Last night Marvin Sapp joined numerous gospel greats on BET’s Celebration of Gospel 2010, its tenth annual such show — and Google noticed. Sapp’s performance of “He Saw The Best In Me” (below) ended up in the #2 spot (at least) on Google’s Hot Searches and, according to results that subsequently turned up in said Google searches, was clearly a highlight of the night. Hip-hop entertainment site DimeWars.com said that Sapp’s performace “was the highlight of the show that had host Steve Harvey near tears.” Sapp, who won 7 Stellar Awards last year, including Artist of the Year. (The Stellar Awards for 2010 are coming up on Saturday but he’s not nominated this time; his next album, Here I Am, comes out in in March 2010.)
The song is quite poignant, especially when he sings about “when Mama said that you would never be nothing, when aunties and uncles said you would never amount when Daddy don’t come home no more, he didn’t look at you and say that you were gonna make it – God looked at you, and what did he see?” You can see the answer coming from a mile away (hint: see song title) but it’s pretty moving to think of this song giving hope to people in that situation. It certainly moved people to their Google search box.
Marvin Sapp’s ‘He Saw The Best In Me’ Rocked BET Celebration Of Gospel 2010 [Dime Wars]
Marvin Sapp: Celebration of Gospel 2010 [InEntertainment UK]
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