America’s Got Talent aired the audition of singing hopeful Brandon Rogers during the July 11 episode of the show, and tributes are now pouring in for the contestant who will unfortunately now never realize his dream of making it big.
During his audition, which took place earlier this year, Brandon told judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum that his dream was to combine being a doctor with his love of singing.
“If I could find a way to combine being a doctor and medicine with singing, that would be a dream come true,” Rogers, who was just 29-years-old when he died in a car accident, said.
The talented singer performed Stevie Wonder’s 1982 hit “Ribbon in the Sky,” which only became more heart-breaking when knowing the tragic news about the hopeful.
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.”
The talent search aired Rogers’ audition on the July 11 episode of the popular NBC show at the request of his family, just one month after his tragic death on June 11.
The show’s official YouTube page uploaded Brandon’s audition following the broadcast and included an emotional tribute to the late singer.
The video is respectfully titled “Brandon Rogers: 10/30/87 – 6/11/17 Thank You For Sharing Your Talent – America’s Got Talent 2017″ and AGT’s official account also explained in the description that they were sharing his audition with the world after being asked to do so by his family members.
“On June 11th one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a car accident,” the description read. “At the request of his family we would like to honor his memory by sharing his audition with you.”
Tributes to the singer poured in in the comments section of the video with many viewers leaving heartfelt messages of condolence after seeing Brandon perform and showcase his talent for the judges.
Mel B also honored the late 29-year-old on social media after seeing his audition play out on the NBC show.
“Devastated,” she tweeted on July 11 shortly after the AGT audition aired on the West Coast. “RIP Brandon Rogers.”
America’s Got Talent host Tyra Banks also acknowledged Brandon’s passing on Twitter and encouraged viewers to tell a loved one that they’re loved in his memory.
The model first retweeted a video of the audition from AGT’s official account and then added, “Thank you for watching @agt tonight. Now go tell someone how special they are to you” with a heart emoji.
Rogers’ untimely and sudden death was confirmed by Entertainment Tonight last month.
The outlet reported in June that the America’s Got Talent hopeful was involved in a car accident that took place in Maryland on June 10. He was reportedly then taken to hospital for his injuries but tragically died one day later on June 11.
“What we want people to remember most is his love of God and how much he touched others,” one of Brandon’s family members told the site at the time. “His ability to sing was a gift. He was funny and genuine and everyone loved him. What he did was inspire others because of his love for God.”
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