Tonight marked the season premier of BET Sunday’s Best. After seeing excellent talents like Alexis Spight and Joshua Rogers, I was excited to see what the Gospel Music “Gods” had to offer us this season. With Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, CiCi Winians and Yolanda Adams back in the judges seat; I knew that we were in for something special. Filmed in Houston, one of the most densely populated cities in t he U.S., over 7,000 people auditioned for their chance at being the next Gospel sensation
The first few contestant seemed more like American Idol contestants, but Arlington, TX resident Odell Bunton, Jr was the real deal. Too young to participate in last year’s contestants, he is looking like a shining star.
Cecilia Minor one of last year’s contestants came back with an extreme make over and she was looking to claim her spot. However good she l looked she wasn’t ready for this year’s competition.
Joshua Drumm from McKinney, TX sung “Awesome” and I could hear the angels in heaven rejoice. Raised in a C.O.G.I.C., he let Kirk Franklin know he claps on the 2 and 4.
Tasha Page Lockhart the daughter of Lisa Page Brooks sung the Gospel classic “Holy, Holy” and it was easy to see that she was the real deal. Midway into her song the judges all confirmed she was a yes…
Sis Peeola Patterson came on the set looking like Madea mixed with Sandman from “Showtime Apollo.” It looked really staged but it made things interesting..
After three contestants from Houston made their way into the competition, nephew Tommy from the Steve Harvey Morning Show made a quick cameo with Kirk Franklin.
Montreaa Bailey came onstage in her remote scooter and blew the minds of the Sunday Best judges. It’s gonna be interesting to see where she goes in this year’s contestant.
After 11 auditions, John “Jay Jay” Jackson blessed us with his version with “Bye and Bye.” It sounds like the kid is finally ready. Up to 9th contestants, this is shaping up to be an excellent season.
After leaving Houston, Atlanta was the next city on the Sunday’s Best stop, Alexis Hollis and Temika McClellan were able to advance to the next round with her shaky performance.
Too many contestants sang “Blessed Assurance” and most of them came up short.
After leaving Atlanta, the next stop was Chicago,Il. Christian Lowe the niece of Christian Allow, was the first contestant to make it to the next round of BET’s Sunday’s Best.
Tyler Little of Chicago was one of the shining stars of tonight’s episode. The next batch of singers sung “I Need The,” and wow did they need him.
One of the bright spots of the night was Jamal Lewis as he sang “Blessed quietness.” With Philadelphia being the final stop is was good to see the Gospel legend Yolonda Adams join the rest of the cast. Tuku Gaye was the first contestant from Philadelphia to make it to the next round of Sunday’s Best.
Overall this was a pretty good season premier and I am hopeful to see what happens next.Google+