Il Volo - Grande Amore (Italy) LIVE At Eurovision 2015 Grand Final
As a member of the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), Italy competed directly in the final on 23 May 2015 and did not have to qualify from one of two semi-finals held on 19 May and 21 May. However, Italy was obligated to vote in the second semi-final. In Italy's forty-second Eurovision appearance on 23 May, "Grande amore" finished in third place out of 27 competing songs, receiving 292 points and full marks from nine countries.
Il Volo - Grande Amore (Italy) LIVE at Eurovision 2015 Grand Final
During the final evening of the Sanremo Music Festival 2015, Il Volo was selected as the winner with the song "Grande amore". RAI later confirmed during the closing press conference for the Sanremo Music Festival on 14 February 2015 that Il Volo had accepted to participate at Eurovision.
Just now, Eurovision.tv has announced another star-studded addition to an already high-profile interval acts line-up for Turin: Il Volo. The trio of tenors, made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, who won Sanremo 2015 and later came third at Eurovision with their song Grande amore, will return to the Eurovision stage in the interval of the second semi-final.
The group was initially named "I Tre Tenorini", but their name was later changed to "The Tryo". With this name, in 2010 the group participated in the charity single "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", a remake of the 1985 hit song "We Are the World". In February of the same year, they also performed the songs "Granada" and "Un amore così grande" for Queen Rania of Jordan during the 60th Sanremo Music Festival. In late 2010, their name was finally changed into "Il Volo" (English: the flight)
On 14 February 2015, they took part in the Sanremo Music Festival 2015, winning 39.05% of the total vote over the 2 leading challengers. The win gave the group the opportunity to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. They were honored to participate in the contest. As Italy is the member of the Big Five, the group went straight in to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Vienna on 23 May 2015. Grande Amore came 3rd with 292 points -winning the televote with 366 points- and won the Marcel Bezençon Press Award, as best song according to the collective voting of the accredited press. The extended play Sanremo grande amore was released in Italy on 20 February 2015 and was certified triple platinum by FIMI. 041b061a72