Sunday Best (TV series)

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Sunday Best
Sunday best logo.jpg
Sunday Best logo
GenreReality
StarringKirk Franklin (2007-present
Bebe Winans] (2007-2009)
CeCe Winans ( 2012-present)
Erica Campbell (2007-2009,(2011-2012)
Tina Campbell (2007- 2012)
Donnie McClurkin (2010-present
Yolanda Adams (2010, 2012-Present
Kim Burrell (2010-Present)
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes44
Production
Producer(s)D'Angela Proctor Steed and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, Kirk Franklin and Erica and Tina Campbell
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Original runOctober 2, 2007 – Present
Chronology
Related showsNominated Gospel
External links
[Sunday Best on BET Website]
 
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Sunday Best
Sunday best logo.jpg
Sunday Best logo
GenreReality
StarringKirk Franklin (2007-present
Bebe Winans] (2007-2009)
CeCe Winans ( 2012-present)
Erica Campbell (2007-2009,(2011-2012)
Tina Campbell (2007- 2012)
Donnie McClurkin (2010-present
Yolanda Adams (2010, 2012-Present
Kim Burrell (2010-Present)
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes44
Production
Producer(s)D'Angela Proctor Steed and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, Kirk Franklin and Erica and Tina Campbell
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Original runOctober 2, 2007 – Present
Chronology
Related showsNominated Gospel
External links
[Sunday Best on BET Website]

Sunday Best is a reality television Gospel singing competition series which airs on BET.

Each season the show and its judges set out to find the best undiscovered gospel talent in America. Finalist compete each week until a winner is crowned. Current judges of the competition are Gospel singers Yolanda Adams CeCe Winans and Donnie McClurkin, former host include Mary Mary & Bebe Winans.[1] Gospel singer Kim Burrell serves as the contestants mentor,[2] and the program is hosted by Kirk Franklin.

The Sunday Best winner receives a national recording contract, a new automobile, and an undisclosed cash prize benefiting his or her community as well as the title of 'Sunday Best'. Season one runner up Shari Addison also scored a recording contract, as well as season two runner up Jessica Reedy although her contract was not rewarded from the show.

On the season 4 finale, host Kirk Franklin announced that the series would be returning for a 5th season next year. The 5th season premiered Sunday, July 8, 2012. Season 5 ended with a 2 hour special on September 2, 2012. The winner of the 5th season is Joshua Rogers from Greeleyville, South Carolina. He made history as the first male contestant to win the Sunday Best title. Kirk Franklin announced at the close of Sunday Best 5 that there will be a season 6.

Contents

Winners

Season 1: Crystal Aikin - Verity Records

Debut album "Crystal Aikin" released March 17, 2009.

Season 2: Y'anna Crawley - Imago Dei Music Group

Debut album "The Promise" released August 24, 2010.

Season 3: Le'Andria Johnson - Music World Gospel

Debut album "Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson" released September 6, 2011.

Christmas EP "Christmas Best" released December 6, 2011.

First Winner to receive a Grammy Award (2012, Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance)

Season 4: Amber Bullock - Music World Gospel

Debut album "So In Love" released July 10, 2012.

Season 5: Joshua Rogers[3]

Seasons

References

  1. ^ "Gospel Greats Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams Join the All-Star Team of Judges... - PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/". California, Nigeria: Prnewswire.com. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gospel-greats-donnie-mcclurkin-and-yolanda-adams-join-the-all-star-team-of-judges-for-the-third-season-of-bets-sunday-best-premiering-easter-sunday-april-4-at-900-pm-81587677.html. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ Date: 04/29/10. "SR Gospel: Kim Burrell Joins Sunday Best 3". Singersroom.com. http://www.singersroom.com/news/5662/SR-Gospel-Kim-Burrell-Joins-Sunday-Best-3. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.bet.com/video/sundaybest/season-5/exclusive/sunday-best-behind-the-stage-season-5-winner.html

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