Italian teen trio Il Volo hitting it big in U.S.

On "American Idol" Thursday night, a trio of teens from Italy brought the house down.

"Il Volo" - made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble --got a standing ovation -- even from the judges!

They got their start three years ago on an Italian show similar to "American Idol."

They're hugely popular overseas, where they're known for their incredible voices, and just now breaking out in the United States.

Their self-titled debut album has gone platinum overseas, and was just released in the U.S.

The teens were actually individual contestants on the Italian talent show. One week, the producers thought it would be great to have all three boys sing "O Sole Mio" together on the show. And Il Volo was born!

The name means flight; it was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly.

They recorded their album in Los Angeles and Rome, as well as at London's famed Abbey Road Studios, with veteran producer Humberto Gatica.

In February 2010, legendary producer Quincy Jones invited the boys to represent Italy by singing on the charity single "We Are The World: 25 for Haiti." And they impressed such superstars as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, and Josh Groban during the recording session.

The 12 tracks on Il Volo's CD's include both classics and new compositions.

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