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Watch: 'Very shy' Northern Ireland schoolgirl impresses world with Hallelujah cover

A Northern Ireland school choir's stunning cover of the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah has impressed audiences around the world.

Kaylee Rogers, a pupil at Killard House School in Co Down, led the choir's performance.

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

"But when she sings, she just opens up," said principal Colin Millar.

"She gets so much confidence..... All my kids have talents - as well as barriers - and this is hers."

The performance at the school's carol concert at First Newtownards Presbyterian church left many of the congregation in tears.

And 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 the school has taken calls from Australia, America and Japan.

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