Il Volo probably had the toughest journey in their quest to be chosen as their country’s national representative at Eurovision 2015. They had to battle it out over a week of concerts against over 20 other competitors in Sanremo 2015, which was the contest that Eurovision drew its inspiration from. Shortly after winning the concert, Il Volo announced that they would accept the invitation to be the Italian entry for 2015 and that their song would be ‘Grande Amore’.
Since then the trio of classical singers haven’t looked back with their fan base growing exponentially every day and being tipped by bookies to be one of the frontrunners to win the contest. The band is made up of Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto (who could both pass for being a Jonas Brother) and fashionable glasses lover Piero Barone (who could pass less for a Jonas Brother, more for former Macedonian Eurovision entrant Tijana from 2014).
The song is a piano accompanied ballad that really is strongest on the chorus when all three powerful voices are harmonised together in a tumultuous crescendo. The trio’s voices are what really set this song apart from their competitors this year and coupled with their boy band good looks you can see why the bookies love it so much.
The video shows off the band’s playful side and sees them recreate pastiche versions of famous classic movies. Boschetto takes on ‘Ghost’ and sits behind his love interest at the pottery wheel. Barone takes a few punches when defending his lady alongside a retro car which screams out ‘Back to the Future’. Then there is Ginoble who hangs from the ceiling in a superhero mask to recreate the iconic upside down kiss between Mary Jane and Peter Parker in ‘Spiderman’.
This song will definitely be vying for the win come May 23rd, however we think it will just miss out on the top spot and come in in third place. Is Il Volo’s ‘Grande Amore’ one of your favourites? Then you can vote for it in our poll.