Deaf singer stuns judges on America's Got Talent

In a new episode of America's Got Talent, a surprising performer has moved even the toughest of judges.

During her pre-performance introduction, Mandy Harvey, 29, reveals she's deaf and the woman standing next to judge Simon Cowell is her interpreter.

"I lost all my hearing when I was 18... I have a connective tissue disorder, so basically I got sick and my nerves deteriorated," she explains.

She goes on to say after initially losing hope, she taught herself to sing again by taking off her shoes "and feeling the beat through the floor".

"I'm going to sing a song that I wrote called try... I want to do more with my life than just give up."

The singer then performs her song as her tearful father stands side-stage.

I don't think you're gonna need a translator for this," Simon Cowell says, before hitting the golden buzzer sending Harvey straight through to the live shows.

"I never thing I'm going to be amazed by people and then you turn up."

A standing ovation from both the judges and the crowd transitions into the sign symbol for applause as Harvey leaves the stage.

The heart-warming video's making the rounds on social media, with many people challenging others to watch the whole thing without crying.

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