10-Year-Old Girl With Autism Sang Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ — And Instantly Became An Internet Sensation

All we can say is "wow."

This little girl from Northern Ireland has got an angelic set of pipes — and the internet is taking notice. 

Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old who has autism and ADHD, sang a solo during her school choir's performance of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." And her rendition will give you goosebumps. 

Rodgers is a student at Killard House Special School, where her music teacher immediately recognized her talent, and helped her develop her voice and confidence as a result. We're glad he did, because this has got to be the best version of the song we've ever heard. 

And we're not alone. 

"To start, I will admit, I never liked this song. I found it depressing. I have heard countless professional singers perform this, but no matter who sang it, I couldn't bear to listen to it," one YouTuber commenter wrote. "And then, I hear this child singing it and it makes me cry like a baby ... and for the first time, I was able to listen to it all the way through. Never stop singing, Kaylee. If you can touch ME like this, you can touch the world." 

A video of her performance was originally posted to Facebook, where it reached nearly 1 million views after just a few days. 

"She'd be a very quiet little girl, but when she sings, she just opens up," Colin Millar, Rodger's principal, told BBC News. "All my kids have talents, as well as barriers, and this is hers."


Listen to her sing below:



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