THE ONLY NUNS I ever knew were the stodgy ones who taught me at the Catholic high school I attended. And none of them even came close to rocking my uniform-compliant penny loafers off like this member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family did.

I’ve always preferred The Voice to American Idol, for the simple reason that the talent is initially based on the quality of singing, rather than appearance, and marketability. It might not remain as such as the show progresses, but it gives people like Sister Cristina Scuccia, a 25-year old nun from Sicily, the chance to show the world that she is capable of serving God in the coolest of ways.

Unless you speak Italian, you won’t be able to recognize the commentary that follows after the 2:00 mark, but the heat of the performance is felt at the beginning anyway.