It’s out with the old and in with the new as BET gears up to tape and air the BET Celebration of Gospel, it’s highly popular musical event that fuses R&B, Pop and Gospel artists in dynamic performances to raise the praise. Slight change this year as Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson replaces Steve Harvey as its host this year. Steve Harvey, comedian and more, has been the BET Celebration of Gospel host for its last 13 years. Keeping with the shows concept and tradition, this years show aims to please and surprise with its lineup of collabs and performances with Ruben Studdard, Grammy winner Le’Andria Johnson and Kem. India.Arie pairs up with the wonderful Clark Kent of gospel, Jonathan McReynolds and female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group join together for what’s sure to be an interesting performance. Donnie McClurkin and Tye Tribbett; Lalah Hathaway and Zacardi Cortez; and Chanté Moore and VaShawn Mitchell are a few other pairings we will be treated to.
More performers will include: Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover and Uncle Charlie Wilson! This sounds like a great show. The BET Celebration of Gospel tapes in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theater on March 15th, and airs on BET networks April 6th at 8pm EST. Stay tuned to IChooseGospel.com for a special recap of the show!