Italy’s version of “The Voice” has been hit with the latest singing sensation – and an unlikely one at that! Sister Cristina Scuccia, an Ursuline Sister of the Holy Family, has wowed us all with her sensational rock and roll style, all while wearing her black habit and veil! With no makeup and simple clothes, her true beauty shines through as we watch the pure joy she is feeling while sharing the gift that God has given her – her spectacular voice and style! She has captivated our hearts with this simple exterior appearance while belting out songs by Alicia Keys and, most recently, Cyndi Lauper. In her words, “I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. Shouldn’t things be that way?”
Her initial appearance on “The Voice of Italy” blew the judges away. The Italian rapper, and judge, J-Ax praised her by saying: “If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church.” “You and me are like the devil and holy water.”
Would Pope Francis be proud of her? I would think so….and she hopes that he will tell her so! “I am waiting for Pope Francis to call me on the phone. He always says we should go out and evangelize, telling us God doesn’t take anything away from us, but will give us more. I am here for this.”
A native of Sicily, she appeared on the show while her parents and four fellow sisters came to cheer her on. Her first performance of Alicia Keyes “No One” opened the world’s eyes to this Singing Nun, and her most recent performance of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” just continued the awe and fascination of this amazing young woman with an incredible gift – we’re just fortunate that she had the willingness to share it with all of us! Go Suor Cristina!