'America's Got Talent' honors Virginia doctor, viral musician killed in crash

Rogers performed Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky"

Credit: NBC
Credit: NBC

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Dr. Brandon Rogers was a doctor-turned-singer and he used his voice to connect to the world, according to WAVY.

Before he was able to step into the limelight on national television with his audition on "America’s Got Talent," Rogers was involved in a tragedy in Maryland.

On Tuesday night, "America's Got Talent" showed Roger's audition, which aired on WSLS 10.

"Your vocal is stunning, stunning," "America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell told Rogers after his performance of Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky."

Rogers performance's received four yes votes and advanced him to the next round of the competition.

According to the police report, Rogers was a passenger in a car that veered off the road and crashed into a tree. He died Sunday, June 11, from his injuries.

Rogers spent almost one year as a resident at Riverside Brentwood Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia, working under program director James Touchet, according to WAVY's Laura Caso. 

“We’ve all gotten those phone calls. My initial hope was that he was going to recover,” Touchet told WAVY. “We are very much missing him right now and he’s left a hole in our hearts here that’s going to take a while for us to get through and recover from.”


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