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Singing nun wins Voice contest

Published 06/06/2014 | 11:57

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Sister Cristina Scuccia poses with the trophy and a crucifix after winning the final of the Italian version of the TV talent show The Voice in Milan (AP)

A singing nun who became an internet star for her unadorned pop performances in full habit has triumphed on Italy's version of The Voice.

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Sister Cristina Scuccia clinched the top prize in the singing contest with five songs, including a choreographed rendition of the 1980s hit Flashdance - What a Feeling, taking 62% of the votes.

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

Sister Scuccia became an internet sensation after her first appearance during a blind audition on the show in March, singing an Alicia Keys number, No-One. She later sang Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun.

She chose bad-boy rapper J-Ax as her coach, who described the team as "the devil and holy water".

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