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Sister Cristina, the Italian nun who became famous worldwide after winning the first edition of "The Voice" contest in Italy this year, is set to release her debut album, in which she sings Madonna's classic hit song, "Like a Virgin".
"I chose ‘Like a Virgin' because I wanted it to bear witness to God's power to move all things!" explained Cristina in a statement. "I see it as GOD'S TOUCH, when he called me to a new life, giving me back the purity and dignity of being his Daughter and being Loved by Him. And that's the way it will be till the end of time!"
The album, to be released Nov 11, has been produced by Elvezio Fortunato and recorded in several studios in Los Angeles, while the videoclip of her first single, "Like a Virgin", was premiered Monday on the Vevo musical website.
Cristina Scuccia, 25, said her choice of "Like a Virgin" was intended as "a testimony of god's capacity to turn all things into something new" and of the call she received for a new life, in remarks published by her recording company. Cristina's version of "Like A Virgin" comes from her self-titled debut album, which includes two original songs and 10 cover tracks, including "Fix You" by Coldplay and the Cyndi Lauper tune "True Colors."
During her participation in "The Voice", the Ursuline nun got 100 million visits on YouTube, where she appeared singing themes like Alicia Keys' "No One".
Watch the Like A Virgin video of Sister Cirstina