Il Volo: They sing, they break hearts, and they do it in many tongues. Following their third-place finish at Eurovision 2015, the Italian group have released their entry “Grande Amore” in Spanish. The lyrics are pretty much a direct translation. Snaps for linguistic similarity, y’all!
Instead of redo-ing their Spiderman/Alien/Back to the Future music video, they chose a concert performance as their music video, appealing to the simpler desires of us all. While there is countless footage of them being silly and joking as friends, they manage to keep it together to sing it to their “grande amore”. We holla as we shout hola!
Il Volo won this year’s televoting with their charisma, powerful voices and a song that appealed to young and old alike. They ultimately won nine sets of douze points and are memorialized in this year’s Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model contest, having taken two of the top three positions.
We have covered several Italian singers who have translated their greatest hits into Spanish, particularly 2013 contestant Marco Mengoni. Il Volo already has significant global appeal and millions of international fans (a fan in Mexico even threw a brassiere on stage). Surely they’ve just earned a few more in Mexico, Venezuela and beyond. Bravo and ole!
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