Joshua Rodgers “Young Buck” WINS 2012 Season 5 BET SUNDAY BEST
The Kings Men (Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, and Israel Houghton) opened up the show with an acoustic remix set of Kirk Franklin’s “Smile”. Kirk was on a RHODES!!! They fellas transitioned into “Ooo Child”, then into “Stand”, “Friend of God”, and “The Best In Me”.
If that is what we are in store for on the Kings Men Tour, you better get your ticket now!!
Kirk came back in an ultra tailored brown suit jacket and beige pants. He was sharp as usual!
This episode is filled with musical delights!
Watching Joshua Rodgers’ journey brought the following to my attention: He didn’t have much of a journey to take because he was ready for this competition from jump! In my opinion, there was never any doubt that he would be a finalist.
Joshua Rodgers sang “Rain on Us” by Daniel Moore Sr. and sounded like a young Earnest Pugh. He was dressed casually cool in a light blue jacket and skinny jeans.
Cece- “Total control from beginning to end”
Yolanda- “I enjoyed everything”
Donnie- “There’s a consecrated man standing here”
Kurt Carr came to the stage next with “In the Sanctuary” and “Peace and Favor” . I tell you what- His singers had some heavy vibrato. They could’ve sang with James Hall easy.
Alexis Spight’s journey came up next. I loved watching my girl @lyrically_lexi on her journey and it showed how versatile she really is. She came in stylish so she didn’t need the show to give her an image.
Alexis sang “The Power of the Blood”- She started her performance in a robe looking like a young evangelist with her fresh curly red weave. She stopped the music, came out of the robe and took us to the 60‘s British invasion on this song. She just has style people. She took it to church at the end and owned the stage.
Donnie- “It was fabulous”. Donnie jumped up and started dancing.. OMG!
CeCe- “I cant’ get over how we got from Power in the Blood to Donnie doing the twist n shout”.
Yolanda- “You are such a breath of fresh air”
Marvin Winans came out next and serenaded us with his new single “Draw Me Close/Thy WIll Be Done”. I absolutely love this tune and it is a certified church wrecker.
Yolanda Adams left the judges seat to perform a song from her “Becoming” entitled “Living Proof”. Of course she had on those thigh high boots and a shirt with tights… Hmmm Yolanda… I guess that’s why she gets criticizing mail. I think that the kid dancers were a bit much, but if she wouldn’t broken it down with them to dance, it would’ve been much better. I will say that her hair looked fabulous!
The second hour of Sunday Best kicked off with Tye Tribette and singing “Victory” while beating on some buckets. I’m glad Tye is back to the game changing sound he introduced. I have high hopes for this new CD! He’s still flying all over the place. My momma said “he’s a wild man”.. LOL!!! She also chimed in “what kind of pants does he have on? Those are high waters. Not too many people can copy him cause he’s a wild man”. She trips me out watching this show with me.
Alexis came back out in the second hour singing “The Great I Am” which is one of my favorite songs. I don’t think that the judges were feeling it too much. She tried to jazz it up too much I think but I don’t think that is out of character for Alexis. Her make up was great, but I’m not digging the curly weave on her. It made her look older.
Ledisi stepped onto the Sunday Best stage to sing “The Ladder”. Ledisi has amazing control and a wonderful voice. She can just flat foot sang!!! I enjoyed her performance.
Joshua Rodgers took the audience to church with “I’m Still Standing”. He is just a straight up singer!!!!! Both of the contestants went in at the end of the song.. SHOUT CHILDREN!!!! SHOUT!!!! MY GOD!
Donnie, CeCe, and Yolanda gave their last words in the form of a song “Only What You Do for Christ Will Last”.
Kim Burrell, the vocal coach and judge, sang “Wake Up Everybody” by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes with the two finalists. The performance was smooth and jazzy which is just right up their alley. They sounded great together. I hope they do a duet on each of their respective CDs.
When it all fell down, the winner this season is Joshua Rodgers! The first male to ever win! Congratulations! I hope that he gets good producers to assist on his first CD. I pray that it isn’t a compilation of all the songs he did on Sunday Best. I’m just saying Music World.. anywhoo!!
It’s been real people!!