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Sunday Best August 18 Recap

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After last week’s upset elimination, Sunday Best has to prove it’s making the right calls when it comes to their singers. As Love and Basketball’s end credits rolled, I contemplated who would improve their performances from last week and who would continue to dominate.

 

The show opened up with a performance from Kim “The Voice” Burrell. She soothed the ears of those watching with her soulful voice and was quite the contrast to Kirk Franklin’s usual loud clothing. ‘Don’t Count Me Out,’ she sang, a strong title that echoes how the remaining four contestants feel; it was also the world premier of that song. Franklin’s clothing has toned down once again this week. He wore a nice white vest with a plaid collard shirt.

For the last four contestants: Venold Junior Johnson, Tasha Page Lockhart, Kefia Rollerson, and Tyler Little, the tension is high. Kefia was the first to perform and she sang Heaven by Mary Mary. Her performance wasn’t her strongest but it was adequate enough to be considered good. Judge Donnie McClurkin said she adds life to everything she does. CeCe Winans said she gets better and better with every performance. Next up was Tyler Little who sang Jesus Is Real. Once again, this performance wasn’t as strong as last week. McClurkin said it started off good and then started to wain a bit. Yolanda Adams said that his performance kept her interested and loves that he stays true to himself.

 

Venold Junior Johnson performed third with No Other Choice. I was very surprised that he didn’t perform to the best of his abilities. I felt that his performance wasn’t even up to par and sounded like a practice session instead of an actual performance. However, once again the judges and I were at odds. Yolanda Adams said that he paid attention to what Burrell had told him in terms of his performance. CeCe Winans also said it was great performance. The best performance of the night definitely was held for last. Tasha Page Lockhart deserves to win Sunday Best. Every performance she’s done is consistent and her vocals are out of this world. She sang the song Open The Eyes Of My Heart and boy, what a performance. She brought the house down with her powerful vocals and her praise of the Lord was present in the arena; it oozed of Sunday Morning at church when everyone wants to get up on their feet. It truly was powerful. The judges agreed with me. Yolanda Adams said she couldn’t call her a singer but a worshiper. She also said that her performance was flawless. Donnie McClurkin wanted to scream and shout at the top of his lungs.  However I am nervous by what happened last week.

 

Lexi Allen performed forty-five mintues into the program to suppres the anxiety of the contestants and the viewers.

 

As Kirk Franklin called up all four singers, my heart was pounding. He called up Tasha, which meant she was moving forward in the competition. The next name he called up was Kefia. Kefia and Tasha are the two singers battling it out to win Sunday Best next week. That means Tyler and Venold have been sent home.

 

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Jonathan Silva is a graduate and current student at Full Sail University going for his Master's Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing for film blogs like Get The Big Picture or listening to music, he's either watching movies or playing video games. His love for all things entertainment shine through in his writing.