The blind auditions on “The Voice” are special for a reason, and Sister Cristina Scuccia proved that this week.
Clad in a traditional habit and modest shoes, the 25-year-old nun belted out Alicia Keys’s smash hit “No One” during her audition on Italy’s version of the NBC reality singing competition, and without knowing what she looked like, all four coaches turned their chairs.
When they realized what they were watching, jaws dropped, eyes bulged, and Italian rapper and show mentor J-Ax was so moved by her performance, it looked like he had tears in his eyes by the end.
Scuccia, who is Sicilian but calls Milan home as a Sister of the Holy Family, ended up choosing J-Ax as her coach. He was the first to turn his chair.
The video of Scuccia’s performance was posted to YouTube on March 19 and already has 3.1 million views.Emily Wright can be reached at email@example.com.