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'''Elenyi''' is a refreshing new female Pop singing group which just happens to be comprised of three talented teenage sisters (two of whom were born in Chile) Seli, Desi, and Ari from Salt Lake City, Utah. Their angelic voices blend beautifully together to create distinctive harmonies that leave their listening audiences awed. They are bilingual and perform their music in both English and Spanish.
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After singing together their entire childhood, three sisters – Melanie, McKenzie, and Madelyn Merchant decided to start an official band known as Firefly in 2008 when Melanie won a songwriting contest at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. They write, sing, and play Country music. They play the cello, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, and the fiddle. Their original and cover songs can be found on iTunes and their [https://www.youtube.com/user/FIreflyMusicOfficial/ YouTube] channel.
  
The sisters have been singing since ages 7, 9, and 10 respectively, and took their first singing lessons with Dean Kaelin, owner of the Dean Kaelin Vocal Studios in the Greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. Eventually, they were asked to sing in front of an audience of over 3,000 people, and recall that they were not that nervous about it. After that experience, they began to feel more comfortable singing in front of an audience and soon was invited to sing in Christmas festivals, at parties, and more. In time, they began to realize that their singing business was becoming quite serious and decided that it was time to give the group a name.
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'''Firefly''' created quite a buzz in Country music when they won the Arizona State Country Showdown. They went on to win the Arizona State Title in 2010. Since 2010, the band has been privileged to share the stage with music artists like LeAnn Rimes, Martin McBride, [[Donny Osmond]], Little Big Town, Wynonna Judd, Clint Black, [[David Archuleta]], Pam Tillis, [[Alex Boyé]], and many more.
  
The original name of the group was “Shine,” but it was later changed to Elenyi. The name "Elenyi" is of Greek origin and means "sun ray." On their official website, they state, "One of our main goals in singing is to be able to touch the lives of others for good. Music was made to help change the mood of people who might be having a bad day, or things just aren’t going right for them."
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Firefly is also known for their charity work with troubled youth including the Steve Young Charities Forever Young Foundation programs such as Anasazi Foundation, One Life At A Time, Bridle Up Hope, Sophie’s Place, and a charity for refugees that the girls started in 2017 called “Rahama’s Relief.
  
The group has had the privilege to share the stage with [[David Osmond]] in a humanitarian benefit concert. They also sang backup on "Ave Maria" for [[David Archuleta]] during two Christmas concerts at Abravanel Hall. And, they were invited to open a concert for Aaron James Karr.
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In 2012 the group launched their official YouTube channel which now includes subscribers from all over the world. In 2014 the sisters released their first album of original music self-titled ''Firefly''. Their album contains hit song collaborations with hip-hop violinist [[Lindsey Stirling]] and The [[Truman Brothers]]. Their song "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63BdiLwtaGo Keep on Loving You]" was number one on the TuneCore love song album in 2015.
  
Some of their favorite artists include Aaron James Karr, [[David Archuleta]], Taylor Swift, Michael Buble, Justin Bieber, Justin Williams, Celine Dion, Charice, Owl City, Sara Barrielles, John Mayor, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, and Jordan Sparks. Those who have been a great influence in their pursuing a music career include Aaron James and Rachel Karr, Dean Kaelin, Justin Williams, Masa Fukuda, Mariko Osterloh, [[Clive Romney]], [[David Osmond]], Aaron Edson, Micah Miller, and Karl and Peggy Miller. Fans can help support them in making more music videos, as well as, higher quality videos, to share on their [https://www.youtube.com/user/ElenyiMusic YouTube] channel by making donations through their [https://www.patreon.com/Elenyi?ty=h Patreon] page.
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Firefly’s music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other channels throughout the world. They are best known for their beautiful harmonies and instrumental talents on cello, guitar, mandolin, and piano. Because of their gorgeous natural red hair and ever fun personalities they are often known for a favorite single written with Taylor Swift’s engineer called "Firecracker Red!"
  
Seli, Desi, and Ari are members of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]. In addition to singing and songwriting, they also play the piano, guitar, and harp. They are also sports enthusiasts of sorts as they like soccer, basketball, swimming, running, tennis, and hiking. They also like art and find great joy and satisfaction in serving others. As a person listens to the melodious voices of these three sisters, it is almost as if a ray of sunlight illuminates the area where they are listening, bringing warmth, peace, and contentment to the soul.
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~ a Quote from Firefly:
  
==Follow Elenyi on Social Media==
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"As we have grown as musicians and performers our name has taken on a deeper meaning. Just as fireflies light up the night sky, our creator lights our way—to help us become who we are meant to be. Everyone has a light to share—something you can do that no one else can. You are who you are for a reason. You are meant for more than you know."
  
:*'''Elenyi's [http://elenyimusic.com/ Official Website]'''
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==Follow Firefly on Social Media==
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://www.facebook.com/ElenyiMusic/ Facebook]'''
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:*'''Firefly's [http://fireflymusicoffici.wixsite.com/iheartfirefly Official Website]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://twitter.com/Elenyi Twitter]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://www.facebook.com/iheartfirefly Facebook]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://www.instagram.com/elenyimusic/ Instagram]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://twitter.com/iheartfirefly Twitter]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://www.youtube.com/user/ElenyiMusic YouTube]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://www.instagram.com/iheartfirefly/ Instagram]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Dh2drvBZcvSZ9Hqkqfmt0 Spotify]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://www.youtube.com/user/FIreflyMusicOfficial/ YouTube]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://plus.google.com/104819288699003434051 Google+]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://open.spotify.com/artist/1MSiu4alHI6S2lZtiFvUjH?si=5kf6GA4eTG6v3ivefHvItA Spotify]'''
  
:*'''Follow Elenyi on [https://www.pandora.com/artist/all-songs/elenyi/ARmjnbt9366fZ9g Pandora]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://plus.google.com/u/0/+FIreflyMusicOfficial Google+]'''
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:*'''Follow Firefly on [https://www.pandora.com/artist/firefly-country/ARkZg79wkr76vck Pandora]'''
  
 
:<span style="color:#0000FF">'''Discover more seasoned and upcoming LDS artists by visiting the [http://mormonmusic.org Mormon Music] website.</span>
 
:<span style="color:#0000FF">'''Discover more seasoned and upcoming LDS artists by visiting the [http://mormonmusic.org Mormon Music] website.</span>
  
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Revision as of 17:17, 11 November 2018

After singing together their entire childhood, three sisters – Melanie, McKenzie, and Madelyn Merchant – decided to start an official band known as Firefly in 2008 when Melanie won a songwriting contest at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. They write, sing, and play Country music. They play the cello, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, and the fiddle. Their original and cover songs can be found on iTunes and their YouTube channel.

Firefly created quite a buzz in Country music when they won the Arizona State Country Showdown. They went on to win the Arizona State Title in 2010. Since 2010, the band has been privileged to share the stage with music artists like LeAnn Rimes, Martin McBride, Donny Osmond, Little Big Town, Wynonna Judd, Clint Black, David Archuleta, Pam Tillis, Alex Boyé, and many more.

Firefly is also known for their charity work with troubled youth including the Steve Young Charities Forever Young Foundation programs such as Anasazi Foundation, One Life At A Time, Bridle Up Hope, Sophie’s Place, and a charity for refugees that the girls started in 2017 called “Rahama’s Relief.”

In 2012 the group launched their official YouTube channel which now includes subscribers from all over the world. In 2014 the sisters released their first album of original music self-titled Firefly. Their album contains hit song collaborations with hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling and The Truman Brothers. Their song "Keep on Loving You" was number one on the TuneCore love song album in 2015.

Firefly’s music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other channels throughout the world. They are best known for their beautiful harmonies and instrumental talents on cello, guitar, mandolin, and piano. Because of their gorgeous natural red hair and ever fun personalities they are often known for a favorite single written with Taylor Swift’s engineer called "Firecracker Red!"

~ a Quote from Firefly:

"As we have grown as musicians and performers our name has taken on a deeper meaning. Just as fireflies light up the night sky, our creator lights our way—to help us become who we are meant to be. Everyone has a light to share—something you can do that no one else can. You are who you are for a reason. You are meant for more than you know."

Follow Firefly on Social Media

Discover more seasoned and upcoming LDS artists by visiting the Mormon Music website.