Emily Zamourka, 52, has landed her first job since she went viral overnight for her opera singing in an LA subway station.
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She will perform at the grand opening of Little Italy in San Pedro this weekend.
The homeless singer was forced onto the streets two years ago when her $10,000 violin that she played on the streets for money was destroyed.
Zamourka came to the United States from Russia at the age of 24.
As a trained violinist and pianist, she taught lessons before she started suffering from serious health challenges. She worked several jobs to make ends meet.
Grammy-nominated producer Joel Diamond shared his desire to team up with the internet famous singer for one record call ‘Paradise.’
The offer letter was drawn up in hopes that the duo would create a ‘huge classical/EDM crossover hit record for the subway soprano,’ TMZ reports.
A recent GoFundMe established for the singer has raised just under $51,000 and has been updated to share that Zamourka was housed in a hotel thanks to the Downtown Women’s Center.
A GoFundMe page was also set up for her on Monday to help her pay for her bills and find a home.
The page, created by local man Michael Trujillo who saw her story on the news, has already raised over $29,000 in just 24 hours.
‘My name is Michael Trujillo who was watching the news and saw the segment and felt inspired to help. I have been in contact with ABC news so that every dollar will be used to help Emily get housing and back on her feet. The plan is to use the money to work with the United Way and LA Homeless Services Authority to ensure she gets any other services she may need in her transition,’ the fundraising page says.
Another GoFundMe has also been established.
Zamourka says she’s overwhelmed by the overnight fame and outpour of support, calling the sudden turn of events ‘a miracle’.
Things are looking up for the musician thanks to the viral video.
The original story appeared here.