In the final moments of AGT ‘s auditions for Season 12, the show revealed that Brandon’s family wanted his talent to be shared with the world and went on to show a nervous Brandon sitting backstage on the phone with his mom, preparing for his performance. Before taking the stage while talking to host Tyra Banks , Brandon revealed he was a family medicine physician, a dream of his since he was six years old after emergency responders saved his mother’s life. “Shoutout to you, mom. Hey!” Brandon flashed his big smile to the camera. When he introduced himself to the judges, they were all impressed with his day job, especially after Brandon admitted he would sometimes sing to his patients. Brandon then graced the audience, and the world, with a passionate rendition of Stevie Wonder ‘s “Ribbon In The Sky.” Watching the performance, knowing that his life would be cut short just a few months later, can only be described as heart-breaking. Simon Cowell told Brandon, “You’re one of the best singers we’ve had in the competition so far, gotta tell you,” and the judges each gave him a yes vote, sending him to the next round. The most gut-wrenching moment, though, was Brandon leaving the stage to tell his parents the good news. Brandon could be heard telling his parents he loved them, as Boyz II Men ‘s “So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” played in the background. Even now, it puts a lump in my throat and I can’t even imagine how his parents feel — seeing their son so alive, so vibrant and filled with passion, and then gone so soon.