Kechi Okwuchi got the Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell on the January 28 episode of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” This sent the singer straight through to the finals on this spin-off of “AGT.” That Angelica got the Golden Buzzer over the likes of two past winners of the main show — performance artist Kenichi Ebina (2013) and and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin (2015) — tells us to keep an eye on this talent in the final next month. Watch her winning performance of “You Are The Reason” by Callum Scott in the video above.
Kechi first came to fame on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” in 2017. This plane crash survivor captured America’s heart with her incredible story. She made it to the top 10 and wowed the crowd with her cover of Estelle‘s anthem “Conquero.”
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While she lost to singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer in the 2017 “AGT” final, Kechi has gone one step further than her one-time rival in this new competition. Viewers will remember the shock in episode 2 on Jan. 14 when Darci Lynn lost the superfans vote to rock opera singer Cristina Ramos, the winner of the 2016 edition of “Spain’s Got Talent.”
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On that same episode, daredevil act Deadly Games got the Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum. Also in the hunt for bragging rights to the first world champion title is Brian Justin Crum, who won over the superfans on episode 4 as well as 2009 runner-up on “Britain’s Got Talent,” Susan Boyle, who got Mel B ‘s Golden Buzzer on the premiere; stand-up comic Preacher Lawson, who won the superfan vote in episode 1 on Jan. 7; pint-sized singer Angelica Hale who got Howie Mandel‘s Golden Buzzer last week; and Paul Potts, the 2007 “Britain’s Got Talent” winner, who topped the poll of superfans last week.
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