“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” – Lou Rawls
Kaylee Johnson, who is just 11-years-old, is quickly becoming a household name. The young star appeared on the NBC hit show “Little Big Shots” with an incredible performance of the graceful song “Hallelujah.”
With so many kids making it to television with their natural singing chops, you may think Kaylee is just another talented girl. But things aren’t always what they seem.
Kaylee hasn’t always had such confidence when performing in front of others. In fact, she rarely used to speak at all.
The 11-year-old was diagnosed with autism and an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and according to her teachers, she rarely used to speak, much less sing.
However, all of this changed when Kaylee learned how much joy and happiness she gained from Move to Trash singing with her classmates. A video of her singing “Hallelujah” with her choir at Killard House Special School in Northern Ireland went viral on YouTube, and Kaylee was soon gaining quite the attention!
Her music teacher said that since Kaylee has started singing more, she’s been more involved in school activities. This is further proof that music can affect us deeply, and often for the better!
The cheerful 11-year-old is now back on stage singing ‘Hallelujah’ again, but with a few new friends. The popular acapella group Pentatonix joined Kaylee on stage as she captivated the audience with her powerful voice and infectious smile.
She has a bright future ahead of her, especially if she can bring Steve Harvey to his knees! We can’t wait to see what Kaylee does next.
If you missed Kaylee’s performance on “Little Big Shots” you can watch it down below!
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“Complete strangers can stand silent next to each other in an elevator and not even look each other in the eye. But at a concert, those same strangers could find themselves dancing and singing together like best friends. That’s the power of music.” – LZ Granderson