Tuesday, April 17, 2007

It's the end of the world: G4 have split!!

British 'Classical' 'boy' 'band' G4 have split. It seems because they would rather drink each others blood than sing together. Thousand of fans have gathered together crying, lighting candles and seeking professional help.
Who G4 band?? Of course it's a sick concept, creating a group / band / act in an X-factor / Idols / whatever style, just to copy another successful (although corny) formula. In this case G4 was conceived as a new Il Divo.
So I'm not very sad to see the G4's each go their own way.

Why this heartbreaking news at Eurocovers? Well on the critically not very acclaimed G4 album ACT 3 there is a cheesy faux-classic disco version of Volare - Nel blu di pinto di blu. Covered by all the greats and not so greats, it's the most successful Eurovision song ever. Originally it only ended 3rd in the Eurovision Song Contest by Domenico Modugno in 1958 , and the only Eurovision # 1 hit in the U.S.. In fact, at one time there were 7 versions of the song in the US top 100 at the same time.

If you prefer to hear a real tenor sing Volare, check out the version by Luciano Pavarotti.
Pavarotti's version is from the CD Volare, originally released in 1990 (Decca). a collection of Popular Classics (as opposed to Classic Popular Classics) recorded with the Henri Mancini orchestra.
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Take one last look at G4 http://www.g4site.com/

More Volare's at these Eurocovers posts:
- La grand dame de France, Juliette Greco
- A version in Lithuanian by Mino is here .
- Volare, the most covered Eurovision song.
- Volare by Ella Fitzgerald
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