Praise Party! BET’s Foot-Stomp, Heartwarming Celebration Is Back

March 30, 2012  |  

It’s part praise, part worship, part party and a whole lot of celebration. , featuring performances by Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond and Pastor Shirley Caesar. Other performances include Faith Evans, Johnny Gill and Kelly Price.

Hosted by Steve Harvey, the show is a perfect combination of mainstream artists and gospel greats who come together to make a joyful noise. For example, original Dream Girl Jennifer Holliday and “Glee” star Amber Riley joined gospel legends Pastor Shirley Caesar and Yolanda Adams to pay tribute to Mahalia Jackson, the “Mother of Gospel Music,” four-time Grammy award winner, civil rights activist and vocal powerhouse. Also expect a superlative performance by Ledisi, who left audience members speechless singing “Holy One.”

Celebration of Gospel 2012 airs Sunday April 1st at 8 p.m. ET. For more information, visit

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