Brandon Rogers became a family doctor 2 years ago after he watched medical staff help his mother through an emergency medical situation when he was a child.
“I feel like I’m in a field where I can make a difference,” he says. “There can be really tough days sometimes, too. My way to cope with the stress has always been music.”
One month before his audition was scheduled to air, Brandon Rogers was killed in a car accident.
Rogers was not behind the wheel when the single-car collision occurred in Maryland. The 29 year-old was in the front passenger seat when his friend's car veered off the road and crashed into a tree. Reports indicate that the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel after a long work shift. The driver and a passenger in the backseat survived the crash.
At the request of his family, America's Got Talent honored his memory by sharing his audition on the show.
See the video and the audience's reaction on the next page.