BET’s Hit Singing Competition ‘SUNDAY BEST’ Names Season Three’s Top 20 Contestants

Gospel Greats Kirk Franklin, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams and Mary Mary Land in the New Home of ‘SUNDAY BEST,’ New Orleans, to Begin the Tough Job of Finding America’s Next Gospel Star

BET’s hit gospel singing competition show, SUNDAY BEST is taking praise and competition to the next level. Viewers witnessed as thousands of hopefuls showed up for auditions in Lagos, Nigeria, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Orleans but now the competition swings in to full gear and names this season’s Top 20 contestants.

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BET’s SUNDAY BEST Returns this Sunday, April 4th

BET’s Hit Gospel Singing Competition ‘SUNDAY BEST’ Makes Its Divine Return This Easter Premiering Sunday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.*

Season Three of “Sunday Best” Introduces New Judges, New Competition and the First-Ever International Auditions in Lagos, Nigeria

Premiering on Easter Sunday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.,* BET’s hit singing competition SUNDAY BEST returns for a third season of higher praise and tougher competition. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the new season welcomes gospel recording artists Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams to the stellar team of judges including returning multi-award winning siblings Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary. Making U.S. stops in Detroit, New Orleans and Philadelphia, SUNDAY BEST season 3 throws the net even wider to include auditions in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Mary Mary to Debut: Be U: Be Honest, Be Beautiful, Be Intentional, Be Strong, Be You!

(Los Angeles, Calif): Mary Mary is the gospel duo of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, and though they have world-wide notoriety, three Grammy Awards and sold millions of records, Mary Mary feels a strong calling to inspire, encourage and motivate young girls to live an authentic and integrity-filled life.

In their debut book release, Be U: Be Honest, Be Beautiful, Be Intentional, Be Strong, Be You! (Howard/Simon and Schuster, April 2010) Mary Mary builds on their “Be U” slogan through personal stories, spiritual encouragement, and words of empowerment, as they remind young women to understand who God created them to be and discover the courage to be themselves.

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2010 Stellar Award Nominees

The 25th Annual Stellar Award Nominees were announced during a press conference today in Nashville, TN. The hosts for the January 16, 2010 show will be Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans, and Donnie McClurkin. The Awards show will be taped at the The Grand Ole Opry.

Congratulations to Bay Area native and Gospel Great – Dr. Edwin Hawkins, 2010 Recipient of the Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones Legend Award.

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