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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.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on BET
9 Seasons, 93 Episodes
October 2, 2007
Reality
7.5/10
Cast: Dathan Thigpen, Jeff Spain, Latice Crawford, Jessica Reedy
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Sunday Best Full Episode Guide

  • The remaining three contestants sing two songs that have a special meaning to them and reflect their testimony, Fantasia performs, and the final two contestants are revealed.

  • Ahead of their performances, the final four artists go to Atlanta churches to sing for congregations, and Pastor Shirley Caesar performs and serves as a guest judge.

  • The competition heats up as the top five contestants step into the forefront and perform while being backed by the New Direction Gospel Choir of Tennessee State University.

  • Keke Wyatt performs "God Will Take Care of You" before joining the judging panel, and the six remaining contestants dive into Aretha Franklin's gospel catalog.

  • Undiscovered gospel singers from across the nation seek high praise.

  • All eight competitors take a popular R&B song and remix it with a gospel twist; then, they hit the stage and perform their newly transformed song before the judges.

  • The top 12 contenders must compete in pairs by singing the same song; in this challenge, the contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their individual vocal styles and set themselves apart from each other.

  • Contestants audition in front of the judges who must narrow the field from 20 to 12; after the dust settles, the top 12 competitors make their way to the hotel, while the others head home.

  • 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.

  • The night has come for the winner to be announced. Plus, LIVE performances by Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin, plus the winner of our online Race To The Stage competition.

  • Rachel Jackson, the preacher's daughter who, at 21,aspires to be more than an unwed mother. She yearns for the stability of a marriage to her son's father and surmounts incredible odds to reconcile with the father she disappointed.

  • The five finalists perform, with two of them being eliminated. Jason Nelson and Kierra Sheard also perform.

  • The six remaining contestants compete.

  • Gospel great John P. Kee lifts his voice in a triumphant medley and our seven remaining All Stars perform the music of this living legend. When the praise ends, only six All Stars will be standing.

  • Grammy Award Winner Michelle Williams graces the stage, and our Top 8 All Stars continue their quest for the Sunday Best crown. After tonight, only 7 will remain.

  • Charles Jenkins performs his chart-topping gospel hit, "War," and our 10 Sunday Best All Stars compete in song, but two will be eliminated.

  • Kirk Franklin reveals the 10 Sunday Best All Stars who lift their voices for their second chance at the Sunday Best title. We also have a special guest performance by Ricky Dillard, featuring the 7 past Sunday Best winners."

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