Talk about a new take on an old classic.
The singing nun from Italy's version of The Voice made headlines by covering iconic pop hits like Madonna's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and Alicia Keys' "No One," eventually earning her a recording contract with Universal. Now, Sister Cristina Scuccia, 26, has unveiled her first single – and it's a doozy.
Sister Cristina has transformed Madonna's "Like a Virgin" from upbeat, '80s pop to a stripped-down "secular prayer."
"If you read the lyrics without being influenced by what has gone before, you discover that it is a song about the capacity of love to make people new again, to release them from their past," she told Italian newspaper Avvenire, as translated by The Huffington Post.
The music may be decidedly different, but Sister Cristina did offer a nod to the original by shooting the music video on Venice, Italy, (albeit without a wedding dress, suggestive dance moves or lions).
Listen to both versions below and let us know: which do you prefer? Would you buy Sister Cristina's full-length album?