Music on Monday

Mandy Harvey – “Try”

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This clip has been storming the internet. Ms. Harvey has an incredible talent, and she certainly had to fight to recapture it once she lost her hearing. The song is particularly meaningful, as well, because it captures part of her struggle, which she’s masterfully translated into music, and turned into a piece that is universally understood at a similarly deep level.

I also love what Simon Cowell has to say to her at about the 5:00 point in the above video. He, being in the business that he’s in, has seen an awful lot of the good and the bad of the industry. There are all these people who go into show business for all kinds of reasons, but what is extremely rare is someone who not only has the talent and drive, but who also is inspiring at the same time. Mandy Harvey has worked harder than most to have gotten to the stage of “America’s Got Talent”. The woman practices endlessly not just to be able to sing, but even just to continue to talk, because it is extraordinarily hard for deaf people, even if they could hear for decades, to maintain an intelligible speaking voice once they became deaf. Inspiring in so many ways…

An interview with Mandy Harvey from earlier in 2017, I believe.

Thanks to Bookworm Room here for the “tip-off” – http://www.bookwormroom.com/2017/06/08/mandy-harvey-musicality-deafness/

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Author: rhipsime14

Orthodox Christian (or at least trying to be), wife, mother, working toward the true goals in this life all in the hope of the next. Please be aware that some links are affiliate links; any purchases made through them are greatly appreciated. Many photos are also available through Cafepress: Places of Beauty

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