Deaf Contestant Can’t Hear Herself Sing, But Her Pitch-Perfect Singing Caught Judges Completely Off-Guard

When you hear a performance by Mandy Harvey, the first thing you notice is her voice. Look down at her feet, though, and you might also notice she’s not wearing shoes.

This is because Harvey is deaf. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter was born with near-perfect pitch. But she was also born with a deformity in her ears that made it difficult to hear — but not impossible, thanks to the use of lip reading and hearing aids.

But Harvey is now on her biggest stage ever – national television. And she wants to be judged on her voice and her songs, not her backstory.

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