Italy's singing nun wins 'Voice' competition

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

12 PHOTOS
Sister Cristina Scuccia
See Gallery
Italy's singing nun wins 'Voice' competition
Sister Cristina Scuccia reacts after winning the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia (L) reacts after winning the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia reacts after winning the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia performs during the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy', in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a T-Shirt of Sister Cristina Scuccia as she attends the Italian State RAI TV show final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 5, 2014. The 25-year-old nun is already a talent show sensation thanks to her habit-clad performances but also has on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia prays after winning the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy', in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia celebrates (L) after winning the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy' with a nun (C) in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia performs during the Italian State RAI TV program's final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 6, 2014. The 25-year-old nun Cristina won the talent show thanks to her habit-clad performances but also by having on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO/Marco BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia performs during the Italian State RAI TV show final 'The Voice of Italy' in Milan on June 5, 2014. The 25-year-old nun is already a talent show sensation thanks to her habit-clad performances but also has on her side the critics, who say her popularity stems from novelty value. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia performs during the Italian State RAI TV's program final 'The Voice of Italy', in Milan on June 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Sister Cristina Scuccia (R) performs with the Clean Bandit band during the Italian State RAI TV's program final 'The Voice of Italy', in Milan on June 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

MILAN (AP) - A singing nun who became an Internet star for her unadorned pop song performances in full habit has triumphed at Italy's version of musical competition "The Voice."

Sister Cristina Scuccia clinched the top prize early Friday with five songs, including a choreographed rendition of the 1980s hit "Flashdance - What a Feeling," winning 62 percent of the votes.

The 25-year-old Scuccia recited the Lord's Prayer after winning and invited the studio audience and a skeptical panel of judges to join her, saying "I want Jesus to enter here."

Scuccia became an Internet sensation from her first appearance in a blind audition on the show in March singing an Alicia Keys number. She chose bad-boy rapper J-Ax as her coach, who described the team as "the devil and holy water."

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL and get the top celebrity, movies, music and TV news delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big
15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them 15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them
Man's Wife Leaves Him And Their Kids After A Fight - Two Days Later He Posts This Man's Wife Leaves Him And Their Kids After A Fight - Two Days Later He Posts This