(UCAN) Italyâ€™s singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, is going viral and could be headed for international stardom after wowing the jury of â€œThe Voice of Italy,â€ with her rendition ofÂ Alicia Keysâ€™ â€œNo One.â€
A video of the 25-year-old Sicilian nun belting it out while bopping on stage during a blind audition in her black habit and a large cross necklace has scored more than 19 million views onÂ YouTubeÂ since airingÂ March 19 on pubcaster RAI.
Scuccia, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, has also made a big international media splash, Â with NBCâ€™s â€œTodayâ€ gushing about her perf on Friday, and â€œPeopleâ€ and Britainâ€™s â€œThe Guardianâ€ among numerous other outlets taking notice.
â€œFor when you want a taste of sister act!â€ tweeted Whoopi Goldberg. Even the Vaticanâ€™s minister of culture Gianfranco Ravasi has tweeted his admiration. [more]