BET’S HIT GOSPEL SINGING COMPETITION, SUNDAY BEST REVEALS SEASON FOUR TOP 20 CONTESTANTS 07/11/11
Gospel Greats Kirk Franklin, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and Mary Mary Continue the Search for America’s Next Gospel Star
BET’S HIT GOSPEL SINGING COMPETITION, SUNDAY BEST REVEALS SEASON FOUR TOP 20 CONTESTANTS Gospel Greats Kirk Franklin, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and Mary Mary Continue the Search for America’s Next Gospel Star NEW YORK—July 11, 2011—In last night’s two-hour special premiere, BET’s award-winning gospel competition, SUNDAY BEST took viewers through the entertaining and hilarious audition process and revealed this season’s top 20 contestants. Thousands of hopefuls showed up for auditions in Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles but only the best were selected to advance to the next round of competition in Atlanta. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the new season includes returning judges Pastor Donnie McClurkinand multi-award winning sisters Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary.
Here are the Top 20: Amber Bullock – St. Louis, Missouri Andrea Helms – Dallas, Texas Annalisha Robbins – Anchorage, Alaska Brain Ezra – Huntsville, Alabama Chase Stancle – Grand Rapids, Michigan Carlington Roberts – McDonough, Georgia Eric Drew – Los Angeles, California Felecia Russell – Dallas, Texas Isaiah Freeman – Cincinnati, Ohio LaTrice Smith – Macon, Georgia Michael Pugh – Brooklyn, New York Michael Washington – Los Angeles, California Monica Smith – Atlanta, Georgia Quentin Bethea – Charlotte, North Carolina Rikki Valentino LaFontaine – Los Angeles, California Roosevelt Griffin – Memphis, Tennessee Timesha Sampson – Memphis, Tennessee Toneisha Jones Harris – Atlanta, Georgia Shanandolan Reynolds – Dallas, Texas Sue Roseberry – Midland, Texas
This season, fans can expect to be blown away by performances as the hopefuls make the journey all the way from auditions into the finals. Along the way, musical powerhouse Kim Burrell will provide vocal guidance to the Top 20 contestants. The winner of season four SUNDAY BEST will receive a national recording contract, a cash prize and a brand new 2011 Ford Explorer.