Brody Ray

Screenshot of Brody Runge's June 26 performance on "America's Got Talent."

Kearney native Brody Runge, aka Brody Ray, shared his story of transitioning from female to male in an emotional segment on NBC's "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday.

Runge's performance of "Stand in the Light" by Jordan Smith drew rave reviews from the show's four panelists: Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell. 

All four voted to advance him to the show's next round.

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A video of Runge's performance is attached to this story. You can view his full segment here (it's the last part of the episode): https://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent/video/auditions-5/3749243 

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