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Kelly Price Announced as Judge for Ninth Season of BET's 'Sunday Best'

Kelly Price Announced as Judge for Ninth Season of BET’s ‘Sunday Best’

BET’s inspiring gospel competition, Sunday Best, is set to return for its ninth season after a four-year hiatus with a fresh new logo and new judges including Kelly Price.

According to a press release obtained by EBONY, the series will welcome back Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin as host and gospel songstress Erica Campbell of the duo Mary, Mary as a judge. In addition, nine-time Grammy-nominated artist Price and eight-time Stellar Award winner Jonathan McReynolds will join the show as new judges.

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In addition to the new faces, the Sunday Best logo has been changed to a sleeker design.  The series will consist of a brand-new stage and exciting themed challenges for its contestants.

Season Nine will begin with in-person auditions in U.S. cities including Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and overseas in Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; and for the first time, London. The judges will be tasked with narrowing applicants from around the globe from 20 to 10.

Sunday Best will be executive produced by Jesse Collins (The New Edition Story); Dionne Harmon (The Bobby Brown Story) and Jeanne Rouzan-Clay (Dear Mama, Black Girls Rock!) will serve as co-executive producers. Josh Greenberg (Lip Sync Battle) will be the showrunner.

The forthcoming season will air on BET Sunday nights starting in June. For more information, check out BET.com/SundayBest.

Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.