Mel B has paid tribute to America’s Got Talent contestant Brandon Rogers who died last month.
On June 11 Brandon was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 29.
His audition was yet to air on TV but it was posted on the show’s Twitter account yesterday at the request of his family.
Mel expressed her shock at hearing of his death by tweeting: “Devastated RIP Brandon Rogers.”
Her fellow judge, Howie Mandel, also retweeted the clip of Brandon’s audition that the America’s Got Talent feed had put out.
Along with the other judges, Howie, Simon Cowell and Heidi Klum, Mel had praised Brandon for having the looks and the voice. He sung Stevie Wonder’s Ribbon In The Sky.
They were also inspired and astounded that the young man was a doctor, as everyone looked impressed.
Before his audition Brandon confided: “My patients are so supportive and excited. If I could find a way to combine being a doctor and medicine with music and singing that would be a dream come true.”
He was one of the show’s hopefuls and Simon Cowell showered him with praise.
Simon said: “Your vocal work is stunning. You are one of the best singers we’ve had in the competition so far.”
His incredible voice caused a standing ovation, and he was scouted by the huge RnB band Boyz II Men.
Boyz II Men invited Brandon to sing with them during their stint performing in Las Vegas.
On the day Brandon died, the band posted a status to their Facebook page along with a sweet picture of the singer.
Their status read: “Today our hearts are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dr. Brandon Rogers in a car accident. A few months back we brought this young man out to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas to perform with us. He was great all 3 nights! Just a genuinely nice person and a really good singer! Gone too young and gone too soon…
“It hurts to know that the world will never have a chance to witness what his impact on the world could have been as a doctor and even on the music world. A great spirit and a great voice. Even for the little time we knew you you will be sorely missed. May God Bless, keep and comfort your family in this difficult time.”