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Nun stuns on 'Voice of Italy' with Alicia Keys song

March 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM ET

Holy moly! A 25-year-old nun showed off her heavenly talent on Wednesday's episode of "The Voice of Italy" and stunned not only fans of the show, but the judges.

Sister Cristina Scuccia took the stage in her habit and belted out a strong rendition of Alicia Keys' hit "No One." And as if her voice weren't enough, the hopeful even rocked out to the tune with some dance moves. The delighted studio audience gave her a standing ovation, and Sister Cristina earned a four-chair turn while her fellow nuns cheered her from backstage.

Even better, as the coaches turned around, their eyes popped out and jaws dropped when they saw the demurely dressed Sicilian sister performing with so much passion.

"When I turned around, I thought I had a vision problem," coach Noemi told the singer. 

Coach Pelu agreed. "I still have not woken up from when I turned around," he said. "You're amazing."

The TODAY show hosts couldn't stop gushing about her performance either on Friday. 

"She was killing it," Tamron Hall said.

"Not since Mother Superior have we seen such talent!" Savannah Guthrie added.

As for the nun's hope Pope Francis would give her a call, Carson Daly, host of the U.S. version of "The Voice," suggested, "Maybe a duet?"

With so much vocal ability, Sister Cristina's choice for coach may have surprised some viewers. Rather than selecting one of the mentors who are known for their singing, the young nun chose rapper J-Ax, who was moved to tears by her performance and was the first to turn his chair.

On Friday morning, the coach even shared a funny little Vine video of his new team member.

According to "The Voice of Italy's" website, Sister Cristina has dreamed of becoming a singer since she was a child, and her superiors made her audition for the singing competition. 

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