Le’Andria Johnson’s new video “Make Him Like You” shows why she is is one of the most promising female vocalists in gospel music today.
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The Season Three BET Sunday Best champ’s estimable talent is evident on her debut CD, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson. The album material proves that the 28-year-old’s voice is marinated, well beyond its years, in the heartbreaks and deliverances of life.
Hers is a gospel blues voice that has known pain and demons but can exorcise them, as she does on the current single, “Jesus.” When on the “Sunday Best Medley 2,” she sings, “I may have lost my house/but God has got a mansion for me,” it comes not from the lexicon of gospel music metaphors but from the raw wounds of personal experience. It’s what propelled her past Elder Goldwire McClendon of the Savettes, someone who was singing gospel before Johnson’s parents were born, in the finals of Sunday Best.