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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.
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.
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."
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.
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 YouTube channel by making donations through their Patreon page.
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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