Sunday Best (TV series)

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Sunday Best
Sunday best logo.jpg
Sunday Best logo
Genre Reality
Starring Kirk Franklin (2007-present)
Bebe Winans (2007-2009)
CeCe Winans (2012-2014)
Erica Campbell (2007-2009),(2011-2012)
Tina Campbell (2007- 2012)
Donnie McClurkin (2010-present)
Yolanda Adams (2010, 2012-present)
Kim Burrell (2010-present)
Kierra "Kiki" Sheard (2014-present)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 62
Production
Producer(s) D'Angela Proctor Steed and Nia T. Hill of Strange Fruit Media, Kirk Franklin and Erica and Tina Campbell
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BET
CBS Television Distribution
Original airing October 2, 2007-present
Chronology
Related shows Nominated Gospel
External links
Website

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

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, Kierra Sheard and Donnie McClurkin, former host include Mary Mary, Bebe Winans & Cece 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 was Joshua Rogers from Greeleyville, South Carolina. He made history as the first male contestant to win the Sunday Best title.

The current Sunday Best champion is Geoffrey Golden, who won on August 31, 2014.

Winners[edit]

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]

Debut album "Well Done" released December 4, 2012.

Season 6: Tasha Page-Lockhart[4]

Debut single "Different" released in Mid-2014.

Debut album "Here Right Now" released on August 5, 2014

'Season 7: Geoffrey Golden' [5]

Seasons[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gospel Greats Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams Join the All-Star Team of Judges... - PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/". California, Nigeria: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  2. ^ Date: 04/29/10. "SR Gospel: Kim Burrell Joins Sunday Best 3". Singersroom.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.bet.com/video/sundaybest/season-5/exclusive/sunday-best-behind-the-stage-season-5-winner.html
  4. ^ http://www.bet.com/video/sundaybest/season-6/exclusives/tasha-page-lockhart-is-sunday-best.html
  5. ^ http://www.bet.com/video/sundaybest/season-7/exclusives/geoffrey-golden-is-sunday-best.html

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