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July 30, 2010

Emiliana Torrini’s Cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence

Torrini grew up in Kópavogur, where, at the age of 7, she joined a choir as a soprano, until she went to opera school at the age of 15. In 1994, she became well-known in Iceland after winning the song competition of junior colleges in Iceland , at the age of 17, singing “I Will Survive”. Her father is Italian and her mother Icelandic. She grew up with her parents in Iceland. Her father owns and operates a well-known Italian restaurant in Iceland where she once worked as a waitress. After playing a session of gigs in London, Torrini decided to stay and live there.

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