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Deaf singer Mandy Harvey performed her original song “Try” on Friday’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” As Gossip Cop reported, the remarkable performer placed fourth on “America’s Got Talent” last month. Check out the new video below.

Harvey stunned Simon Cowell and the rest of America with her “AGT” audition, which aired back in June. The aspiring star explained that she lost her hearing at age 19 due to a connective tissue disorder. But miraculously, she retained her musicality and is still able to sing and play instruments despite her inability to hear. Her impressive performance led Cowell to push his Golden Buzzer, sending Harvey straight to the live quarterfinals. She made it through that round and the semifinals to compete in the big finale. Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old ventriloquist, ultimately won.

Harvey is still pursuing a career in music and also just released a memoir, Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound, last week. Speaking with Kelly with the help of a sign language interpreter, she said of appearing on the NBC talent competition, “It’s been a really weird journey, and one that I never thought I would actually be confident enough to do. But I’m very motivated. Life has kind of swirled in a beautiful way, and I’m just trying to hold on to that moving train for dear life.”

Harvey explained the work that goes into making sure she’s singing the right notes without being able to hear them and recalled the experience of losing her hearing. “Nine months and it was gone,” she told Kelly, admitting, “My biggest fear was always losing my hearing and it happened. It was like a nightmare that I couldn’t escape and I fell deep into a depression and I lost everything. And it took me a very long time to see that my world was still beautiful. It was just very different.”

For those who are tempted to give up like she once was, Harvey said, “We’re all in this together. Every single person, every single person in this room, every single person out there will struggle and they deal with hard things. We need to hold each other’s hands and lift each other up. We’re not alone.” She added, “I don’t want to see myself as somebody to be pitied… I’m happy.” Watch the full video below.

 


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