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K.D. Lang, born Kathryn Dawn Lang, rose to imminent recognition when her closing performance at the 1988 Winter Olympics sent her name into the gaping mouths of astounded viewers. From there, the rising star went on to win the 1989 Grammy Award For Best Female Country Performance with her album Absolute Torch And Twang.
While the musical sensation went out to establish an admirable name for herself, it was her 2005 performance at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg that accumulated more than 13 million views and formulated a powerful experience for her viewers. Singing Leonard Cohen’s incredible ballad “Hallelujah”, Lang gave listeners the performance of a lifetime, hailed by viewers as a moment that truly spoke beyond their exterior and deep into their soul.
One man wrote,
“This incredible performance rocked me to the core; it opened my eyes to the stupidity and narrow-mindedness of my life.”
Others credited this cover as being “absolutely best version of this classic“, generating endless amounts of support and agreeing fans.
Lang’s performance is one we truly want all to enjoy. Listen to it below and tell us what you thought!