Wes Morgan performed at the top of the two hour finale tonight of Sunday Best. Yes, we are at the end of Sunday Best where Tasha Page Lockhart and Kefia Rollerson battle it out to be crowned the season six winner of Sunday. Not only do they win the title of Sunday Best but they also win a recording contract with RCA For Your Soul Records, a cash prize and a brand new Ford Focus. The stakes are high in this last week. The tension seems to be lifted when Kirk Franklin comes out looking like he should be standing on a corner selling newspapers.
Molly Music, Tamela Mann, and The Walls are set to perform in tonight’s episode. After a sneak peak of the newest Paula Patton movie, Baggage Claim, Kirk Franklin introduced Molly Music. He performed Fire for the crowd. It wasn’t a powerful performance like Wes’ at the top of the show but I saw some people grooving to the music. I admit my foot was tapping.
For those who had been watching Sunday Best from the beginning of the season, I wasn’t one of them, tonight on the program was a montage of the journey’s of both singers from auditions to finals. Then Kefia and Tasha Page got up on stage and performed an acoustic version of Kirk Franklin’s song Love. Franklin congratulated them and I thought to myself no matter who loses, we all win. I truly hope that both are successful in the world of Gospel music.
The Walls performed Perfect People around thirty-seven minutes into the first hour. We get a glimpse of the relationship between the two singers. They say there isn’t going to be any angst when either one of them lose. Tamela Mann performed Take Me To The King. I knew her and her husband were singers but I was a bit blown away by how good she was. I’ve gotten so used to her being the daughter of Mr. Brown in those Tyler Perry movies that I was taken aback by her voice.
She rocked the house, getting everyone up on his or her feet, praising the lord and singing along. She closed out the first hour and ramped me up for the second hour.
At the top of the second hour, the legendary Chaka Khan opened the show. My mother, who was watching the show with me this week, thought she looked fantastic. Lecrae came out and rapped a verse with her. Kirk Franklin went through a wardrobe change and came out looking like Orville Redenbacher.
CeCe Winans performed More about thirteen minutes in the second hour. This hour, we toured through Philly, the city of Kefia Rollerson. She spoke of her production skills before Sunday Best and her sneaking out of the house to sing. We even met her high school music teacher. She then performed How Great Is Our God. Donnie McClurkin congratulated her on her performance. Yolanda Adams called her amazing and CeCe Winans said that everything she touches is amazing.
We then got to see what life was like for Tasha Page Lockhart in Detroit. She is the music director in her church and had received awards from the governor’s office. She performed Vanessa Belle Armstrong’s You Bring Out The Best In Me. She wasn’t as strong as Kefia this performance but it was still a pretty good performance. Kirk Franklin called it Christian baby making music. CeCe Winans complemented her on her looks and Adams told her to be herself. McClurkin said she was the whole package and wanted to her performance as a single.
Israel Houghton came out to perform No Turn Back with Aaron Lindsey. With less then ten minutes left of Sunday Best, I’m left wondering who is going to win. As Kirk Franklin brought them both together on stage and listed all the things they would win, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. Based on the voting from America, Tasha Page Lockhart won the title of Sunday Best!
Though she didn’t win, a very special congratulations to Kefia Rollerson on her journey through Sunday Best
For the last time, Tasha took the stage to perform United by Faith, a new single written by Big Jimmy. We hear at So So Active would like to wish both Tasha and Kefia on their journey.