In 2014, the whole world was in awe of a nun: Cristina Scoccia entered the Italian vocal singing competition. The four judges, including the late Raffaella Cara, were shocked when they turned to discover a nun standing in front of them on stage. Christina then performed “Nobody” by Alicia Keys, and there was nothing in her performance that suggested she was a nun.
Christina made it to the finals, where she ended up winning after performing “What a Feeling” from Flashdance. After his victory, he released his own album and videos, appeared regularly in the media and gave concerts in Italy and abroad. However, when he was not in the spotlight, he lived like his fellow monks in a monastic community in Milan.
But already during the competition, he felt that something was changing in him, and a year ago he announced on a TV program: after 15 years, he leaves the system and tries to find himself again.
“I believe you have to be brave enough to listen to your heart. Change is a sign of progress, but it is always scary because it is easier to stand firm in our certainty than to question it. What is right and what is wrong?” said the former nun.
Scoccia also said that after his decision he went to a psychologist who helped him put himself in order and accept his true desires, and that he wanted a career in music. She gathered her strength and moved to Spain, where she got a job as a waitress. As he said, regardless of all this, he has not abandoned his faith, but rather feels that God did not give him the talent in vain.
“I decided to follow my heart, without thinking about what people would say about me (…), I took a risk, but I was worried that I would end up under the bridge. I repeated these details to my psychiatrist several times.” – Tell.
In the spring, after a break of several years, he released a new song called La Felicità È Una Direzione (Happiness is One Direction), in which he described what happened to him in the language of music.