Girl who is deaf signs Carrie Underwood’s ‘The Champion’ — and crushes it
This version of a Carrie Underwood song may be even better than the original!
An 8-year-old girl who is deaf has earned raves for her performance signing along to Underwood’s song “The Champion,” which the country singer recorded with Ludacris.
Savannah Dahan from Frederick, Maryland, cites the Grammy-winning superstar as her favorite singer. In a heartwarming video, Savannah, who sometimes uses hearing aids, signs the lyrics while the music video plays in the background.
“She asked us to record her because she likes to see herself perform,” the girl’s father, Richard Dahan, told TODAY.
Savannah’s parents and her two siblings are also deaf.
“She was born with moderate/severe hearing loss,” Dahan said. “Because everyone is deaf in the family and uses ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate, she identifies herself as deaf. She uses hearing aids at times at school and home.”
That’s why Savannah has to go through a different process than most to hear music.