A nun who turned a singing sensation after profitable Italy’s model of The Voice has surprised viewers once more after saying she has given up the behavior and is now a waitress in Spain.
Sister Cristina Scuccia, from Sicily, shocked the judges, together with the late Raffaella Carrà, throughout her blind audition for the present in 2014 with a soulful rendition of Alicia Keys’ hit No One. After realizing the unimaginable voice belonged to a nun, Carrà, who died final yr, mentioned: “I could not converse for a couple of minutes.”
Scuccia, who on the time was among the many nuns on the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Household convent in Milan, received the present that summer time along with her rendition of What a Feeling, the theme music from the film Flashdance. She later produced an album, which she gave to Pope Francis, which included a model of Madonna’s Like a Virgin.
Her expertise has even drawn reward from some Italian cardinals, however eight-year-old Scuccia, 34, introduced on an Italian discuss present Sunday evening that she had deserted the nunnery.
Wearing excessive heels and a crimson pantsuit, with a pierced nostril and lengthy black hair flowing freely, she instructed the Verissimo programme: ‘I believe you must hearken to your coronary heart with braveness. Change is an indication of evolution, but it surely’s all the time scary as a result of it is simpler to anchor your self in certainties than to query your self. Is there a proper or a incorrect?”
Scuccia mentioned that leaving the nunnery — a choice a psychologist helped her course of — didn’t imply she had given up her religion and was nonetheless pursuing her dream of a profession in music.
“I selected to comply with my coronary heart with out interested by what folks would say about me,” she added. “I took a leap of religion and was frightened about going below a bridge, I saved telling my psychologist that.”
Scuccia mentioned she now lives “with a smile” in Spain, the place she works as a waitress.
A gaggle of cheerleading nuns had been backstage throughout Scuccia’s audition for The Voice of Italy, and though her participation within the contest was supported by her mom superior, she confronted harsh criticism from extra conventional factions of the Italian Catholic church, particularly when he launched Like a Virgin, which was described by Italy’s Spiritual Intelligence Service as “a reckless and calculated business operation”.
“Cristina reached such excessive ranges of fame – she was getting calls from everywhere in the world – and in addition some criticism, which in all probability left her in a state of confusion,” mentioned a church supply.
“Leaving was her personal determination, after being on TV for thus lengthy, perhaps you lose your bearings a bit. She was younger and below numerous strain.”