'America's Got Talent': Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Gets Compared to Adele in Flawless, Emotional Performance

After the show, Harvey admitted to ET’s Denny Directo that she felt “amazing.”

“I got to introduce signing with song for the first time on the AGT stage, and that meant a lot to me, and I got to sing an original song again on the Dolby Theater,” she said. “I mean, life is beautiful right now.”

“I’m presenting a song that’s very heartfelt and very raw, so stripping it down so that you can hear all the words or see the signs without too much distraction meant a lot for the meaning of the song, so I’m happy that it was received as well,” she added.

Being compared to Adele is truly an honor, though Harvey, unfortunately, wasn’t fully aware of just how special Cowell’s comments were. “It’s crazy. I’ve never heard Adele sing, so it’s a difficult comparison for me, but you can’t not know Adele. She’s Adele!” she said. “I hope that if she sees the video and hears me sing, she’s not offended by that comparison.”

And while plenty people have had some harsh words for Cowell in the past, Harvey is not one of them.

“Simon is wonderful because he’s listening to my musicianship,” she explained. “He’s not trying to get caught up in a pity story, which I don’t feel that I am one, but some people would put me in that category. He’s listening to me as a musician and judging me that way. Regardless of what happens, the fact that he’s looking at me straight on as a singer┬ámeans the world, because I want that judgment.”

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