Mandy Harvey performance of “What a Wonderful World,” which took place during her appearance at the Invisible Disabilities Awards Gala in October 2016, was released in July 2017 on YouTube. It has climbed quickly to close to 20,000 views on the Invisible Disabilities YouTube channel. “What a Wonderful World,” featured on Mandy’s jazz album “Smile,” was written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss and first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single. Armstrong’s recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
Another Mandy Harvey performance captured the hearts of America on AGT in June
Mandy, was the recipient of the 2015 Invisible Disabilities Inspiration Award. After returning one year later to be the keynote performer at the IDA Gala this past fall, she stayed exceptionally busy during the first half of this year leading up to her June audition for America’s Got Talent. That is when Mandy gave us all a huge thrill by capturing the coveted Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell. In covering the audition, a New York Times mobile headline read, “Mandy Harvey, Deaf Singer, Finds an Audience. And Leaves It Weeping.” [Read more…]