The viewers of The Voice (Italy) were wowed last week with the appearance of Sister Cristina Scuccia who sang “No One” by Alicia Keys. Her amazing performance was met by chants of “So-rella! So-rella!” (Sister, Sister) by the audience which gave her a standing ovation. The video is below.
Of course it is a bit visually curious to see a 25-year-old Ursuline nun singing “I just want you close / Where you can stay for ever / You can be sure / That it will only get better”). However, you can translate those words as you wish. Indeed, Sister Cristina says that she hopes that her winning the competition might allow her to meet a real rockstar: Pope Francis. Before she lines up with the rest of the Poparazzi, I suspect that Pope Francis is the type of person not to wait for a decision on the show.
She used her new celebrity status to tell the audience to turn to faith, stating “God takes nothing away, but gives us always more.”
How cool would it be to have Sister Cristina as your Sunday school teacher?