Brandon Rogers

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Twelfth Place (Season 6) on American Idol


1/9/1978, North Hollywood, California, USA

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  • Brandon Rogers hails from North Hollywood, CA, USA. He had a musical familt background since his mother was a songwriter. He graduated college from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He is a very talented backup singer. On 1996-1999, Brandon attended UNT and performed in the UNT Jazz Singers, the centerpiece ensemble of the university's vocal jazz studies program. He has sung backup for Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Anastacia on their tours (Stripped, Justified and Encore Tour.) He has spent time in a boy band that eventually disbanded. He has also performed as a wedding singer and has coached some people. Brandon auditioned for "American Idol" at Los Angeles, California, USA. After auditioning, Simon commented that Brandon was the best auditioner coming from Los Angeles. He then moved on to Hollywood Week, top 24. On March 8, 2007, he made it to the top 12 of "American Idol," but was eliminated on March 14, 2007, garnering 12th place for the season.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Brandon Rogers



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    North Hollywood, California, USA

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    • Brandon (on if he heard from any of the artists he sang back-up for during his run on "Idol"): Anastacia -- I've been singing with her the longest, and we're the closest of all the people I worked for. She's just so loving and so supportive of what I'm doing. She's always told me that I can go beyond being a background singer. So it was really nice to hear from her.

    • Brandon: My roommate for the most of the show had been Phil. We changed locations, and it had become Chris Sligh. Phil and I had become really close. And I had only been living with Sligh for a week, but we're all friends and we're all close. It's like trying to pick your favorite sibling. Inside the 'Idol' bubble, you're sort of closed off from the outside world.

    • Brandon (on his experience with Diana Ross): She's an absolute sweetheart but incredibly intimidating -- not by anything she says or does, but just by her presence. It made me so nervous. She told me nerves are the same as excitement. She told me to find my center and concentrate on finding my peace in performance.

    • Brandon (on if performing first had something to do with his elimination): I think going first is a double-edged sword. If I'd have gone out there and knocked it out the park, it would have been a great thing for me. But you can't be the first one to go out and forget your words and not have the fan base to be your parachute.

    • Brandon (on what he wants to do after "Idol"): A slow but sure takeover of the world: (Laughs) I honestly feel like the sky is the limit. I am so proud to be in the Top 12 and I hope I can use it to help kick-start my career and music.

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    • He was a friend and classmate of Norah Jones in college.

    • Brandon loves to eat sushi.

    • Brandon got his first start in Dallas, Texas after he was discovered by KISS FM when they were putting together a boy band in 1999.

    • Brandon Rogers was eliminated from American Idol season 6 on March 14, 2007 (12th place.)

    • List of Songs Sung On American Idol: February 20, 2007 - Rock With You by Michael Jackson February 27, 2007 - Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper March 6, 2007 - I Just Want to Celebrate by Rare Earth March 13, 2007 - Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes March 14, 2007 - Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes (Eliminated)

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