Some songs simply raise you up and make you feel fantastic. “Hallelujah” is one of them for many. It’s been performed by a broad range of musicians throughout the years, but one performance in particular stands out.
Kaylee Rogers walked the stage with her Northern Ireland peers. She led the ensemble in a Christmas performance of “Hallelujah” with a loud and powerful voice that caught the internet by storm.
There is, though, much more to the act than meets the eye.
Some people may be startled to find that she has autism and ADHD.
Kaylee was ten years old and a student at Killard House School in Donaghadee, Ireland, when she sang in front of this crowd.
She was shy and didn’t speak out much in class, but something about singing pushed her out of her shell.
Colin Millar, the school’s headmaster, told that she’d be a really shy little kid, yet she simply opens up when she sings.
Kaylee and her classmates sang “Hallelujah” at their Christmas pageant.
With the choir in the backdrop, she was the lead vocalist.
Lloyd Scates, the school’s music instructor, was the first to recognize Kaylee’s incredible singing abilities.
He pushed her to sing at school concerts in order to boost her self-esteem.
Kaylee’s mother, Tracy Rogers, said that her daughter had always enjoyed singing, but it wasn’t until she enrolled at Killard House School that she truly came into her own. He’s like her safety net – he’s incredible.
It’s a video that has left many people in tears.
Kaylee belts out a Christmas rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with the school choir backing her up for over four minutes.
She not only sings like an angel, but she does it with such assurance that you’d never guess she was struggling.
Her church was completely affected by the 10-year-performance old’s before the rest of the globe.
Kaylee was scheduled to sing at a church function, but she was forced to cancel due to illness.
She was obviously outraged and saddened by everything.
Tracy, her mother, told she had a massive autistic meltdown since she didn’t understand that when one is unwell it is OK to cancel. She is quite harsh to herself.
Because Kaylee was unable to perform for the congregation, her solo of “Hallelujah” was played instead.
Many members were moved to tears as a result of it.
The video was promptly shared on the internet and rapidly became viral. It’s been viewed millions of times, and Kaylee has made news all around the world.
The performance has also elicited several compliments from others who have seen it.
This is the ideal time of year for moving, soul-stirring performances. Prepare to be surprised, for this Christmas rendition of “Hallelujah” may become one of your new favorites.
Watch the video below to hear Kaylee sing her heart out.