Apr 08 2010

Welcome Francesca Battistelli!

We are excited to have Francesca Battistelli on the show today! She's part of the Rock and Worship Roadshow, which is in Southern California tonight. Any comments for Frannie? Feel free to share them here! Here's a link for the Rock and Worship Roadshow!

Click the links below to hear the interview with Francesca

Francesca talks about touring on the Rock & Worship Road Show

Francesca talks about April fools day on the tour

Francesca talks Broadway

Frannie shares how she was in a show choir with Mandy Moore

Frannie talks about writing a song for her husband

Frannie talks about being a newlywed

Frannie shares about when she started writing songs

Frannie talks about her song “Beautiful, Beautiful”

Comments (59) -

3/30/2010 9:34:58 AM
Breanna United States
Breanna
It was SO FUNNY! When Frannie came with Brandon Heath he called her that onstage in S.A, TX. I met Frannie before the show. And Also at Best Buy earlier that day. I have a pic of her and I. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46169162@N08/4503737970/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46169162@N08/4503736752/

LOVE YOU FRANNIE!
3/30/2010 10:12:14 AM
Sarah United States
Sarah
OMG! I absolutely LOVE her!!!! beautiful beautiful was actually one of the first songs that actually hooked me to this station and made me love it! <3
3/30/2010 11:03:17 AM
madison United States
madison
I love her song dents in my fenders!!!!!  I have her CD and I listen to it like all the time!!!
3/30/2010 11:07:55 AM
Kelsey Broussard United States
Kelsey Broussard
Frannie,

You are so my hero!!  I just want you to know that it's not only the little girls who are watching and looking up to you... I am 20 years old, I am sophomore at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and I am such a fan!!!  I have chosen you as my autobiographical project for one of my classes and I get to act out a few scenes of your life... In my last scene I will be singing part of Free To Be Me and I am just super excited about it!!!  Thanks for being such a great person for me to portray for this project!

Phil 1:3
3/30/2010 11:08:12 AM
Stacy and Sydney United States
Stacy and Sydney
My 5 year old daughter and I were blessed to see Francesca in concert when she was in Evansville, IN.  Everytime we get into the car just mom and daughter we sing "rip in my jeans" and it has become our theme song.   It is a great tool to teach my daughter to not waste her energy trying to be perfect, but to be the person God made her to be.   She accepted Jesus into her heart last year!!!  
3/30/2010 11:08:36 AM
madison United States
madison
I LOVE her so much!!!!! I have her CD"s and I listen to them all the time!! I especially LOVE her song dents in my fenders!!!
3/30/2010 11:08:43 AM
Brianna Jones United States
Brianna Jones
Hi Francesca!!! I am a HUGE fan(your number 1 fan). you are AWESOME!!! you are such an inspiration to so many. you are my favorite singer. I'm Letting Go is probably my favorite song. Keep it up Frannie!!!!!!! And to God be the glory!!!!!!!!!
3/30/2010 11:09:53 AM
Judy McNeil United States
Judy McNeil
You are my Granddaughters fav. She recently saw you in the Tacoma Dome at the rock and worship road show. Her Name is Cora Best. Her Mom passed away suddenly a year ago.(you were her favorite also). She was too late to get an autograph. I know she gave her address to some one there who said they would get it to you. It would mean the world to this family to receive one. Cora is 14 and she has 3 sisters. All love the Lord. We could not have got through the last year with out His grace. You are part of that. We love what your music has brought into our lives. Thank you and thanks K-Love.YOU ROCK
3/30/2010 11:14:30 AM
Annaliese United States
Annaliese
My favorite song of Francesca's is The Time in Between. I've played her CD so much it doesn't play right anymore. I think I'm going to have to buy a new one!
3/30/2010 11:14:36 AM
Bri Indonesia
Bri
When things get tough for me i listen to the song free to me and i am letting go and it helps me to get through the day thank-you for all that you do keep it up because you inspire me to be myself and to strive for my dreams thanks again
3/30/2010 11:16:19 AM
Blair United States
Blair
I absolutely love you Francesca!!! You are a true blessing to Christian music!! You inspire me so much! Your music is aboslutely wonderful! Beautiful Beautiful is the greatest song EVER!! Even though we don't have beautiful voices like yours everytime it comes on me and my sister blare it and sing as loud as we can (well atleast I do.lol) Thank you so much for being such an awesome insipration to us all!! God Bless you Francesca!! God Bless you Scott&Kelli!! God Bless K-Love!! Have a GREAT day!!

With love,
Blair Smile
3/30/2010 11:17:37 AM
Blair United States
Blair
I absolutely love you Francesca!!! You are a true blessing to Christian music!! You inspire me so much! Your music is aboslutely wonderful! Beautiful Beautiful is the greatest song EVER!! Even though we don't have beautiful voices like yours everytime it comes on me and my sister blare it and sing as loud as we can (well atleast I do.lol) Thank you so much for being such an awesome insipration to us all!! God Bless you Francesca!! God Bless you Scott&Kelli!! God Bless K-Love!! Have a GREAT day!!

With love,
Blair Smile
3/30/2010 11:17:59 AM
Blair United States
Blair
I absolutely love you Francesca!!! You are a true blessing to Christian music!! You inspire me so much! Your music is aboslutely wonderful! Beautiful Beautiful is the greatest song EVER!! Even though we don't have beautiful voices like yours everytime it comes on me and my sister blare it and sing as loud as we can (well atleast I do.lol) Thank you so much for being such an awesome insipration to us all!! God Bless you Francesca!! God Bless you Scott&Kelli!! God Bless K-Love!! Have a GREAT day!!

With love,
Blair Smile
3/30/2010 11:18:22 AM
Brit McKee United States
Brit McKee
I have a question for Frannie, I just want to know what do you think was your biggest struggle you had to over come to get to where you are? and what is the best experience so far?
3/30/2010 4:21:04 PM
Blair United States
Blair
I absolutely love you Francesca!!! You are a true blessing to Christian music!! You inspire me so much! Your music is aboslutely wonderful! Beautiful Beautiful is the greatest song EVER!! Even though we don't have beautiful voices like yours everytime it comes on me and my sister blare it and sing as loud as we can (well atleast I do.lol) Thank you so much for being such an awesome insipration to us all!! God Bless you Francesca!! God Bless you Scott&Kelli!! God Bless K-Love!! Have a GREAT day!!

With love,
Blair Smile
3/30/2010 4:21:11 PM
Blair United States
Blair
I absolutely love you Francesca!!! You are a true blessing to Christian music!! You inspire me so much! Your music is aboslutely wonderful! Beautiful Beautiful is the greatest song EVER!! Even though we don't have beautiful voices like yours everytime it comes on me and my sister blare it and sing as loud as we can (well atleast I do.lol) Thank you so much for being such an awesome insipration to us all!! God Bless you Francesca!! God Bless you Scott&Kelli!! God Bless K-Love!! Have a GREAT day!!

With love,
Blair Smile
3/30/2010 4:24:06 PM
Christy United States
Christy
I love Francesca!! I saw her in October in 2009 and now I'm going to see her at The Rock and Worship Roadshow!! Can't wait to see you again Smile
3/30/2010 4:26:19 PM
Melinda United States
Melinda
I love this song.  I am free to be me!  My 13 year old daughter loves this song also.  Francesca has amazing talent and it is very cool to see that she is using the gift God has given for His Glory.  :O)
3/30/2010 4:28:14 PM
Leandra United States
Leandra
HI Frannie, I really like your music and I almost got to see you at the Rock and Worship Road Show in Colorado Springs but I didn't get to go and I was so bummin cause I really wanted to see you!!
God Bless!
Leandra- Native of Colorado
3/30/2010 4:29:05 PM
Tonya United States
Tonya
how did couple dents in my fenders come along and im very much a fan of that song it helps me when im going through a rough time thanks
3/30/2010 4:30:39 PM
Rev. Joey Bauer United States
Rev. Joey Bauer
I have to say this about Francesca.. Her music changed my families life. I am a Christian minister and my wife grew up Mormon and she used to struggle with being herself but when Francesca came out with her song "Free to be me" my wife got so excited and said in a shout, "Hey! Thats me!" I laughed to myself because for the first time she knew that when you know Gods grace you are free to be yourself. From years of hiding and not being able to be herself, but because of Frannies music and all of the music on Klove actually she knows that God loves her, even in her mistakes and torn up jean days. On another note also, my three year old son, Tristan also loves Francescas music. It is so unbelievable and heart warming to a father and a minister to hear, Beautiful beautiful come on the radio and hear your three year old son yell out, "Thank you Jesus! Hallajuah!" In his slurred voice and then raise his arms to praise Jesus. I have to say he is probably Frannies youngest and biggest fan. For this I have to say a big, huge thank you to Francesca and the rest of the Klove team for impacting this poor ole ministers family Smile. Joey!!!
3/30/2010 4:36:31 PM
kaitlyn United States
kaitlyn
She is one of my favorite artists ever, i want i could thank her personally because im fourteen years old and a strong christian and i have a great friend that doesnt kno the lord and i gave her francesca's cd and she loved ever since she's been coming to my youth group every week! so thank you francesca soo much God bless u!
3/30/2010 4:37:38 PM
Ruth Aquino United States
Ruth Aquino
Wow! how amazing to know that Francesca is on air! my 11 year old, 8 year old sisters and I loves her music and ministry Smile last year on my sisters 11th bday she sang the song "Free to be me" in the kids service and changed the bigging part of "at twenty years of age" to "at eleven years of age" hehehe so cute! GOD BLESS U FRANCESCA! we LUBB U
3/30/2010 4:38:33 PM
Ruth Aquino United States
Ruth Aquino
Wow! how amazing to know that Francesca is on air! my 11 year old, 8 year old sisters and I loves her music and ministry Smile last year on my sisters 11th bday she sang the song "Free to be me" in the kids service and changed the bigging part of "at twenty years of age" to "at eleven years of age" hehehe so cute! GOD BLESS U FRANCESCA! we LUBB U
3/30/2010 4:38:58 PM
Kim United States
Kim
Ok...Beautiful, Beautiful is my favorite song right now!  It just resonates so much with my heart and to hear Francesca sing it live was amazing!!! Thank you so muchSmile My 16 year old loves it sooo much as well!  And of course as always, when my four year old, Grace, hears Free to be me, she sings and dances like no other!  
3/30/2010 4:39:02 PM
Karl United States
Karl
I always wanted to be Rolph and would be honored to sing a duet with you!
3/30/2010 4:41:13 PM
JON SALMON United States
JON SALMON
WHEN DID U FIRST START PLAYING MUSIC
3/30/2010 4:41:24 PM
Jack Goldberg United States
Jack Goldberg
Hi You All:
I just wanted to say that I listen to your station everyday here in Salem, OR. I also saw the Rock and Worship show in Portland when it was here 2 weeks ago. Please give my thanks to Francesca, Mercy Me, David Crowder, Remedy Drive and the other tour bands for putting on such a great event. My wife and I loved every minute of it. Wish I were back in my home state of California to see the show agains.
--Jack
3/30/2010 4:42:23 PM
Rachel United States
Rachel
I love Francesca! She is so amazing! I just heard her live song of beatiful, beautiful!
3/30/2010 4:43:27 PM
Matt Masten United States
Matt Masten
Could Francesca Battistelli tell my niece Emma happy 11th Birthday who lives in Lincoln NE. I try and surprise her every year and top the previous year and this would rock her world b/c she is a big fan of hers... Thanks..
3/30/2010 4:44:13 PM
Lizzy Wehr United States
Lizzy Wehr
Francesca:
For such a long time you have been my hero. I have seen you in concert twice. I never get bored with your music. At 15 and a freshman in high school I struggle with depression. I can just listen to you sing and I feel like nothing ever happened to make me depressed. This door into a new world just opens when I listen to any of your songs. Thank you for being such an encouragement and inspiration to me. I love singing your songs. I love you. God has got to so proud!
3/30/2010 4:45:45 PM
Liz Escovedo United States
Liz Escovedo
I saw Francesca perform at the Klove cruise this past February.  Her husband was so cute taking care of what she needed on stage.  Her performance was absolutely wonderful and inspiring to all young women....you go Francesca!!!

God bless!!
3/30/2010 4:48:52 PM
ginny United States
ginny
you did very good at singing sixteen going on seventeen the rest of the line goes `you are sixteen going on seventeen baby its time to think.
3/30/2010 4:49:43 PM
Marissa United States
Marissa
Francesca! You inspired me to learn guitar and write songs! i've only been playing for a year but I've been singing all my life. Your music is so pure and my life has honestly been touched by your music. Time In Between is absolutely amazing. God Bless you and all that you do. If you are ever near Indianapolis can we please jam? haha It would be a dream come true!
3/30/2010 4:50:56 PM
Emily United States
Emily
I just heard on the radio that Frannie likes the musical "Into the woods". My high school just finished putting on that musical and I played the piano for them! I was so excited to hear that someone else has heard of the musical and likes it too!! 'Sixteen going on Seventeen' is one of my favorite songs from "The Sound of Music" too!!! I love her music. It is so uplifting and easy to relate too!
3/30/2010 4:51:33 PM
Katie United States
Katie
Francesca is absolutely amazing!! the lyrics to beautiful beautiful just encourages me in a huge way!! i remember about 2 years ago stepping out in faith to be a worship leader. and to see how far I have come in those two years is a testimony to when you listen to God and be obedient to Him, how he will bless you beyond measure. it hasn't been the easiest journey but knowing that He did look at me and saw the person He wanted me to be...well, it just makes me smile! and he wants to do that for everyone if they will listen to His voice! thank you, thank you for this beautiful song!! it always will remind me of the first step I took and how He awakened my heart and poured His grace into me, to release into others through worship for Him!!  

3/30/2010 4:55:28 PM
Ranae Haskins United States
Ranae Haskins
Thank you Kelli 4 asking Francesca to sing a broadway song!  "16 going on 17" is the part of Lizelle that I am going to audition for next month at my school.  While you were live on Klove, I called my sister, Marissa, who attends AU, Anderson, IN, and loves "Free To Be Me".  I put the phone up to the radio so she could hear it.  BTW, I love theatre, want to learn to play guitar and sing praise & worship @ my church.
Congratulations on your marriage!  God's blessed you with vocal talent that touches peoples hearts and gives Jesus access to their innermost feelings.  Ranae
3/30/2010 4:55:43 PM
Mary Hoppes United States
Mary Hoppes
Francesca's music is so inspiring!  I'm 14 and it's really helped me through ruff times!  I love her voice and she is such a wonderful person!  
3/30/2010 4:56:48 PM
Rachel Monteleone United States
Rachel Monteleone
Hey! i love Francesca! her songs are amazing.I was really mad when i found out my dad and brothers met you at Eyes Of Faith in Florida. My brothers got to preform. they were AM/PM. so now i have a picture of them with you haha.
3/30/2010 4:57:30 PM
Abby United States
Abby
i love francesca battistelli's music. i was going through a deep depression, and her song blue skies came on and i wept and prayed and i wasnt depressed anymore. love 2 u, frannie!
3/30/2010 4:58:04 PM
Bill Manon United States
Bill Manon
Saw Francesca at the Roadshow in Madison Wisconsin back on March 19.  It was an Awesome show.  I created a Photo Gallery of the photos I took that night.  http://www.pbase.com/trailryder/roadshow

Looking forward to seeing you again.
Later
Bill Manon
3/30/2010 5:02:23 PM
Amanda United States
Amanda
I Franny.  I really love your music especially the song Free To Be Me.  My cousin and I sang it for my family as a duet.  Thanks for all you do!!!!
Amanda
3/30/2010 5:03:36 PM
Arielle United States
Arielle
I just wanted to let Francesca know that her new song Beautiful Beautiful is amazing and that I look up to her completely as a worship artist! I cant wait to hear more from her! And congrats on your 7 months with your husband. God Bless. <3
3/30/2010 5:04:50 PM
Emily United States
Emily
Francesca,
You are an Amazing singer/songwriter!! Thank you so much for making music available to christian girls that we want to listen to!! Me and my sisters love your cd!! Some of your songs move me to tears! They are awesome!
3/30/2010 5:05:12 PM
caitlin United States
caitlin
When my parents got that song free to be me,me and my lil sis kept listening and listening to it until we could sing that song by heart! I LOVE that song!
3/30/2010 5:06:41 PM
Amanda United States
Amanda
I meant HI Franny not I franny!!
3/30/2010 5:14:51 PM
Anne Brisco United States
Anne Brisco
I went to the opening night of the Rock& Worship Road Show and was just blown away by your voice , and the message. Your song "Beautiful" Just killed me. Such a wonderfuland inspirational love song, and I'm in awe in how the Lord has used you and your gifts in a way that touched my heart so deeply. I was blessed by the ability to be in the 2nd row in front , which just topped the cake. Therefore , I was able to get a few GREAT photos of you I would like to bless you with if you like. I am a photographer, but this was for the Lord and is a way to possibly keep the blessings going.
God bless you in all you do and stay in His will.
Smile
3/30/2010 5:14:55 PM
vanessa alas United States
vanessa alas
Hey fransisca, my friend showed me the song u wrote beautiful beautiful, which i thought was amazing.  what indpired u to write it?
3/30/2010 5:25:27 PM
Michelle United States
Michelle
Hey Francesca, my whole family loves your music!
You did a show in area at the Arkansas Natural's Baseball Game. We made it a family affair. My sister-in-law who hates baseball drove two & a half hours with my 3 nieces to join my husband and 3 kids to see you! We got as close as we could to the stage and had the greatest time. All the kids stood in line to get your autograph and just as you were coming to sit down, my daughter went to the trash can behind your table and ran into to you face first. She still says it was the greatest day ever because she ran you over! We Thank God that He has talented Ladies such as youself to be such a wonderful role model for young ladies like my baby girl and nieces! Even for my boys who sing just as loud as the girls when your songs come on!
Thanks for all you do! You have truly changed lives with you faith and obience to the Lord!!
Thanks to KLRC for bringing you to Northwest Arkansas!!!  
3/30/2010 5:38:24 PM
Silvia Italy
Silvia
It's hard to stay in touch with Christian music from where I live, and since nobody even knows that it actually exists, it' always been hard for me and my sister to not being able to see shows or listen to music. But thanks to Klove I got to know Francesca and she is very sweet and talented, and she helped me while I was feeling like my faith was not strong enough!!! "Beautiful Beautiful" is my favorite song and I'll definitely continue to support her because I believe she is one of the best singers out there and she needs all the recognition she can get. Can't wait to see her perform at the Dove Awards!!!
God bless you all
3/30/2010 11:40:22 PM
Stephen United States
Stephen
I completely empathize with Ms. Battistelli and Ms. Caldwell. I have a wife and four daughters. Last Spring, my mother-in-law moved in with us. I can spend all afternoon and evening cleaning the kitchen, dining room, and living room, and everything will be trashed by the time I get home from work the next day.
3/31/2010 12:02:57 AM
Alexis Stratton United States
Alexis Stratton
I am 12 yrs. old I love you! I love all your songs! What is the worst and the best part of going on a road show? You are one of my role models!
3/31/2010 12:36:43 AM
Leah United States
Leah
Last year, I was hearing I'm Letting Go so many times that I finally had to find out the artist. I listened to the little snip its of the songs and I immediately had to get the CD! I got it for Christmas and ever since then Francesca has been my favorite female artist <3 I even gave out my CD to a friend to borrow and she loved everything! We went on a girls' retreat with my youth group and Free to be Me came on the radio and we were all singing to it. It was amazing! I love Free to be Me, I'm Letting Go, <3 Beautiful, Beautiful <3 , It's Your Life, EVERYTHING!
3/31/2010 12:44:46 AM
Amy United States
Amy
hi francesca. i went to the follow you concert. it was awesome! i'm nine and my friend and i LOVE your cd.
god bless you on the road.
amy
3/31/2010 12:50:18 AM
Holly and Samantha United States
Holly and Samantha
Dear Franchesca,
My name is Samantha, and I live in Missouri. I can't explain how much I like your songs. Your my favorite singer, and I hope to see you in concert someday. My favorite song of yours is 'Free to Be Me.' I love it, and believe God has really gifted you with a great singing voice. I hope I can meet you someday. Keep singing for Jesus!

Sincerely,
Samantha
3/31/2010 1:01:37 AM
Natalie United States
Natalie
I love Francescas music! I especially love beautiful, beautiful. =) You Rock!
3/31/2010 2:06:25 AM
Ana Calvilo United States
Ana Calvilo
I just wanted to say I love "Into the Woods" too. A friend introduced me to the musical in the fall and I instantly became a fan.

I also love you music and you have a wonderful voice.

In Christ,
Ana
4/1/2010 8:27:50 AM
Sarge Modesto United States
Sarge Modesto
You really are Awesome. I can not wait til tuesday when you come to Albq. My favorite song is Beautiful, Beautiful......
4/3/2010 1:57:13 AM
Kensy United States
Kensy
Could you guys post Francesca's on-air appearance, I missed it Frown

You know I love you Fran, and ALWAYS will! You're the best, girly Smile
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