I love Sister Cristina. The clip of her reducing J-Ax to tears on The Voice is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. That being said, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this:
I wanted to like it really, really badly. When I saw the post from Deacon Greg, I was ready to love it in ALL CAPS! But then I watched the video, and I just felt kinda…meh.
It’s not that it’s scandalizing (because it’s not), it just doesn’t seem quite up to par with what she’s capable of as a singer. And that disappoints me. It makes me think the song was chosen for the Electric Scandal Factor, not because it was a good song to showcase her singing.
But I watched it again just now, since I didn’t want to be unfair and/or obtuse, and…I’m not sure. I think maybe I’m wrong, and a quiet hymn-like prayer song (even if it’s a cover of “Like a Virgin”) is the perfect way for her to show the world that she is, first and foremost, a consecrated nun. It may not have vocal fireworks, but it’s really quite pretty.
What do you think? Someone who knows something about music and/or singing, deconstruct this for me!