BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES THE TOP 20 CONTESTANTS OF THE INSPIRING GOSPEL COMPETITION SERIES, “SUNDAY BEST”
“SUNDAY BEST” PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 30th ON BET IN THE U.S.A.
AND INTERNATIONALLY BEGINNING SUNDAY, JULY seventh
(NEW YORK, NY) – June 21, 2019 – Getting back from its four-year hiatus, America’s most inspirational singing competitors, “Sunday Greatest,” makes its triumphant return to BET on Sunday, June 30th at eight/7c with two brand-new back-to-back episodes. The well-established gospel present welcomes again Grammy Award®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host, gospel songstress and host of “Get Up Mornings,” Erica Campbell as a choose; and added two Grammy-Award® nominated artists Kelly Worth and Jonathan McReynolds as new additions to the panel. With a brand-new stage and thrilling themed challenges, this season has narrowed down the competitors to 20 finalists.
The brand new season kicks off for the primary time ever with in-person auditions in entrance of the judges, with no viewers. The contestants have to indicate their true expertise, with no smoke and mirrors, by performing acapella with no band help, as they slender the sphere from 20 to the highest 10. For the primary time the contestants have been ready to make use of a web based submissions course of, after which the group lead a world seek for this yr’s contestants, main as much as the much-anticipated stay auditions in Dallas, TX, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Detroit, MI, Lagos, Nigeria and for the primary time-ever London, England and Johannesburg, South Africa, which have been open to pick worldwide contestants. The highest 20 contestants are:
· Antonio Santora, 31, Durham, North Carolina
· Ashleey Barnes, 24, Memphis, Tennessee
· Brielle Frage, 21, Avenel, New Jersey
· Cornelius Edwards, 33, West Palm Seaside, Florida
· Chelsey Barnes, 22, Memphis, TN
· Emorja Roberson, 27, South Bend, Indiana
· Jamal Roberts, 22, Meridian, Mississippi
· James Thompson, 23, Derby UK
· Jason Warrior, 23, Chicago, IL
· Joshua Copeland, 37, Salisbury, Maryland
· Kayva Offord, 27, Orange, Texas
· Keyla Richardson, 22, Pensacola, Florida
· Lakeesha Rice, 36, Greensboro, North Carolina
· Linda Williams, 52, College Heights, OH
· Melvin Crispell III, 21, Charlotte, North Carolina
· Opal Staples, 38, Chicago, IL
· Roy Moye, 26, Wichita, Kansas
· Tiffany Andrews, 35, Newark, New Jersey
· Tiffiny Moore, 35, Augusta, Georgia
· Yoonjung Park, 32, South Korea
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Leisure (BET Awards, The New Version Story), serves as government producer of season 9 of Sunday Greatest together with showrunner Josh Greenberg (The Sing-Off, Lip Sync Battle). Dionne Harmon (The Bobby Brown Story, Hip Hop Squares) and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay (Expensive Mama, Black Ladies Rock!) and are co-executive producers.
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About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s main supplier of high quality leisure, music, information and public affairs tv programming for the African-American viewers. The first BET channel reaches greater than 90 million households and may be seen in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American client model with a various group of enterprise extensions: BET.com, a number one Web vacation spot for Black leisure, music, tradition, and information; BET HER, a 24-hour leisure community concentrating on the African-American Lady; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Residence Leisure; BET Stay, BET’s rising competition enterprise; BET Cellular, which gives ringtones, video games and video content material for wi-fi gadgets; and BET Worldwide, which operates BET across the globe.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Leisure (JCE) is a full service tv and movie manufacturing firm based by leisure trade veteran Jesse Collins. For greater than a decade, Collins has performed an integral position in producing a few of tv’s most memorable moments in music leisure. Collins has produced groundbreaking and award profitable tv programming together with the BET Awards, the Grammy Awards, Soul Practice Awards, BET Honors, UNCF An Night of Stars, ABFF Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins was an government producer of the hit TV sequence, Actual Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, the critically-acclaimed The New Version Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a Three-part mini-series on BET in January 2017, posted file rankings for the community and attracted almost 30 million viewers. He’s additionally the chief producer of VH1 exhibits Expensive Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Dice. He has appeared on the quilt of Vibe journal and has been featured in quite a few publications together with Billboard and Ebony journal. Most lately JCE government produced The Bobby Brown Story. The mini-series picked up the place The New Version Story mini-series left off and chronicled the gifted however troubled singer’s exit from the favored ’80s boy band by his solo success. It debuted on BET in September 2018 advert was the very best rated non-tentpole program on the community since The New Version Story. Subsequent for JCE is the second season of American Soul on BET and Netflix’s upcoming sequence Rhythm and Circulate.