The INSIDER Summary:
- Deaf singer Mandy Harvey performed an original song on “America’s Got Talent.”
- The audience loved it.
- Judge Simon Cowell hit the “Golden Buzzer,” which automatically sent her to a later round of the show.
Mandy Harvey lost all of her hearing ten years ago, when she was 18 years old, after the nerves connected to her ears deteriorated.
But she loved music — she’s been singing since she was four — so she found a way to get back into it. Using “muscle memory, visual tuners, and trusting my pitch,” Harvey said she found a way to keep up with her passion.
Harvey performed during the second episode of the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent,” a talent show reality television show, on Tuesday night. She showed up on stage with an interpreter, and wore no shoes so she could feel the tempo of her music through the floor.
She sang an original song, titled “Try.” Watch it below:
It blew the audience away, and earned judge Simon Cowell’s “Golden Buzzer,” which sent her to a later round of the show where performers play live, regardless of the other three judges’ votes.
“I never think I’m going to be surprised or amazed by people,” Cowell said. “And then you turn up.”
The audiences at home also found it to be a moving performance.
so beautiful. cried in the happiest way. glad you shared this here!
— ☾ hannah (@Hannah70x7) June 7, 2017
I am crying. That song should be published right now. So many young people need to hear it. I loved it.
— JrHollywoodReporter (@JrHollywoodNews) June 7, 2017
Brought tears to my eyes! Incredible!!!
— RealiTeaTime (@real_tea_time) June 7, 2017
“After I lost my hearing I gave up, but I want to do more with my life than just give up,” Harvey said. She’s an example of how powerful that sentiment can be.
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