10-year-old girl with autism absolutely nails Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

Kaylee Rodgers becomes overnight success.


Dahlia Dandashi


Published Dec 21, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 8:32 am CDT

Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism and A.D.H.D. from Northern Ireland, wowed this month with her gorgeous version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah. 

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Backed by a choir composed of students from her school, the youngster from Donaghadee, County Down, nailed her solo performance at their Christmas show. After a Facebook post, she became a global hit.

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The video racked up over 267,000 views in just three days.

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She says it helps her build confidence, too. In an interview with ITV, Rodgers expressed her excitement at the overnight fame. “It was really amazing how many views I got,” she said. “I just loved doing it.”

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H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2016, 6:12 pm CST