Singing Nun Winner of Italy’s THE VOICE Releases “Like A Virgin” As First Single

So, in what might have surprised many, singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia won Italy’s version of THE VOICE this summer after she knocked the judges out with her soulful rendition of Alicia Keyes’ “No One.”

So, as the winner, Sister Cristina keeps the surprises coming by choosing Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” for her first single.

The 26-year-old told Catholic newspaper Avvenire about the choice:

“I chose it myself, without any desire to provoke or cause a scandal. By reading the text, without letting yourself be influenced by previous (interpretations), you discover it is a song about the ability of love to renew people, to redeem them from their past,” she added. “That’s how I wanted to interpret it. That’s why we transformed the pop-dance track it was into a romantic ballad a bit like Amos Lee, more like a secular prayer than a pop song.”

Her debut album, Sister Cristina, is set to be released on November 11th, with new interpretations of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know,” Coldplay’s “Fix You” and Alicia Keys’ “No One.”

Rock on, Sister. Rock on.