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Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Performs A Touching Duet With Shania Twain On 'America's Got Talent'

Watch them sing "You're Still the One."

Mandy Harvey may not have won this season of America's Got Talent, but her beautiful voice and inspiring story captured the hearts of many. Harvey is deaf, having lost her hearing at age 18 due to a connective tissue disorder. She didn't let that stop her from sharing her voice with the world, as she wowed the judges with her powerful original songs.

"After I lost my hearing, I gave up, but I want to do more with my life than just give up," Harvey said of her decision to get back into singing, which she's done since she was 4 years old.


As USA Today points out, country star Shania Twain had her own similar experience, as her battle with Lyme disease affected her vocal cords. "I was very scared for a little while that I wouldn't sing again, ever," she told People. "I went through that moment, but I found a way. I found a way to do it."

On Wednesday night's America's Got Talent finale, Harvey and Twain came together to sing a touching duet of Twain's classic "You're Still the One."

With the singers' stories in mind, the song's lyrics take on a whole new meaning. 

"Looks like we made it / Look how far we've come, my baby / We mighta took the long way / We knew we'd get there someday," Harvey started the song, before Twain joined her to sing, "They said, 'I bet they'll never make it' / But just look at us holding on / We're still together, still going strong."

Watch the beautiful duet in the video below:

Then check out Twain's performance of her new single "Life's About to Get Good":

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