‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Killed in Car Crash

Jun 13, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A singer who was part of the current competition for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was killed over the weekend in a traffic collision. TMZ.com reports that Dr. Brandon Rogers, 29, died Sunday in a hospital in Maryland following the collision Saturday.

Rogers’ death comes weeks before his “AGT” audition was to air.

“Brandon was a fantastic singer who was discovered by ‘AGT’ producers who saw him on Instagram covering Boyz II Men’s hit song, ‘On Bended Knee,'” TMZ reports. “The band even shouted him out on social media, asking fans if they thought they should bring him on tour with them. Sure enough … they did.”

The show was reportedly still deciding whether to air the episode featuring Rogers.

The circumstances of the crash were being investigated, but TMZ reports that drugs and alcohol are not believed to be involved. Rogers was reportedly a passenger in the vehicle, which apparently veered off the road and crashed into a tree.


  1. NBC should air Brandon Roger’s segment, as a tribute to him–and his fantastic singing. Why would NBC want to scrap the entire 2-hour episode, because Rogers appeared in one 5-minute segment? If NBC doesn’t want to air Brandon Rogers’ segment, they could just edit that part out of the show.

    • I think you may be over simplifying the decision. One of the primary drivers in the decision will be what the family wants to do. Do they want to have his segment air and be reminded of their loss just a few weeks after it has happened? What about the banter before and after his audition? Would the family be offended if the decision was to not air it? Would they be left with the perception that NBC didn’t care? There is a whole lot more involved in just a 5 minute segment in a talent competition.

  2. I agree it is the family’s choice. They should also decide if the banter should be included or if NBC should edit to only show his performance as a tribute. It would not be correct for the network to use this only as a ratings booster without discussions with the family.

  3. Thank you to Brandon’s family & to NBC for airing such a special young man as a tribute to God & family. God bless all

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