Wow Singing Priest goes Viral - Famous for Hallelujah on Britain's Got Talent
A singing priest and contestant on Britain’s Got Talent has become a viral YouTube star. Fr Ray Kelly, 64, of Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland received a standing ovation on the talent show after singing REM’s Everybody Hurts.
The priest said: “I knew I could put in a fairly good performance but I was amazed at the (judges) comments. I am in awe and humbled by it, I really was not expecting it.”
Fr Kelly has two albums to his name thanks to a previous musical career and achieved social media fame in 2014 after a video of him singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah went viral, with over 60 million views.
Fr Kelly will progress to the next round of the competition and compete to progress to the semi-finals.