Gabby Barrett Sings "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack - Top 7 - American Idol 2018 on ABC

Published on May 7, 2018
Gabby Barrett sings "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack for her Top 7 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.


  • This is one of my all time favorite songs, takes me back to being a little girl when my momma was alive and we would dance in the kitchen. Such a fantastic job!!

  • SO BEAUTIFUL!!! chills

  • Hermosa💛🔥 I don’t care what anyone says, Gabby has a Beautiful voice!! She is original in her own beautiful way💛💛

  • She has a very good voice! Especially like her blues! I do not like an affected Southern accent; it is unnecessary!

  • Love this Gabby Barrett

  • Her voice was made for country ❤️

  • I like her alot ...she is a star

  • Pick me!!!!❤❤ @taysade15 #twitterpost

  • Love it

  • One of my favorite American Idol alumni!

  • Like....whao.

  • much better than the original

  • My favorite song! Gabby, I love your voice! You are the Best! 😘🌹🌹🌹🌷🌼🌺💮🌸💐🌼🌷🌹🌹🌼🌸

  • She reminds me of Miranda when she was young

  • Gabby's version of this song is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It was pure perfection. She nailed it!

  • Girl you are going places

  • She sang this song beautifully.

  • Gabby is a good voice she will a future star singer for sure. I hope to see her live in 2019 or whenever she tours.

  • She is a amazing vocalist/singer! The girl has it! Why people want to be negative like come on? Gabby your amazing and beautiful keep doing you girl❣❣💟

  • that's one of my favorite songs

  • Sang so beautifully💜

    • chloe james Yesss! Her voice makes her just that more beautiful😍

    • Shayelyn Green ikr

  • Forced, bullshit. Not even in the same stratosphere as Lee Ann Womack.

  • Gabby you are more the a star u are and idol this song means a million of feelings for me I sing it to my kids all the time you sang it so good girl keep it up

  • I want her nose! It's beautiful!!!

  • Gabby did such s wonderful job songing thos song. It's always amqzing to hear her sing songs netter or as good as the priginal performer. I love this girl so much!!

  • I love her!!!

  • fell in love with the song all over again when Gabby did this on american idol!!!!! in love with it!!!

  • You are without a doubt a shining star! You will go so far Gabby

  • A gem. Someone sign her. The next Faith Hill

  • Poor song choice for her voice, sounds like she is singing through her nose... I love this song and this wasnt anything amazing!

  • She's just amazing... She can sing so many types of genres thats just flawlessss gosh loved it 💖💖💖💖💖

  • Piano Sonata No.20 in A Major [D.959] (Essenbach) 3:20 Allegro (A Major) 17:44 Andantino (F# Minor) 26:00 Scherzo (A Major,D Major) 31:16 Rondo,Allegretto (A Major)

  • This it the best concert of this song on the internet. Literally better than Carrie's version. Congrats

  • When she sings I get goosebumps !

  • amazing!!! 💗💗💗💗

  • Gabby please come sing at my wedding once I get engaged 😂♥️♥️♥️ I love you so much!!

  • Beautiful and an amazing singer. Gabby you are a star and god bless you. Good luck with your singing career.

  • Absolutely as long as you stay real true to yourself there's nothing you can't do Gabby

  • Gabby your amazing !!! Seriously your voice gives me chills 😍

  • She is so good!!

  • I thank u are the best

  • Quit worrying people about who she is trying to act like. The industry will make her out to be a her own star.

  • Amazing 💙

  • Love you!!! You are amaZing

  • Super sad she didnt win 😒

  • Love you sing this song Gabby Barett. You sang beautifully. I listened to it over and over and i don't remember how many times i have keep re-playing this Clip.

  • the winner..

  • Best rendition of this song. It has the softness and mellowness in some parts of the song the way she sang that I like. And the way she ended it was really nice. Best part

  • No.

  • She gives me chilly Willy's she is so awesome !!!! She has it !!! I was so shocked I stopped watching the show after she was voted off. 🤔🤔 She goes on tour I'm going to see her !!!

  • Country is her natural fit...very good.

  • Gabby dont let anyone tell you your not good I'm born and raised country and your going to be a big name in country music I look forward to watching you in concert

  • My favorite part is when they show a close up of her face , man she is pretty

  • She’s so beautiful and has such a touching voice. BIG plans for you 😭💓

  • She may sound like she’s trying to sound like other singers, but that’s because she is young and probably just hasn’t found her voice yet. this girl CAN sing, I used to watch her live on facebook all the time. She is amazing.

  • Fe nom in al. ! The way she ended it touched my soul from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head ! I hope you dance .

  • The wrong person won that for sure Gabby deserved to win

  • Wow the best show she had done ✅ her voice sounds amazing and she looks amazing

  • Gabby you are a big STAR 🌟

  • She didn’t have to win. She’s going places.

  • Here is what I love about Gabby besides she might be the next big idol star. I really love the fact that she loves her daddy and appreciates what he has given her with every bathroom he moped and not embarrassed by his job like most teens would be, just true love for him. Gabby you rock and I know you will take care of daddy. After thinking Caleb and then Maddie would win I have decided that you have the best voice and all 3 finalist will be stars.

  • Gabby Is A Star And I Hope She Wins American Idol I Really Love This Song And Others She Has Done All My Votes Goes To Gabby Barrett

  • Another awesome performance. I love this girl!

  • This performance was everythinggggggg

  • She’s so beautiful.

  • Gabby Barrett Sings "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack - Top 7 - American Idol 2018 on ABC

  • best ever in ai

  • Mara Justine is still better

  • She sing this song Soo and with Soo much meaning

  • Gabby is absolutely amazing

  • She looks like carry underwood buhh has a mix of carry .. Miley .. An whitney Houston voice

  • It only took me 1 minute scanning through some of the comments to know there's a lot of jealous people out there

  • She is going to win I bet you anything . She is the next American idol

  • She owns it all.

  • I hope Gabby wins!!!❤


  • You can try to hate on this girl, but you just can't! If you do your jealous because this girl is awesome. Seems like a God fearing woman, beautiful inside and out, looks like an Angel, and has a heavenly voice.......I would marry her.

  • Gabby and michael only the one i’m rooting but because michael is you gabby u got it.

  • Honestly, I don't mind if Gabby wins. She is more comfortable on stage than the rest.

  • Going through all her performances today and wow she just amazes me. For all those who have nothing to say sit back and watch this young woman shine. She doesn't have to win American idol to be a star 🌟 this Beautiful Woman will succeed anyway.

  • So so talented I love her

  • Always remember her dad's proud face when she first auditioned. I wish people would stop comparing her to Carrie Underwood. She's a beautiful blonde country singer, get over it, country is massive in America and it's big enough for them both

  • I don’t appreciate her fake country accent. It’s really annoying

  • I hope she stays country and not turned into another Taylor Swift

  • This was my favorite performance by her

  • Yes. Gabby was definitely born to be a star. She’s better than everyone else on American Idol.

  • I haven’t been watching American Idol but this girl here is amazing. She’s gonna be big. Huge. Just amazing.

  • Okay so this is the best live version of this song ever.... beats Carrie, Kelly, Lee ann's the lot.

  • She goes to my school....omg o.o

  • I love your voice....and when the eye and lip starts to go well that's just plain awesomeness....looking forward to following you for the rest of your amazing long career

  • So amazing!!! I really hope you win, and even if you don't just know you are a star inside and outside completely. no matter what the haters say, everyone has good and bad days, but this proformance was not one of those bad days. Keep on being you! 💛, And hey you're hearing this from a girl from Arkansas. TBH I just love your accent

  • Beautiful. My favorite

  • Wow Gabby your a great singer i really would love to buy any cd you make👍👍

  • The grin at 0:42 was so cute

  • She has a beautiful voice like Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood

  • She might be pretty but her voice is not my Fav.

  • I love gabby. But I'd rather hear her sing country pop or just pop music. I dont think she should just limit herself to country

  • oh boyyy Gabby gave me goosebumps...

  • So lovely, I love this song. Do you happen to sell CD’s or T-shirts or anything?

  • A good replica of Lee Ann