This week, a Catholic nun took the stage during the blind audition round on “The Voice of Italy” to perform her spectacular rendition of Alicia Keys’ “No One.”
Like the American version of the show, Italy’s “The Voice” features four singers as judges who listen to performers with their chairs turned away so they can evaluate each solely based on the sound of his or her voice. If they hear star potential, they push a button and their chair flips around so they can match a face to “the voice.”
The Italian judges – Raffaella Carra, J-Ax, Noemi and Piero Pelu – pushed their buttons one by one as they listened to Sister Cristina Scuccia belt out the lyrics to “No One.” What shocked each judge more than the range of her singing voice, though, was her appearance. Their facial expressions did nothing to hide their surprise at seeing a nun dressed in traditional Catholic attire on stage.
Scuccia hails from Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family and is 25 years old.
“Yes, I am truly, truly a sister,” she detailed after her performance. “I came here because I have a gift and I want to share that gift. I am here to evangelize.”
Watch the performance below.