After a season of highs, lows and virtual performances, BET has a new “Sunday Best.”
Stephanie Summers of Colorado Springs, Colorado won season 10 of the gospel singing competition on Sunday night. Jada Spight came in second place.
BET tweeted out congratulations to Summers, shortly after the winner was announced.
The SUNDAY BEST Season 10 winner is Stephanie Summers! Congratulations, Stephanie! #BETSundayBest pic.twitter.com/AcBjyQvGji
— #BETSundayBest (@BETSundayBest) August 24, 2020
Before the audience learned who won, the legendary Clark Sisters opened the show with a performance of their new single “Victory.”
Season 9 winner Melvin Crispell III returned to perform a jazzy version of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Kierra Sheard also stopped by to perform her single “It Keeps Happening.”
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Meanwhile, finalists Stephanie and Jada sang a virtual duet of “My Worship” by Phil Thompson.
Then it was time to choose a winner. Judge Kelly Price called the two finalists “incredible carriers of the gospel through song.” But ultimately fans and the judges chose Summers.
“I didn’t think that this was possible, but God is so good,” Summers said.
The competition began in July with 20 contestants. The first few episodes of the season were filmed with a live audience. But after the coronavirus pandemic began, the competition pivoted to virtual artist-generated content.
After being named “Sunday Best,” Summers received a recording contract via RCA Inspiration, a cash prize of $50,000, and a spot on the 2021 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour.