Carol concert audience moved to tears by choirgirl with special needs

A schoolgirl from Northern Ireland has become a viral internet star after a video (BELOW) of here singing at a Christmas concert appeared online.

10-year-old Kaylee Rogers, who has autism and ADHD, attends Killard House School in Donaghadee. Headteacher Colin Millar told BBC Newsbeat she is normally very shy, adding: “She’d be a very quiet little girl, but when she sings, she just opens up.”

During a recent concert, Kayleigh was called on to sing a version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, with Nativity-themed lyrics.
Her precocious performance reportedly drove members of the audience to tears – and since the video was shared to Facebook it’s been viewed more than 150,000 times to date.

Mr Millar told Belfast Live: “She may only be a child but she has an amazing tone to her voice and when I heard her sing Hallelujah, I can honestly say the hairs stood up on the back of my neck and I had tears in my eyes.

“Kaylee was supposed to perform at a carol service at First Newtownards Presbyterian church at the weekend but was unfortunately ill. We showed the video of her singing instead and it’s fair to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

“I believe she has a very special gift which needs to be heard. Her voice is a complete joy.”

Kaylee told UTV: “It was really amazing how many views I got. I just loved doing it.”

“The whole production of Hallelujah is really beautiful,”

 “It’s just brilliant that these children, many of whom have learning difficulties and other issues, are bringing joy to other people with their singing.”

added Mr Millar.

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

Posted by Nichola Martin on Sunday, December 18, 2016

 

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