BET launches search for next Gospel star

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    LOS ANGELES, July 26  -- BET builds on its success with CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL, the #1 religious program in television history, and Bobby Jones Gospel with SUNDAY BEST, a national search for America's next great gospel singer.  Brought to you by one of the producers of the original American Idol, SUNDAY BEST will scour the country from storefront churches to
    mega-churches looking for the best undiscovered gospel singers in America. The search begins in Los Angeles and moves on to Atlanta and Chicago -- hopefuls planning to audition should arrive early, as only the first 500 attendees are
    guaranteed an audition!   SUNDAY BEST'S celebrity judges will narrow the field down to 20 finalists who will travel to Los Angeles to begin the competition. One anointed singer will be crowned BET's SUNDAY BEST and receive cash and
    prizes for themselves and their church community.

                 AUGUST 4, 2007 -- LOS ANGELES, CA -- 9:00 am PT
    LOS ANGELES, July 26  -- BET builds on its success with CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL, the #1 religious program in television history, and Bobby Jones Gospel with SUNDAY BEST, a national search for America's next great gospel singer.  Brought to you by one of the producers of the original American Idol, SUNDAY BEST will scour the country from storefront churches to
    mega-churches looking for the best undiscovered gospel singers in America. The search begins in Los Angeles and moves on to Atlanta and Chicago -- hopefuls planning to audition should arrive early, as only the first 500 attendees are
    guaranteed an audition!   SUNDAY BEST'S celebrity judges will narrow the field down to 20 finalists who will travel to Los Angeles to begin the competition. One anointed singer will be crowned BET's SUNDAY BEST and receive cash and
    prizes for themselves and their church community.

                 AUGUST 4, 2007 -- LOS ANGELES, CA -- 9:00 am PT
                          The Renaissance Montura Hotel
                  9620 Airport Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
                   **Call backs with celebrity judges August 5

                   AUGUST 11, 2007 -- ATLANTA, GA -- 9:00 am ET
                      Renaissance Atlanta Hotel -- Downtown
                   590 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308
                   **Call backs with celebrity judges August 12

                  August 18, 2007 -- Chicago, IL -- 9:00 a.m. CT
                          Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
                2233 South Martin L. King Drive Chicago, IL 60616
                   **Call backs with celebrity judges August 19

    SUNDAY BEST is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
    For more information, visit http://www.bet.com/ or call 888-PSALMS-95.
     
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