Mr. William McDowell opened the show with praise and worship singing “I Give Myself Away”. Immediately after he ended the three contestants left from last week competed singing “Yes Jesus Loves Me” acapella.
Last week these three ladies were hard decisions for the judges to dismiss.
Therefore,Erica, Tina and Donnie wanted them to “sing off” for the final available spot.
The three competing for the final 10th spot were:
- Shanandolan Reynolds – Dallas, Texas
- LaTrice Smith – Macon, Georgia
- Timesha Sampson – Memphis, Tennessee
- Timesha was chosen. It was a unanimous pick. Timesha sang “I Will Rejoice” as her song for this week.
As soon as Timesha was chosen, the show kicked right into gear with the following entrants singing their Sunday Best tunes.
Amber Bullock her choice “How Great Is Our God”
Erica: “Good stuff. I loved that you chose to sing it different.”
Donnie: “You did some great stuff with the song.”
Tina: “You have incredible presence.”
Michael Pugh his choice “You Alone Are God’
Erica: Nice the way you put the song together
Donnie: That is a gospel approach
Tina: You are just a good gospel singer
Andrea Helms her choice “Yesterday”
Erica: You did a good job.
Donnie: You were perfect as far as I was concerned.
Tina: I love the heart and the anointing.
Isaiah Freeman IV his choice “Touch Me”
Erica: I dig your style. You can use more control.
Donnie: You added finesse.
Tina: I would like to see more presence
Sue Roseberry aka Mama Sue her choice “Jesus Can work It out”
Erica: You were very professional but anointed.
Donnie: You sing like you know Jesus personally.
Tina: You just know what to do.
Monica Smith her choice “Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior”
Erica: I like you. Good and churchy.
Donnie: You didn’t let the background take you. That was nice to see.
Tina: I love the heaviness of your voice.
Michael Washington his choice “Falling In Love With Jesus”
Erica: I think you were a little lost.
Donnie: That key did you in
Tina: You seemed to lose your way
Felecia Russell her choice “I Will Worship Thee”
Erica: You did a great job
Donnie: You are site better than last week.
Tina: I was an improvement from last week.
Carlington Roberts his choice “Because He First Loved Me”
Erica: It felt like you were a praise and worship leader.
Donnie: You have to learn how to hit it and quit it
Tina: I like the energy and the power.
The final cut for this week is as follows:
Amber Bullock, Michael Pugh, Andrea Helms, Isaiah Freeman IV, Sue Roseberry aka Mama Sue and Monica Smith
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