In celebration of Gianluca's 22nd birthday - and also in celebration of Il Volo's victory at Sanremo two years ago - here is Il Volo's performance of Grande Amore on the first day of Sanremo, 11th February 2015 - which was also Gianluca's birthday (with English subtitles). Il Volo did not know how the audience would receive Grande Amore, as they had never sung it in public before. In the run up to Sanremo, Il Volo had received several negative reviews in the Italian press - with their style of music being heavily criticised. As such they were very nervous about performing at Sanremo. In fact, Il Volo nearly didn't sing at Sanremo at all, as they considered it such a risk to their career. As it turned out, the audience gave them a rapturous response, as you can see in this video - and don't miss Gianluca getting very emotional at the end! By singing Grande Amore, Il Volo won Sanremo, and then went on to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest - and the rest is history. Enjoy!
As always, click on the CC at the bottom right hand side of the screen and choose English to view the subtitles.