Sister Cristina Scucci says that the song on the first album is a secular prayer. Sister Cristina Scucci, is about to release her first album. It includes a cover of Madonna’s pop classic Like A Virgin.
“I chose it myself. Without any desire to provoke or scandalise. If you read the lyrics without being influenced by what has gone before, you discover that it is a song about the capacity of love to make people new again. To release them from their past. And this is how I wanted to interpret it. That’s why we’ve transformed it from the pop-dance track it was into a romantic ballad a bit in the style of Amos Lee.” states an excited Sister Cristina Scucci.
Sister Cristina Scucci strode into the public spotlight in flat shoes and her black habit in March 2014 when she auditioned before stunned judges on the Italian show. She went on to win, reciting the Lord’s prayer at the final in June, and to sign a contract with Universal for the album due out next month.
Sister Cristina Scucci’s version of Like A Virgin is one of its singles. But neither the track nor the video bears much resemblance to the 1984 hit, for which Madonna gallivanted around Venice, contorting her petite frame under bridges and cavorting with a lion.
In a nod to the original, Sister Cristina Scucci is also pictured in Venice for her video, but wears a habit and crucifix throughout and refrains from reclining on boats.
Her love of one Madonna is no secret, but her appreciation of another may come as a surprise.
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Sicilian Sister Cristina Scucci, who shot to fame on The Voice Of Italy talent show, is set to sing an ode to Madona and will release Like A Virgin co...2.0