Sosoliso crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi makes ‘America’s Got Talent’ live show

Posted on August 09 2017 , at 07:50 pm
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  • She was one of two survivors of the crash that took the lives of 107 passengers.

Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi once again impressed the America’s Got Talent judges after her rendition of Donny Hathaway’s ‘Song for You’.

She has moved on to the next round which is the live shows.

The judges, Simon CowellHeidi KlumHowie Mandel, Mel B and the guest judge Seal gave her a standing ovation.

SEE: 12 years after Sosoliso plane crash, Kechi the survivor gets standing ovation on America’s Got Talent

Cowell said after her performance:

What I can say for sure is you deserved your place here tonight, not just on your story, but on your talent. That’s the truth tonight

Kechi Okwuchi

She shared a post saying she watched the show with fellow burn survivors and she thanks the judges for saying the words she needed to hear. She wrote:

Tonight was overwhelming…idk. I got to watch the show with all the @shrinershospitals kids, fellow burns survivors, and it was just so fulfilling…and now. Live shows, huh. I’m just so grateful to God, guys, for allowing me to get this far, and I’m eternally grateful to Seal and Simon for saying the words I needed to hear: that I deserved to be on the show based on my voice, not just my story.

And thank YOU all, for being with me through this journey and finally, thank you @agt !! Cos even if it ends here, my dreams have already come true! @howiemandel @heidiklum @officialmelb@simoncowell @tyrabanks.

Kechi Okwuchi was one of the two survivors of the Sosoliso Airline Flight 1145 crash on December 10, 2005 that took the lives of 107 passengers.

The crash occurred on her way back to Port Harcourt for a Christmas holiday with other students from her school, Loyola Jesuit College. The plane crashed 20 minutes before the estimated landing time.

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