It was December 19th, 2011 and I was doing my usual Youtube video watching and I was on a comedian show then on the side it said, "Man and his Crazy Voice". I clicked on it and it was a bald guy singing an opera song. I didn't like the song at first but a couple more tries of listening to it and I could not stop listening to it. That was my first Vitas song: Opera 2. I then saw that almost all of his songs were on the side. So I listened to them and I could not stop listening to him. I had to have listened to Opera 2 about 50 times, over and over. I then went on Facebook and posted my first status about him. I wrote, "I found this amazing singer. His name is Vitas." Then I posted the link to Opera 2. While I was on Facebook, I then searched up Vitas and sure enough there was his official page. I liked it and went on photos and I could not believe how GORGEOUS he was! I fell in love with his voice. It was Christmas break and I felt so lucky that I found him and/or he found me! I then went on his videos and listened to certain ones that I liked a lot. I told my mom about him and she didn't like his music but I ignored that because I LOVED him! For Christmas I had gotten and Itunes card and searched up Vitas on Itunes and there he was. They had one album. I bought Dedication, Nessun Dorma, La Donna E Mobile, and Opera 2. I still have yet to buy more but I don't have any money on my Itunes account :( . By the end of 2 weeks I probably had listened to Vitas 200 times. I could not get enough of his music and his voice! January 2012: I had officially talked to friends about Vitas at school. I could not stop about talking to him. But the ignorance of their denial made me mad and somewhat sad at what they said. Some of my friends said that he sounded like a girl and that he was annoying and how could anybody like him? But I ignored their ignorance and I continued to like Vitas. No matter what anyone said no one would take Vitas away from me. Not even my friends. That's what I liked about Vitas. He was versatile, unique, and he was PERFECT! I got my best friend to listen to his music and she liked him but she isn't such a lover like me. I had friends come over in February on the 5th and I said here is Vitas. They laughed and guess what I did? I kicked them out of my house! I know, I know it sounds mean but I had to do what was meant. They haven't talked to me since which proves that weren't good enough friends to get over it. Later in this month I started having requests from fellow Vitas lovers. I accepted the requests and I said, "Hi. :))." They replied saying Hi, do you love Vitas? I responded yes. They responded and we talked. We said where we were from and how old we were. They were surprised my age. Almost everyone I talked to said, "WOW!". Here's the thing...I'm...14. Surprised?! Well after everyone I was surprised I told them about my dream.. My dream to go to a Vitas concert and have him choose me to go on stage and sing with him.. That was my huge dream. My other dream was to get every CD Vitas had. Earlier in February, I had met a Russian teenager off Youtube named Alexei and he and I got in touch via Facebook and talked for hours. He told me about a Russian website called vk.com and I went on it and made an account. Back to my Vfriends. I now have 39 Vfriends and counting. I have talked to almost every single one of them and they're sooooo nice. My Vfriends are probably the nicest group of people I have ever met. I now call them my Vfamily. They're just like family. They support me and just all have the same passion for Vitas' music like I do.
Vitas' Songs: My first two songs were Opera 2 and Love Me. Vitas' song Blessed Guru was my third. I liked that song because he was my "Blessed Guru". I then listened to MAMA, dedicated to his mom. When I learned what the lyrics were I cried. His mom was such a brave soul and she was amazing. She nurtured an amazing son and he shall never forget his amazing mom and all she did for him. I have watched all of his videos and liked all of them. His songs are SO powerful and meaningful that once I turn his music on I'm in a state of Nirvana and I cannot escape it. His music is so enticing and is sung to perfection. My heart still melts everytime he sings MAMA. That's how powerful his music is and my heart is always skipping 1000 beats because of his music. Bird of Happiness and One,Two,Three and 2 of my favorite dancing songs. They're so catchy and fun to sing and dance to! I can actually sing and dance, I'm in show choir and choir at school and they're such fun songs to practice singing to! His songs always make my day. 4 songs that I absolutely LOVE: Lucia Di Lammermoor, A Kiss as Long as Eternity, The Star, and Crane's Crying. All amazing songs and all sung to perfection. I have practiced and practiced singing Lucia Di Lammermoor and Crane's Crying because of the long and glorious notes. I can now finally hold them without losing breath. I have mastered singing Shores of Russia, I can now sing every lyric! That makes me proud. I now love sparkles because of Vitas. I have grown to a whole new level of living. I appreciate everything and I'm always in a state of Nirvana, even in bad situations. Vitas brings me hope and inspiration. I strive everyday to do my best at everything and accept what I'm not good at. He makes me smile every time I hear his uplifting music. He brings me peace and love. I LOVE VITAS! That's why Vitas is my Savior.
-Madi Corl <3 Vitas Lover