Jamar Rogers may not have gotten enough votes from America on The Voice semifinals to move onto the show's finale this week, but that doesn't mean that he has left America's hearts--or televisions for that matter.
After he sang his heart out with a rousing rendition of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now" on the penultimate elimination round--and was beat out by raspy rocker Juliet Simms singing "It's a Man's Man's Man's World"--he was kept around in Los Angeles for another week. Jamar, joined by his fellow discharged Voice participants, got to once again prove his vocal prowess on the national stage by singing a boy band-inspired take on Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and later a Team Cee Lo reunion of sorts to take on "With a Little Help From My Friends." Just saying: Rogers was the only one that got roars from the crowd when he started crooning.
Earlier in the week, Jamar made his rounds on the talk show circuit spreading his message of hope, determination and the ability to overcome adversity.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he sat down with the Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness to perform, reflect and discuss what's coming up next. He said, "I'm a firm believer in everything happening for a reason...so I'm looking forward to all of the things in activism I get to do and the work in the community that I want to do.... Your past doesn't dictate your future--we have a tomorrow that's waiting for us."
Watch Jamar talk with Ellen and perform Bon Jovi's "It's My Life":
One thing on Jamar's HIV activism agenda will be serving as a general in the POZ Army. As a commander in the field, he will fight to find a cure for AIDS--and treatment for all until a cure is found. Look out for his Twitter and Facebook updates. And enlist in the POZ Army today!
To read the POZ interview with Jamar, click here.
To learn more about the POZ Army, click here.