Gabby Barrett Sings "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey - Finale - American Idol 2018 on ABC

Published on May 21, 2018
Gabby Barrett sings "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey at the American Idol Finale in front of a live audience and Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.
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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 8|7c, at its new home on ABC.
The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.


  • Steve Perry is so nice and gracious to say this was amazing when he knows it actually awful. He is a class act!

  • I've never seen such a fail with the attempt to get them to sing along 😂

  • She forget the lyrics “ just a city boy.....”

  • Catastrophe.

  • wat tha ......f...k

  • You people suck! She has an awesome voice she should of won

    • +I love chicken nuggets can you sing?

    • You gotta be kidding! She sounds like a dying goat. You must be fucking high if you think this performance was top 3/winner quality. it’s obviously a bad cover. She should have LOST and that’s why she did.

  • If Hayden panettiere and Carrie Underwood had a kid..

  • If Hayden panettiere and Carrie Underwood had a kid..

  • *I kinda felt bad when she turned the mic towards the audience so they could sing and all there was was silence*

  • Good To See Steve Perry But This Girls Voice Is Awful..

  • Awful

  • What an absolutely incredible moment this was. Loved it! Way to go, Gabby!

  • Amazing song! And voice!

  • Uh nooooooo!

  • Wow that’s how you destroy a classic.

  • Wow thank God they told her after. If I knew Steve Perry was there I would have messed it all up. The man can sing like no other

  • This. Is. Awful. Her voice makes me wish I were dead.

  • This is really bad Ada vox was way better, by a million miles. Wtf dude

  • she's wearing a mirror.

  • Love this great song Gabby Barrett

  • Liked her until this. Glee did a better job

  • Well you just ruined a classic

  • Awful

  • who told her to choose this song? this is fucking garbage

  • What the helll is with her moving around; looks like Gollum after dying his few hairs blonde.

  • Horrible. Smokey Roooooooooom.

  • Shit sack voice. Sounds like she’s singing with a clothes pin on her nose. Song is way above her

  • this was the equal to fergies national anthem...

  • yeahhhh no thanks

  • Ugly ass voice.

  • how did she get so far? I am not trying to be mean, but I suck at singing, and this sounds very nasally....... this is an amazing song by journey.

    • Looking through Instagram 4 months ago, the MAIN people who were mad about her being eliminated were a bunch of little girls and teenage boys. So I guarantee you her looks got her a good chunk of her votes. In no way was she even close to being the best singer/the most polished artist of the season.

  • Not good enough for a finale..

  • Steve only said she was amazing because he wanted to bang her.. If you ask me she sounded like a cat on heat... 🐱🐱🐱

  • I am big fan of gabby

  • butchered the song lmao im dying

  • wasnt that good, she went this far because of her looks, physical shape, shes comforting to look at.

  • Can't have Journey without Steve Perry it just don't work

  • I really don’t like this I think she sounds like dying mouse😂😂 she’s just really bad in my opinion!

  • I hate to be a bully but omg hell no there was so much more talent how the hell did she get threw completely ruined my morning motivation song smh

    • The fact that she blew all three of her performances during the final just proved she wasn’t the most talented. Don’t get the over over this girl. I think everyone who was eliminated before her were far superior talents.

  • MY EARS ARE CRINGING OHHHHHHH AHHHHH I love Steve Perry though he so lied to you girl

  • Mara is the true winner of this year you're just as fake as the color of your hair she's a true singer you're nothing but a copycat

  • Don't know how she could ruin this song so easily. Hearing Steve Perry's version (live in Houston) still gives goosebumps. Journey was famous & loved just because of Steve Perry. Don't think in its his nature to be harsh which is why he was being so good to her.

  • i saw her do this a few days ago at the American Idol concert and it was great. I would say this night on the show was not her best singing.

  • Steve was gracious, as always.

  • Afanassiev, Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat Op.106 "Hammerklavier" 1. Allegro 14:24 (0:03) 2. Scherzo, Assai Vivace 3:15 (14:24) 3. Adagio sostenuto, Appassionato e con molto sentimento 26:17 (17:36) 4. Largo, Allegro Risolto 15:26 (43:53)

  • I really don’t think she did that song any justice at all but if you lift up that skirt and pull out them fat titties I’m sure that’s where I won’t stop believing

  • What a legend, love Steve.

  • What a dream to be singing one of these GREAT songs and 'Ol Steve sitting in the audience to hear!

  • Horrible rendition..... she sounds like a goat.

  • It was Fantastic

  • She cannot sing

  • Listen there’s so many comments saying she butchered this song and she shouldn’t have made it this far. Yes i agree this want the best she’s done but she’s been singing all night and that would kill any newer singers throat! And she sang this song to the best k her ability and i think she did and darn well job. I’d like to see all you haters sing this better then she did!!

  • Haters gon hate🤷 she did great in my opinion

  • despite this performance, this girl will be the biggest star from this season. guaranteed.

    • I doubt it. She doesn’t have enough authenticity to be a star. Gabby is just basic, cookie cutter talent. Sorry. She’s just like any other bleach blonde in Nashville trying to make it. She can sing, but she’s just like any other bleach blonde who sings country. There are countless people who can sing and have the same aesthetic. She’s marketable for sure, but is she really adding anything interesting to music? Will her legacy be remembered? I’m not convinced. She’s a carbon copy. Nothing different. Her and other country singers will always be head to head. Gabby’s music is already flopping on the charts, hence this why her family runs these contestants on facebook begging people to buy her music. She seems pretty despite make it big. I believe she will fade out out like most recent idol contestants/runner-ups. Dalton Rapattoni, Clark Beckham, Angie Miller, Jax, Jena Irene, and La’Porsha Renae were predicted to be huge successful stars even though they didn’t win. but where are they now? She might have some career with the platform idol has given her, but she won’t be big in country music, sorry.

  • Amei o vestido

  • She just tries to hard.

  • Wasn’t great and the phony fawning is silly


  • This version actually reminds me what a fantastic singer Steve Perry is. This chick isn't even close.

  • Sam Tsui did it better to be honest.

  • The night I sang that I cried girl u give me sun shine in dark times I love u girl

  • The "most amazing version ever"??? He's clearly never heard Arnel sing this song, who tears it apart with laser-precise, soul-infused, pitch perfect vocals night after night after night on stage with Perry's band "Journey." This was more like "the most amazing version I've ever heard in a Vegas cocktail lounge" or "the most amazing version I've ever heard in a cruise ship karaoke bar". Come on.

  • Gabby is very unique hope she makes all her dreams come true

    • Fredrick Smith unique? LMAO

  • Gabby has got the presence of a awesome actress

  • I don't like it..



  • As I look back at this performance, it was really as bad as when I first heard it. Simon Cowell would of roasted her.

  • Gabby is amazing

  • RIP American Idol since Jessica Sanchez and Adam Lambert lost back then. Took 5min of my time to check this year's finalists and I'm laughing out loud. I'm even crying right now when i see that weakass winner maddie. LOL Even the judges suck and are ridiculously too kind. RIP AI 2002-2012 But there's some exceptions like Trent Harmon for exemple tho

  • it’s funny how hard the producers tried to make gabby win lmao

    • worldofchances exactly! lol

    • Purina Cat Chow, and she still couldn’t take it home either 😂 just shows that most people didn’t care for her.

  • Blah

  • I watched just to see Steve! I would have shut it off after the first bar - my goodness, my fave song and didnt feel it at all :'(

  • Wun

  • Gabby should've wub

  • Doesn't get any better than this

  • Yeah Even My Cat , Greta likes your Amazing Song !

  • Call the cops, she just committed murder.

  • an ad by snoop dog then i got to gabby barrett's D.S.B performance😂😂. i felt she was about to win but ended up doing bad during this performance. i dont hate anyone from idol but hands i go with maddz. its not that big of a deal who i voted its how they perform that matters. her and maddie have a major difference in style and stage presence. well you dont know we might get new gabby songs on the way then she might sell dozens of records like her idol carrie. for maddie i'm about to predict that she's gonna do the same as i rooted for her since day one. (and for gabby fans that say im shit about liking maddie. you get yourself good music then buy a friend before coming back in the internet and talking shit like all the others do cause aint no way im stopping).😂😂 #GabbyBarretttFan #MaddieFanSinceDay1

  • i love the hair flip that you do when you're performing this song

  • flesh freshman performer mortgage peace proposal bench over.

  • I know it's months later but this girls voice kicked Cale and maddies s ass.....her voice, her performances, everything about her scream star!!!!!!!!! Not that Maddie and Cale weren't great but I though Gabby was the best one since Carrie Underwood! She will go further than either one of the others and i think that their little "announcement" about being together was to get an awwwww reaction from America and to get votes cause in reality whocares if they are together..Gabby should've won.....hands down

  • Oh her voice is awful. Better than mine, but she makes my eardrums bleed.

  • Was garbage and pitchy. Steve Perry had to be cringing inside. Very nice of him to say it was good.

  • You Rocked it Gabby

  • awesome

  • this is horiffyingly bad

  • Too many haters😂 Gabby did awesome on this performance quit hating and posting mean comments about her and the others. It’s based on NATIONWIDE votes and she was really good enough to make it to the Top 3 on AMERICAN IDOL. I shouldn’t worry about commenting cause she dosent let the hate comments/posts get to her anyways👌🏼

  • She has a good voice; I wish she would lose the "country" affectation.

  • Too much trying to be Carrie Underwood with out the talent to back it up

  • The world sure misses Steve Perry. Me included

  • Sorta like Carrie Underwood...

  • Ew

  • She was not good at all. Wow. Steve must have actually been embarrassed

  • Lol this is finale? She didn't even hit it right.

  • Hella EXTRA!!

  • When someone sounds and sings like this you just know how unready she is. Too unauthentic and not genuine.

  • Your amazing! I love your voice -Dorothy diamond

  • Your amazing! I love your voice -Dorothy diamond

  • It goes on on on on love you