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[06/14/10 - 02:08 PM]
BET Networks Names the Top Two Finalists for Season 3 of 'Sunday Best'
Elder Goldwire McLendon or LeAndria Johnson will take home the top prize on Sunday.

[via press release from BET]

BET Networks Names the Top Two Finalists for Season 3 of 'SUNDAY BEST' and Leaves Their Fate Up to the Viewers This Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.*

79 Year Old Philadelphia Native Elder Goldwire McLendon And 27 Year Old Orlando Native LeAndria Johnson Named As This Season's Finalists

NEW YORK, June 14 -- After auditioning thousands of hopefuls from around the country and in Lagos, Nigeria and narrowing down the top 20, BET's gospel reality competition, SUNDAY BEST is close to naming this year's winner. Finalists Elder Goldwire McLendon, 79, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and LeAndria Johnson, 27, from Orlando, Florida will compete for a national recording contract, a 2010 Ford SHO, a cash prize courtesy of Degree Nature Effects, and the title of SUNDAY BEST during the Father's Day finale on Sunday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.* The inspirational 12-week singing competition with gospel greats Kirk Franklin as host along with Tina Campbell of Mary Mary, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams as judges will allow viewers to vote for their favorite contestant and ultimately decide who will be this season's SUNDAY BEST.

During the finale episode viewers will be treated to stellar performances by Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell and Donald Lawrence featuring season two winner Y'anna Crawley and finalists Jessica Reedy and Latice Crawford. Voting began on Sunday, June 13th at 8:55 p.m.* and will close on Saturday, June 19th at 12:00 p.m.*

Additional sponsors for SUNDAY BEST season three include Pillsbury Grands, Nationwide Insurance, General Mills and contestant makeovers provided by Design Essentials.

For more on SUNDAY BEST and how to vote for the winner, please visit www.BET.com/sundaybest

*All times ET/PT

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom, Middle East & Africa and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.





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