An Italian boyband! Excited. They’re like the teen three tenors!
It’s a long way from Italian TV to “American Idol.” But when they take the “Idol” stage on May 19, the members of teenage tenor act Il Volo will have made that trek in just two years.
With a single serendipitous performance on Italian vocal competition “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” (Leavin’ You a Song), the trio — Piero Barone (17), Ignazio Boschetto (16) and Gianluca Ginoble (16) — secured an international recording contract and a dream team to guide its career.
After “Idol,” the boys will appear on CBS’ “The Early Show” on May 21. These performances support the May 17 release of their self-titled Geffen debut, produced by hitmaker Humberto Gatica and longtime champion of Italian music Tony Renis. International touring kicks off in June with a simple goal: global domination.