Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

'America's Got Talent' plays audition of contestant a month after his death

'America's Got Talent' plays audition of contestant a month after his death

"The doctor is really handsome, and the doctor can sing!"

The audition aired at the request of his family to honor his memory.

At the request of the 29-year-old doctor's family, the NBC show aired his performance on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, exactly one month after his death.

Rogers came to the public's attention past year after he posted a video of himself on his Instagram page singing the Boyz ll Men song "On Bended Knee".

You can hear Rogers singing "On Bended Knee" in the Instagram video below.

Before taking the stage, Rogers was candid about a moment of tragedy that led him to pursue a career as a doctor. "We're a very close-knit group here, and he just wanted to come to work and be a doctor with us". Brandon explained that he used music as a stress reliever at times when things got tough and he became stressed. "If I could find a way to combine being a doctor and medicine with singing, that would be a dream come true", he shared.

"On June 11, one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a auto accident", an onscreen message for the NBC show read, according to USA Today.

On Twitter, Judge Mel B summed up her feelings with one word.

After learning about his passing, Boyz II Men took to their Instagram to express their condolences on his passing. He got to perform with the band before. Watch the audition video above.

Brandon Rogers received a special tribute in "America's Got Talent" Season 12 on Tuesday night. A few moths back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us.

They said: 'He was great all 3 nights! Sadly, his life was cut short way too soon.

'A great spirit and a great voice.


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

". Maybe not. We'll never know.

Words can not express the hurt and sadness that come with losing my brother.

The foursome delivered a hilarious bit of impressive physical comedy, set to The Village People's classic "YMCA", which defied explanation but kept the judges laughing throughout their set, and earned them enough love to continue on in the competition. "It's a testament to how many lives my brother has actually touched".

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