Joshua “Young Buck” Rogers WINS Sunday Best Season 5!
Joshua Rogers was crowned winner of BET’s Sunday Best gospel music competition. Rogers will receive a national recording contract with Music World Gospel, a cash prize and a 2013 Ford Escape.
Before the winner was crowned, viewers were treated to star-studded performances as well as outstanding performances by Rogers and fellow finalist, Alexis Spight. The first of the back to back episodes featured an opening performance by The Kings Men (Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton) doing a medley of remixes of their hits including “Smile,” “Ooh Child,” “Stand,” “I Am a Friend of God,” and “The Best in Me.”
There were also performances by Kurt Carr (“In the Sanctuary/”Peace and Favor”) Marvin Winans (“Draw Me Close/ Thy Will Be Done”) and Yolanda Adams (“Living Proof”). The audience got to hear the final two as Joshua Rogers sang “Rain of Us” and Alexis Spight sang a modernized version of “Power in the Blood.”
Tye Tribett opened the finale with an energetic performance followed by Ledisi singing “The Ladder.” Alexis Spight sang “The Great I Am” while Joshua Rogers delivered “I’m Still Standing.” When asked for final words for the contestants, Donnie McClurkin said “I want to do something different.” Along with Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans, they sang the refrain,“Only What You Do For Christ Will Last.”
Just before the winner was announced Kim Burrell joined Joshua Rogers and Alexis Spight to sing “Wake Up Everybody.” Once the winner was crowned social media was abuzz with congratulations to Joshua well as kudos for an amazing job to Alexis.