti Lascio Una Canzone (2009-10) TV programme, broadcast from the Italian town of San Remo, ( famous for it’s flowers and of course the famous song contest), was the first time these three young individual singers (aged then between fourteen and fifteen and a half ) hit the Italian TV screens, and the public went wild for them and propelled them towards international fame. Enjoy this short introduction to these extraordinary young talents and judge for yourselves.” Dario Poli

Dario at the Ariston Theatre home of the San Remo Song Festival

Gianluca Ginoble was born on February 11, 1995 in Roseto degli Abruzzi (province of Teramo), in the Abruzzo region of central Italy; Piero Barone was born on June 24, 1993, in Agrigento (Sicily), while Ignazio Boschetto was born in Sicily on October 4, 1994, but grew up in Bologna (northern Italy).

The three pop-opera singers started their career in 2009, when they met on the second edition of the Italian RAI TV music competition show Ti lascio una canzone, held in Sanremo. On May 2, 2009, Gianluca Ginoble won the competition, singing Andrea Bocelli’s “Il mare calmo della sera. During the competition, the 3 singers were chosen to perform as a trio the Neapolitan evergreen “‘O Sole Mio. After the competition, they continued to perform together under the names The Tryo, Il Trio, and finally Il Volo.

In 2010 the trio participated in the charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”, remake of the 1985 hit song “We Are the World”. In February 2010 they performed the songs “Granda” and “Un amore così grande” during the 60th Sanremo Festival. On 31 July 2011 the trio performed “‘O Sole Mio” and “This Time” for the President’s Star Charity show in Singapore to help raise funds for the handicapped.

Debut album (2011-present)Their first self-titled album was recorded in 2010 in the Abbey Road Studios in London and produced by Tony Renis and Humberto Gatica. It was released in Italy on November 30, 2010 and peaked at number 6 on the Italian Albums Chart,  receiving the Gold certification by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.The international edition of the album was released on April 12, 2011  and was promoted in the United States with a performance during the final 3 results show of the American Idol’s tenth season. The group sang “‘O Sole Mio”, which was released as a single in the United States in early 2011. The album debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Classical Albums, selling 23,000 copies in its first week. The album is also entered at the Top 10 in other countries, such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands and topped in Austria.

It was released also a Spanish version of the album, that in the United States, peaked at number 3 on the Classical Albums, at number 5 on the Top Latin Albums and at number 3 on the Latin Pop Albums. (info Wikipedia) 

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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  • Dianna Collen

    Three great young gifted people shaking fame by the hand. Amazing!

    • I totally agree with you IL vOLO are special.
      Open this link
      and listen to the three young boys sing one of my all time favourite songs, “IL Mondo”. What a sound and the orchestration is really a work of brilliance, from someone who really knows music.
      The sentiment from this song is universaL
      Enjoy Dario,

  • Wow! Dario,It is such a small world,last night I was watching "American idol" Il volo were guests, now this morning as a special treat you sent me the link, these young people are very special they left me with tears in my eyes and goose bumps all over craving for more.
    Pure talent. it makes me believe that there are still a lot of beautiful things in this world, we only need to take a little time away from ourselves and look for them.
    "Seek and ye shall find"
    Wonderful stuff

    Thanks Dario

  • dianna Collen

    Thank you Dario for sending me this special link. I agree with Christopher, there are beautiful things in our lives we need to see them reach out for them and hold them in our hearts.

    • Welcome back to the MM site Christopher, as i know you are a busy man with your wonderful artistic creations and if you Dianna, wish to know more about this talented artist and contributor to our site just type in his name and you can read very interesting articles from his pen.
      I have sent you this link about the kids;
      where you can see two of the kids singing about 15 months ago on their first TV shows with other chlldren from six to 16 years old, which was recorded live at the Ariston Theatre in San Remo.
      The song is called “The Best Years of Your life”
      Enjoy it! Best of everything to you both

  • Dianna Collen

    Thank you for the link Dario.

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