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Last night, Italy's "Singing Nun," Sister Cristina Scuccia, won the 'Voice of Italy' contest, reports The New York Times, which includes the YouTube video of her rousing rendition of 'What a Feeling!' from the film Flashdance. What the YouTube video does not include is Sister Cristina's recitation of the 'Our Father' when she accepted the award. The Times' report suggests that the "Voice of Italy" judges did their best to ignore the unexpected outburst expressiong faith in God. What did the judges expect? Her habit should have given them a hint of what was on her mind.