By Onyinye Ugwu
Nigerian plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi has gotten an automatic leap into the finals of the ongoing America’s Got Talent Champions Editon after getting a Golden Buzzer from Judge Simon Cowell.
The talented Nigerian stunned the audience and judges as she performed “You Are The Reason” by Callum Scott, which saw her get ahead of two past winners of the main show, performance artist Kenichi Ebina (2013) and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin (2015).
Kechi Okwuchi was one of two who survived the 2005 Sosoliso plane crash and has had to undergo several corrective surgeries afterwards rose to worldwide fame on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 where she finished in the sixth position, performing her cover of Estelle‘s anthem ‘Conquero.’
“I’m going to be honest with you. I didn’t really like it that much, I actually loved it,” Cowell told Kechi before hitting the real Golden Buzzer.
Kechi will be joined in the finals round by singer Brian Justin Crum, a finalist from Season 11 who progressed through superfan votes from all 50 states.
Watch the performance below: