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Hollywood superstar Susan Sarandon joins chorus of praise for Northern Ireland schoolgirl Kayleigh Rogers Hallelujah cover

Hollywood superstar Susan Sarandon has joined in the praise for a Northern Ireland schoolgirl whose version of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah has stunned audiences around the world.

Kayla Rogers, a pupil at Killard House School in Co Down, led the choir's performance for its carol concert at First Newtownards Presbyterian.

Many of those in attendance were said to be left in tears by Kayleigh's inspiring voice.

The 10-year-old has difficulty learning literacy and numeracy and is normally very shy.

When the video, filmed by Billy McAuley, was uploaded to social networks it quickly spread around the world notching up over 100,000 views.

So popular has the performance been it has made headlines across the world.

And on Thursday Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon added to the praise in a tweet.

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