The Voice of Italy has just ended, and the winner is Sister Cristina Scuccia, aka the Italian singing nun. She became a worldwide sensation during her participation in the contest, even as the public argued about her liturgical attire. The 25-year-old Cristina managed to win the trophy with 62% of the Italian vote, making her fellow nuns paint the town red. Bravisimo! And Amen!
And what could be the link between The Voice of Italy and Eurovision? The winner of this contest has the right to represent Italy at Eurovision. So, if everything goes as planned and Cristina assents, we will see the nun singing for Italy in Austria in 2015! After winning, Cristina thanked the God for his help and persuaded everyone in the studio to pray «Padre Nostro»:
Emma Marrone, the Italian representative this year, stated that the nun’s success was “an insult to showbusiness” because she is not talented enough. Many Italians also argued that Cristina Scuccia won mainly because of the televoting, which is common in The Voice series throughout Europe. Here is a controversial tweet from The Voice of Italy, reffering to Emma.
— The Voice (@VoiceItalia) May 13, 2014
Look how she does “showbiz”
The nun from Sicily has been singing since 14, and in the final show she sang Noa’s “Beautiful That Way” and “Lungo la riva”, an Italian pop song.
Here is her outstanding performance: