Autistic 10-Year-Old Girl Sings Stunning Rendition of “Hallelujah” With Christmas Choir

3 years ago, Kaylee Rodgers was too shy to talk. Now her voice is being heard across the world.

Just when you thought you’ve heard Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in every possible version the musical world could offer, along comes Kaylee Rodgers. The 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland is wowing the web with her one-of-a-kind Christmas rendition of the song performed with her school choir.

What makes this spine-chilling performance even more impressive is that Kaylee has both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the from the look and sound of her bold delivery on stage, you’d hardly know it.

When she first got to her Primary Four school at age 7, Kaylee was quite the timid little girl, but she has continued to build her confidence over the years through singing.

“For a child who came in P4 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,” said Colin Millar, principal of Killard House.

Watch Kaylee beautifully serenade the audience as she melds in perfect harmony with her fellow Christmas choir of angels. “Hallelujah” never sounded so sweet…

Blake singing with his school choir. What an amazing lead singer 😍

Posted by Nichola Martin on Sunday, December 18, 2016

Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

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