In this Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, photo, Emily Zamourka who is homeless sings at the Wilshire-Normandie station in Los Angeles. Zamourka, whose angelic singing in a Los Angeles subway was captured on video is being offered praise and help.
Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via AP
Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via AP

Homeless subway singer performs onstage, mulls record deal as online donations top $110K

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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."

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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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