Gabby Barrett Sings "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston - Top 5 - American Idol 2018 on ABC

Published on May 14, 2018
Gabby Barrett sings "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston for her Mother's Day Top 5 performance 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.


  • Maria from Indonesian idol is better than her... Maria is the best 👍🏻

  • I am SHOOK

  • This was not good

  • Wow! This beautiful young lady is one amazing singer. Loved it!

  • Such a good voice!

  • Jesus she gave me chills all up and down my body

  • I don't think her voice is powerful enough for this song

  • Jessica Sanchez puts this performance to shame, I wish Gabby did songs that suited her voice better on this show. Instead she chose songs that other people on idol have sung and played it safe. Underwhelming performance. Gabby's really unique and this isn't up her alley. She didn't do very well with the phrasing and her voice is shaky. I wish the judges on the show had paid better attention to the detail as Simon did instead of just trying to find someone with "star quality" and pouring out encouragement to their favorites.

  • blown? gone. like katy said hey whered he go. wig? i dunno. can you do this more often. oo you gonna last? or do i have to bother remembering your name?

  • wig

  • ok that song i know and did not hate. wow

  • amazing

  • Gabby your an amazing singer! Keep it up!

  • ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Gabby! I've always loved watching you preform and sing for many many years 😍😍

  • You have the voice of an Angel!!!!!

  • You are so amazing you can sing any song out there your so great. 💙💜💛❤💚💜💙💛❤💚

  • Can I say I’ve loved you before American idol. You are so flipping talented Gabby and absolutely gorgeous!!!😍😍

  • beautiful

  • she’s my favorite!!!!!!

  • This is beautiful all around. Brings tears to my eyes

  • Love her voice

  • One of my favorites

  • Absolutely amazing!!

  • I took a picture with her

  • I was eating at chilis when my server told me randomly that I look like gabby but a brunette version so here I am.

  • NOPE...not even close to Whitney!! No feelings, no soul!!!!!

  • thus is the first I heard her. I thank Maddie is great and she brings herself in the songs. Gabby is a great singer. she should try again. think America made the right choice by picking Maddie. but you are great to Gabby. don't give up I can see you being a big star someday.

  • She looks like Emily Osment

  • WOW I Love your Version of this song all the strength Power you put behind it Gabby you really know how to do show the Real Gabby Barrett Your my Idol the idol of so many others Sweety !!!! you give true Meaning to the words Super Star !!!!!!!!!

  • Whitney see it darling ❤😭

  • no no no. its not as good

  • so beautifull

  • I thought this was amazing at the time. Now I just listened to it back to back with Whitneys live performance and meh...

  • Now I need to go listen to Jessie J's version of the song to cleanse my ears

  • With being sick she was amazing!

  • i still believe that she should have won. maddie and caleb were great, but gabby was stunning. i believe that they let gabby take third place just so maddie and caleb could announce that they were dating.. its not fair to gabby at all.

  • She can sing anything. Some try and peg her as only country, but that is not true. We have heard a variety come out of her beautiful voice.

  • Why doesn't she just stay to R&B????? Her voice is so good at this style!

  • Love this song gave me chills esp knowing she was really sick she blew it away

  • i loved this perfomance and i love the dress , you are so beautiful and talented gabby we love you

  • Absolutely beautiful & amazing.. What a beautiful tribute 💕 to your Mom 💕💕

  • In Indonesia, Southeast of Asia, we have Maria Simorangkir who just won the latest season of Indonesian Idol. And with pleasure you guys can check out how she nailed 'I Have Nothing' cover on Indonesian Idol's Official US-tv. And you will surprise just like how we proud of her.

  • i love you gabby

  • This was just bwautiful. I raise my hands every time I hear it. So blessed

  • You're my favorite. I love you so much.

  • She should've won

  • ♡♡♡ beautiful voice!!

  • Beautiful!!

  • You KILLED it! Whitney would be proud!

  • Been with you since day one

  • I absolutely LOVEEEE you! I've been with you since the beginning! You're a role model to everyone!

  • Extremely talented and amazing you can sing anything Gabby.. can't wait to see you on a bigger stage one day

  • Best performance she has done

  • beautiful

  • This girl can sing anything

  • Beautiful, you nailed it Awesome 👏

  • Gabby barrett u r my idol

  • She always sings very beautifully, but this song showed her talent even more than the country songs (I think). Woowww You are amazing Gabby :)

  • Why do I feel that Katy Perry doesn't like Gabby ?

  • Gabby is the best Singer of all time on Idol!

  • Amazing performance 🎆🎇🎆🎇🎉🎊 😀 Much 💝Gabby !! My North Star Always ! 💝💝💝💝💝💝💝

  • Absolutely Fantastic!!!!

  • Goddamn she can sing

  • 149 LANG

  • Egad, I just watched this again and I still find it overwhelmingly good. Gabby is fantastic!

  • Maria Indonesia idol is the best 😅😅

  • Wow That Was So Good And She Was Sick You Got It Gabby You Killed That Song Top To Bottom

  • God damn she is one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seem

  • See Maria Indonesian idol version

  • Crazy that she did not win

  • Still don’t know how boring Maddie won.

  • Simply murdered the song

  • Better than the little bitch Katy.

  • Just say she finished this song, but she didn’t sing well, and judges reaction so fake, her voice has nothing

  • Duude, most people dont mess with Whitney Houston! She killed it though.

  • This is hands down her BEST performance!! Woot!

  • This is not the type of song she should sing....ugh. I miss Whitney

  • I absolutely balled my eyes out when I seen gabby lost

  • I love Gabbie's talent, this is her strong spot ... why does she want to sing country? I wish you very well Gabbie. She has a dream to be a country singer, but when Gabbie sings soul/pop/ r and b/ she knocks it out of the park, and connects with her Divine gift and touches the hearts of others. I will you well Gabbie ....

  • Good voice, bad song choice

  • She doesn't have a rich enough tone for this song.... I'm not impressed..... Good attempt though, because I know Whitney songs are incredibly difficult.

  • Maria simorangkir is better then her

  • And the accent disappeared.

  • The way she sang that "Don't walk" at the end.. oh my. Such emotion.. such grit...such wanting... Perfect!

  • Trenyce still owns the best version of this song on idol, but this was a close second.

  • she was nothing but a copy cat no individual talent at all,she needed to be herself and sing it her way

  • Gabby really should have been the winner of American Idol! I was so shocked when she came in 3rd. She rocked every son! 😘

  • gabby my favoite

  • She’s a queen in MY opinion

  • Chills

  • Ah yes, now I know where she got the idea of being like Carrie, when i catch a glimpse of their face similarity here..

  • She should have won.

  • Wow..... didn’t know we had so many music specialists/voice specialists on here. She’s a young woman trying to accomplish her goals but most of the things am reading is negative. Jealousy is an evil thing so try to encourage her.GABBY you are amazing, beautiful and very talent. I wish you nothing but happiness and success. I enjoyed your performances. Keep up the good work

  • I waa so happy that Maddy Poppe won, but Gabby is Unbeleiveably awesome too

  • Check this out - Pittsburgh’s Gabby Barrett releases her first original single since her Top 3 finish on Americal Idol - … Beautiful! Please retweet link, repost link on other US-tv videos and repost link on Instagram!!!

  • I keep posting a similar comment. I get chills when I hear Gabbie Sing this song and the Aretha song, 'Ain't No Way.' Her renditions moved me to tears. But, I did not get so moved when she sang her country songs. She is a great artist, who sings with dynamite emotion and passion. Gabbie wants to be a country singer, I hope that works out for her. Attention all producers and managers; guide Gabbie in the right direction. To me, there was no comparisson to the emotion she evoked when she sang the r and b songs as compared to the country songs. I may be dead wrong and I do hope Gabbie has a great career and finds the right genre to express the deep talent that is set within her. She is a great artist. Go Gabbie ....

  • Here’s some advice if you’re going to do a Whitney Houston song In a singing competition…Don’t.

  • Jonny did it better

  • I am so sick of American Idol and so often the one who deserves to win doesn't and this is an extreme case in point.

  • Absolutely stunning.