Nun stuns judges on Italian version of The Voice

Judges on the Italian version of the Voice were stunned when they turned around to see a nun performing for them.

The YouTube clip of her performance has already attracted worldwide attention, with almost 2.5m views. The hashtag #suorcristina - Italian for Sister Cristina - has also been trending on Twitter.

Sister Cristina Scuccia got a rapturous response from the studio audience for her rendition of Alicia Keys' song 'No one'.

Judges on the show were amazed to see Sister Cristina up on stage Credit: The Voice of Italy, RAI 2

Each of the judges wanted to take on Sister Cristina, but the 25-year-old eventually chose rapper J-Ax, who joked:

"If I had found you at Mass I would always be in church. You and me are like the devil and holy water."

Judge Raffaella Carra reacts to seeing Sister Cristina performing. Credit: The Voice of Italy, RAI 2

Her efforts were also appreciated by senior Catholics, with the head of the Pontifical Council for Culture tweeting his approval.

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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10) #suorcristina