The show kicked off with Donnie McClurkin debuting his new song, “I Am Amazed.” This season’s theme of Sunday Best is “United By Faith”.
The first up to compete was Alexis Hollins, who sang Cece Winans- “Pray”
Cece: “I thought you did a great job. Awesome.”
Donnie: “I couldn’t pay attention. You sang it very hard. You should have pulled back.
Yolanda: “The energy was phenomenal”
Second up was Tyler Little dedicating Ernest Pugh’s – “I Need Your Glory” to the memory of his grandmother.
Cece: Calm, cool and collective is what you are. Pure perfection.
Donnie: Your whole presentation was great. You really have something unique
Yolanda: To take the styling of Ernest Pugh was great.
Third was Temika McClellan singing “I Am Encouraged”- Donald Lawrence
Cece: Powerful but pitchy.
Donnie: Be cautious of your notes.
Yolanda: Great selection. Make sure you are on top of your notes.
Fourth was Quan Howell who sang was “All I Need”- Brian Courtney Wilson
Cece: I thought it was solid all the way through.
Donnie: I loved your approach.
Yolanda: Ditto and you gave us a few surprises.
Fifth was Paula Champion singing “Can You Reach My Friend”- Helen Baylor
Cece: You just have to make sure that’s you.
Donnie: I couldn’t hear you bottom notes, but once you got n there it was great.
Yolanda: I like the texture of your voice.
Sixth in line was David Michael chose to sing “Praise Is What I Do”- William Murphy
Cece: You have to be a little more convincing.
Donnie: It was great and were able to hear your versatility.
Yolanda: Great voice.
Seventh up was Linda Bell singing the “Holy Ghost”- Milton Brunson
Cece: Exciting to watch.
Donnie: It was fun to watch but, there were no vocals.
Yolanda: You have made Houston proud.
Eighth to perform was Kristin Lowe chose “That Name”-Yolanda Adams
Cece: Very clear that you have a good voice,but you have to know how to use it.
Donnie: Never give up.
Yolanda: I like what you did. Just make sure that your runs are complete.
Ninth Jamel Lewis “Cover Me”- 21:03
Cece: I enjoyed you thoroughly. A little more energy
Donnie: You were good. Make sure you give the whole package.
Yolanda: It takes courage. You did a great job.
Tenth and the closer in line was Yakiima Shepard chose “I Got A Testimony”- Clay Evans
Cece: I think you did a great job.
Donnie: Don’t hold back
Yolanda: It was great.