The show opened in Houston, Texas. Kirk landed in Houston in a helicopter marked “Angel of Faith. The first audition opened with Blessed Assurance sung by a young woman who got stopped by Yolanda Adams mid stream. The next singer did the song “By and By” and received an even colder reception. At this rate, the evening was headed off to a fun start.
Just a few of the faces that we loved seeing again were:
Odell Bunton Jr returned. He auditioned in season 4. He was turned away at that time because of his age. He was the first selection approved to carry on to the main stage. David Michael an old timer in “Sunday Best” competitions made it as well.
Cecilia Minor returned with a new look and blessed way. When we saw her last she was trying to get back on her feet. She gave chills to everyone who watched as she explained how her life was on a good path. She was told no. CeCe assured that she “was not ready,but maybe the next time.”
Josuiah Drumm, A C.O.G.I.C. member told judges he learned to sing in church. The judges were so impressed that they started singing harmony, He made it. Donnie told him that he was impressed with the “purity of his voice and delivery.”
Tasha Lockhart, daughter of gospel greats Lisa and Michael Brooks (Commissioned) sang “Holy, Holy, Holy”. Needless, to say she blew them away. With such a great pedigree how could she not make it.
Three more made the list with the judges adding some people who were there for the first time. Linda Bell, and Lici Lewis were two of the three. The eighth contestant Montrea sang from a motorized wheelchair and proved, “God can change everything.”
Johnathan Jackson came back for his eleventh audition. It was the charm. He finally made it and closed down the Houston auditions.
Atlanta Georgia was next on the schedule. The first young lady Alexis Hollins made it. Temika McClellan from Bronx, New York sang her heart out, and crossed the line.
Paula Champion a preacher’s kid auditioned. She came to deliver her craft.
Chicago auditions were in the dead of winter. That didn’t stop them from lining up around the block.
Wendell Lowe’s niece KristinLowe made the cut. Tyler Little, another preacher’s kid, garnered a yes.
Yakiima Shepard was the next Chicago pick. According to our twitter timeline, she was singing after just having her teeth removed. That’s impressive.
Quan Howell was given instructions on his singing and allowed to cross over.
Jamel Lewis closed out Chicago auditions with “Blessed Quietness” securing his spot in the first round.
The city of Brotherly love gave their best.
Tuku Gaye sang “It Is Well” and blew Yolanda Adams away. Terrill Hall was accepted by Donnie from the start. The final choice was Kefia Rollerson.
That was how week one ended. What did you think? Who should have made it?
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