Video of Irish schoolgirl singing ‘Hallelujah’ goes viral

‘It was really amazing how many views I got,’ says 10-year-old singer Kaylee from Co Down

A version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah sung by Kaylee Rodgers (10) with fellow pupils of Killard House Special School, Co. Down, during their Christmas show, has had more than 100,000 views worldwide already. Video: Billy McAuley

 

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.”