Kechi Okwuchi is currently based in Houston, Texas. She has been singing since she was seven or eight in a children's choir in Nigeria.
On December 10, 2005, Kechi Okwuchi got on a flight with about 60 friends from her boarding school between Nigerian cities Abuja and Port Harcourt. She was sitting in an aisle seat next to her best friend. This plane, Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145, crashed. As one of two survivors out of 109, she has been in stages of recovery from burns and other injuries. She has had more than a hundred surgeries. Music served as an escape for her as she dreamed of performing in front of large crowds.
America's Got Talent 2017 Kechi Finals Full Clip S12E23
For the finale in Episode 1222, Kechi along with Angelica Hale sang "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" with Kelly Clarkson. Kechi did not receive enough votes to advance to the Top 5, eliminating her from the competition instead of Angelica Hale.
America's Got Talent 2017 Finale Kechi & Angelica Hale Special Performance Full Clip S12E24
America's Got Talent 2017 Finale Down to the Top 5 Full Clip S12E24
Top 5 Revealed
The Champions Preliminary
Kechi returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions. Her performance in Episode TC04 consisted of singing Calum Scott's "You Are The Reason". Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. Moved by her performance, Simon pressed his Golden Buzzer (having always wanted to do so for her), sending Kechi directly to the final.