Religious or not, all of you will remember Sister Cristina — the funny singing nun who literally blew up the internet with her massive blind audition on The Voice of Italy in 2014. Now she’s ready to return to the spotlight and in the best possible way.
Speaking to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Sister Cristina revealed her ultimate dream: “I’d like to participate in Sanremo and, among many songs, I think I have the right one“.
It’s just what the sister needs. Despite her victory on The Voice last year, she is already a fading memory in Italy and Sanremo could help her regain popularity in her homeland. Her self-titled debut studio album failed to hit the Italian FIMI Top 10 album chart (but it did receive a gold certification in France).
She is currently working on her second studio album, expected to drop at the beginning of 2016 exclusively for the Brazilian market (where 130 million people describe themselves as Catholic). She also has several concerts booked in Vietnam, Malta and Australia in the coming months.
Will The Voice of God resonate on the Sanremo stage, win first prize and then fly to Eurovision heaven? It could. But she would encounter a few problems along the way. Eurovision rules forbid contestants to wear religious garments or carry religious themes, which, as you’ll remember, forced Swtizerland to change the name of its act and their costumes back in 2013. No matter. Even if the Sister can’t perform on stage with her veil and crucifix, she can spread her message through her angelic voice!
About Sanremo 2016
It’s only four months until the Sanremo Music Festival, the most popular Italian song contest and the inspiration for our beloved Eurovision Song Contest. It will be staged from the 9th to the 13th of February in the traditional Ariston Theatre in Sanremo. Some days ago RAI published the official rules for the 2016 edition.
Last year big acts, including Il Volo and Lara Fabian, competed on stage. This year 18 more Italian artists will follow in their footsteps in the “Campioni” division and one of them, the winner, will represent Italy in Stockholm.
Would you like to see Cristina belt out another power ballad in Sanremo and then Stockholm? Let us know below!