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WATCH: Italian nun wows 'The Voice of Italy' judges with Alicia Keys' 'No One'
NY Daily News ^ | 3/20/2014 | Lee Moran

Posted on 03/21/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas

Move over Pope Francis, there's a new spiritual sensation in town.

An Italian nun has become a national star after she wowed judges on her country's version of "The Voice."

Sister Cristina, from Sicily, saw all four chairs turn around during her blind audition of Alicia Keys' "No One."

The 25-year-old then told the quartet: "I have a gift and I'm giving it to you."

Broadcast on Wednesday night, the clip has already racked up more than 30,000 views.

It shows the Catholic Sister confidently walking out onto the stage and belting out her version of the hit song.

Fellow Sisters bounce up and down backstage as the judges decide they like what they hear and push their buttons - only to be stunned when seeing the singer.

"If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church," joked one of the panel, an Italian rapper known as J-Ax, who then added: "You and me are like the devil and holy water."

Asked what the Vatican would think of her song, Cristina replied: "I hope that Pope Francis will call me now."

She eventually plumped to join J-Ax's team and will now proceed to the battle rounds.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Religion; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: italian; nun; sings; voice
The judges reactions are great, as well as the excitement of her parents and the other sisters. I have to admit I got a little verklempt!

The good sister's youthful exuberance is a joy to behold. It reminds me of when I was youthful and exuberant ;-)

I've read a few articles about this, and she is quoted as saying that her intent was to evangelize.

Yes, religious people don't have to be stodgy.

Here are the lyrics in English. It's a simple love song. But the lyrics have a different meaning when sung by a nun.

"No One"

I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You can be sure
That it will only get better

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don't worry 'cause
Everything's going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything's going to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

When the rain is pouring down
And my heart is hurting
You will always be around
This I know for certain

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don't worry 'cause
Everything's going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all I know is everything's going to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel

I know some people search the world
To find something like what we have
I know people will try, try to divide, something so real
So till the end of time I'm telling you there ain't no one

No one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

1 posted on 03/21/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Salvation; NYer; onyx

Thought you might like this. Please pass it on. And if you have a ping list, you might want to ping this.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 5:01:30 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’ve seen this posted over and over on FB today, finally watched it, that was AWESOME!


3 posted on 03/21/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I guess it’s OK, but she’s no Sr. Dominique! (think 1960s)


4 posted on 03/21/2014 5:05:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO7cD6qmydo

That should have been Soeur Sourire! Dominique was the song.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 5:11:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do you know about her? Not a pretty picture...I found that out today.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 5:12:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Young nun wows judges on Italy's 'The Voice'
7 posted on 03/21/2014 5:12:50 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

8-)

I did several searches on the title, keywords, etc. Oh well... Great story.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 5:31:18 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: porter_knorr

-— I’ve seen this posted over and over on FB today, finally watched it, that was AWESOME! -—

It made my day. I never forward stories at work, but I did today. People loved it. No wonder she’s a sensation in Italy. Hope to see it go viral here.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

She rocks.


10 posted on 03/21/2014 6:19:53 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

A variation from than the last thread i saw on nuns: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/3135587/posts?page=2

She has talent and energy, but the song and music plays like the world, and much of what passes for contemp-orary “Christian” music. Which many conservative RCs also complain about.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:14:16 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I was struck by the reactions of the judges. All reacted with pleasant, joyful surprise. No looks of “wha?” Just simple, open, honest amazement.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I thought she did very well, and handled herself very well.

A couple of things not in the article:

The crowd chants: “Sister.. sister..”

When one of the judges says, “If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church,” she responds, “well, you have met me now.”

I think it is a fine example of evangelizing, going into the world while not becoming of the world.

thanks for posting.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: daniel1212
much of what passes for contemp-orary “Christian” music. Which many conservative RCs also complain about.

If it was sung in Church. But this is not in Church.

14 posted on 03/21/2014 8:13:50 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

To all you lemmings that think this woman can sing and that this was a great performance. Are you dumb as well as deaf?

After watching the video I posted this on another thread.

OMG!!! The “visual” was WAY worse than I ever could have imagined! I was APPALLED, embarrassed, (and I’m not Catholic).

I had the image of Satan, from “The Passion of the Christ”, wandering around behind the other nuns as they cheered and the judges?, (they looked like a biker gang). As I watched this nun gyrate on stage, I “cringed” inside. My spirit wept.

(Her singing was at best, “average”).

How ANY Christian, let alone any Catholic, could possibly condone this performance would amaze me.

I don’t throw around the words “Satan” or “Evil” around lightly, but this was definitely “Satanic”.

I’ll end where I started, OMG! end

More current content:
Regarding this performance, was that something Jesus would do?

Sister, where is your humility?

Maybe the pope can arrange a competition between convents.

They could call it “The Voice (s of God)”.

Maybe when they go on tour, the three other sisters can be the back up singers. Shoo bop, shoo bop, oooooo.

Humans are soooo easily tempted. Even NUNS can be corrupted by fame, fortune, and man’s recognition.

Don’t reply as I never go back and read replies. I’m pointing out the truth, so if you don’t see it, what more can I do.

Being part of the crowd doesn’t make you right.
Just remember, the whole crowd shouted Barabbas.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 8:42:45 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: D-fendr

“not becoming of the world.” ????????

And I suppose you would have helped build the golden calf.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 8:44:39 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Was Jesus becoming of the world when he ate with prostitutes and tax collectors?

She did very well.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:43 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: faucetman
Sister, where is your humility?

Should she have worn longer sox? Maybe been less emotional? Maybe stepped a bit slower. Maybe her skirt should have been two inches longer to her ankles. Maybe shown a little less eyebrown..

She did more to bring God to the corrupt culture in five minutes than you or I could ever do in a lifetime.

18 posted on 03/21/2014 11:37:17 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: faucetman
OMG

Using God's name in vain? I know you just used an acronym, but the meaning is the same.

19 posted on 03/22/2014 4:32:33 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: D-fendr
When one of the judges says, “If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church,” she responds, “well, you have met me now.”

I think it is a fine example of evangelizing, going into the world while not becoming of the world.

That summarizes it perfectly.

20 posted on 03/22/2014 4:54:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: faucetman
Regarding this performance, was that something Jesus would do?

Well, once upon a time, a wedding celebration ran out of wine. I'm sure you know why that would happen. And I'm sure you know what Jesus did.

There are times to laugh and times to cry. And times to evangelize the world, without being of the world.

21 posted on 03/22/2014 4:59:43 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"I guess it’s OK, but she’s no Sr. Dominique!"

Or these sisters 8-)


22 posted on 03/22/2014 5:06:32 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: daniel1212
but the song and music plays like the world, and much of what passes for contemp-orary “Christian” music. Which many conservative RCs also complain about.

She's not in church. But, you knew that.

23 posted on 03/22/2014 5:11:13 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: daniel1212
A variation from than the last thread i saw on nuns:

The orders in the West have largely been destroyed. The collapse occurred in the late sixties. The story behind the destruction is interesting but very sad.

Dr. William Coulson was a disciple of the influential American psychologist Carl Rogers, and for many years a co-practitioner of the latter's "nondirective" therapy. In 1964 he became chief of staff at Rogers' Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in La Jolla, Ca., where, he says, as the resident Catholic it became his task to "gather a cadre of facilitators to invade the IHM community" of nuns-and later some two dozen other orders, among them the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Providence, and the Jesuits. It was only in 1971 that he began to "back away" from his belief in psychotherapy, when its destructive effects on the religious orders-and on the Church and society in general- became apparent to him.

We Overcame Their Traditions, We Overcame Their Faith

Anyway, there is hope on the horizon. The orthodox orders are growing rapidly, and the modernist orders are dying out.
24 posted on 03/22/2014 5:14:19 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: don-o
She's not in church. But, you knew that. Irrelevant, all music anyone is to glorify God in content and melody. If it was sung by an evangelical it would be and is the same./ i even think Tebow should not play in the NFL without reproving the erotic dancers on the side (which is at least proof for special creation, as they were a product of godless evolution last time i glanced).
25 posted on 03/22/2014 1:46:31 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

All right, let’s follow up on that.

If Tebow did that reproving, is he good to go? Can Christians watch the NFL? How much reproving is required? Is one reproof per game requires? Or can one per season take care of it?

What is a suitable medium for reproofing?


26 posted on 03/22/2014 2:03:16 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: D-fendr; St_Thomas_Aquinas; don-o
I loved the video. I have an intuition (is that still allowed?) that J-Ax is in some kind of life transition, and li'l Sr. Cristina, as the Quakers say, "spoke to his condition."

What's "news" here, is not that she's is a great singer--- she's not, not really --- nor that "No One" is an inspired text. I wish everyone would look at the video again with different eyes, with your focus on J-Ax's face. Something just leaped out and grabbed him, almost floored him. Thunderstruck with innocence.

Innocence. That's like water in the desert, man.

Here's a woman not twerking, not covered w/ glitter, not 99.5% naked, not on the take, not on the make, just singing as a gift.

Pure gift, pure friend. Pure joy!

27 posted on 03/25/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.)
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To: D-fendr

I quoted you to somebody else. Plagiarized, really. Can you forgive me? :o)


28 posted on 03/25/2014 11:33:42 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

No Problem-o, Mrs. Don-o...


29 posted on 03/25/2014 2:00:15 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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