Friday, December 19th was the last and final episode of 106 & Park, the beloved music video countdown show on BET that first aired in 2000. The show featured a music video countdown that viewers got to vote for online, as well as artist and celebrity interviews, new artist debuts, freestyle rap, dance, and singing battles and much more.
This is it, welcome to the finale. America, you had the chance to vote for either Candace Benson or Geoffrey Golden. Both gave some fantastic performances last Sunday but Golden had the edge over Benson with multiple performances at equal or great value compared to each preceding one. While Bishop Hezekiah Walker gave a performance to warm up crowd, I wondered if America voted correctly and put Golden to be the ‘Golden Boy’ of season 7 Sunday Best. Based on how social media commented on his performance, it’s a no-brainer he will undoubtedly walk away with “the all important title, Sunday Best.”
Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 3
We’re down to the wire. Tonight is a fight to the bone where America votes on who goes home and which other is crowned the winner of Season 7 of Sunday Best. Contestants Geoffrey Golden and Candace Benson, the youngest singers of the season are set to battle it out for the title of Sunday Best and win a recording contract with Fo Yo Soul Records. To ease into the competitiveness of the show The Mississippi Mass Choir, along with Sunday Best Season three winner Le’Andria Johnson, performed the opening number with elegance and grace.
Jeffrey Golden and Tequila Wilson on Sunday Best. One of these singers are sent home. But who?
And then there were five. Yes, we’re in the top five of Sunday Best Season seven and it’s going to get better. After sending home Deangelo Gardner and the wild card Demarka Wheeler, can your favorite hold on until next week? After a lovely opening performance, Donald Lawrence joined judges Donnie McClurkin and Kierra Sheard as a guest judge for the night. I wonder where Yolanda Adams was during the time of recording.
Now that there are only eight singers left on Sunday Best, anything can go every which way. Last week we saw the singers paired up for duet night and lost Jay Williamson and Demarka Wheeler, who were arguably the weakest links of a much stronger chain. Tonight, Erica Campbell opened up the show; while the opening number was strong, it still can’t hold a candle to last week’s amazing and powerful performance. Looking like he stepped out a Webelos meeting, Kirk Franklin announced the first singer, Geoffrey Golden.
Now that the top twenty has dwindled down to just ten, the anxiety has to be plaguing the contestants as one by one, they are eliminated until one is crowned Sunday Best. Dorinda Clark Hall joined Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett for an explosive opening performance. I thought it couldn’t get any better until McClurkin rushed out to the judge’s table to hand the microphone to Kierra Sheard, who rocked the foundation. Then Yolanda Adams was handed the mic. The mild-mannered, soft-spoken judge broke out in a powerful song. It couldn’t have gotten any better, except Kim Burrell sang as well; I don’t need to tell you that it was a fantastic performance. That performance, which was the best the season so far from anyone on the show, felt like it was the season finale opening. Awesome!
With it being Sunday means it’s time for Sunday Best. Last week, we’ve witnessed ten of the twenty contestants sing their heart out to move one step closer to becoming the season seven winner of Sunday Best. This week we hear the back half of the twenty and ten singers go home. The first up tonight was Brittany Jones with Jesus is the Best Thing, which was, at best, average. McClurkin and Yolanda gave her their kudos while Sheard, whom opened up the show with a powerful performance, wanted more. That’s the problem plaguing these past two week; we have twenty great singers, give or take a few, whom had terrific performances but haven’t performed to the best of their ability.
Sunday Best Season 7 Episode 3
To clear some things up, I thought Sunday Best was like every other talent show where the judges would pick those who are right and would then narrow down the choices to 20. That’s not how it works and I do feel as though they didn’t choice the right people to go through.With that being said, ten of the twenty singers performed tonight with Kristen Jamison kicking off the show. Sunday Best Season 7, Episode 3 kicked off with Kristen Jamison singing A Little More Jesus. Her performance was average at best; she didn’t move me the way she moved me during her audition. Judge Donnie McClurkin said that he couldn’t really hear her through the song. Yolanda Adams enjoyed the performance and Kierra Sheard had no complaints.
Here we go again, y’all. It’s the season seven premier of Sunday Best on BET. Last year was my introduction to the show and I had little clue as to the make up of the show. I started writing recaps when the show had already picked the top 20 contestants and missed the auditions entirely. This time’s different. On the July 6 premier of Sunday Best, we get two episodes.
In addition to Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, and Kim Burrell, we’re also getting a new judge Kierra Sheard.
The Rock is in the Building…Chris Rock that is.
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This years BET Awards was filled with many surprise performances including Jhene Aiko taking the stage with Grammy Award Winner John Legend to sing her hit “The Worst”, to Trey Songz joining August Alsina to perform their single “I Love This” along with the now husky figured Chris Brown pictured below.