Plane Crash Survivor With Severe Burns Finds Recovery in Singing on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

Playing How Singing Has Been Therapy for Plane Crash Survivor

Kechi Okwuchi was left with third-degree burns over 65 percent of her body following a plane crash, but that doesn't keep her from wowing on the "America's Got Talent: The Champions" stage. 

Okwuchi was one of only two survivors of the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash that killed 107 people in December 2005. Since the crash, she's undergone dozens of reconstructive surgeries to help her heal. 

But what she finds most rewarding for her recovery is singing. She appeared on season 12 of "America's Got Talent," but was ultimately eliminated from the competition. 

Now, she back to redeem herself on "America's Got Talent: The Champions," where's she made it to the finals, along with other fan favorites including Susan Boyle and Angelica Hale. 

"Music and singing have just been huge, huge therapy," Okwuchi told Inside Edition. 

On Monday, she took the stage to sing "Opportunity" from the 2014 film "Annie," bringing the audience and judges alike to their feet. 

But there's some controversy, with Mel B nearly causing a riot by offering some slight criticism, saying the "song lost you a little bit" in the middle.

The audience booed, but Okwuchi took it in stride. 

"I always appreciate honesty," she said. "That's the best way to grow as an artist. So, thank you."

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