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If you’ve ever been tempted to give up on life or are often discouraged by setbacks, this story is for you.
During Tuesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent, 29-year old Mandy Harvey took the stage with ukulele in hand. On the outside Harvey is like every other vocalist that has ever taken the AGT stage. But, the singer has a unique challenge unlike the others. She is deaf.
At the age of 18 Harvey lost her hearing due to a degenerative ear disease. Harvey was a freshman in college and pursuing music when she lost her hearing, but instead of allowing the tragedy to take away her passion for music, she found a way to work around it.
Using muscle memory, feeling the musical vibrations through her feet and trusting her pitch, Harvey began to sing again. During her AGT audition Harvey stunned the audience and judges alike with her original song “Try.” Not only did she bring those listening to tears, but she moved judge Simon Cowell so much that he used his golden buzzer to send the talented vocalist straight to the live shows.
“I’ve done this a long time. That was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen and heard,” Cowell told Mandy following her performance.
We think you’ll agree with Simon on this one. Watch Mandy Harvey’s jaw-dropping performance of “Try” in the video below and let us know what you think!
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