Watch Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Wow ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges
Nothing can hold this girl back!
America’s Got Talent has always shown America that anyone can have a hidden talent, no matter the age, gender or act.
The new season of “America’s Got Talent” started May 30 and has done nothing but impress the viewers and judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel. But there’s one contestant you’re gonna want to remember.
Her name is Mandy Harvey.
The 29-year-old deaf singer took the stage with an original song titled “Try.” Before the performance, Harvey told the audience with the help of her interpreter that she had lost her hearing when she fell sick. “I have a connective tissue disorder, so basically I got sick and my nerves deteriorated,” Harvey explained.
Harvey has been singing since she was four, but soon after losing her hearing she left music for more than 10 years. She returned to her passion with the help of muscle memory, using visual tuners and trusting her pitch. A helpful tool she uses is taking her shoes off before her performance so she can feel the vibration of the tempo and beat through her feet.
“Try” discusses how “after [Harvey] lost[her] hearing, [she]gave up.” She stated “But I want to do more with my life than just give up.”
After her impeccable performance, Harvey didn’t only receive a standing ovation, but the ultimate gift of the Golden Buzzer, which was hit by America’s toughest judge, Simon Cowell. The Golden Buzzen ensure Harvey will get to the life rounds of the show.
“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on NBC