“Sunday Best” is back! Season 6 kicked off with all our favorite judges, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, back on the panel. Kirk Franklin returned as the host of the show once more.
The show opened in Houston. Kirk dropped came in with a helicopter marked “Angel of Faith” and the show opened with “Blessed Assurance” sung by a young woman who was stopped by Yolanda Adams. The next singer performed the song “By and By.” The evening was off to a fun start.
Just a few of the faces that we loved seeing again were:
Odell Bunton Jr returned. He auditioned in season 4. He was turned away at that time because of his age. He was the first selected. David Michael made it as well.
Cecilia Minor returned with a new look and blessed way. When we saw her last she was trying to get back on her feet. She gave chills to everyone who watched. She was told no. CeCe told her that she “was not ready.”
Josuiah Drumm, A C.O.G.I.C. member told judges he learned to sing in church. He made it. Donnie was impressed with the purity of his voice and delivery.
Tasha Lockhart, daughter of gospel greats Lisa and Michael Brooks (Commissioned) sang “Holy, Holy, Holy”. Needless, to say she blew them away. With such a great pedigree how could she not make it.
Three more made the list with the judges adding in out to their first performances and seeing the raw talent. “David can sing. ” Linda Bell, Lici Lewis were two of the three. The eighth contestant Montrea sang from a motorized wheelchair
Johnathan Jackson came back for his eleventh time. It was the charm. He finally made it and closed down the Houston auditions.
Atlanta Georgia was next on the schedule. The first young lady Alexis Hollins made it. Temika McClellan from Bronx, New York sang her heart out, and crossed the line.
Paula Champion a preacher’s kid auditioned. She came to deliver her craft.
Chicago auditions were in the dead of winter. That didn’t stop them cold.
Wendell Lowe’s niece Kristin Lowe made the cut. Tyler Little, another preacher’s kid garnered a yes.
Yakiima Shepard was the next Chicago pick. According to our twitter timeline, she was singing after just having her teeth removed. That’s impressive.
Quan Howell was given instructions on his singing.
Jamel Lewis closed out Chicago with “Blessed Quietness”.
The city of Brotherly love gave their best.
Tuku Gaye sang “It Is Well” and blew Yolanda Adams. Terrill Hall was accepted by Donnie from the start. The final choice was Kefia Rollerson
That was how week one ended. What did you think? Who should have made it?
The winner will get a Ford Fusion and RCA Inspirational contract.