It took five seasons, but a guy has finally won BET’s hit gospel reality singing competition “Sunday Best.”
South Carolina native Joshua Rogers took the title after a praiseworthy 2-hour finale Sunday.
Speaking of the win in a post finale video, Rogers said “I would have never thought this would happen.”
“Seriously I would have never thought this would happen. This is phenomenal,” Rogers said before discussing the next step of his journey. “I don’t know. I guess get on the road. I got an album to make.”
Joining previous winners like Y’Anna Crawley and LeAndria Johnson, Joshua Rogers receives a recording deal with Music World Gospel, a cash prize and a new Ford Escape.
“Thank all of you so much,” Rogers says to those who voted for him. “Thank you. I love you guys.”
Rogers received the news at the end of the two-hour finale, which featured performances from Marvin L. Winans, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp and Tye Tribbett. Season finalists also performed a selection with Kim Burrell.
“Sunday Best” was hosted by Kirk Franklin with judges CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams. The series is expected to return for a sixth season next year.