Gospel Superfest New Artist Showcase Displayed Newcomers


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(Front and Center)Dr. Cartwright Executive Producer of Gospel Superfest and Cherisse Stephens National Recording Artist and coordinator of the New Artist Showcase with judges and performers.

Atlanta, GA: Many of those who attended Gospel Superfest 5 Presented by Pantene Pro-V just a few weeks ago got a special treat at the by invitation only Friday night post event activity. Some of the industry's top executives set on a pannel to judge up and coming gospel artist from all over the nation as Gospel Superfest presented its 2nd Annual New Talent Showcase.

Industry veterans such as Teresa Hairston, Tracey Artist (Gospo Centric), Jackie Haselrig and others all enjoyed some surprising and yet powerful performances during the second annual Gospel Superfest New Artist Showcase. It was an elegant setting as GSF producer United Television and Presenting Sponsor Pantene Pro-V offered an eloquent spread for its guests at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Hotel (Downtown Atlanta). The event commenced around 11:00 PM on Friday Night and continued until 3:00 AM as all of the 12 new artist showcase performers rocked the house. Stand out performers included Catch 2, The Choir Boyz, Wanda Trent-Phillips, Bridgette (ABLIFE Recording Artist /Special Guest), Serenity (Rochester, NY) Harold & company (Atlanta) as each artist unique in their own right delivered some very memorable and highly anointed performances. Gospel Superfest USA created its New Talent showcase as an additional component to Gospel Superfest weekend to offer additional opportunities for up and coming artists. "This year, the performers raised the bar as there is some but very little difference these days in the established veterans and many of the new comers. These acts were outstanding", states Dr. Bobby Cartwright, Jr. Gospel Superfest Executive Producer.

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Co-hosting the event was Rick Joyner of SGN - The Light Radio and P. Ann Everson-Price of 100.9 The Wiz Radio with (center) Cherisse Stephens National Recording Artist and coordinator of the New Artist Showcase.
Coordinated by National Recording Artist, Cherrise Stephens, the New Artist showcase promises to be a strong component for Gospel Superfest weekend, and a platform for new artist without the name recognition to perform in front of some of the industry's most influential executives. The night ended with group photos, fellowship and congrats to all of the performers. Representatives from many national and independent record labels were on hand. The evening was hosted by SGN radio network evening drive host Rick Joyner and Sunday Morning Praise Diva of Radio One's WIZF 10.9 in Cincinnati Ms. P. Ann Everson, who also serves on the GMWA Gospel Announcer's guild national staff. Everson also slipped in a powerful performance of her own as she is a very accomplished vocalist and actress. Co- Sponsors for the showcase included, Ablife Records, The Light Radio Network, Rejoice Radio Network, Gospel Today Magazine, Gospel Truth Magazine, Praise 97.5 FM (Atlanta), Axiom Records, CCC Music Group & The Atlanta Inquirer Newspaper.


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