‘Sunday Best’ is one of America’s highly rated, inspirational, and smash-hit talent shows, which made a comeback in 2019 on BET, after a gap of four years. Launched in 2007, the well-established reality TV series is a gospel singing competition that features artists from all across the States. The show has spanned nine successful seasons to date, following which it was renewed for its 10th installment. Here’s when ‘Sunday Best’ season 10 will release on tv screens.
Sunday Best Season 10 Release Date:
‘Sunday Best’ season 9 premiered on June 30, 2019, on BET and finished its run on August 25, 2019. Soon after, the show was greenlit for another season. The decision was not a surprise because, since its debut, ‘Sunday Best’ has been critically acclaimed and has been garnering increased viewerships and a loyal fan base. In fact, when a show runs for such a long duration at a stretch, we don’t need any more explanation about its success. ‘Sunday Best’ season 10 will premiere on July 5, 2020, at 8 pm ET.
Sunday Best Season 10 Cast: Host & Judges
In BET’s rebooted version, music legend Kirk Franklin retook his mantle as the host and presenter of the show. The talented musician who has sold more than 10 million albums globally has created some of the greatest musical numbers of all time. He is also a winner of 14 Grammy’s and 43 Stellar Awards. A gospel musician, songwriter, choir director, and author, he is widely recognized for leading urban modern gospel choirs such as ‘The Family’, ‘God’s Property’, and ‘One Nation Crew’. He is branded by Variety as a “Reigning King of Urban Gospel”. Franklin will make a comeback in season 10.
Sitting on the judging panel in the upcoming outing is Erica Campbell, a 5-times Grammy Award winner, who has released two solo albums and seven albums with her sister, under the name ‘Mary Mary’. A recipient of multiple awards and accolades, she excels in the genre of gospel music and hosts one of the top-rated syndicated radio shows, named ‘Get Up! Mornings’.
Accompanying her is Kelly Price, a self-made musician, branded as one of the industry’s most sought-after songwriters. She is a 9-time Grammy nominee, platinum artist and stars in several television shows, including BET’s hit series ‘American Soul‘. An urban contemporary gospel, Christian R&B, and modern R&B recording artist, she is also an acclaimed radio host.
The third judge is Jonathan McReynolds — a 3x Grammy nominee, 8x Stellar Award winner, and Billboard Music Award nominee. The exceptionally skilled gospel singer and songwriter is a member of the Columbia College faculty and an official contributor to Huffington Post. His work has been applauded by many music icons such as Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly, to name a few. The 10th installment will also feature performances from artists like Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Mali Music, and season 9’s winner, Melvin Crispell. Auditions for the participants were held in Atlanta, whose names will be announced as and when the new episodes drop on tv.
What Can Sunday Best Season 10 be About?
The format of ‘Sunday Best’ comprises a panel of judges who scour each and every corner of the US in search of the best, undiscovered gospel talents. After a series of auditions, selected finalists compete against each other until the last standing man or woman is crowned as the winner. He or she gets a national recording contract, a brand new vehicle, and a grand cash prize (not disclosed to the audience or participants), which can be used for his/her future aspirations or for benefiting his or her community. The winner also receives the coveted title of ‘Sunday Best’.
The current version of the show follows an almost similar format. Anyone who is talented in the field of gospel music or wishes to showcase his/her skills can apply via an online submissions process on the website. After this, the team travels across the US as well as abroad in search of the current year’s contestants. Some of the cities where the live auditions happen are Dallas, Texas; Washington D.C; Atlanta, Georgia; and Detroit, Michigan. Auditions are also held internationally in London, Johannesburg, and Lagos. Post multiple rounds of in-person auditions, the final number of contestants is narrowed down from 20 to the top 10. The finalists then battle each other on stage to win the coveted title with the eponymous name.
Season 10’s winner will receive a recording contract with RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000, and the title ‘Sunday Best’.
Sunday Best Trailer:
You can check out this sneak peek for season 10 right here.
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