Il Divo XX review: The group shift from classical fare to pop covers with a ... trends now

Il Divo XX review: The group shift from classical fare to pop covers with a ... trends now
Il Divo XX review: The group shift from classical fare to pop covers with a ... trends now

Il Divo XX review: The group shift from classical fare to pop covers with a ... trends now

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IL DIVO: XX (Thirty Tigers)

Put together by Simon Cowell in the early 2000s, the crossover group now control their own affairs, and this 20th anniversary release sees a shift from classical and Broadway fare to pop covers. 

Their powerful harmonies turn Gnarls Barkley's Crazy into a mournful ballad, and they deliver Elvis's Always On My Mind with gale-force intensity. 

They dial down the bravado with a mellow take on Ed Sheeran' Perfect — proof that a decent song can lend itself to any musical arrangement. 

It's a fitting tribute to founder member Carlos Marín, who died in 2021.

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Put together by Simon Cowell in the early 2000s, the crossover group now control their own affairs, and this 20th anniversary release sees a shift from classical and Broadway fare to pop covers

Put together by Simon Cowell in the early 2000s, the crossover group now control their own affairs, and this 20th anniversary release sees a shift from classical and Broadway fare to pop covers 

Their powerful harmonies turn Gnarls Barkley's Crazy into a mournful ballad, and they deliver Elvis's Always On My Mind with gale-force intensity

Their powerful harmonies turn Gnarls Barkley's Crazy into a mournful ballad, and they deliver Elvis's Always On My Mind with gale-force intensity

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