Kaylee Rogers has always been very quiet at school. The 11-year-old from Northern Ireland has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
But during her difficulty of having conversations with others, Kaylee found another way of communicating: singing. Music has helped Kaylee handle her diagnosis and become more confident, and she has developed into a singer who had become confident enough to face hundreds of people to sing on a stage!
The talented youngster, who has overcome so much, recently appeared on the Little Big Shots TV show. And it was not anyone she brought up on the stage to join her…
Kaylee was joined on the TV stage by multiple Grammy award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix. To sing with her favorite group was of course a huge deal for the young girl. At the same time she was determined to do her own thing – and full of courage she got up on stage.
As soon as she opened her mouth and began singing Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece “Hallelujah”, the audience was blown away. From the very first second it was clear that her powerful interpretation hit the audience right in the heart!
In front of so many viewers, the brave 11-year-old sang straight from the heart, and the collaboration with Pentatonix worked perfectly. Her performance reduced me to tears, See for yourself in the video below:
I’m very touched, and I think Leonard Cohen himself would have been proud to hear this.
Share this clip to encourage this amazing young girl to continue to follow her dream. This was such a brave and impressive performance by 11-year-old Kaylee!