BET Sunday Best 3 – Nigeria Auditions VIDEO

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For the first time in BET and Sunday Best history, the show went outside the shores of United States of America. The first auditions for Sunday Best 3 were held in Lagos, Nigeria. For this episode, Pastor Donnie McClurkin who is one of the best male gospel singers ever is the new Sunday Best Judge. The guest judges are every singer’s favorite singer Kim Burrell, and Muyiwa Olanrewaju, a Nigerian Christian Music (CCM) artist from the United Kingdom. Kirk Franklin was the Host of the show.

One of the favorite moments of the show was Funmi Oduyemi’s audition. She came in and just sounded “OK.”Then Kim Burrell got up there and tagged teamed with her and it was a whole nother audition. I have to give Funmi props for even having the nerve to sing with Kim Burrell with any amount of effectiveness. Kim will make singing veterans shudder so as an amateur to hold any bit of your own is a feat!

One of the most “interesting” auditions of the night was the Nigerian girl Christiana who claimed she was one of the few or only “White” contestants- She is an albino.

Christiana’s voice can be likened to Marsha Ambrosius from Floetry. They have similar “Indian chant” runs.

The Kirk Franklin impersonator was DEAD ON! Sorry Kirk, he was!!! Too bad that when he auditioned he made the mistake of singing with choir vibrato!

Brother and sister Marvelous and Joy added flavor to the show. Something about them was really sweet. Marvelous blamed his cold for his inability to shut up when the judges said “Thank you.” Perhaps he should have blamed it on an ear infection. But I did like his tone. Joy just might have something too, but it wasn’t necessarily “Sunday Best.” I’d suggest they get together and try and be the Nigerian Bebe & Cece Winans. That just might work.

Source: The Gospel According To Torrence (BET)

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