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"The Voice Italy" Rocked by Singing Nun: Sister Cristina Scuccia Takes on Alicia Keys' "No One"

By Rebecca Macatee
|  Friday, Mar 21, 2014  |  Updated 1:16 PM PDT
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Sister Cristina Scuccia's got soul--in more ways than one!

The 25-year-old Catholic nun brought her Godly gifts "The Voice Italy," wowing the audience during blind auditions with her rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One."

All four coaches were visibly shocked when they turned around and saw Sister Cristina for the first time wearing a black habit and silver cross. Coach Raffaella Carr, an Italian singer, asked Cristina if she was actually a nun. "Yes," she replied, per Catholic News Agency, "I am truly, truly a sister."

"I came here because I have a gift, and I want to share that gift," she continued. "I am here to evangelize."

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Cristina, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, chose J-Ax, an Italian rapper, "because I told myself that if they turned around, I would choose the first one."

He seemed pleased, joking, "If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church. You and me are like the devil and holy water."

Sister Cristina is now advancing to the battle rounds on Team J-Ax. When asked what the Vatican would think of her performance, she quipped, "I hope that Pope Francis will call me now."

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