Brian Littrell Hosts 'Gifted' Talent Search Tonight on TBN

Published: 2007-01-26
We've all heard of Idol-mania with the popularity of the Canadian and American Idol shows where judges knock down contestants for sport and ratings, but what about taking out the 'Idols' and making it more about the talented and inspired singing. Enter, Gifted. Hosted by former Backstreet Boy and award-winning solo artist Brian Littrell, the show boasts 16,000 contestants, 8 finalists, 3 judges, and of course one winner.

The first season of Gifted will be televised to over 49 million households on TBN and will show the 8 finalists singing some of the most well known songs from the EMI CMG catalogue. The winner of the show will receive Wright Entertainment Group management, support from Wright Gener8xion Entertainment and have the opportunity to open for Brian Littrell on the road. Additionally, a $10,000 donation will be made to the church where the winner originally auditioned.

For those who can't catch the show tonight at 10pm EST (7pm PST), it will be airing on TBN until the Feb 20 release on CD/DVD.

Canadians can watch the show online at (direct link: where shows will air Mondays at 1pm EST (10am PST) and 5 minute clips everyday at 8:25pm EST (5:25 PST).

The 8 finalists for tonight's premiere on TBN are:

Da'Quela Payne - Milwaukee, WI
Damien Lawson - Los Angeles, CA
Trisha Miyahara - La Puente, CA
Nathan Wise - Washington, PA
Lindsey Labadie - Tulsa, OK
Brandon Kizer - Ft. Worth, TX
Rochelle Saunders - Sunrise, FL
Sheena Evans - Milledgeville, GA

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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What was the name of the song Trisha Miyahara sang? His strength in power? something like that... it was the only song I heard... I haven't heard singing like that for sometime. As a listener... she should record it and sell it... all I heard was Anointed! I'm glad I caught her... Tell her to record it... I'll buy it
Posted by: Anonymous on February 08, 2007
OK Ok this is For Trisha Miyahara She Has A really nice voice and when i heard that song His Streangth in Power Was Crazy Good i loved it i was like Flowing Into the Presence Lifting My hands and Everything So I want to say Congrats Trisha For Being In the Top Eight And God Bless
Posted by: chubs777 on March 01, 2007
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