VIA GOSPEL TODAY:
(ATLANTA) — Tony LeBron, a 32-year-old dual-language worship leader from Boca Raton, FL was crowned the winner of season four the American Idol-style talent search TV series Gospel Dream last night on the Gospel Music Channel television network.
LeBron was chosen over Robert Mauti, 26 of Nashville, TN, and NeVar Massey, 34 from Hampton, GA in the dramatic season finale. The theme for the Gospel Dreams fourth season has been The Greatest Inspirational Songs of All Time and the contestants delivered both classics as well as mainstream hits. Massey sang Stevie Wonders Higher Ground and How Great Is Our God. Mauti performed Give Me Jesus and the classic Ill Take You There. But it was LeBron,s stunning, dual language performances of Bruce Hornsby’s The Way It Is and I Surrender All that catapulted him to the crown.
LeBron, born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, auditioned for Gospel Dream in Orlando and lives in Boca Raton where he is the Worship Leader and Director of the Young Adults Group at the Boca Raton Community Church. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Tonys seemingly effortless transitions between both languages within the same songs this season helped drive him to the top of the competition.