Kechi is a singer who has overcome many difficult challenges. As a young girl, she was in a plane crash that took the lives of 107 people. She and one other person were the only two survivors.
She persevered and has pursued music, appearing on America’s Got Talent in the past. Now she’s back on America’s Got Talent: Champions to prove she’s not only a survivor – she’s an incredible talent.
She steps on stage to perform the powerful song – ‘You Are The Reason’ by Callum Scott.
You can tell from her emotional performance she is really feeling the lyrics “climb every mountain, swim every ocean” resonate with her and the audience can feel it too.
So when Simon Cowell tells her he didn’t like it too much, it’s a disappointment for her and the audience. But this only lasts a few seconds because Simon stands up and hits the Golden Buzzer declaring he actually “loved it.” As golden confetti rains down on her, the moment comes as a tremendous surprise to Kechi.
Watch her emotional reaction when she realizes she’s going through to the final round in the video below.