It’s hard to believe that a shy little girl with autism and ADHD could deliver the best version of this song along with a choir of special children from the Killard House School Choir – but that’s just happened with one of the most popular Christmas videos on the internet. Listen and you will understand why.
A performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by a 10-year-old Co Down girl has been viewed thousands of times across the world on the internet.
Kaylee Rodgers, who has autism and ADHD, started to sing at age three and now a video of her school choir’s performance of Hallelujah has attracted more than 100,000 views internationally, ITV reported.
The video was recorded as part of Killard House Special School’s Christmas show and apparently only made it online because Kaylee was too ill to perform at a church carol service.
“It was really amazing how many views I got,” Kaylee told UTV. “I just loved doing it.”
Kaylee Rogers, 11-Year-Old girl from Donaghadee, Ireland with Autism; Sings Moving Rendition Of ‘Hallelujah’; you wouldn’t know that from listening to her sing.
The young girl at the age of 10, a student at Killard House Special School in Northern Ireland, who suffers from autism and ADHD; stunned the online world with a choir rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” recently.
Colin Millar, the school’s principal, told BBC News that Kaylee is often shy — but not when she sings.
“All my kids have talents, as well as barriers, and this is hers.”
“She’d be a very quiet little girl, but when she sings, she just opens up,” he said.
Kaylee started attending Killard House a few years ago, in order to help her address learning delays. She’s overcome some incredible challenges to share that voice with the world and singing has helped her build up her confidence
“For a child who came in P4 (7 to 8 years old) and wouldn’t really talk, wouldn’t really read out in class, to stand and perform in front of an audience is amazing. It takes a lot of effort on Kaylee’s part,” Millar said.
“Hallelujah”, written by Leonard Cohen over the course of five years, was recorded by dozens of famous artists. But, Cohen passed away in November, just weeks before Kaylee Rogers’ rendition of his most famous song was released. Somehow, we’re sure that Cohen would approve of this stunning remake.
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