Sister act: Nun stuns on Italy's 'The Voice'

Sister act: Nun stuns on Italy's 'The Voice'

Sister act: Nun stuns on Italy's 'The Voice'

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by LINDSAY DEUTSCH

USA TODAY

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 5:06 PM

Move over, Susan Boyle: The world of TV singing competitions has a new unlikely superstar.

She's a nun! With the voice of an angel!

Introducing Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year-old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, who lays it down on Italian TV with a rendition of Alicia Keys' No One on an episode of The Voice of Italy.

Within the first few seconds, Scuccia's soulful and surprising voice has the audience on its feet and the judges, whose backs are turned to the singer, nodding along in approval.

And the judges' jaws are on the floor when they turn their chairs -- before Scuccia's even finished the first chorus -- to see the Sicily native, decked out in nun attire, rocking out on stage.

"Yes, I am truly, truly a sister," she tells judges and Italian singers Raffaella Carra, J-Ax, Noemi and Piero Pelu, after the song. "I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize."

Sure the on-stage performance is impressive, but the best part may be her backstage cheering section: her parents and four nun friends, dancing along and moved to tears.

It's a true Sister act.

 

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