Amanda Knox to Star in Prison’s Christmas Show

September 22, 2010

Calling her a ‘formidable soprano,’ an Italian jail’s musical director has asked convicted murderer Amanda Knox to star in the prison’s Christmas show alongside her fellow inmates. The 23-year-old is currently serving a 26 year sentence for her role in the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2007. Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!

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Now that’s not her above, but maybe she’ll wear something like that? Long known as a fan of music, Foxy Knoxy even wore a Beatles shirt to one of her court appearances in 2008. According to jailers, she entertains her fellow inmates by singing and playing the guitar.

The jail’s musical director says he heard her voice during one such performance, and was shocked to discover its quality.

“She is a formidable soprano…’I was struck immediately by the beauty of her voice. It was a very pleasant surprise.”

Not long afterward, he implored Amanda Knox to star in the prison’s Christmas show, held annually. Prison chaplain Don Saulo Scarabattoli says the 23-year-old is a shoo in for the performance because of her vocal talent, and clear allure to music. She once said in a letter to former boyfriend and cohort Raffaele Sollecito saying that music was the only thing getting her through her sentence.

Recently, at a string quartet performance for the inmates, Knox showed her support by wearing a trademark ‘Beatles’ shirt and clapping eagerly as she sat in the front row.

“It was a very beautiful concert. They are four brothers who play the violin and the viola and they played for about an hour. Amanda was sat in the front row singing and clapped very enthusiastically at the end. She was delighted with the performance – it was a moment of relaxation for her and the other inmates,” Chaplain Scarabattoli said. “She has a fantastic voice and will be taking part in the concert that the inmates give at Christmas and will sing traditional carols and hymns, it’s something we do every year and is very much appreciated.”

Currently finishing out her 1st of 26 years, she’ll have plenty of time to perfect her routine. What do you think of the musical director asking Amanda Knox to star in the prison Christmas show? No doubt the performance will make a fitting ending for the Hollywood movie already in the works. Appealing her conviction in the coming year, do you think anything will change for the 23-year-old’s sentence? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! For more on the proposed Hollywood movie, check out the video below and enjoy the pictures!

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Photos:, Dan Wooller

6 Responses to “Amanda Knox to Star in Prison’s Christmas Show”

  1. 1
    Joan Says:

    How would Santa get into the Prison? I’m sure they’ve got the chimney all secured and everything..

  2. 2
    Rachelle Says:

    LOL Joan that was good!

  3. 3
    Miriam Says:

    I didn’t know about this story how terrible, Santa ain’t visiting her

  4. 4
    Gladys Says:

    Amanda Knox is a convicted murderer. Do you think the family of Meredith Kercher find this charming?

    Stop painting this murderer out to be a celebrity.

  5. 5
    slim Says:

    Amanda Knox horrendously stuck a knife in the neck of her roommate and watched he bleed to death while so high on drugs she claimed to be unable to remember selected details of her deed.

    She is a unanimously convicted murderess.

    Making a movie about her is just plain sick.

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    Miriam Says:

    Even more that Hayden Panettiere is starring