Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

She says of the song's meaning, "After I lost my hearing, I gave up".

While veteran judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum all returning, the latest series marks the first in the show's history to be hosted by Tyra Banks, who signed on the dotted line to take over from Nick Cannon earlier this year. As soon as she finished, Cowell, who, it's worth noting, has never looked happier during an audition, immediately gave her a standing ovation and pushed the coveted Golden Buzzer.

Mandy Harvey told the judges on the NBC reality competition that she suffers from a connective-tissue disorder and she lost her hearing when she was 18.

With angelic lyrics and rhythmic singing voice, she received a standing ovation, lots of tears from the audience, judges, and her Dad in the back.

"After I lost my hearing I gave up".

Harvey played the ukulele and sang her song beautifully, with the opening lines, "I don't feel the way I used to / The sky is gray, 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".

"I'm feeling the tempo, the beat, through the floor", Harvey answered. Mandy Harvey, age 29, is now off to the live shows, and we are excited to see her bright future unfold.

A onetime Longmont resident wowed judges on "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday night.

The Home Pages wish you further luck Chase and we'll be cheering you on. "Mandy, I don't think you're gonna need a translator for this..."

  • Salvatore Jensen