Less than two weeks after her viral serenade from a California subway platform stunned viewers across the country, a homeless opera singer performed onstage Saturday for a crowd in Los Angeles.
According to KABC-TV, Emily Zamourka, 52, sang Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" at an event on San Pedro's new Little Italy strip after Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino's office offered her the gig.
"Thank you so much for all of this that's happening right now," she told the audience. "I really thank you. I'm so overwhelmed."
The performance came as the songstress, who is originally from Russia, weighed a possible record deal from producer Joel Diamond, KABC reported. Meanwhile, fans continued to donate to two GoFundMe campaigns for Zamourka, raising more than $110,000 as of Monday morning. Buscaino's office also provided her with a hotel room and is helping her find a home, according to the TV station.
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