VIDEO: Diva nun sings with Kylie Minogue

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Sicilian nun whose musical talent has taken the world by storm, and pop sensation Kylie Minogue made unlikely singing partners on Wednesday night on the Italian version of The Voice.

VIDEO: Diva nun sings with Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue was performing her hit single Can’t Get You Out Of My Head with The Voice Italy contestants as a guest star on the popular Italian show. Screengrab: YouTube

Dressed as always in her full nun’s habit, glasses and sensible shoes, the 25-year-old nun once again stole the show – this time with a little help from an international pop star.

Minogue, who is also a judge on the UK’s version of The Voice, was performing her hit single Can’t Get You Out Of My Head with contestants as a guest star on the popular Italian show.

Accompanied by brightly-dressed background dancers, the nun later sang Flashdance’s What a Feeling as part of the ‘Live Show’ – the final stage of the competition.

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Sister Cristina Scuccia – known simply as “Suor Cristina” in Italy – was catapulted into fame after auditioning for the show in March with a rendition of Alicia Keys’ hit No one.

A YouTube video of the performance, which clocked up hundreds of thousands of views within days, has now had over 48 million views.

In April the nun blew the audience away in a singing ‘battle’ between her and fellow contestant Luna Palumbo with a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

“When Suor Cristina sings she has a gift, [one] that spreads joy. I’ve seen it instantaneously while watching the coaches, while watching the audience,” the nun’s singing coach, Italian rapper J-Ax said after the performance. “I am really sorry to have to choose but I will go ahead with Suor Cristina.”

Watch the video of Sister Cristina’s performance with Kylie Minogue followed by her solo performance of Flashdance’s What a Feeling.

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Italian Eurovision winner tests negative for drugs

Damiano David, the frontman of Italy's Eurovision winners Maneskin, has passed a drug test he took on Monday to clear his name after speculation that he had snorted cocaine at the song contest's grand final.

Italian Eurovision winner tests negative for drugs
Damiano David of Maneskin performs at the Eurovision final. Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

A drug test was “voluntarily undertaken earlier today by the lead singer of the band Måneskin which has returned a negative result seen by the EBU”, the European Broadcasting Union announced on Monday evening. 

“No drug use took place in the Green Room and we consider the matter closed,” the EBU said in a statement, adding that it had checked all available video footage as part of “a thorough review of the facts”.

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David, who was shown on camera leaning over a table backstage in what some speculated could be drug use, had strongly denied the allegations. 

He said the footage showed him sweeping up some glass broken by one of his bandmates.

Måneskin with their trophy after winning the final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest. Photo: Sander Koning / ANP / AFP

There had been calls for “total transparency” from officials in France, which came a close second in the song contest, after the clip went viral following Saturday’s final in the Netherlands.

The French minister for Europe said that drug use should be grounds for disqualification, though the head of France’s public broadcasting group said they did not plan to challenge the result.

David told interviewers he was “really offended” by the speculation, which he said had marred Italy’s first Eurovision victory in 31 years.

“We are alarmed that inaccurate speculation leading to fake news has overshadowed the spirit and the outcome of the event and unfairly affected the band,” the EBU said, adding that it was looking forward to “a spectacular Eurovision Song Contest in Italy next year”.