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Deaf singer Mandy Harvey gave her final performance on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday. She sang a beautiful, original song called “This Time,” which is about how she got past the grieving of her hearing loss to find hope and a beautiful life full of music.

Before singing her original song, Harvey spoke about how hard it was for her to lose her hearing. Her worries ranged from the concern of never hearing her favorite songs again to never hearing her parents say, “I love you” again.

Harvey recalled this dark time for her and how there was an instance when she fell down the stairs. In this moment she felt as though she lost all hope, but also within the same moment, she realized that she does not have to stay on the ground. She can get up, move forward and live an amazing life with hearing loss.

The lyrics of “This Time” included, “Woh oh oh I’m running, this time I’m gonna make it. This time, I’m gonna make it, I’m not the same kid I used to be, woh oh oh this time, I’m gonna make it, I’m gonna chase it, for me.”

“Woh oh I’m running, this time I’m gonna make it. This time, I’m gonna make it, I’m not the same kid I used to be, woh oh this time, I’m gonna make it, I’m gonna chase it, for me.”

The judges were in again in awe after Harvey’s performance, not only her singing but also how she broke through her hearing loss struggles and managed to sing again. They reflected on the fact that she can’t hear herself sing, but still sounds relevant and in-sync with singers today. Once again Harvey impressed the crowd and judges with her singing talent.

Harvey will face the judges a final time on Wednesday when they determine the winner of the talent show. 

The final winner of Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” will be announced today, Wednesday, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
Kirsten Brackett
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Kirsten is the managing editor of Hearing Like Me. She has a moderate hearing loss and currently wears Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids. Outside of working for Hearing Like Me, she can be found exploring new cities, trying out new recipes in her kitchen, or hiking. She loves learning about different cultures and languages.
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Kirsten Brackett
Kirsten is the managing editor of Hearing Like Me. She has a moderate hearing loss and currently wears Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids. Outside of working for Hearing Like Me, she can be found exploring new cities, trying out new recipes in her kitchen, or hiking. She loves learning about different cultures and languages.