The market for pop-opera artists seems to be growing these days (think Josh Groban and Charlotte Church), and American Idol judge Simon Cowell, observant lad that he is, noticed this trend and fashioned his own group to fit the mould. The result is Il Divo, a multinational band comprising four young men with classically trained voices.
Those who have been looking for a highbrow version of American Idol can buy Il Divo's debut album starting today in North America. An American, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a Swiss sing in English, Spanish, and Italian on the disc, giving the project an element of worldliness.
To hear what an operatic pop boy-band sounds like singing a Spanish version of Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart" (surprisingly manly!), go to www.ildivo.com.
Il Divo's self-titled debut features the following tracks:
"Unbreak My Heart (Regresa A Mi)"
"Every Time I Look At You"
"Dentro un Altro Si"
"The Man You Love"
"Hoy Que Ya No Estas Aqui"
"Sei Parte Ormai Di Me"
"My Way (A Mi Manera)"
"Unchained Melody (Senza Catene)"