'America's Got Talent' pays tribute to late contestant with posthumous audition

by Wade Massey July 15, 2017, 0:08
'America's Got Talent' pays tribute to late contestant with posthumous audition

It was an emotional night on America's Got Talent as the show paid tribute to Dr. Brandon Rogers, a contestant who was killed in a vehicle accident shortly after his audition.

"On June 11 one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a vehicle accident", read an on-screen prompt prior to the airing of his "AGT" performance.

"On June 11th one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a auto crash", begins the clip of the performance.

This week, the program aired his audition at the request of his family. "Your vocal is stunning".

Rogers' fans truly believe that his audition on America's Got Talent - which earned him a standing ovation from Simon Cowell - could have been his big break.

The singer/doctor rose to fame after posting a cover of the Boyz II Men hit "On Bended Knee" to his Instagram page.

On June 11, 2017, Brandon Rogers was riding in the passenger's seat of his friend's vehicle.

"We rushed her to the hospital, the doctors were like heroes". The doctor wrote that the opportunity had been a dream come true.

It was then revealed that Brandon had got a "yes" from all four America's Got Talent judges and was through to the next round after Simon, who's notoriously tough to get praise from, called his voice "stunning". "You are one of the best singers we have had in the completion so far". Boyz II Men invited him to perform with them in Las Vegas in January. Rogers was awarded "yes" votes from each of the judges, and would have been moving on to the next round of the competition.

Rogers was a doctor of family medicine, he shared in his pre-audition interview, and singing was his passion. Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Unfortunately, Rogers died due to a vehicle accident in June. "It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been..."

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"Even for the little time we knew you, you will be sorely missed."

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