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Sister Cristina Wins 'The Voice' Italy-- Singing Nun Immediately Thanks God And Recites Lord's Prayer

06/06/2014 07:26 am 07:26:37 | Updated Jun 06, 2014

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the unlikely star of Italy's "The Voice" singing competition, soared to victory Thursday night with 62.3 of the vote and nabbing a recording contract with Universal.

Wearing the traditional habit and crucifix which has been her signature look on the show, the Sicilian nun immediately thanked God for her win which comes with a recording contract with Universal.

“My presence here is not up to me, it’s thanks to the man upstairs,” she said and then recited the Lord’s Prayer onstage.

Her path to victory included Alicia Keys’ “No One", Cyndi Lauper’s "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," and ending last night with Noa’s "Beautiful That Way."

Her frank and open spirit seems straight out of the Pope Francis playbook. And Suor Scuccia said after her first jaw-dropping audition that she'd love for Pope Francis to call her. Perhaps her most recent achievement will put them in touch.

Congrats, Suor Cristina!

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