*Wow! Praise the Lord and pass the mic!
Who would have thought Pope Francis would be someone’s motivation for making an appearance on a TV talent show.
No offense to His Holiness, but he is simply not the person who comes to mind when one aims to audition on The Voice.
Yet he’s the person that Sister Christina Scuccia, a 25-year-old Sicilian, says inspired her to audition when he “told us to come out” of our convents and spread the word of God.
Scuccia sang a version of the Alicia Keys song “No One” and blew the judges away in the process…not to mention, her Sister supporters cheering in the wings!
The Sister bounced onstage wearing her black habit and a large cross around her neck on Wednesday night’s show. And as soon as she started singing, the audience went wild and the judges had stunned expressions.
Scuccia, a nun with an easy smile, is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family.
“I came here because I have a gift, and I want to share that gift,” she told the audience. Italian rapper J-Ax, who serves as one of the judges, said he was “moved to tears.”
When judge Raffaella Carra asked what the Vatican thinks about her going on a talent show, she quipped: “I’m waiting for a call from the Pope!”
Scuccia decided to become a nun after playing the part of a saint in a comic musical in 2007, according to Italian media reports.
The video of her performance has gone viral in Italy, with even the Vatican’s minister of culture, Gianfranco Ravasi, tweeting his admiration.
“If I had heard you sing in mass when I was young, I’d be Pope by now,” J-Ax said – to the audience’s delight.
Thanks to Yahoo News for information in this story.