In 2013, the contemporary-Christian group Cloverton set some Christmas-y lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s evergreen “Hallelujah,” which apparently didn’t bother Cohen’s record label until it started to sell in its own right.
And afterward, the new lyrics went largely unheard, until this:
A 10-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has wowed people around the world after a video of her singing in her school choir went viral.
The video of the choir’s version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” — recorded at the school’s Christmas show — has gained almost 170,000 views in three days.
Kaylee Rodgers, from Donaghadee, County Down, has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but singing has helped her build up her confidence.
“For a child who came in P4 [age 7-8] and wouldn’t really talk, wouldn’t really read out in class, to stand and perform in front of an audience is amazing. It takes a lot of effort on Kaylee’s part,” Colin Millar, principal of Killard House, told UTV.
And yet she somehow makes it look easy.