Returning to BET for season 10 is America’s most inspirational singing competition, “Sunday Best,” on Sunday, July 5th at 8/7C. Season 10 welcomes back GRAMMY®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host; returning as judges are GRAMMY® winning songstress & host of “Get Up Mornings,” Erica Campbell, GRAMMY® nominated artist & star of BET’s “American Soul” Kelly Price and GRAMMY® nominated & multiple Stellar Award-winning artist Jonathan McReynolds.
Kicking off in Sunday Best fashion, the series returned from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, the first two episodes of season 10 begin with the contestants having to show their true talent, with no smoke and mirrors, by performing acapella with no band support, as the judges narrow the field from 20 to the top 10. The top 20 contestants are:
- Armyia Bryant – Vienna, GA
- Ashling Cole – El Sobrante, CA
- Niiella Coffie – London, England
- Edward “Busta” Fields – Philadelphia, PA
- Jada Spight – Buffalo, NY
- Jamal Roberts – Meridian, MS
- John Houston Smith – Detroit, MI
- Kay Racquel – Baton Rouge, LA
- Lonnie Banks – Charlotte, NC
- MarQuis Harris – Emporia, VA
- Mikaela Brown – Austell, GA
- Nicole Gregory – Kansas City, MO
- O’Livya Walker – Millington, TN
- Roman Collins – Hawthorne, CA
- Stephanie Summers – Colorado Springs, CO
- Sterlin Hill – Greenwood, SC
- Takira Rogers – Robbins, IL
- Tonyce Hollis – Toledo, Ohio
- Tyree Miller – Philadelphia, PA
- Veronica Stephens – Groveland, FL
Below is a preview of what you will see tonight!
In light of the of COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep the shows judges, contestants and crew safe – new and innovative technology, techniques and artist-generated content were used to complete production of episodes four through eight of season 10 – allowing the viewing audience to join in on weekly praise & worship during the time when America needs it most.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (BET Awards, The New Edition Story), and Dionne Harmon (The Bobby Brown Story, Hip Hop Squares) serve as executive producers of season ten of Sunday Best along with executive producer and showrunner Jeannae Rouzan-Clay (Dear Mama, Black Girls Rock!), and Torrence Glenn (Celebration Of Gospel, Trumpet Awards) is co-executive producer.
Season 10 auditions were previously held earlier this year in Atlanta, GA at The House of Hope. The season 10 winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000 and the title “Sunday Best.”
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