May 11, 2014
Singing Italian Nun Sister Cristina Scuccia brings down the house on "The Voice Italy"
Wrote Yasmine Hafiz in The Huffington Post, "Sister sister! You've never seen a nun shut it down like this one."
"The judges of singing competition 'The Voice of Italy' couldn't believe their ears when they heard Sister Cristina Scuccia "belting out Alicia Keys' 'No One' [on March 19] but they were in for a greater shock when they saw what Scuccia looked like [top]."
Judges begin the show with their backs to the stage, and if they like what they hear they can swivel their chairs around — but none of them were prepared for the sight of 25-year-old Scuccia, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, delivering a jaw-droppingly good performance in her black habit and silver cross. As the crowd cheered, her fellow sisters jumped up and down in delight."
She took to the show's stage a second time in April, bringing fans to their feet yet again with her rendition of Cindi Lauper's classic "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" [below].
She appeared again on April 24, performing Christina Aguilera's "Hero" [below].
Jim Yardley's May 6 New York Times story has more.
May 11, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink