By Carol Glatz
ROME — Who would have thought there could be room for God in a Cyndi Lauper song, much less her 1983 hit, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
But 25-year-old Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia found it when she pointed and looked up to heaven as she sang: “Oh daddy dear, you know you’re still number one!” before a packed studio audience on the talent-show The Voice of Italy last night
As she did with her March 19 performance of Alicia Keys’ “No one,” Sister Cristina wowed the crowds as they stood and cheered in unison, “sorella, sorella, sorella…” [sister!]
She easily won the round against 23-year-old Luna Palumbo in their “battle” duet. While the two starkly contrasted in looks — one towering tall, curls flying, gold necklaces flashing, the other petite, hair tucked undercover, silver cross swaying — they were united in talent and a love for song.
Sister Cristina has said she is on a mission to share her gift and her joy for God, and last night’s show was another evangelizing moment as the four Italian super star “coaches” found themselves talking about faith and spirituality.
Be sure to watch the episode. And while the YouTube video has closed captions in English (which aren’t that great), our *ahem* much better CNS translation of last night is below.
The M.C.: It’s a great battle between two unique voices, incredible stuff.
Now speaking of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” those girls over there had a lot of fun, the sisters who came to accompany you dear Sister Cristina [points to Ursuline sisters in crowd].
Luna, come here. How amazing, guys. A fantastic performance! J-ax…
J-ax: No, don’t make me say anything for the next three hours. Let the others talk because I have to pull myself together for a second.
MC: Piero, there was some real rock & roll in this performance, don’t you agree?
Piero Pelu’: Well, for me it was like something from a (Luis) Bunuel film. Maybe a lot of people don’t know who he was but he was a director who made movies that were totally insane, where every rule was broken.
MC: How do you two feel? Because you brought the house down.
Luna: Look, don’t ask me how I feel because I’m… I tell you, (Read More)