Singing
7-year-old's angelic rendition of 'Hallelujah' sounds like heaven to millions
The first-grader's voice is so special.
Cherie Gozon
10.07.21

If there’s one thing that resonates in us all, it’s music.

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Music has the power to move hearts and heal souls. We run to music whenever we feel any emotion we cannot express through words or actions. Be it happiness or sadness, anger or peace, pain or relief – we can find any song that encapsulates what our words could not express.

One song that interprets a lot of emotions is Leanard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’

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While people easily associate the word ‘Hallelujah’ in a biblical context, Cohen’s song reminds us that it can be translated differently. Music writer Kyson Parks described the refrain as an expression “of celebration, of mourning, of regret, of catharsis, and reconciliation.”

He went on and wrote:

“Cohen’s song tells a story of a broken love, true love remembered and mourned, guilt, penance, and of finding peace in the vicissitudes of brokenness—themes with a myriad of applications and dimensions.”

True enough, people have been trying to interpret this song.

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No one could tell what Cohen wanted to say to us when he wrote this song. It has many secular links, but one thing’s for sure – this classic brings an eerily beautiful emotion out of anyone who performs it. Whether they sing or dance to ‘Hallelujah,’ all you can feel is pure emotion.

Seven-year-old Veronica had the most moving rendition of Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’

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Her performance in this video showed us that age is not a hindrance in interpreting one of the most complex songs. But despite the meanings and interpretations of this song, the little girl sang it with pureness.

She stood in front of an altar as Mr. Ben Bross came in with his guitar.

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The moment he started plucking the strings, what seemed like an innocent girl that was staring at the nearby plant with child-like wonder stood straight and nervously felt the music flow through her.

Then, she sang the first note.

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It instantly filled the room, and you could feel the solemnity of that moment. Her voice is like a pair of angel wings wrapping around you and lifting you every time she sings the word ‘Hallelujah.’

One thing that’s remarkable about Veronica’s voice is her tone.

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She sang the high notes as perfectly as she did with the low ones. Her lower register was controlled. Her voice weaved through that song seamlessly like a pro.

It was impeccable until the very end.

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We all know that the last part of the song is something to look forward to. Will she nail the high note? Yes, she did. Veronica did not disappoint at all! Plus, that vibrato at the last note is just beautiful. She got a fist bump with Mr. Ben after that beautiful rendition.

Many people were amazed by Veronica’s performance.

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Most of them applauded her talent and how she nailed that song even at such a young age. Some quoted Bible verses referring to her talent and using it in a song of praise like this one, while others were touched and admitted this brought tears to their eyes.

Indeed, Veronica’s moving performance resonates with us all.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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