BET’s hit gospel singing competition show, “Sunday Best” has named their Top 20 contestants.
The contestants were chosen from auditions in Lagos, Nigeria, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Orleans, and will now compete on stage in New Orleans before judges Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams and Erica and Tina Campbell of Mary Mary.
The show is hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin. This season’s mentor will be Kim Burrell, who will offer advice and vocal guidance to the contestants.

Here are this season’s Top 20 contestants:
Bethany Devine – Little Rock, AR
Brian Smith – Chicago, IL
Brittney J. Dear – Madison, MS
David E. Wilford – Millsboro, DL
Davon Fleming – Baltimore, MD
Dathan Thigpen – Ridgeland, MS
Durward Davis – Tulsa, OK
Fumni Oduyemi – Lagos, Nigeria
Franklin Davis, IV – New Orleans, LA
Goldwire McLendon – Philadelphia, PA
Jonte Thomas – New Orleans, LA
Lamesha “Mesie” Augustine – Indianapolis, IN
Leandria Johnson – Orlando, FL
Martha Buries – Houston, TX
Orlando Wright – Cincinnati, OH
Quiana Pettigrew – Cleveland, OH
Robert Hatcher – Brooklyn, NY
Tawanna Tarvin – Monroe, LA
Tiffany Carlin-Laird – Baton Rouge, LA
Vernell Payton – New Orleans, LA
“Sunday Best” airs on BET on Sundays at 8 PM ET/PT. For more about “Sunday Best,” visit the BET website.
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