Rogers auditioned for the fifth season of Sunday Best in Atlanta, and was immediately a favorite of fans and the celebrity judging panel of Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans. Sunday Best host Kirk Franklin gave Rogers the nickname "Young Buck". After weeks of consistent performances of songs such as Vanessa Bell Armstrong's "Peace Be Still" and Andrae Crouch's "We Expect You", Rogers landed in the finals of Sunday Best alongside another teen singer, Alexis Spight, with Rogers ultimately going on to win. He became the show's first male and youngest champion. With his win, Rogers received a cash prize, a 2013 Ford Escape, and a recording contract with Music World Entertainment.