Homeless LA opera singer Emily Zamourka, 52, who went viral after being filmed singing in a Los Angeles Metro Purple Line station in Koreatown by an LAPD officer gets a record deal
Emily, a Russian-born singer, who came to the United States 28 years ago, became homeless 2 years ago after her $10,000 violin was destroyed by a thug after he snatched it from her while she was performing outside of Clifton's restaurant in downtown LA. The thug threw the violin on the ground as he was getting chased by strangers trying to help Zamourka. She lost everything after day since that violin was her primary tool to perform on the street to help make ends meet after racking up medical bills. Following the loss of her prized violin, Zamourka tried to perform with an electric violin but was forced to quit after someone pushed her on a city bus, fracturing her wrist.
Emily Zamourka got invited by LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino to perform at the unveiling of the new Little Italy sign in San Pedro, California. After her performance, she said, 'I'm so glad I could touch your hearts with my voice. thank you so much for ll this that's happening right now, I really thank you, I'm so overwhelmed,'
Grammy-nominated producer, CEO, and president of Silver Blue Records, Joel Diamond offered Zamourka a record deal to record 'Paradise.' Diamond is also known for helping actor and singer David Hasselhoff with this recording career.
A GoFundMe page had been created by fans to help Zamourka get a new violin and get her back on her feet.