For those of you who don’t know, my Husband, Jonathan, can “SANG”. Not “sing”…SANG! He’s got a great natural gift and has just recently started to be more confident about it. Some say he has a little bit of that John Legend tone. To me, he doesn’t sound like anyone I’ve ever heard. Every time I hear him sing it’s like I’m hearing him for the first time. I really didn’t know he could sing until about 6 years ago, right around the time I joined his father’s church. Come to find out, he was the Minister of Music. I laugh, because he tells me that he literally just picked the mic up one day and began singing. Umm, hello,who does that? If I picked up a mic and started singing, believe me, you would very quickly want me to put the mic back down. Not cute. Anyways, I had no clue he could sing and he didn’t make a big deal about it.
Why am I tell you all of this? Well, my amazing Jonathan stepped out on faith this past Saturday and auditioned for BET’s Sunday Best. Did I mention that Jonathan has never had any formal training? Did I mention that he first picked up a microphone just six years ago. By industry standards he’s an amateur so he was going against the odds just by auditioning. Not only did Jonathan make it into round one, but he made it into round two. Not only did he make it into round two, but he made it into the third and final round. Out of nearly 1,000 men and women to audition that day, he along with a mere 80 others was left standing for a final audition in front of Donnie McClurkin and Tina and Erick Campbell the sisters that make-up the sensational gospel duo Mary Mary. Amazing! Of this small group only 20 were selected to move forward to Atlanta. Although he didn’t get to the next stage, isn’t it crazy that he got as far as he did? We have this saying at my church “the anointing makes the difference” and I’m here to tell you that indeed it does.
I hope you enjoy this clip of him singing Marvin Sapp’s “He Saw the Best in Me” at church. This was a day after the competition, so he was a little hoarse but he still sounded AWESOME.
P.S. I was fidgeting with the settings on my camera that’s why my pictures came out crazy. If anyone wants to volunteer and be my photographer that would be fantastic. LOL!
P.P.S. I thought I was going to have to call 911 today. I felt SOOOOO bad. Throbbing eyes, nauseous, cold sweat. YUCKY! I feel a million times better. Thank God!
- Mary Mary – Something Bigger (theuptownlounge.com)
- Mary Mary’s New Song “Walking” (triurbanworship.com)