“I don’t think you’re going to need a translator for this,” Simon Cowell told 29-year-old singer Mandy Harvey, deaf for a decade.The creator and judge on “America’s Got Talent” then gave Harvey the Golden Buzzer, showering her with confetti and sending her to the live show in the NBC series.
Harvey is no stranger to acclaim, however.
The vocal music education major at Colorado State University in 2011 won the VSA (Very Special Arts) International Young Soloist Award.
She’s produced three albums already, and her original song “Try” — performed Tuesday night on “AGT” — is the word on buttons she sells on her website ($1.25 for four).
But the YouTube video of her singing “Try” in December 2014 at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver had just 48,000 views Wednesday.
Her tally from the “AGT” version? Sixteen hours after being posted, YouTube showed close to 2.5 million views. And counting.
Wanna try “Try” at home? Here are lyrics:
I don”t feel the way I used to
The sky is grey much more than it is blue
But I know one day I’ll get through
And I’ll take my place again
So I will Try (x3)
I don’t love the way I need to
You need more and I know that much is true
So I’ll fight for our breakthrough
And I’ll breathe in you again
If I would Try (x3)
There is no one for me to blame
cause I know the only thing in my way
I don’t live the way I want to
That whole picture never came into view
But I’m tired of getting used to
So I will try
If I would Try
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