Il Divo were initially brought together by pop impresario Simon Cowell in 2004, following an extensive worldwide audition process. The virtuoso blending of operatic technique with romantic and popular song took the world by storm, with sales of over 22 million. Their first three albums, Il Divo, Ancora and Siempre scored 36 number 1 chart positions across 26 countries. But success was hard earned. The trick of Il Divo has been to make it look so easy. The public fell for these four handsome men, singing their hearts out, transforming some of the great songs of the popular canon with outstanding vocal skills. But behind the scenes it involved all-consuming dedication and a relentless drive for perfection. "For everybody it has been a big journey," explains Sebastian. "We put the work in. We try to make everything the best. That's the challenge."