Singing Nun Wins The Voice in Italy

Sister Cristina Scuccia recites Lord's Prayer on stage to celebrate
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Jun 6, 2014 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – A nun is now Italy's most-famous pop star. Yes, a nun. Twenty-five-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia won season two of the Italian version of The Voice last night. Her audition for the show—her take on Alicia Keys' "No One"—went viral on YouTube back in March, generating more than 50 million views and praise from Keys' herself. Cristina—always clad in her habit and crucifix—also got to perform with international stars like Ricky Martin and Kylie Minogue. She celebrated her victory by reciting the Lord's Prayer on stage, adding that she was following Pope Francis’ advice that the clergy become more outgoing.

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