Italian Eurovision entries and the Pope: it’s an inevitable union.

After the selfie of Francesca Michielin with Papa Francesco, which broke the internet in Italy several months ago, now it’s time for Il Volo to sing their way to heaven.

Or so we thought.

Back on July 21 Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero shared the good news that they would serve their Italian bel canto realness in Krakow, the second biggest city in Poland, for “World Youth Day”.

Organized every three (or sometimes, two) years by the Catholic Church, WYD is an event for young people initiated by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1985.

Writing on their Facebook page the Sony Music trio said they were “excited and honoured” to sing in front of Pope Francis and 1.5 million pilgrims at the Campus Misericordiae.

Alas. Yesterday the trio announced to their fans, through their various social media channels, that they won’t bring their Grande Amore to the event after all.

“We greatly regret to inform you that this weekend we won’t take part to the World Youth Day in Krakow,” they wrote on Facebook. “We apologize to all those who have been waiting, sharing with us the intense emotion of this great opportunity. We wish you a happy and warm involvement, hoping there will be another chance to sing for the Pope and experience the special atmosphere of World Youth Day in the future.”

The lack of an explanation has left fans speculating why they had to pull out at the last minute. Some have suggested that one of the members may be sick, but there doesn’t appear to be any evidence to support that. Regardless fans are feeling the sting, with one commenting on Facebook: “After this news, I could die.”

We’ll pray for you, babe.

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Franklyn Vongvivath
4 years ago

We all know very well that to sing for the Pope has always been one of the greatest dreams of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. This is why we are so glad they will be able to fulfill it very soon and in such a circumstance, that has no comparison. We can t wait for this to happen, congratulation from the deepest of our hearts guys!

Bradamante
Bradamante
4 years ago

I wonder why Wiwibloggs didn’t write any article about the huge concert that took place at the Arena of Verona on July, 4th or the one of Firenze held on July 1st, in which they sang in duet with Placido Domingo and write about this, instead. It is a curious choice among news, indeed…

Bradamante
Bradamante
4 years ago

@Charles ahah,really funny, in these first sixt months of the 2016 they did a world tour in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe, singing in about 78 concerts, 12 of them in Europe, in Paris, London, Madrid, Moscow. I don’t know about the other Eurovision artists, but it doesn’t look bad to me. Ah, they did all sold out concerts, and ended the tour at the Arena of Verona, which seats 15,000.

Grande Amore
Grande Amore
4 years ago

@khm don’t be an idiot :v

khm
khm
4 years ago

Even the Pope don’t want to hear them sing. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Charles is right.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

I wanna be goofy about all this, cause singers cancelling appearances and performances at important events has never been anything new … so I guess we’re making too much fuzz out of nothing .. but … in my mind (in a very Wendy Williams kinda way) I feel that they don’t wanna do it because they lost last year in Eurovision and they are still pissed off about it. Ohhhhhhh poor kids LOOOL #justkidding #beinggoofy #butIstillcantstandtheirsong lol