If there’s one thing you watch today, make it this superb video that is trending on YouTube. A contestant auditioning for season 12 of reality television show America’s Got Talent has won a large number of hearts with her moving performance. Her video has gathered an incredible 9.3 million views since it was posted on June 6.
Mandy Harvey, 29, lost her hearing when she was just 18. She, however, wowed the judges by singing a song composed by her called “Try” and got the ‘Golden Buzzer’ which is direct entry to the next round of the competition.
“Basically I became ill and my nerves deteriorated,” she discloses to the judges, with the help of her interpreter, before her performance. She goes ahead to state that she loved to sing since she was four-years old however gave it up after she lost her hearing. She eventually figured out a way to return to singing using muscle memory, visual tuners and trusting her pitch. She even remained in front of an audience without her shoes so she could feel the melodies tempo and beat.
“I want to do more with my life than simply surrender,” she includes.
Mandy’s lovely performance moved everybody. She even got a standing ovation from the audience.
“She deserved that. Imagine not being able to hear yourself and still sound like that,” says one YouTube user. “This demonstrates you can do anything as long as you don’t give up,” says another.