America's Got Talent has aired the audition of a contestant who died in a car accident last month.

Dr. Brandon Rogers, a family physician from Portsmouth, Virginia, tried out for the show in March.

He earned a standing ovation and a trip through to the next round of the NBC reality competition after singing Stevie Wonder's Ribbon in the Sky.

The 29-year-old died following a June 10 car accident in Maryland. Police said he was a passenger in the vehicle that veered off the road and hit a tree.


The show said it aired the audition on Tuesday night at the request of Rogers' family.

Rogers sang with Boyz II Men during a series of Las Vegas concerts earlier this year.

The group paid tribute to him following his death, writing: "Though we may have only known Brandon for a short time, he made a lasting impact on each one of us. His talent was undeniable and one we will cherish forever. Rest easy doc. Gone but never forgotten."

- AP