• Italy's news in English
 
app_header_v3

Italian nun wins place in The Voice final

The Local · 29 May 2014, 15:52

Published: 29 May 2014 15:52 GMT+02:00

Scuccia beat off competition last night from fellow contestant Dylan Magon Diamante, a 21-year-old rapper and R&B singer, to secure her place in The Voice of Italy final next Thursday.

The 25-year-old nun wowed the crowds with a heartfelt rendition of The Time of My Life, a track made famous by the 1980s film Dirty Dancing.

Programme makers however decided not to recreate the scene, in which the film’s young heroine dances with her soon-to-be-lover, instead having Scuccia flanked by a troupe of energetic dancers.

The Italian nun also joined the other competition hopefuls in a performance with pop star Ricky Martin, following earlier singsongs with international stars including Kylie Minogue.

SEE ALSO: Diva nun sings with Kylie Minogue

She now has just a week to prepare for reality TV’s judgement day, when she will go up against three other finalists hoping to win a record contract.

Do you think she has what it takes? Watch her performance and leave your thoughts in the comments section below:

Story continues below…

Don't miss a story about Italy - Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Italy-Egypt friendship on line as slain student is buried
A tribute in Cairo to murdered student Giulio Regeni. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

Italy-Egypt friendship on line as slain student is buried
13 minutes ago

Many Italian believe he was killed by elements of the Egyptian security services.

How one small Italian town opened its homes to refugees
The Sicilan town of Sutera has been given a new lease of life by hosting migrants. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

How one small Italian town opened its homes to refugees
59 minutes ago

A town of 1,500 inhabitants deep in the sun-baked mountains of central Sicily is giving the world a lesson in how to host refugees. Here's why.

Italian police sentenced for sleeping on the job
Photo: Nunzio Mari/AFP

Italian police sentenced for sleeping on the job
2 hours ago

The 22 officers were from Italy's flying squad...a police branch which is supposed to be particularly on the ball.

Slowdown gives Italy two trillion reasons to worry
Matteo Renzi has regularly derided what he sees as the EU's misplaced emphasis on 'austerity'. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

Slowdown gives Italy two trillion reasons to worry
2 hours ago

Italy is still struggling to recover from its longest recession since the Second World War.

Science
Italy boffins pivotal in opening new window on universe
Scientists confirmed the existence of gravitational waves on Thursday. Photo: Ligo

Italy boffins pivotal in opening new window on universe
4 hours ago

A group of scientists working in Pisa got a congratulatory phone-call from premier Matteo Renzi for their role in the discovery of gravitational waves.

The Local list
Tourist types you'll meet in Italy: which one are you?
Photo: Luca Sartoni

Tourist types you'll meet in Italy: which one are you?
5 hours ago

So are you the sort that "pushes" the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Italy probes five Google managers over tax evasion
The five managers allegedly failed to declare income and evaded tax. Photo: Justin Sullivan/AFP

Italy probes five Google managers over tax evasion
5 hours ago

The tech giant allegedly owes Italy over €227 million.

Toby the reject dog wants you to mend his broken heart
Toby the dog. Photo: Canile di Varese

Toby the reject dog wants you to mend his broken heart
23 hours ago

He needs €2,500.

Italy PM demands EU change course on 'deadly' austerity
Renzi said austerity economics had resulted in Europe being left behind by the United States. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Italy PM demands EU change course on 'deadly' austerity
1 day ago

"Because if austerity is all you have, you die."

Italian priest and HIV sufferer arrested in child sex probe
The probe was launched after the mother of a 16-year-old boy found messages on his mobile phone. Photo: Mariah Dietzler

Italian priest and HIV sufferer arrested in child sex probe
1 day ago

The prostitution network operated through social media.

Sponsored Article
US taxes and FATCA: 'The time for hiding is over'
National
Italian war prisoner's letter delivered after 72 years
Pilgrims loot Rome homes 'to pay for Padre Pio trip'
National
Raffaele Sollecito creates a social network for the dead
Seventy hurt by flying oranges in Italy's crazy fruit fight
How Under the Tuscan Sun changed a small Italian town
National
Ten things to do in Italy in February
Ten fantastic holidays for Italy-loving foodies
5,000 migrant kids vanished in Italy: but where are they?
National
What you need to know about Italy's new smoking laws
Politics
Why Italy's scrapping to be let into Europe's big boys' club
International
US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue
National
Why Italy has no choice but to pass gay civil unions bill
National
Rome's nude statues covered to spare Rouhani's blushes
National
Thousands march in Italy for gay rights
National
Meet Dante Alighieri's stargazing Italian descendant
National
Why are tourists turning away from Rome?
Culture
Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms
Society
Italy chills out over medical cannabis cultivators
National
Italy gay unions face defeat as left-wing Catholics rebel
National
Bronze Age village found near ancient Roman city
Health
Probe sheds light on Italy childbirth deaths
International
Europe's open border policy not working: Italy
3,269
jobs available