Sunday Best 5 In Pics: Episode 3

The first of the top 20 took the stage.

Stomp - The show kicked off with a rousing Kirk Franklin tribute medley beginning with Cheryl "Salt" James' verse from the God's Property hit "Stomp." (Photo: BET)

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Stomp - The show kicked off with a rousing Kirk Franklin tribute medley beginning with Cheryl "Salt" James' verse from the God's Property hit "Stomp." (Photo: BET)

Now Behold the Lamb - Original Kirk Franklin & The Family member and now successful gospel artist Tamela Mann came out next and reprised her lead to the classic "Now Behold the Lamb."  (Photo: BET)

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Now Behold the Lamb - Original Kirk Franklin & The Family member and now successful gospel artist Tamela Mann came out next and reprised her lead to the classic "Now Behold the Lamb." (Photo: BET)

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Give Me - BET Music Matters artist Mali Music followed behind with he and Kirk's most recent song "Give Me."  (Photo: BET)

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Give Me - BET Music Matters artist Mali Music followed behind with he and Kirk's most recent song "Give Me." (Photo: BET)

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Kirk Franklin - Next, Kirk joins Mali Music to round out the medley and take us further in the competition.  (Photo: BET)

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Kirk Franklin - Next, Kirk joins Mali Music to round out the medley and take us further in the competition. (Photo: BET)

Danetra Moore - Nickname: "I don't really have one."  First Song: "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"  Favorite Song: "If I Can Help Somebody"  Favorite Scripture: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 (NIV)(Photo: BET) 

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Danetra Moore - Danetra Moore performed the Sounds of Blackness hit 'I Believe." (Photo: BET)

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Danetra Moore - ?Your range is amazing. You took the stage and you?re ready to step forward.? ? Cece Winans  ?Your confidence on stage is undeniable. You got my vote!? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?The confidence, the anointing, all of it was there. I?m very very pleased with what we saw tonight.? ? Yolanda Adams  (Photo: BET)

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Danetra Moore - “Your range is amazing. You took the stage and you’re ready to step forward.” – Cece Winans “Your confidence on stage is undeniable. You got my vote!” – Donnie McClurkin “The confidence, the anointing, all of it was there. I’m very very pleased with what we saw tonight.” – Yolanda Adams (Photo: BET)

Ashford Sanders - Nickname: None  First Song: "I Miss You" ? Aaron Hall  Favorite Song: "Stand" ? Donnie McClurkin  Favorite Scripture: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 (NIV)  (Photo: BET)

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Ashford Sanders - Ashford Sanders kept the Kirk Franklin tribute theme going with a performance of "Something About the Name Jesus." (Photo: BET)

Ashford Sanders - ?I really appreciate your anointing tonight.? ? Yolanda Adams  ?You love Jesus and everybody felt it in this room.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?You know what you?re doing and I enjoyed every minute of it. Incredible!? ? Cece Winans  (Photo: BET)

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Ashford Sanders - “I really appreciate your anointing tonight.” – Yolanda Adams “You love Jesus and everybody felt it in this room.” – Donnie McClurkin “You know what you’re doing and I enjoyed every minute of it. Incredible!” – Cece Winans (Photo: BET)

Jessica Dudley - Jessica went on to perform the Commissioned classic "I'm Going On."  (Photo: BET)

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Jessica Dudley - Jessica went on to perform the Commissioned classic "I'm Going On." (Photo: BET)

Jessica Dudley - ?Well you can sing, that?s for sure!? ? Cece Winans  ?Let the nerves go because now is the time to show us that beautiful voice, that beautiful person that you are.? ? Yolanda Adams  ?Just be you, because you have it. You really do.? ? Donnie Mcclurkin (Photo: BET)

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Jessica Dudley - “Well you can sing, that’s for sure!” – Cece Winans “Let the nerves go because now is the time to show us that beautiful voice, that beautiful person that you are.” – Yolanda Adams “Just be you, because you have it. You really do.” – Donnie Mcclurkin (Photo: BET)

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Candace Pennington - Candace Pennington performed Forever Jones' "He Wants It All."  (Photo: BET)

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Candace Pennington - Candace Pennington performed Forever Jones' "He Wants It All." (Photo: BET)

Candace Pennington - ?You could have added more life to that.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?We know Candace can sing so next time, make sure that you adlib from the heart.? ? Yolanda Adams  ?Let out everything God has given you and you?ll be much better next time.? ? Cece Winans  (Photo: BET)

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Candace Pennington - “You could have added more life to that.” – Donnie McClurkin “We know Candace can sing so next time, make sure that you adlib from the heart.” – Yolanda Adams “Let out everything God has given you and you’ll be much better next time.” – Cece Winans (Photo: BET)

Jamarien Moore - Jamarien sang the ever popular "Presence of the Lord" by Byron Cage.  (Photo: BET)

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Jamarien Moore - Jamarien sang the ever popular "Presence of the Lord" by Byron Cage. (Photo: BET)

Jamarien Moore - ?You represented the song, you were ready to praise God and you encouraged us to do the same.? ? Cece Winans  ?Great presentation.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?Excellent, excellent presentation. You made ?em proud.? ? Yolanda Adams(Photo: BET)

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Jamarien Moore - “You represented the song, you were ready to praise God and you encouraged us to do the same.” – Cece Winans “Great presentation.” – Donnie McClurkin “Excellent, excellent presentation. You made ‘em proud.” – Yolanda Adams(Photo: BET)

Lois Blalock - Lois Blalock sang the gospel standard "Please Be Patient With Me."  (Photo: BET)

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Lois Blalock - Lois Blalock sang the gospel standard "Please Be Patient With Me." (Photo: BET)

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Lois Blalock - ?Enjoyed you, great job!? ? Cece Winans  ?Thank God for what you just did.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?We look forward to going to church with you every Sunday.? ? Yolanda Adams  (Photo: BET)

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Lois Blalock - “Enjoyed you, great job!” – Cece Winans “Thank God for what you just did.” – Donnie McClurkin “We look forward to going to church with you every Sunday.” – Yolanda Adams (Photo: BET)

Brian Luther - Nickname: Uncle B  First Song: "Amazing Grace"  Favorite Song: "For All We Know" ? Donny Hathaway  Favorite Scripture: "This is my command: Love each other." John 15:17 (NIV)  (Photo: BET)

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Brian Luther - Brian Luther performed the Norman Hutchins gem "A Move Of God Is On The Way."(Photo: BET)

Brian Luther - ?Absolutely perfect, start to finish.? ? Yolanda Adams  ?You carried it off from beginning to end.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?Calm, cool collected. We look forward to seeing more!? ? Cece Winans   (Photo: BET)

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Brian Luther - “Absolutely perfect, start to finish.” – Yolanda Adams “You carried it off from beginning to end.” – Donnie McClurkin “Calm, cool collected. We look forward to seeing more!” – Cece Winans (Photo: BET)

Sara Escamilla - Nickname: Beebs  First Song: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"  Favorite Song: "I Almost Let Go" ? Kurt Carr  Favorite Scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you,? declares the Lord, ?plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)(Photo: BET) 

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Sara Escamilla - Sara sang the popular worship tune "El Shaddai."(Photo: BET)

Sara Escamilla - ?You absolutely sang to Him.? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?That was hand raising music coming from the true heart of a worshipper.? ? Cece Winans  ?The purity of your heart and your voice came out. I?m very happy that you?re here with us.? Yolanda Adams  (Photo: BET)

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Sara Escamilla - “You absolutely sang to Him.” – Donnie McClurkin “That was hand raising music coming from the true heart of a worshipper.” – Cece Winans “The purity of your heart and your voice came out. I’m very happy that you’re here with us.” Yolanda Adams (Photo: BET)

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Breon Clary - Breon performed the worship favorite "How Great Is Our God."   (Photo: BET)

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Breon Clary - Breon performed the worship favorite "How Great Is Our God." (Photo: BET)

Breon Clary - ?Good, I mean good!? ? Donnie McClurkin  ?Great voice. With a song like that I would have liked to see more heart.? ? Cece Winans  ?Give us your heart, but you?re amazing.? ? Yolanda Adams  (Photo: BET)

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Breon Clary - “Good, I mean good!” – Donnie McClurkin “Great voice. With a song like that I would have liked to see more heart.” – Cece Winans “Give us your heart, but you’re amazing.” – Yolanda Adams (Photo: BET)

Alexis Spight - Nickname: Lexi, Lexi  First Song: "ABC's" then "Joy in the Holy Ghost"  Favorite Song: "Good" ? Karen Clark-Sheard  Favorite Scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you,? declares the Lord, ?plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)  (Photo: BET)

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Alexis Spight - Alexis Spight performed Vanessa Bell Armstrong's "Nobody But Jesus." (Photo: BET)

Alexis Spight - ?You have no idea how many people you will bless.? ? Yolanda Adams  ?Powerful from the beginning to the end. Amazing job.? ? Cece Winans  ?You carry that anointing? ? Donnie McClurkin(Photo: BET)

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Alexis Spight - “You have no idea how many people you will bless.” – Yolanda Adams “Powerful from the beginning to the end. Amazing job.” – Cece Winans “You carry that anointing” – Donnie McClurkin(Photo: BET)