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.”
by Adam Boult | 21 DECEMBER 2016 | telegraph.co.uk/…
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