Three Contestants Sent Home on ‚Gospel Dream‘ Last Night, but One is Saved
Series Now Down to Six Semi-Finalists
ATLANTA, July 16 /Christian Newswire/ — The Gospel Music Channel ( www.gospelmusicchannel.com) television network’s American Idol®-style talent search series Gospel Dream is now down to six semi-finalists as last night, in another week of surprises, twists, turns and amazing performances, two contestants were voted out. Viewers can catch special encores of the episode Saturday, July 18 (10:00 P.M., 1:00 A.M.) and Sunday, July 19 (8:00 P.M., 10:00 P.M.) on GMC. All times eastern.
It was guy’s night as NeVar Massey, Hampton, GA (34); Robert Mauti, Nashville, TN (26); Tim Stylez, Atlanta, GA (27); Tony LeBron, Boca Raton, FL (32); and Travis Lindseth, Kirkland, WA (21) hit the stage. Songs performed included: „Bless the Lord“ (Massey); „Change the World“ (Mauti); „Praise Him in Advance“ (Stylez); „Power of One“ (LeBron) and „You Are Everything“ (Lindseth). The guys were helped by surprise coach, Michael Tait, original member of the legendary group dcTalk and new lead vocalist for newsboys. The judges voted out Massey, Stylez and Lindseth — but then allowed the three remaining female contestants, Amber Davies, Brownsville, TN (Age 18), Erin Lyder, Boston, MA (24) and Jasmine Jackson, Murfreesboro, TN (21) — to save one of the outcasts. The three ladies elected to bring back NeVar Massey, who lives to sing another day along with Robert Mauti and Tony LeBron.
The remaining six contestants are now in the Gospel Dream semi-finals, which will be seen on GMC Weds. July 22 at 10:00 P.M. ET/9:00 P.M. CT. In addition to the contestants singing for their shot at stardom, Dream judge and star in his own right J. Moss will perform. Three will be eliminated next week and three will go to the finals, where the Gospel Dream season four winner will be crowned on July 29.
The judges deciding the fate of the contestants are: Michelle Williams from the GRAMMY- winning group „Destiny’s Child“; one of Gospel music’s most prolific talents, J. Moss; and one of the music industry’s most respected executives, Mitchell Solarek. Kimberley Locke, the first American Idol® alumnae to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts with a non-Idol single, serves as co-host along with Mike Kasem („MTV’s Top 20 Video Countdown“ „American Top 10“). In addition, two major musical artists will serve as surprise coaches during the season. The theme for the Gospel Dream’s fourth season: The Greatest Inspirational Songs of All Time.
GMC now gives viewers a chance to catch the previous week’s Gospel Dream episode immediately before the new episode premiere:
GMC’s New Weds. Night Line-Up
8:00 P.M. Clash of the Choirs
9:00 P.M. Gospel Dream (Encore of Previous Week)
10:00 P.M. Gospel Dream (New Episode Premiere)
All Times Eastern
Gospel Dream talent auditions invited solo artists between the ages of 16-40, from all genres of Gospel/Christian music styles, including traditional, rock, pop, country and soul to compete for the final competition in Nashville from which ten finalists– and ultimately one winner–will be chosen by a celebrity panel of industry professionals. The winning artist will receive record and music video exposure, among other prizes.
The Gospel Dream series was created by Executive Producer Elvin Ross, who is also the series‘ executive producer and musical director. Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television and can be seen in 45 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.