‘America’s Got Talent’ Pays Tribute To Late Brandon Rogers By Airing Audition Tape [VIDEO]
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT PAYS TRIBUTE TO BRANDON ROGERS
With permission from Rogers’ family, the show aired his magnificent audition that even had judge Mel B singing along. Rogers sang a soulful rendition of Stevie Wonder‘s “Ribbon in the Sky.” Perviously, Rogers was noticed by his favorite band, Boyz II Men, and sang on stage with them on multiple occasions.
Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers. A few moths back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us. He was great all 3 nights! Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon. It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been as a Doctor and even on the music world. A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you you will be sorely missed. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time.
Rogers was a doctor of family medicine, he shared in his pre-audition interview, and singing was his passion. “If I could find a way to combine being a doctor and medicine with singing, that would be a dream come true,” he said.
The performance on the show earned him a standing ovation, which brought tears to the singer’s eyes. “You have real control, and passion, and you can be a star,” said judge Howie Mandel after Rogers performed. “You spent so much time going down that medical road, I think it was a waste of time and schooling because you should be a singer,” he joked. “But it’s good to have something to fall back on.”
“Your vocal work is stunning,” Simon Cowell added. “You are one of the best singers we’ve had in the competition so far.” Rogers won invitation to the next round of auditions after receiving four yeses from the judges. His audition was shared on Tuesday’s episode of AGT with a simple, “Thank you for sharing your talent.”
See the moment below.