Mandy Harvey is an American jazz and pop singer and songwriter who came to limelight after her blissful performance in the popular reality show America’s Got Talent. She amazed the judges on the show with her astounding voice receiving equal accolades from the audiences despite her hearing disability.
Even as a differently able person, Harvey did an amazing job of exploring her talent facing each and every complication coming up in her way. She did everything to keep herself involved in her dream career. This brave girl never loses hope and has hence made great progress in her singing occupation.
Mandy Harvey was born as Amanda Lynn Harvey on 2nd January 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She developed her interest in singing from a very young age.
She was born to father, Joe Harvey, and mother, Valerie Harvey. Mandy grew up in Colorado along with her three siblings. Her father was a minister while her mother was a public school teacher
Harvey went to Longmont High School where her singing talent was recognized.
She underwent multiple surgeries at a very tender age for her hearing problem. Even after going through more than one surgery her hearing problem couldn’t be eradicated instead she gradually lost her hearing.
As a result of connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, she lost her hearing totally at the age of eighteen. She attended Colorado State University to learn vocal music but left the University due to her hearing problem.
The 31 years, Mandy is married with her boyfriend-turned-husband, Travis after dating him shortly. Their marriage ceremony was held privately in the presence of close friends and family.
The duo seems to share a strong bond with each other despite the communication difficulties they might have been facing due to Harvey’s hearing difficulties. Travis also learned a sign language for her. Her husband is fully supportive towards her may it be physically or emotionally.
He was also there to support her while she made her appearance in America’s Got Talent. No doubt that the success behind this gorgeous woman is her loving and caring husband.
Mandy is earning a great amount of money from her uprising profession. Her current net worth is estimated to be $1 million. Her main source of income is singing but she also earns some amount of money as an ambassador of different organizations.
Mandy began her career performing at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins alongside jazz pianist Mark Sloniker. Afterward, she started singing at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver and also recorded numerous jazz albums. An American magazine Jazz Times praised her vocals being rich and captivating regarding her album Smile.
Not only that she has won prestigious awards including VSA’s International Young Soloist Award and Invisible Disabilities Award. Other than that Mandy is an Ambassador for a non-profit organization entitled “No Barrier” helping people by providing transformative educational skills.
Harvey made her onscreen appearance in 2017 on the popular reality show America’s Got Talent, season 12. She won the 4th position in the competition. Later she launched a memoir along with co-author Mark Atteberry entitled Sensing the Rythm: Finding MY Voice in a World Without Sound.
Harvey received threats from the Deaf community for promoting a “hearing activity” followed by the accusation of promoting oralism with her stage performance which she revealed in an interview for the BBC in November 2017.