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Sister Cristina Scuccia, the singing nun who won The Voice of Italy in June, has released unusual music video singing Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” around Venice.
The song has been modified to reflect Sister Cristina’s image and musical style, and takes on a slower, more reflective feel, different from Madonna’s energetic tune.
Sister Cristina told an Italian newspaper the lyrics of “Like a Virgin” seemed spiritual to her.
"I chose it myself, without any desire to provoke or cause a scandal."
"By reading the text, without letting yourself be influenced by previous (interpretations), you discover it is a song about the ability of love to renew people, to redeem them from their past."
"That's how I wanted to interpret it. That's why we transformed the pop-dance track it was into a romantic ballad a bit like Amos Lee, more like a secular prayer than a pop song", the 26-year-old told Catholic newspaper Avvenire.
Watch the official video of Sister Cristina - Like A Virgin.
An album, called “Sister Cristina,” is expected to be released by Universal Music Group next month.
It will also feature new interpretations of Keane's “Somewhere Only We Know,” Coldplay's “Fix You” and Alicia Keys' “No One.”