NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ Australian beauty Emma Sophina is realizing her dream of a major music career after surviving the infamous plane crash on New York's frigid Hudson River.
The near-disaster on January 15th was the life-affirming event that led the 26-year-old singer to her newly signed recording deal with Decca, and the release of her first-ever single, "Send Another Prayer," available digitally on February 9th. America will hear her story first-hand when the talented songstress appears on CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Extra and Fox News Channel's, "Fox & Friends" the week of February 9th.
Looking for new direction in her life, the Perth, Australia native decided to pack her bags and head to the U.S. to visit friends in New York and Charlotte, NC for a vacation.
She booked a flight on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that took off from New York's Laguardia Airport -- fast-forward to the moments when that very aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River. The now iconic photo of Sophina bobbing in a lifeboat was published around the world, and continues to be a startling reminder of that fateful day.
Upon being rescued, Emma had all but one phone number of a producer friend she had planned to work with in the U.S., Marc Swersky. Swersky, who has collaborated with the likes of Joe Cocker, Natalie Cole and Hilary Duff, came to the rescue in more ways than one, and assisted Emma with setting her emotions to music.
"Send Another Prayer" is Emma's inspirational tribute to hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger and his entire crew. She commented, "They've given me the gift of life. They've let me go on to pursue my dreams. The song is about the fact that I have new life again." The New York Daily News called "Send Another Prayer," "an emotional but upbeat number the kids can dance to."
Music industry executives were so taken with Sophina that a bidding war ensued once the track began circulating. After several meetings with top labels, Sophina officially signed with Decca, who are releasing the single digitally with additional tracks to be recorded in the coming weeks.
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