Emíliana TorriniJanuary 24, 2009
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.