Would you ever think of combining opera and pop music to come up with a new style?

These guys did, and the experiment worked perfectly well thanks to their talent.

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Il Volo

Il Volo (“The Flight”) is a music trio that came to life in 2010, after its members competed individually in the TV song contest  “Ti lascio una canzone”.

Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca were only teenagers when they performed as solo artists and impressed both the jury and the audience with their powerful voices. One of the creators of the show suggested to put them together and mentor them and that is how the trio’s career began, progressing with each song.

This year, they were awarded the first prize as best performers at the Sanremo Festival, which is a famous music festival broadcasted annually by RAI.

Their song “Grande Amore” was chosen to represent Italy at the Eurovision song contest, where it earned the 3rd position.

Want to know what the song is about? Watch the video and improve your Italian! 😉

Sara