With their rendition of Leonard Cohen’s classic song ‘Hallelujah,’ these German children wowed the judges and the audience.
In 2014, three children sang a beautiful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s classic song ‘Hallelujah’ on The Voice Kids Germany, which was broadcast worldwide.
Nobody knew what to expect when three children took to the stage at Germany’s ‘The Voice Kids’ show, which was broadcast live on the internet. Simon, the young boy who began singing, began by singing solo, displaying an incredibly developed voice that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the lyrics of the song.
What happens next, on the other hand, will amaze you.
The girls join in during the chorus, which adds wonderful harmonies to the song before the song transitions into the dazzling second verse. What’s even more incredible about this version is that they don’t just sing the song beautifully, but they also sing the words with such conviction that it’s hard not to be moved by them.
Because Leonard Cohen wrote the song nearly 50 years ago, it’s rare to hear someone sing it with such passion that you think they truly understand the lyrics. When children sing those beautiful lyrics, it is even more impressive than when adults do so because they can truly communicate a song that took Cohen decades of life to understand himself.
The best part, however, is the epilogue. Toward the end of the song, the kids belt out a beautiful, harmonized final chord. In addition, their arrangement features some of the best voice-leading and harmonization techniques in the business, allowing their talents to shine through.
But don’t just take our word for it—listen to their stunning performance of the song ‘Hallelujah!’