Pentatonix joins autistic girl for a beautiful performance of 'Hallelujah'

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Eleven-year-old Kaylee Rogers flew all the way from Northern Ireland just to sing on Little Big Shots. Kaylee has found that singing helps her manage her autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Her music teacher, Lloyd Scates, accompanied Kaylee on the trip and helped explain. “With the autism she’s quite shy, and when she sings it sort of takes over, and she doesn’t think about anything else,” he said. “And since she started singing more … in school, she’s started to take part in more and more things in school. It’s quite spectacular.”

Kylee caught the world’s attention with an earlier school performance of “Hallelujah,” which went viral. And when the a cappella group Pentatonix found out Kaylee was going to be on the show, they insisted on joining her.

Band member Scott Hoying said, “Kaylee’s just such a sweet girl. Once we heard her story, we knew we wanted to sing with her. ‘Hallelujah’ is one of our favorite songs to sing, and the second she started singing, it just brought tears to all our eyes. She is a truly special person and a special talent.”

Kaylee and Pentatonix put on a wonderful performance and even got Steve Harvey’s feet tapping.

Little Big Shots airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on NBC. Watch clips and full episodes of Little Big Shots for free on Yahoo View.

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