Season 10 of BET’s popular gospel singing competition Sunday Best is set to premiere on Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. on BET, the cable network announced Tuesday.
The first few episodes of the season were previously filmed in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios with a live audience. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, production halted and just recently resumed a couple of weeks ago.
“In light of the of COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to keep the shows judges, contestants and crew safe — new and innovative technology, techniques and artist-generated content were used to complete production of episodes four through eight of season 10 — allowing the audience to join in on weekly praise & worship during the time when America needs it most,” BET said in a statement.
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SUNDAY BEST is back for a 10th Season!
Join your faves: @KirkFranklin, @imEricaCampbell, @KellyPrice4Real, and @JonMcReynolds, along with a whole new set of contestants when #BETSundayBest returns on SUNDAY JULY 5 8/7c! pic.twitter.com/O72324ieHi
— #BETSundayBest (@BETSundayBest) June 23, 2020
Grammy-winning gospel legend Kirk Franklin returns as host for season 10, along with judges Erica Campbell; songstress and host of “Get Up Mornings” Kelly Price; and Jonathan McReynolds who stars on BET’s American Soul and is a Stellar award-winning artist .
Sunday Best season 10 will feature performances by chart-topping artists such as Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Mali Music and season 9 winner Melvin Crispell, III. Additional performers will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.
The winner of the new season will receive a cash prize of $50,000, earn the title of “Sunday Best,” and a recording contract with RCA Inspiration.