The performance video of a singing doctor Brandon Rogers, who died in a car accident, was aired on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 12 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
“On June 11th one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a car accident. At the request of his family we would like to honor his memory by sharing his audition with you,” the producers of the show put on the screen before the audition aired.
Rogers sang Stevie Wonder‘s “Ribbon in the Sky” for his audition and got a standing ovation from the judges.
After his performance, “You have real control and passion and you can be a star,” Howie Mandel told Rogers.
“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.”
And Simon Cowell said, “Your vocal is stunning.” He added, “I want to say something. I’ve never said this before to a doctor: You’re sick. Really sick. You’re one of the best singers we’ve had in the competition so far, I’ve gotta tell you.”
Watch on the video below.
His audition was aired at the request of his family, who wanted everyone to see his talent and his passion for performing.