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The quartet Il Divo has conquered their audience tonight in a concert at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, led by their Spanish component, Carlos Marin, who has behaved like a true lover to the thousands of female fans who chanted to the beat of their idols.
After their concert yesterday at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, the international pop-opera group, created by music producer Simon Cowell, landed in the capital tonight in what is their fourth world tour and for the launch of their fifth studio album, “Wicked Game”. They worked on it for more than three years, assured Carlos, baritone, in the nearly full Madrid stadium.
With strong direction, and accompanied only by a symphony orchestra, “Il Divo” has given a lesson in elegance and has shown that it is essential to have great choreography to dazzle your audience, mostly women.
The quartet won the Billboard Award in 2009 for their tour “An Evening with Il Divo,” began the night with the version of “Te Amare” from the movie Moulin Rouge. And with the entrance of the Spanish baritone voice, the audience began to applaud.
After the song, was the first greeting of the group. Being first to speak to the thousands of women gathered tonight, Carlos spent the greeting on the first compliment of the night: “You are like wine, getting better over time.”
After playing “Every Time I Look At You”, and new songs such as the version of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, turned their faces to the public to start the next song, a version of “Somewhere ” from the musical ” West Side Story. “ David explained that has been in musical theater, represented by this song, where the musical quartet has found an opportunity to renew itself.
At the end of the first act they performed “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, came the story of the night, where the American has suffered a small setback, setting off laughter in the audience.
After a break of twenty minutes, “Il Divo” changed their wardrobe for a sung to the piano of “Moonlight” by Beethoven accompanying “Senza Parole”, which belongs to the album they were showed tonight in Madrid. They included “Hallelujah” and the acclaimed “Return Regresa A Mi” from previous albums. After the latter came the highlight of the night when Carlos Marin, Spanish quartet, returned to take the microphone and announced to be the only bachelor of the group and asked how many single girls wanted to be with the handsome madrileño, causing all to rush to the full security fence at the stage and one to throw up a manila shawl.
The end of the night was “Pour Que tu M’aimes Encore” where the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid again responded with applause and “Somewhere”, a song by the French component, Sébastien Izambard, represents ” the essence of the group have been able to find somewhere between pop and opera. “ After the threat of leaving, the four dressed in morning coats, and played their farewell with what better anthem “Time To Say Goodbye” from their latest album “Wicked Game”.
Carlos Marin, the star of the night, was proud to return home. We do not know if he will have found his place among the thousands of female fans who were still walking the stage applauding the performance of this quartet.