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"America's Got Talent" Aired The Heartbreakingly Wonderful Audition Of A Contestant Who Recently Died

Singer Brandon Rogers was killed in a car accident on June 11, 2017.

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Tuesday night's America's Got Talent paid tribute to a 29-year-old doctor named Brandon Rogers by airing his audition a month after he was killed in a car accident.

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In a voiceover before his performance, Rogers said:

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.


Rogers frequently uploaded videos of himself singing his favorite songs on Instagram, including this cover of "On Bended Knee," which caught the attention of the original artists, Boyz II Men.

Instagram: @drb_rog

The group even invited Rogers to perform with them earlier this year for three shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Instagram: @boyziimen