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Italian teens dream of Celine duet

Published 20/09/2011 | 09:46

Il Volo have been dubbed 'the Italian Jonas brothers'
Il Volo have been dubbed 'the Italian Jonas brothers'

Italian teen opera stars Il Volo have revealed their dream of collaborating with Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

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Piero, 17, Ignazio, 16, and Gianluca, 16, met on an Italian talent show two years ago and became pop opera group Il Volo, dubbed "the Italian Jonas brothers".

They have since performed on American Idol and won the admiration of pop princess Britney, who has tweeted she is a fan. Piero revealed: "I love Britney. We need to meet her! I would love to sing with her."

But he added that the group would most like to sing with Celine Dion, after meeting her when they sang alongside her on charity single We Are The World: 25 For Haiti, representing Italy.

Piero said: "I would like to sing with and collaborate with Celine Dion.

"I always loved her and when I met her I said 'Wow! I love her.'

"When we met her she told us 'Guys stay humble and please study and study, Don't forget to study'."

The band, whose debut album Il Volo is released on October 31, are keen to sing on The X Factor and are big fans of TV talent shows.

Piero revealed: "The producer of the programme decided to put our voices together and from there was born Il Volo.

"The first impact with them was incredible because I didn't think I could find two such beautiful guys. We started like friends and now I can say we are like brothers."

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