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Kechi Okwuchi Plane crash survivor gets another standing ovation, makes it to America's Got Talent Live Shows [video]

Kechi Okwuchi once again impressed judges with her performance on America's Got Talent as she moves to the next round.

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Kechi Okwuchi once again impressed with her rendition of Donny Hathaway "Song for You" America's Got Talent and has moved on to the next round; the Live Show.

Her performance had judges Simon CowellHeidi KlumHowie Mandel and Mel B as well as guest judge Seal give her a standing ovation.

“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,” Cowell said after her performance.

play Kechi watching her performance on America's Got Talent with fellow burn survivors


Kechi shared a photo of herself after she watched the show with fellow burn survivors, thanking the judges for saying the words she needed to hear.

 "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 gained unanimous approval from the judges to proceed to the second round of the America's Got Talent auditions. play Kechi performing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.” (Instagram/Kechi)


Okwuchi had received a "yes" from each of the four judges after her first performance on the show on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, with her performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”

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

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

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