"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.
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.
The segment opened with a silent title card explaining the significance of the audition.
With his family's blessing, AGT decided to honor him by sharing his performance.
Rogers practiced family medicine in Portsmouth, Virginia.
He cited a childhood experience with his mother as his inspiration for becoming a doctor.
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.