Unbearably handsome opera-pop quartet Il Divo deliver another amorous collection of European housecleaning ballads with Ancora, an album so riddled with Cupid's arrows that it requires its own storage unit. Once again, David Miller, Sébastien Izambard, Urs Buhler, and Carlos Marin bring the love in Spanish, English, and Italian, emoting over classical and opera standards, as well as some notable contemporary compositions. They fawn over Celine Dion – who can barely contain her own affections – on "Isabel," and make Mariah Carey's "Hero" sound like the rolling of credits over a Jerry Bruckheimer action/tragedy blockbuster, all the while maintaining the perfect pitch and impeccable showmanship that are their stock-in-trade.
Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover vocal group. The male quartet originated in the United Kingdom in December 2003, bringing together singers Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (USA), and Sébastien Izambard (France). Since its inception, Il Divo has enjoyed success worldwide, selling well over 30 million copies of its albums worldwide. With 160 certified gold and platinum hits in 35 different countries, it pioneered the genre of operatic pop, or "popera", in classical crossover music.
After being discovered by Simon Cowell in 2003, Il Divo went on to sell over 30 million albums and sell out arena tours worldwide. For their 10th studio album, Il Divo celebrated the hits of Motown. Stand out remakes on the album include Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, Stevie Wonders “For Once in My Life” and The Temptations’ “My Girl.” The album also features Motown greats Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men on their most notable hits.