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Eleni Vitali (Ελένη Βιτάλη) is a Greek popular singer and composer the last 30 years. She was born in Athens on September 19, 1954 into a musical family and was raised as a child traveling across the country. Her father, Takis Lavidas, played santur and her mother, Lucy Karageorgiou, was a singer at festivals. Noteworthy is that since the early 1960s she began to succeed the santur. Therefore, these are multifaceted musical personality when she decided to take part in Thessaloniki Song Festival (with the song Without a dime) and get at the music industry. She made her first performance in 1973, alongside Sotiria Bellou interpreting the song "Nobody can be patient" (Greek title «Δεν περισσεύει υπομονή», A. Kounadi-B. Goufas). She becomes widely known with the sond "My carnation" (Greek title «Άι γαρούφαλό μου»), as well as through her participation in the Festival with "Manolios' at the same time. With the inception, Vitali shows the main characteristic that will determine the outset, the course: the coexistence within the two worlds, but complementary and often contradictory. Characteristic are the large size and tone of voice. In early 1980, active in popular music working with the best of its kind (Christos Nikolopoulos, T. Soukas etc.). Simultaneously participate in work skillfully composers (Stamatis Spanoudakis, Notis Mavroudis, Dionysis Savopoulos, George Andrew, Stamatis Kraounakis, George Stavrianos, Nick Portokaloglou etc.) and records rebetika remakes of old popular and folk. In 1989, Eleni Vitali recorded his "Opposite Balcony" and in 1993 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" in its own lyrics and music by entering into a period of maturity, which in the year 2000 with the album "Spotlight" recapitulates. She has made many appearances throughout Greece and Cyprus, while the first years of the course of doing concerts abroad singing for the Greeks abroad. In 1975 she married the musician Vangelis Xidi and in 1976 is birth to his son Nick Xidi, known songwriter and producer of Greek music and discography.