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Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Rome, Italy, Sep 24, 2014 / 12:23 pm (CNA) - Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first place on last season’s The Voice Italy.

The Italian bishops’ newspaper Avvenire reported on the recent release of the video which features footage of Sister Cristina recording at Universal Music’s studio.

“The work will be done in time to be a Christmas present,” the report states.

Sr. Cristina shot to fame on The Voice with her performance of the song, “No One,” by Alicia Keys. The video of the performance has received over 57 million views on YouTube.

The nun left a mark on the program when she got the entire studio audience to pray an Our Father together during the finale. Shortly afterwards she was declared the winner.

She said she suggested the prayer because “I want Jesus to be here.”

Despite the pressure and media attention during and after the season, Sr. Cristina repeated on numerous occasions that her priority would always be to continue in religious life. She renewed her vows as a member of the Congregation of Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Family on July 29, and is scheduled to make her perpetual vows in 2018.

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