WATCH: 'America's Got Talent' Airs Emotional Tribute to Late Contestant

July 13, 2017

America's Got Talent made us cry last night (Tuesday) with a touching tribute to one of their own stars. The NBC show paid tribute to a contestant who passed away before his audition even aired.

Dr. Brandon Rogers passed away last month after a tragic car accident. The 29-year-old contestant from Virginia covered a Stevie Wonder song on his audition, which was recorded earlier this year. 

NBC said they aired the audition at the request of Brandon's family. 

The "Ribbon in the Sky" performance was praised by all of the show's judges. Howie Mandel even told Brandon that he probably wasted his time by getting a medical degree instead of pursuing a career in music because he was so talented.

The clip ended with a super emotional phone call. NBC showed how Brandon called his family to share the news after the successful audition.