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Plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi, is a conqueror on America Got Talent finale

America’s Got Talent finalist, Kechi Okwuchi has proved that one can actually make a Lemonade when life throws lemon on one’s way after she delivered another moving performance on Tuesday night.

Okwuchi has blown judges as well as viewers away with her soulful and sonorous voice since the show started but her finale performance reminded everyone what a survivor she is, having been involved in a fatal plane crash several years ago.

The singer performed Estelle’s ‘Conqueror’ to an appreciative audience, whom alongside the judges, responded with yet another standing ovation for the Nigerian.

At the end of her performance, Okwuchi, who has “had over 100 surgeries” due to injuries and burns, was praised by Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Cowell said: “Kechi, I just love you, everything about you. That wasn’t a song, that was an anthem. We are only as good as the people who come on the show, and you define us. You made a difference to us, the people at home, and hopefully for yourself.”

Klum who also gave positive remarks, said: “Let me tell you I’ve been sitting here for five years, I’ve seen people come and go. But you, I will never forget.”

An evidently sentimental Mandel said to Okwuchi: “This song was the perfect choice. Ultimately you made the choice to survive.”

Mel B complimented the singer, saying: “I’m so happy that you walked onto that stage and entered this show, you are loved and adored.”

Okwuchi was one of two survivors of a fatal plane crash that claimed the lives of 107 passengers in Nigeria.

The season 12 winner of America’s Got Talent will be announced later today, Wednesday, 20th 2017.


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