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  • - Hello. - Hi, how are you?

  • - And what's your name?

  • - Uh, Mandy Harvey.

  • - And who is this?

  • - (Mandy) My interpreter.

  • - (Simon) What is your name? - (interpreter) Sarah.

  • - (Simon) Nice to meet you, Sarah. - Nice to meet you, sir.

  • - (judge) Hi, Sarah. (applause)

  • - (Simon) Okay, Mandy, so I think I've worked this out.

  • So you're deaf?

  • - Yes, I lost all my hearing when I was 18 years old.

  • (audience awwing)

  • - Wow, and how old are you now?

  • - Uh, 29. So it's ten years.

  • - Wow.

  • And, Mandy, how did you lose your hearing,

  • if you don't mind me asking?

  • - I have a connective tissue disorder,

  • so, basically, I got sick and my nerves deteriorated.

  • (audience awwing) ♪ (sentimental music) ♪

  • (audience applauding and cheering)

  • - (Simon) So you were singing before you lost your hearing?

  • - Yeah, I've been singing since I was four,

  • so I left music after I lost my hearing,

  • and then figured out how to get back into singing

  • with muscle memory, using visual tuners

  • and trusting my pitch.

  • - So your shoes are off because you're feeling the vibration.

  • Is that how you're following the music?

  • - (Mandy) Yeah, I'm feeling the tempo, the beat,

  • through the floor.

  • - And, Mandy, what are you going to sing?

  • - I'm gonna sing a song that I wrote called "Try."

  • - (audience member) Woo!

  • - Okay, can you tell me what it's about?

  • - (Mandy) After I lost my hearing, I gave up

  • but I want to do more with my life than just give up, so...

  • (audience cheering wildly)

  • - (Mandy) Thank you.

  • - (Simon) Good for you.

  • Okay, well, this is your moment, and good luck.

  • - Uh, okay.

  • (applause)

  • ♪ (strumming ukulele) ♪ ♪ (piano playing) ♪

  • (applause fading)

  • (silence)

  • ♪ (strumming ukulele) ♪

  • - ♪ I don't feel the way I used to

  • The sky is grey much more than it is blue

  • But I know one day I'll get through

  • And I'll take my place again

  • If I would try

  • If I would try

  • There is no one for me to blame

  • Cause I know the only thing in my way

  • Is me

  • ♪ I don't live the way I want to

  • That whole picture never came into view

  • But I'm tired of getting used to

  • The day

  • So I will try

  • (audience cheering wildly) ♪ So I will try

  • If I would try

  • If I would try

  • (audience going wild)

  • ♪ (sentimental music) ♪

  • - (Simon) Mandy, I don't think you're gonna need a translator for this.

  • (hitting buzzer) (audience cheers)

  • (cheering continues)

  • - (judge) Wow!

  • - ♪ And you can tell everybody

  • This is your song

  • - (Simon) It's incredible.

  • (audience cheering)

  • - (Simon) I mean, I've done this a long time.

  • That was one of the most amazing things

  • I've ever seen and heard.

  • Come here. - (voice breaking) Thank you so much.

  • - (Simon) Thank you. (kissing cheek)

  • (audience cheering wildly)

  • - (Simon) That was amazing. Amazing.

  • - Honestly, I never think I'm gonna be surprised

  • or amazed by people, and then you turn up

  • and with-- I mean, just the fact that you are you...

  • but it was your voice, your tone, your song was beautiful.

  • Congratulations, you are straight through

  • to the live show.

  • - (laughing joyously)

  • - (Simon) Mandy, you know what?

  • We found each other. - Yes.

  • - ♪ And you can tell everybody

  • This is your song

  • It may be quite simple

  • But now that it's done

  • - Hey, YouTube. Thanks for watching.

  • If you liked this and you want to see a lot more,

  • all you got to do is click right here to subscribe.

  • This is amazing.

  • I think I feel a little viral.

- Hello. - Hi, how are you?

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Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer Earns Simon's Golden Buzzer With Original Song - America's Got Talent 2017

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