Singer and America’s Got Talent contestant Mandy Harvey had Simon Cowell at a loss for words after her performance Tuesday.
Harvey, who lost her hearing 10 years ago, has been singing since age 4. She left music after her hearing loss, but found her way back to it thanks to her parents’ support and her own determination.
“I found that music is meant to be felt,” Harvey said.
She took the stage with another original, Mara’s Song, which she said she wrote for her cousin’s wedding. And everyone, including all the judges, loved it.
Heidi Klum said it was “raw” and “real,” and Mel B said Harvey made “the impossible possible.”
“Your music says it all,” Cowell said.
Fellow contestant Evie Clair, 13, also shared how music helps her through hard times. Her father is currently battling stage four colon cancer. Seated at a piano and surrounded by dozens of lit candles, Clair sang Wings by Birdy.
“You’re like a singing angel,” Mel B said.
Clair’s dad wasn’t able to attend Tuesday’s show, but she made sure to say a special message to him from the stage in honor of her parents’ anniversary.