Strictly: Andrea and Matteo Bocelli perform Fall On Me
Andrea Bocelli is one of the best-loved classical singers out there today and now his son is following in his father’s footsteps. Last year, Matteo Bocelli featured on new album Disney Goes Classical. The 23-year-old sang Sir Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight for the record, accompanied by The Royal Philharmonia Orchestra.
In the video below, Matteo looks every bit a younger version of his father Andrea as he shows off his incredible singing talent.
The fans certainly agreed in the comments, with the top ones comparing his good looks to that of a Disney prince.
One wrote: “I hope he can be a Disney prince one day!!!!”
While another added: “He needs to be a Disney prince, I don’t care who or maybe a villain. He’s so handsome.”
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Matteo has also duetted with his father in singles Fall On Me and Ven a Mi, which feature in Andrea’s recent studio album Si.
In fact, the two performed together for Harry and Meghan at 2018’s Royal Variety Performance.
While another popular solo cover of Matteo’s from last year saw him singing Freddie Mercury’s Love Of My Life, while playing the piano.
Meanwhile, Matteo has spent some of the lockdown at home with his father Andrea, where they’ve sung together.
Speaking with Express.co.uk last year, Andrea said: “[Singing together] happens a lot, yes. Matteo hasn’t been with us lately, as he has spent a few weeks working in Australia. He is just back and we’re definitely planning to make up for lost time.”
Asked if a family album was in the works, the 62-year-old star replied: “It’s not a consideration at the moment. But.. never say never.”
After all, Andrea’s daughter Virginia Bocelli is also an up-and-coming singer, having duetted with her father at his Believe in Christmas concert last December.
The live-streamed event from the Teatro Regio di Parma opera house saw the eight-year-old bring out her father’s acoustic guitar before they sang Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah together.
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Speaking with Express.co.uk afterwards, Andrea said: “The initial idea was born from a bit of fun, and then it came to the concert and the song itself with Virginia featured in the setlist.
“Franco Dragone, the director of the live stream, insisted that it be included in the show and judging by the results he was right in entrusting her with such an important part.
“Although Virginia was practically born and raised on stage and behind the scenes, this was her official debut.”
Asked if his eight-year-old was nervous to sing live, he admitted she was totally fine.
Andrea added: “No, she wasn’t nervous, she is a very determined child, and certainly her piano and dance studies have helped her understand when you need to give your all.
“In Parma, everything went smoothly and with the greatest of ease. It’s a father and daughter duo singing a song together. Virginia has mastered how to forget the cameras and stay focussed. She maintains the right spontaneity – on a song that I’d recently recorded that she has heard so many times.”
The 62-year-old also said how Virginia doesn’t take any singing lessons despite her talent.
He said: “She grew up on a diet of bread and music. She has been studying the piano for three years and has been absorbing the art and sounds since she was born. Indeed, from her mother’s womb, Virginia was able to experience daily studio sessions, plays at the theatre and the recording of Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette at the opera.”
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