They’re the operatic trio who recently became VEVO certified. And on Sunday night, Il Volo dropped by the Dancing With The Stars Ukraine studio to perform their biggest hit — “Grande Amore”, the Italian entry for Eurovision 2015.
Bathed in gold light, Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto were more casual in appearance compared to in Vienna. While still looking dapper in navy suits, only Ignazio wore a shirt with the other two opting for t-shirts. All three completed their look with sports shoes.
As for the performance, well the audience’s reaction speaks for itself. The song may be approaching its third anniversary, but it still packs a strong emotional punch. Note perfect,”Grande Amore” is every bit as captivating as the first time we heard it. They won the 2015 televote for a reason! However, we’re guessing the woman in the second row at 3:55 must have voted for Måns Zelmerlöw — why else would she be texting during such a dazzling performance?
Il Volo “Grande Amore” live on Dancing With The Stars Ukraine
Afterwards, Piero had a special message for all the fans watching at home:
Thank you very much. We just want to say that we really love this country. It’s our first time, and we can’t wait to see you tomorrow. We came to perform tomorrow in the Palace Sporta. See you there!
This season of Ukraine’s favourite dancing show has had a distinctly Eurovision flavour, even before the three Italian stallions showed up. Eurovision 2017 host Oleksandr Skichko was one of the ten celebrity contestants. Sadly he was the first to be eliminated.
His colleague Volodymyr Ostapchuk joined Eurovision 2006 singer Tina Karol as a guest host during the season premiere, while Eurovision 2013’s Zlata Ognevich presented the fifth episode. Meanwhile, Monatik, the opening act for May’s grand final, sits on the judging panel.
Along with Monatik and Tina, Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala, 2017 interval Onuka, and former national finalists The Hardkiss (2016) and Max Barskih (2012) have all provided musical relief throughout the series.
The Dancing With The Stars Ukraine grand final is scheduled for next weekend.
Il Volo interview at Eurovision 2015
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