After a four-year hiatus, America’s most inspirational singing competition, “Sunday Best,” makes its triumphant return to BET, as a new and improved Season 9 takes over Sunday nights beginning on June 30th. The well-established gospel show welcomes back Grammy Award®-winning music legend Kirk Franklin as host, gospel songstress and host of “Get Up Mornings,” Erica Campbell as a judge; and adds two Grammy-Award® nominated artists Kelly Price and Jonathan McReynolds as new additions to the panel. With a brand new stage and exciting themed challenges, this season will be the toughest one yet.
The new season kicks off with in-person auditions in front of the judges as they narrow the field from 20 to the top 12. For the first time, the contestants were able to use an online submissions process, after which the team lead a nationwide search for this year’s contestants, leading up to the much-anticipated live auditions in Dallas, TX, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, and Detroit, MI.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (BET Awards, The New Edition Story), will serve as executive producer of season nine of Sunday Best along with showrunner Josh Greenberg (The Sing-Off, Lip Sync Battle). Dionne Harman (The Bobby Brown Story, Hip Hop Squares) and Jeanne Rouzan–Clay (Dear Mama, Black Girls Rock!) and are co-executive producers.
Watch the judges play “Who Ran That?”