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.

sister cristinaWill 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!

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Richard
Richard
6 years ago

I’d love Italy to send Sister Cristina, she has a great voice and looks to be charming and fun. Italy have shown amazing form since their return, some good songs, some great songs, but every one delivered by amazing singers, and Sister Christina certainly fits the bill in that respect.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

It wouldn’t be the first time, Charles. Last year the Ekklesia Sisters tried to qualify in Malta and finished 7th at the 2015 MESC.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Who is going to be the next “unstoppable” drag queen able to win ESC if this Italian nun represents Italy – let’s suppose – enlightening the “so adorable and so human” message of Catholicism, which “loves” the LGBT community? Sarcasm aside: this whole NUN thing is too gimmicky and comedic-in-a-bad-way for me .. even if she has a voice ,,, she is just not an artist in my book and that will not give any song sung by her any kind of credibility. I just won’t be able to believe a word she sings … But hey the Russian grannies… Read more »

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

well presentation rules forbid her from participating so bye

they’re also the reason why the ekklesia sisters couldn’t have actually won last year in Malta unless they ditched any religious symbols they had on them

Kjetil
Kjetil
6 years ago

In Germany the majority arent muslims

drAG
drAG
6 years ago

i dont think nuns are forbidden in eurovision, because many cuntry in europe like Azerbaigian, Albania. France, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium the majority of people are muslims

davve
davve
6 years ago

love her!

EF0912
EF0912
6 years ago

She would probably refuse to go to Eurovision anyway – has she ever not performed as a nun?

Leaf
Leaf
6 years ago

Italy is one of my least favorite ESC nations since their return ……. Except for Nina and that is about it !!!!!

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
6 years ago

NOO PLEASE NOO I DON’T WANT TO BE REPRESENTED BY A NUN, I’D RATHER PREFER A REAL ARTIST. RELIGION AND POLITICS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH EUROVISION

Azaad
Azaad
6 years ago

Well considering Eurovision’s status with the LGBTQ+ community, would a nun want to participate? Maybe for the Vatican City instead.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Oh lord … have mercy … 🙁
Eurovision at his best: genuinely never about music