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Northern Ireland teen releases stunning rendition of O Holy Night in aid of Angel Wishes

Sophie Lennon pictured performing her charity single O Holy Night

Sophie Lennon pictured performing her charity single O Holy Night

Northern Ireland singing sensation Sophie Lennon has just released her stunning rendition of O Holy Night, with all proceeds from the amazing cover going to local charity Angel Wishes.

Fourteen-year-old Sophie, who lives outside Newry, has been attracting attention from ever-widening circles. In 2022 the teenager represented Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, placing 4th in Europe and receiving the highest placing for Ireland in both senior and junior Eurovision in 27 years. She returned this year again as a guest appearance, singing live to over 80 million people worldwide.

Sophie was also a semi-finalist reserve on Britain's Got Talent, and won BBC School Soloist of the Year 2022.

Sophie and dad Marcus in the UTV Life studio

Sophie and dad Marcus in the UTV Life studio

Last month Sophie appeared with her dad Marcus on UTV Life to chat with Rita Fitzgerald. He described his daughter as "so grounded" and said the last two years have been a "crazy couple of years" that have felt "so sureal at times".

Beyond the limelight and dazzling performances, Sophie has a heart that is as big as her voice. As a registered carer, she helps care for her 17-year-old severely disabled brother Connor. Mum, Theresa, said "she is an amazing help to me around the home, helping out with Connor's needs".

Earlier this year Sophie travelled to London to record her version of 'O Holy Night', a song which she decided would help raise funds for Angel Wishes, an amazing charity which supports children suffering with cancer related conditions, and their families, across Northern Ireland.

To date, over £2,000 has been raised through Sophie's song on her GoFundMe page.

Sophie Lennon

Sophie Lennon

Sophie commented:

"I recorded this Christmas song back in the summer in London, with my amazing record producer Majiker. This song holds a very special place in my family's heart.

"My wish for Christmas is to help this special charity and the beautiful children within it.

"Please donate if you can to this very special children’s cancer charity Angel Wishes, who help sick children affected by cancer all across Northern Ireland. Every single penny really counts, no matter how big or small, in the hope that we might make a difference for these amazing and courageous children."

One hundred per cent of funds raised will go directly to Angel Wishes.

Commenting On Sophie's efforts, founder of Angel Wishes, Gaye Kerr said:

"My heart is bursting with pride as I watch this music video including some of our incredible children and Sophie Lennon singing.

"Sophie you have the voice of an Angel and for our children to be added to your music video is truly special.

"I can honestly say I am overwhelmed by what you have done for our charity. God bless you."

O Holy Night performed by Sophie Lennon is out now and is available to listen to on all major streaming platforms.

If you would like to support Sophie's efforts for Angel Wishes, you can donate by visiting GoFundMe.

Sophie's latest single is also OUT NOW. Fireflies is available to listen to on Sophie Lennon's channels on all streaming platforms.


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