Irish priest Rev. Ray Kelly has ignited a social media storm (6 million + views at time of writing) with his surprise cover at a wedding earlier this month. Set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, Fr Kelly stunned the bride and groom as well as guests when he performed the customised lyrics towards the end of the ceremony.

I can hear the collective groan among Catholic priests and wedding celebrants the world over… is this the new standard couples can expect from them? To you all I say: relax. Most brides have every minute of the wedding day scripted down to the last nanosecond so the opportunity for you to do an impromptu performance is extremely limited.

And for those of you who harbour a secret passion for singing stardom… save your breath for the reception where a little bit of liquid spirits among the audience will make you sound even better!