Viral singing homeless woman offered major recording contract
A homeless woman has gone viral for her stunning vocals and, as a result, has been offered a recording contract by Grammy-nominated music producer Joel Diamond, TMZ reports.
A video of Emily Zamourka showcasing her incredible set of pipes was posted online last week by an LAPD officer. So impressed was the officer by Emily's rendition of Puccini's O mio babbino caro that he began filming the performance while in a Los Angeles subway.
This is the moment Emily Zamourka shows off her beautiful voice in a Los Angeles subway:
Unsurprisingly, given the woman's immense talent in combination with her underprivileged background, the video has since been shared by a huge number of people.
Many commenters suggested that Emily should be given a professional opera singing career. Evidently, Joel Diamond, the esteemed producer of 36 Gold and Platinum tracks and over 54 tracks on the Billboard Charts was also blown away by the goosebump-inducing scene.
But instead of doing little more than retweet the video, the music producer decided to give Emily the chance of a lifetime, a chance that is not normally afforded to people who sleep rough on the streets.
In case you are unaware of Diamond's work, this is the man who managed to get former Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff to go platinum in Germany and produced 12 albums for Engelbert Humperdinck.
According to TMZ, Diamond has "drawn up an offer letter for the Russian-born subway singer, with the hope of creating a huge classical/EDM crossover hit record for the subway soprano."
"The deal would be for one initial record entitled 'Paradise'... which would be released on Diamond's label, Silver Blue Records," the publication continues.
It is not yet known whether Emily has accepted the once-in-a-lifetime offer. In any case, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Emily financially and replace her violin, which she says was destroyed by a vandal two years ago. Over $50k has been raised so far.