Gabby Barrett: This Is When "A STAR IS BORN!" - Says Lionel Richie | American Idol 2018

Published on Apr 23, 2018
#Full Segment | American Idol on ABC | Season 1 | Top 14

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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.
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  • Go Gabby Go !!!.. Love her version of the climb. Gabby is very photogenic. She looks like a Model.

  • I love Gabby's version of "The Climb". She a fantastic Singer and She is very pretty and photogenic. She is very professional. She already sounds like a well Season Singer. Good luck, Best wishes for 2019 and the years to come after.

  • Yayyy Gabby

  • Keep the faith, Gabby! It's all about the climb!!! ❤️

  • She's good but stop the nasally singing....not cool.

  • this girl is the really owner, jesussssssss!

  • Gabby is good. Maddie deserved the win. Gabby you will go places because you are great too. but I do love Maddie.

  • Since when is Pittsburgh Pennsylvania considered country?

  • SH is sooo beautiful

  • Luke= loser

  • Damn it, Gabby you've got me balling AGAIN! Everyone of your performances does it to me, I love you girl. You should have won. The public can be so stupid.

  • She quit singing big songs in the finale and it cost her. She's got a big, big voice

  • I am so disappointed in the AI vote. I turned off the show after she was named 3rd place. Gabby is a much better performer and singer than Maddie. Gabby will top the country music charts and Maddie will sing Disney songs. This is not the first time the AI vote got the winner wrong.

    • lmao that’s some wishful thinking 🤣 that’s why Gabby’s been putting out songs that aren’t even charting right? Hence, this is why her family runs these contests on Facebook, begging people to buy her music. I can only image when she drops an album. I feel bad for her. Maddie’s single charted at #3 on the charts, and her EP from 2016 (mind you, had nothing to do with the show) peaked at #8. Gabby never even surpassed Maddie, let alone Caleb on the charts and her single was dead last. Gabby’s not even an authentic country singer, she’s going to flop so hard. Maddie is bringing back class into the industry for the older and younger generation to appreciate, not “Disney songs”. They will be folk/indie/alternative music that people can relate to. She’s unique. Gabby is a dime a dozen who will bring nothing creative or interesting to the industry besides what we already have. One day you’ll be eating your own words. Edit: Maddie is a much better artist and singer/songwriter. Gabby is a karaoke singer at best. You don’t always win idol because you can scream your lungs out, and flip your nasty mop of hair around. Maddie has great melody. Just because she wasn’t your pick, doesn’t mean it was wrong. My god, you people are so conceited. Gabby was ass in the finale btw. Her performances had more dislikes than likes around the time she was competing and people were dragging her ass in the comments. Sorry everyone doesn’t like who you like.

  • I wanna friends

  • Incredible!!!! My heavens what a voice!!!

  • V

  • Homerun !!!

  • very ordinary and her vocal is sharp, not very pleasant to hear.....

  • i hope she sing despisito before the finale.... she is awesome and beautiful

  • Gabby looked beautiful... she nailed this performance! BRAVO! You go girl!

  • I like this girl singing . So genuine and intense

  • Am i the one who think she is Miley's twin?

  • She is the American Idol, I have been following her performance and she has a special vocal tone to move further from her competitor, cheers from the South Pacific

  • I'm so happy that someone from where I live Pittsburg PA is still doing really good. Keep going! Love your voice and the songs you pick. 💖


  • She reminds me of Kerry Underwood, what a natural artist, so many picked by the judges this year. Beautiful performance by Gabby.

  • i love her to win this seaaon she sounds like miley cyrus and carrie underwood

  • Your so pretty Gabby good luck to you I hope you go far in life! ❤❤

  • You gorgeous human*

  • She is the best

  • Actually just cried.. I love you gabs!!❤❤❤

  • Very beautiful and sounds a lot like Carry Underwood.

  • She better be the next American idol

  • Wow, she sang in a gospel choir? That's pretty awesome.....

  • Massive star is deserving of what's about to bless her😊

  • Beautiful Yung woman sings incredible great job

  • Gabby will be ...obviously Iconic ... the eyes and smiles I love her facial expressions...facial charm is very charismatic

  • Not impressed! I don't think she's very talented...

  • i love her.

  • Very very VERY underwhelming.

  • She actually sounds like Miley. Annoying voices.

  • Best rendition I've EVER heard of that song!!! You are so going to win this!!!

  • Wow! Im speechless. That was amazing.

  • Girl🔥😍

  • holy shittttt

  • This youg lady is true super star!!!

  • That was the first honest performance I have seen her perform!

  • she has no support in her lower register

  • shes is the next American idol

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • This kid will be in the top 3

  • hmm.. I never heard anyone do this as good as Miley, and she sounds just as good as Miley, best rendition yet'

  • She favors and sounds like Carrie Underwood at times.

  • Us here in PA love you Gabby

  • That was fantastic ,, I think country music has found another star ⭐️

  • She could win this. She and Michael might be the front runners

  • Gabby might just take this competition ❤️

  • Simply amazing

  • i love this song, excellant job Gabby

  • I will keep voting for her!!!

  • Winner in my Eyes!!Another Carrie Underwood!

  • This performance brought tears to my eyes.....Gabby is from where I was born and raised. So proud of Gabby.

  • I love Gabby. She sings better than Miley and maybe even more stars. She’s been singing covers for quite awhile now. Idk it’s like I want her to do something different that says ok I’m Gabby Barrett and there’s no one else like me.

  • I feel like she’s eating the mic it’s distracting

  • Easily the next American Idol there's no denying she's winning!!

  • I really wish they would let her go. She sounds so fake and has no talent.

  • Ela é completa! Uma artista nata!

  • omg she has a Cyrus voice


  • This girl is the only reason I watch and the rocket and jurnee

  • I’m here for the song tbh 😬 Ilysm Miley

  • Say what you want about the others...THIS girl hits every note, has a beautiful tone and should GO places. This is a singing competition, ya know.

  • I really liked her version, and the background was really cool

  • There are other performers that I love, but irregardless of whether or not she wins, she has a bright, bright future ahead of her.

  • Pure shit.

  • ❤️❤️❤️

  • She is literally the entire package- she is so comfortable on stage and engages the audience.

  • She sounds so good and this is totally a standing ovation worthy performance BUT this is literally karaoke and she didn’t even try to make it her own...this sounds like how Miley would perform it, she has a nice voice though

  • Winner Winner ,

  • I wish I was 18 again.

  • Please get rid of the jokes . This is an idol for sure .I liked her right away, still do

  • I love her!

  • Her makeup 😍😍😍

  • She's very pretty.

  • This is the best performance of the night.

  • I was on the fence until this performance, but she nailed it. LOVE!

  • I see another Carrie Underwood. . .

  • Gabby is in my class she is awesome

  • Congrats...your beautiful and talented.....your the next idol

  • She left it all on the stage

  • Golden Voice.

  • my favorite... 😍😍

  • Okay, so obviously she has a fantastic voice and this was a standing-ovation-worthy performance. But...this performance doesn't really show me who she is, or is going to be, as an artist. She sang Miley's song very much like Miley would sing it. She didn't make it her own. Miley is a country-inspired singer and the song has a country feel, so the country twang ain't no biggie. I thought we saw more of who she is in other performances.

    • Didn't show you who she was....😂who the fuck are you😂

    • She did it better than Miley! Look up her personal US-tv page. She’s great!

    • If you feel better about being a critical person 😥 Please don't do it to anyone but yourself

    • Shu.shu little one

  • The best of her performances. Loved it.

  • Amazing x

  • YASSS! She needs to Win.

  • The next American Idol, I love this songs

  • looks like demi Lovato

  • She's an angel. Nice voice nice vocal she's a star. So pretty gabby gogo for the win👏👏💖💖

  • ***People were saying how stunning Catie is and I just don't get it! Gabby is a stunner!!**

  • she have a soul in singing like avril