American Idol: Il Volo Teenagers Wow American Idol Crowd Plus Elvis Presley Version

Italian teenagers Piero Barone, Gianluca Genoble and Ignazio Boschetto of IL VOLO made an impact on American Idol audience last week on results night.

I doubt if anyone attending the American Idol results show last Thursday night expected the three teenagers who comprise the Italian singing group IL VOLO, to have such powerful voices at their age.

You could see that the three contestants Haley Reinhart, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina were thoroughly enjoying IL VOLO singing O Sole Mio.

IL VOLO singing O Sole Mio.

O Sole Mio is probably the oldest song ever sung on the American Idol stage by any guest singer or contestant. The song was written 113 years ago in 1898. If American Idol has a 1890’s theme one week next year, this will be one of the songs sang.

Elvis Presley sings It’s Now or Never to the tune of O Sole Mio after another singer sings part of the Italian version.

The Presley video was filmed in Rapid City, South Dakota less than two months before his death in August of 1977.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

7 thoughts on “American Idol: Il Volo Teenagers Wow American Idol Crowd Plus Elvis Presley Version”

  1. They were absolute show stoppers. Wow, what an act to follow. Such voices are a gift from heaven. Piero Barone – magnifico. Gianlucca Ginoble – angel faced. Ignazio Boschetto – a dimpled darling (& sort of sexy too). You can never get an act better than this.

    1. It is amazing the way the teenagers in Il Volo sang so well at such a young age. This group should be around for a long time. If the group breaks up, the three guys will be three of the best solo acts in the world.

  2. All three wonderful voices from heaven. I hope they make more music together. I will buy their albums.

  3. The boys are truly an inspiration to all young people and old. They are amazing and love what they do. Can’t wait to see them in Cleveland. Bought all their albums and have turned friends on to them. We are much older too!
    We have been to Italy a number of times, and if we are there and they are too, will definitely go to see them.

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