Recap: BET’s Sunday Best Season 3, Episode 6

Sunday-BestLast week on BET’s Sunday Best, we saw the first 10 contestants show the judges what they can do. This week, the remaining 10 contestants took the stage.

The show opened with Kurt Karr and the 20 finalists sing We Lift Our Hands In the Sanctuary. This was a good energetic performance. I thought it was an entertaining way to open the show.

Mesie Augustine
She gave a very shaky performance of How Great Is Our God. I found it to be very uninspired. The judges thought she had a number of vocal imperfections. I have to agree with them. Her vocals definitely need to be more refined.

Orlando Wright
I was worried for him when he first started singing The Presence of the Lord is Here. His performance got a whole lot better in a hurry. When it was all said and done, Orlando’s performance was passionate. The judges liked him and told him that he would definitely be moving on.

Brittany Dear
It was clear very early that she was definitely nervous. I’m confident that she has the talent. Unfortunately she couldn’t overcome her nerves and show us what she was capable of. I’m sure the competition is over for her.

David Wilford
He gave a great energetic performance of I Will Bless the Lord. He came out very confident and poised. I think he completely nailed his performance and the judges agreed.

Tiffany Carlin-Laird
Her performance of Walk With Me Lord was simply wonderful. Her voice was powerful and polished. I absolutely loved her performance and the judges did too. Donnie McClurkin talked about how she owned the stage.

Dathan Thigpen
I don’t think it was a very strong performance vocally. However, there was a lot of sincerity in his worship. The judges seemed to really enjoy how he sang Open The Eyes of My Heart.

Martha Burr
I didn’t enjoy her performance as much as the judges did. I agree that she has a nice voice, but I found the overall performance of Our God is an Awesome God a bit lacking.

Brian Smith
The judges liked his performance. I guess that is why they are platinum selling Gospel artists and I’m not. I definitely didn’t view Brian’s performance in the same light they did.

Bethany Devine
I would call her performance of For Every Mountain slightly above average. Yolanda Adams wanted more from her. Overall the judges thought she was nervous.

Vernell Payton, Jr.
There was something missing, but I couldn’t really put my finger on it. Donnie McClurkin said that his performance was not genuine. That is definitely not the type of comment you want to hear if you are an aspiring Gospel artist. There were a number of people on Twitter that did not feel that the judges should question the way a person praises the Lord.

At the end of the show, 10 of the 20 finalists were eliminated. The finalists that advanced to the next round are:

Durward Davis
Franklin Davis
Tawanna Tarvin
LeAndria Johnson
Orlando Wright
Brian Smith
Tiffany Carlin-Laird
David Wilford
Dathan Thigpen
Elder Goldwire McLendon

I actually do not have any major issues with this list. At the end of the show, Kirk Franklin announced that one more wild card finalist will be chosen from the 10 eliminated finalists. Bethany Devine and Rob Hatcher are my picks for the wild card spot. I guess we’ll just have to tune in next week to see who gets it.

Did you see episode six? Let me know your opinions.

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  • Brandi

    I think Bethany Devine should be the wild card. She would be a great contender.

  • http://inlljobbnkjo@yahoo.com Gel

    I would like the wild card spot to go to Jonte’ Thomas. I enjoyed the jazzy “Just a Prayer Away”. I thought it was an excellent tribute to the city of New Orleans, considering the show is in New Orleans this year. Besides, her vocal performance was flawless. C’mon, this is a SINGING competition, right?

  • moriah

    MOST DEF BETHANY DEVINE SHUD JOIN THE TOP TEN. SHE WAS AMAZING. IDK WHAT THE JUDGES WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT. SHE HAS A VERY UNIQUE GIFT AND IM PULLIN 4 HER TO COME BACK NXT WEEK!!!!!

  • justme

    I’m just curious, especially since I didn’t follow season 3. I hope someone can explain how Orlando Wright was able to compete when he is already a professional actor and singer.

    I remember him being in the play “Fabric of a Man” by David E. Talbert.

    I thought Sunday Best was only for non-professional, new talent, but hopefully someone will correct me.

  • andrea

    i want to know why i can't see Tiffany Carlin-Laird's performance of Walk With Me Lord on episode 6 on line. I think that was a freat performance and beat to that song and like Donnie said she hit that high note like Tina Campbell. I woul dlike to see that performance get put on the site for veiwing.

  • andrea

    i want to know why i can't see Tiffany Carlin-Laird's performance of Walk With Me Lord on episode 6 on line. I think that was a freat performance and beat to that song and like Donnie said she hit that high note like Tina Campbell. I woul dlike to see that performance get put on the site for veiwing.

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