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I don’t want people to vote for me based on my story – Kechi Okwuchi



I don't want people to vote for me based on my story - Kechi Okwuchi - BellaNaija

Kechi Okwuchi (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

America’s Got Talent’s” Semifinalist and Sosoliso crash survivor Kechi Okwuchi said she doesn’t want people to vote for her based on her story.

Kechi held an interactive session with her followers on Instagram on Tuesday.

Asked how she would feel if wins the show, she said she feels it would be a little unfair, because she won’t want people to vote for her based on her story, and there are better singers on the show. She said:

It would be amazing to make it to top 10 but honestly if I make it that far, I think that is probably where I might stop just because I feel there are some people there who are good.

There are a lot of singers and a lot of us know how to sing. I am so grateful to get this far but I feel like if I win it might be a little unfair because I don’t want people to vote for me based on my story and how much they like me and feel they are inspired by me.

The main part of the show is the talent part and there are such amazing people that have amazing talents and I feel some of them may be more deserving.

So, then again you never know, God’s plans are not our plans and he can see further than we can so I don’t want to go and say something that might counter what he has planned. Lets just say what will happen will happen. Let it just be what God wants.

Asked about the Sosoliso plane crash, she said she remembered bits and pieces. She said:

I remember bits and pieces.

I don’t remember the impact of the plane because that must have been when I blanked out or something. I remember being on the plane and feeling like everything was fine and I was with my friend who lived next door to me.

I remember when the pilot made the announcement that we would be landing like 20 minutes at the airport that we would be heading to.

I remember when the plane started really getting crazy and the turbulence started getting like way too much.

I remember feeling this out of body experience. It looked like a movie.

I remember holding my friend’s hands and she was asking what we should do like should we pray or something.

Then there was this loud weird metal sound and I woke up in the hospital five weeks later in South Africa. There were 109 passengers on the plane and 60 of them were fellow students from my school. I was in a boarding school.

Two people survived. Myself and the other lady that I did not know before the plane crash.

Photo Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

1 Comment

  1. kkay

    September 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    You have risen and inspired many against all odds. You already WON.

    Winning a competition is good but, winning in life by pursuing your dreams is best.
    Jennifer Hudson didn’t win but look where she is.
    Niniola didn’t win MTN Project Fame but none of her fellow contestants that won for that Season is making any impact now.

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