Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blog As I Watch: The Stellar Awards

Stellars are on in the DMV - WB 50. I'll be nice.

- JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise - Lord You're Mighty
they sound and look great.
I wish I could mute the announcer while they're doing the reprise. Show the pics and names and hush. lol
- New Artist of The Year - Kristina Holloway
Forever Jones should have gotten this award
- Beverly Crawford - It's About Time For A Miracle
She kills every time. Great song for her.
[+] Spotted: Tamela Mann. Looking great as usual. Hey Cora! lol She should have been performing on the show this year.
 James Cleveland Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dorinda Clark Cole remembers Walter Hawkins
- Donald Lawrence Tribute
Andrae Crouch and Donald's Pastor - Pastor Bill Winston
2011 Verizon How Sweet The Sound Winners
Voices of Destiny Choir - The Best Is Yet To Come
- Shari Addison - I Am God [didn't work for me]
- LeJuene Thompson - When Sunday Comes  [sing Juene!]
- Sheri Jones-Moffett - Encourage Yourself [knocks TV over! ...in great voice!]
- The Blessing of Abraham - um. Could have stayed with Encourage Yourself.
- Juene..... SING!... [knocks TV over again]
- VaShawn Mitchell - Nobody Greater
Nice touch with the orchestra.
- Best Group/Duo of the Year - James Fortune & FIYA
great acceptance speech. Kudos to the Mrs.
Quartetville - Williams Brothers, The Soul Seekers, Rance Allen Group
- Rance Allen Group - Miracle Worker
- The Soul Seekers - Come On Jesus
These red suits.....
[+] Spotted: Y'anna Crawley. The Promise in stores now. DMV!
- Williams Brothers - Cooling Water
Melvin Williams is casket sharp. maybe it's my TV... but the make up is right heavy.
alright, next segment. too long for me.
Shout out to the Rent-A-Members. lol I see you Chris Byrd. 
- Dr. Bobby Jones intros Vanessa Bell Armstrong tribute
Vanessa looks great! Much love to her. 
- The Nevel Sisters - Company (lil Willow Smith ain't got nothin on them. Whippin hair n stuff...)
[+] Spotted: Random Audience Member - You Singin' Sis. LOL!
interesting performance. :-/ 
- Joshua's Troop - Everybody Clap Your Hands
shol is a lot of people on stage. Sing y'all! Love the gray and yellow.
Why do you have on a red jacket though sir?
I'm glad my season as a choir director has passed. You gotta have a gym membership and choreographer to to direct a choir these days.  

- Pastor Shirley Caesar & Vickie Winans intro the Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year Award
Random Thought from Dreamgirls movie - Turn the wig around.
I always think that when I see this hairstyle on a female.

Shirley Caesar had her own praise break. LOL!
Karen Clark Sheard wins.  All In One in stores now. Great CD.  
- Male Vocalist of the Year - Byron Cage
Should have gone to J. Moss or Marvin Sapp. Shout out to Lisa Page Brooks -- one of my favorites.

- Forever Jones - He Wants It All
Love this song. Great performance. I HAVE to crack the CD open this week and give it a spin. Shame on me. 

- Kirk Franklin - Are You Listening: Haiti Tribute
Thomas Dorsey Most Notable Achievement Award
This pit in the front and the way they all stood up at the beginning of the song. lol :-/ huh?
- feels/sounds unrehearsed. train wreck.

I saw Kierra in the audience. Why isn't she on stage? 
I wonder what Kirk was thinkin while this went down. LOL
- Trinitee 5:7 & Bishop Hezekiah Walker present Artist of The Year Award
Marvin Sapp wins. 

- Deitrick Haddon - Well Done
casket sharp.
- Committed and Byron Cage present Song of the Year Award
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Close To You
didn't have a favorite in this category.

- Marvin Sapp - He Has His Hand On You/Best In Me/Never Would Have Made It Medley
The BGVs :-/ 

 [+] Spotted: Issac Carree - Can't wait for the CD. In The Middle and Simply Redeemed available online now.

This was fun. Decent show. Enjoyed it for what it was.