Subway Singer Identified

 

A weekend tweet made an L.A. subway singer a viral sensation. Now we know who she is.

Emily Zamourka was born in Russia and came to the U.S. when she was 24.

Now 52, she gained fame when a Metro police officer recorded her aria and posted the video online.

According to ABC-7, she played violin on the street before her instrument was stolen three years ago while performing in downtown Los Angeles. Without the violin, Zamourka couldn't earn money and she soon became homeless.

She tells the station: "I will be so grateful to anyone who is trying to help me to get off the streets, and to have my own place, to have my instrument."

Image courtesy Twitter

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