Sup folks. Me again. Don’t clap, just worship!” (That is a Celebration Of Gospel inside joke that, if you remember past years, will hit you later, lol)
But anyway, I’m back with some more highlights from Day 2 of rehearsals for Celebration Of Gospel 2010. (Forgive my tacky picture taking skills, lol.)
First up, Bebe & Cece Winans. This rehearsal ran a little long for me. I felt like they were learning the song all over again, but perhaps they were putting some new touches on it for this performance. I’ve got friends who are artists who try to make songs different each time they perform, so maybe that’s what took so long.
Bebe & Cece Winans
Dr. Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choir rehearse a rather "theatrical" performance... When you see Dr. Jone's outfit and intro on the show, you'll know what I mean. I think I would have lost it had he showed up to rehearsal in that costume! Ha! (BTW, the Nashville Super Choir is one of my favs. If you ever get a chance to hear them sing outside of "Bobby Jones Gospel" you should.)Our Sunday Best Winner Y'Anna Crawley doesn't know the meaning of rehearsal... She let out a growl in rehearsal that I'm sure woke the dead in some far away land. Everytime I hear/see her sing, i'm further amazed!
Technically this is a rehearsal photo but there was nothing rehearsal about it. Fantasia and her mother Diane squalled for BLOOD!
Fantasia had to carry her mother off the stage...IN REHEARSAL! It was that serious...
________________________ oops, my bad. Everytime I look at this photo, I literally flatline and have to be revived. There aren't many words I can use to describe Ledisi and Kelly Price's performance in the show. I'm not speechless often, but yeah....
The Rance Allen Group are some of the coolest dudes you will ever want to meet. God really does know what he's doing. Ya know why? Because if I could sing like Rance Allen, there would be 1 of 2 problems. I'd either sing all the time and never shut up or as i'd have the biggest ego from here to Zamunda. You'd KNOW when I walked into a room! Rance and his members? Not so much. And the singing they did......*whoosh*
Tye Tribbett and his crew had an energetic rehearsal.
Yolanda Adams breezed through her rehearsal and even in flats, she stood shoulder to shoulder with me. (I know that's totally irrelevant right? Jus thought you'd want to know. Ha!) Later that weekend, she and I did a fun interview and I can't wait for you to see it.
- Marvin Sapp is officially “that dude.” Everybody knows his name the minute he walks into the room, but the second he opens his mouth, the folks lose it! Literally within minutes of rehearsing, Marvin laid out the entire staff. And this is TV, so everybody working isn’t necessarily into gospel music, but eyes were tearing up from some of the most unlikely people. Amazing!
Well that’s it for now, you’ll have to watch the show for the rest, but there’s more info to check out at Celebration Of Gospel’s official site www.bet.com/COG.