Brandon Rogers, 29-year-old standout contestant on the show ‘America’s Got Talent’, died in a car crash in June of 2017. He passed away only a few weeks prior to his episode being scheduled to air. Originally, producers of the show were unsure if they would still air the episode, but they decided to share his talent with the world at the request of his family.
Rogers was a rising star in the making. Prior to auditioning for ‘America’s Got Talent’, he performed with Boyz II Men in Vegas earlier this year. The group discovered him through Instagram after hearing the young man sing a cover of one of their songs, ‘On Bended Knee’.
He was commonly referred to as the ‘singing doctor’. He loved helping helping others and shares how his passion to become a doctor came about on his recently aired AGT episode.
He states, “My inspiration for becoming a doctor was kind of born out of a pretty tough experience when I was about 6 years old. I came home from school one day and I found my mom laying in a pool of blood. We rushed her to the hospital. The doctors were like heroes. They saved her life and it made me want to be the doctor that I am today.”
He continues, “I feel like I’m in a field where I’m actually making a difference. And there can be really tough days sometimes, too. My way to cope with stress has always been music...If I could find a way to combine being a doctor in medicine with music and singing, that would be a dream come true.”
The judges were amazed by his story and his voice. At the end of his audition, he received a standing ovation by all four judges and lots of praise for his talent. Simon Cowell said, “Your vocal is stunning...You are one of the best singers we’ve had in the competition so far.”
Watch Brandon Roger’s AGT audition below. If you love his story, share this article on your Facebook page and please join us in prayer for his family as they continue to cope with this tragedy.