For the most part, teen singersget a bad rap, especially if they perform pop music. But I have a feeling the new teenItalian classical trio Il Volo won't have this problem.
Thursday night, the powerfulyoung, opera singers amazed the "American Idol" audience when they performed onthe U.S.singing competition. Though they were there to promote the American release oftheir self-titled debut -- out this week -- they can actually relate to thecontestants.
Seventeen-year-old Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto,16, and GianlucaGinoble,16, started singing in school and church when they were toddlers. In 2009, theyended up on "Ti Lascio Una Canzone," a televised Italian talent show for kids 7to 15.
"The producers decided to put our voices together," Gianlucasaid when the group recently visited Yahoo! Music.
Tony Renis, one of their current producers, actuallydiscovered the group after seeing them on the program. After assembling a team of managers and producers, andmaking contact with the group,