It was a difficult night, December 16, 2011. My Pastors wife had just passed away. She was also my mother's aunt and it was very unexpected. Everthing was making sense and at the same time it wasnt. I couldnt sleep as always, the feeling of coming home to only my bed never appealed to me much. I went online, like im accustomed to. Youtube is one of the sites I always check. Along with Facebook and Twitter. I remember someone posted a video on Facebook, of which the contents I cannot remember, for what I was about to find moments later would be what I have been waiting for all my life.
The video led me to Youtube and it was funny, of what I could remember. I think it had something to do with a funny singer from one of those talent shows. on the suggested videos I noticed one titled, "The Man With His Crazy Voice". It appealed to me for some reason. I clicked on it, not knowing that that one click would change my life forever!
The music was... Joyfull. I enjoyed violins, even orchestra for that matter. Then what I would describe as "the most peaceful voice I have ever heard in my life", begins to sing in a language I recognized. Russian, it was one I was familiar with since It was one I had chosen to learn. Although hard teaching yourself, haha.
As soon as those high notes came out... I was in shock! I could not believe it. What was that? I thought to myself. Woah!!! I had never heard anyone, much less a man make such a beautiful sound like that before. I had to keep listening. And again with the high notes... By this time I was so surprised tears were coming down my face. Most great singers give me chills down my spine... But no, this new (to me) singer had brought only Tears of... I dont know how to describe it. He was Perfect, he was Vitas!
I had discovered Vitas, or rather, Vitas had found me! After coming out of the shock I was in, I knew my life was about to take a huge turn. I had to know who this amazing singer was. I watched more videos on Youtube of him and I came to one of Vitas singing "Besame Mucho". Woah!!! I said again, he sings in Spanish? Amazing, my first Language. I knew from that moment Vitas was going to be a great part of my everyday life.
My past consisted of pretty sad moments. Ive been through a lot. But God was very Merciful of me. Thanks to Him I am sane and whole, not to mention alive. But that didnt mean I didnt suffer from depression on my lonely hours of the night. My past was too harsh on me to ever forget. The lying and abuse always came back to mind. Forgiving is one thing but forgetting is a whole other thing. I am a pretty shy and closed person, for that same reason. Only certain things made me happy. And Vitas was about to become one of them.
The next song I heard was one that I cant spend the day without hearing more than once. "Ulibnis" Smile. I could just picture him recording this with a huge smile on his face. Oh, how it makes me smile so much. In fact listening to Vitas has made me smile more then I have in my entire life. I cant stop. His music and his voice always positive expressions make me happy.
I have done what I can to obtain most of his music, it has become part of my life. I go through my day with Vitas singing, as if he was the soundtrack to my life.
Someone told me that Vitas comes to you at the time when you need him most. I agree... I dont know how but its true. I have heard many people have been healed with his voice. I can say he healed me from extreme sadness. I am now more happier and confident.
I am a big Music fan, and I enjoy singing as well. Although I get very judgemental while singing or listening to someone sing. But that didnt happen with Vitas. He was Perfect, I couldn't find anything wrong with his voice, or his performace. he hit every note exactly the way it should be. He is musically intellegent and has an extraordinary talent!
Listening to the song "Dedication" brought me to tears. Not because of the lyrics, for there are none, or the music, for its mainly Piano and drums. But the Melody of his Voice. Vitas sings this song with so much passion and as the title states, dedication. On the high notes you can feel the Pain! It has become my favorite song, for the emotions produced by this song are endless to me. I believe there is no greater instrument then the Human Voice.
Now, how can you not believe in God, when he gives certain people such great talent. I dont think Vitas was touched by an angel, I believe he was touched by God and sent to help those of us in need. Vitas is a gift to the world. Vitas is Our Voice! Thank you God! Thank You Vitas!