Born in a Syrian refugee camp after her family fled a conflict that destroyed their home in Kurdistan, 24-year-old singer and songwriter Vivian Nouri told the Daily Mail Australia that she spent a lot of time during her childhood competing in vocal competitions in New Zealand after her family relocated to the country in 1995.
After gaining more and more popularity at home for her incredible talent, the former IT worker jumped at the chance to finally make her dreams come true when Paramount music executive Jason Richmond called her with a job offer for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Hollywood.
Having first met at a pre-Grammys party Nouri was thrilled to hear from the music bigwig again when Richmond called her to ask if she would sing a festive song to be featured in the release of 'Daddy's Home 2', a comedy starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson amongst other famous actors.
I was at the gym one morning when I got a call that blew my mind. I was asked to sing a song that would be featured in the hilarious upcoming film, 'Daddy's Home 2'. EXCITED to announce that it's locked in and will be released on 10 November in the US and 23 November in NZ. Listen out for my voice in one of the scenes!! Ahhhhhhhhh! A big thank you to Paramount Pictures. Forever grateful #isthisreallife #blessed
Whilst the singer is yet to be signed to a major record label, she has now moved to the US permanently in pursuit of making her Hollywood dream a reality.Judging by her incredible signing voice, this star-on-the-rise has absolutely nothing to worry about.