Sunday Best

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  • 2007
  • 10 Seasons
  • 7.3  (49)

This music competition series brings together some of America's best gospel singers and pits them against each other on stage. A panel of judges narrows the field to a group of finalists, and eventually a single winner will remain standing. Judges include Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Bebe Winans & Cece Winans. Through each season of the series, singers deliver performances that are evaluated by a panel of judges. In between performance rounds, singers are given advice by professional singers. The performers are gradually eliminated until, at the end of the season, a single performer is left to be crowned the winner of the season. In these ways, the series follows the formula established by many other performance competition series. The winner of each season is awarded a recording contract, a cash prize, and a new car. The series debuted on the BET cable network in 2007 and ran through 2015. The series was revived in 2019, and its ninth season debuted in September 2019. Production on a tenth season began early in 2020, and the first three episodes of the season were recorded in front of a live audience. Following these episodes, production of the series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. When production resumed, episodes were filmed remotely without a live audience. Broadcast of the new responsibly filmed episodes resumed in early July of 2020. The series is produced by prolific producer Tyler Perry and is based at Perry's production studio complex in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Seasons
The Finale
8. The Finale
August 23, 2020
Celebrating gospel with performances by The Clark Sisters, Erica Campbell, Jonathan McReynolds, Kierra Sheard and Melvin Crispell III; Kirk Franklin will reveal who America voted as the winner.
Who Am I?
7. Who Am I?
August 16, 2020
Marvin Sapp performs; three finalists tackle their most difficult challenge -- a double performance; competitors work with producer Warryn Campbell on an original song followed by a song of their choice.
Acquire a Choir
6. Acquire a Choir
August 9, 2020
Ricky Dillard performs; the top five take it back to the choir stand, backed by Oakwood University's Dynamic Praise choir; singers will compete to harness the power of the choir in their virtual performance with hopes of making it into the top three.
Tribute a Living Legend
5. Tribute a Living Legend
August 2, 2020
Gospel music artist Richard Smallwood performs; the seven remaining hopefuls are challenged to honor his legacy by trying to tackle a hit from his legendary songbook.
The Remix
4. The Remix
July 26, 2020
Yolanda Adams performs; the nine remaining competitors take an R&B classic and remix it with a gospel twist.
Contestant's Choice
3. Contestant's Choice
August 25, 2020
With the help of host and mentor Kirk Franklin, the top 10 contestants perform the songs that best describe their gospel life's journey.
The Auditions Part II
2. The Auditions Part II
July 12, 2020
The final 10 of the top 20 aspiring singers perform on the "Sunday Best" stage for the chance to advance; the "Sunday Best" final 10 contestants are revealed.
The Auditions Part I
1. The Auditions Part I
July 5, 2020
Contestants audition in front of the judges who must narrow the field from 20 to 12; with no backing bands or flashy screens, the contenders strive to be one of the final six who will move on to the main competition, along with six others.
Description

This music competition series brings together some of America's best gospel singers and pits them against each other on stage. A panel of judges narrows the field to a group of finalists, and eventually a single winner will remain standing. Judges include Yolanda Adams, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Bebe Winans & Cece Winans.

Through each season of the series, singers deliver performances that are evaluated by a panel of judges. In between performance rounds, singers are given advice by professional singers. The performers are gradually eliminated until, at the end of the season, a single performer is left to be crowned the winner of the season. In these ways, the series follows the formula established by many other performance competition series. The winner of each season is awarded a recording contract, a cash prize, and a new car.

The series debuted on the BET cable network in 2007 and ran through 2015. The series was revived in 2019, and its ninth season debuted in September 2019. Production on a tenth season began early in 2020, and the first three episodes of the season were recorded in front of a live audience. Following these episodes, production of the series was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. When production resumed, episodes were filmed remotely without a live audience. Broadcast of the new responsibly filmed episodes resumed in early July of 2020.

The series is produced by prolific producer Tyler Perry and is based at Perry's production studio complex in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sunday Best is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (102 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2007.

Where to Watch Sunday Best

Sunday Best is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sunday Best on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Philo, FuboTV and BET.

  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (49)