The song, which includes lyrics about getting back up “by the grace of God” and putting “one foot in front of the other,” was a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Harvey currently rocking her hometown of Houston
Kechi survived a plane crash in Nigeria when she was 16
Okwuchi had shared at her audition earlier this season that music helped her “escape” as she recovered following the crash.
After she sang Tuesday, she had all the judges on their feet.
“You are a survivor, you are an inspiration,” Mel B said. “You give people hope and passion and belief.”
Howie Mandell pointed out that the performance was “serendipitous” because Okwuchi is currently living in Houston.
“You are a beacon of beauty and inspiration,” Mandell said.
Watch her whole performance below: