A nun who caused a worldwide sensation after winning the Italian version of the famous music reality show The Voiceis again in the news in the international press about her decision to change her life and become… a waitress in Spain.
Nun Cristina Scuccia from Sicily shocked the judges, including the great Rafaela Cara, when in her blind audition for the show in 2014, she sang Alicia Key’s No One. When they realized that the amazing voice was coming from the nun, Kara – who died last yearsaid: “I couldn’t speak for several minutes.”
Scuccia, who was then a nun at the Ursuline convent in Milan, won The Voice with her performance of What a Feeling, the song from the movie Flashdance. He also released a record, which he gave to Pope Francis, which included a version of Madonna’s Like a Virgin.
Her talent was also deified by some Italian cardinals, but eight years later, 34-year-old Scuccia announced on an Italian show on Sunday night that she was leaving the church, according to the British Guardian.
In high heels and a red suit, with a nose piercing and long hair flowing freely, she said: “I believe you have to listen to your heart with courage. Change is a sign of evolution, but it is always scary. Is there right or wrong?’
Scuccia said leaving the church — a decision she made with the help of a psychologist — doesn’t mean she’s renouncing her faith, but that she’s still pursuing her dream of a career in music. “I chose to follow my heart without thinking about what others might say about me. I took a jump and was worried I would end up under a bridge, I always told my psychologist that.’
She says she now lives “with a smile” in Spain, where she works as a waitress.
Source: News Beast