Italy’s singing nun covers Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’

Italy’s singing nun, Sr Cristina Scuccia, has chosen Madonna’s controversial hit “Like a Virgin” as the first single in her debut album.

Earlier this year, Sr Cristina achieved worldwide fame when she won Italy’s version of The Voice.

Sister Cristina, 26, says her version of Madonna’s pop song is a “testimony of God’s capacity to turn all things into something new” as well as her personal calling to be a nun.

In Sr Cristina’s video of the song, there are none of the raunchy moves Madonna included in the original version.

Sr Cristina said: “I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry. I really think we succeeded.”

When Madonna’s version was first released 30 years ago, some called for the song to be banned because they believed it — and the original video clip — promoted sexual promiscuity and undermined family values.

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