Autistic boy afraid of music stuns mum with pitch-perfect version of Hallelujah

A boy with autism has gone viral after his pitch perfect version of 'Hallelujah' appeared online.

Footage showing Justin May-Kiely singing to Alexandra Burke's version of the famous hit was posted to an autism awareness group by his mother Andrea.

The nine-year-old is seen shaking his hands slightly as he confidently croons his way through the melody.

He is then seen smiling as he reaches the chorus.

Mum Andrea, 26, from Rialto, Dublin, said she is 'blown away' by the reaction she has received from people all over the world praising her son's talent.


She said her son spent years in fear of music but gradually began to learn songs through movies and television.

She told Irish Mirror : "Justin, like a lot of children with autism, struggled for most of his life with music.

"He was always afraid when he heard music in case it was a song he didn't like. A lot of high pitched songs used to cause him distress.

"But recently he has started to learn songs by watching his favourite movies or on a television ad and he became more comfortable with music especially songs he really enjoyed such as hallelujah by Alexandra Burke, Shallow by Lady Gaga, and one of his favourites is Proud Mary by Tina Turner. "

Andrea's video has left her 'overwhelmed' by the response from the autism awareness group on Facebook .

She said: "I am blown away by the reaction he has gotten.

"I have received messages from other autism mammies saying how hearing my son sing has given them hope for the future.


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