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.
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  • RCHR Channel
    RCHR Channel 7 days ago +1

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

  • Olivia Stafford
    Olivia Stafford 10 days ago

    I am SHOOK

  • Sandra Queen
    Sandra Queen 10 days ago

    This was not good

  • Esther Rodriguez
    Esther Rodriguez 14 days ago

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

  • Madeline Schlueter
    Madeline Schlueter 19 days ago

    Such a good voice!

  • Shane Dillhoff
    Shane Dillhoff 19 days ago

    Jesus she gave me chills all up and down my body

  • Kadence Johnson-Andrews
    Kadence Johnson-Andrews 22 days ago +1

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

  • Malina Popes
    Malina Popes 22 days ago +1

    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.

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    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?

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    ok that song i know and did not hate. wow

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca 23 days ago


  • Brittani Pronic
    Brittani Pronic 23 days ago

    Gabby your an amazing singer! Keep it up!

  • Shayelyn Green
    Shayelyn Green 25 days ago

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

  • Heather Mathews
    Heather Mathews 26 days ago

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

  • Brooke Collins
    Brooke Collins 26 days ago

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

  • Kylie Gomia
    Kylie Gomia 26 days ago

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

  • Teresa Faulkner
    Teresa Faulkner 29 days ago


  • Courtney Lancaster
    Courtney Lancaster 29 days ago

    she’s my favorite!!!!!!

  • Meghan Karhan
    Meghan Karhan 29 days ago

    This is beautiful all around. Brings tears to my eyes

  • Rochelle Higgins
    Rochelle Higgins 29 days ago

    Love her voice

  • laura sholl
    laura sholl 29 days ago

    One of my favorites

  • Traci Fedrick
    Traci Fedrick 29 days ago

    Absolutely amazing!!

  • TaNyia Ingram
    TaNyia Ingram Month ago

    I took a picture with her

  • Chloe Mendez
    Chloe Mendez Month ago

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

  • Socially Sober
    Socially Sober Month ago +1

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

  • Mace Crawford
    Mace Crawford Month ago +2

    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.

  • Guadalupe Davila
    Guadalupe Davila Month ago

    She looks like Emily Osment

  • kim Levendusky
    kim Levendusky Month ago

    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 !!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah Tobing
    Sarah Tobing Month ago

    Whitney see it darling ❤😭

  • Ephraim Mathapo
    Ephraim Mathapo Month ago +2

    no no no. its not as good

  • hardy yoba
    hardy yoba Month ago

    so beautifull

  • wrestlescotty
    wrestlescotty Month ago

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

  • clilkayc03
    clilkayc03 Month ago

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

  • Nichole Fest
    Nichole Fest Month ago

    With being sick she was amazing!

  • BreAnna Godsy
    BreAnna Godsy Month ago

    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.

  • LydiaMay Richey
    LydiaMay Richey Month ago

    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.

  • Angela Beutel
    Angela Beutel Month ago

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

  • Michelle Jones
    Michelle Jones Month ago

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

  • Francine Cardello
    Francine Cardello Month ago

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

  • Traci Fedrick
    Traci Fedrick Month ago

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

  • Fighifary R. Sofandi
    Fighifary R. Sofandi Month ago +1

    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 USclip. And you will surprise just like how we proud of her.

  • Brandon Doster
    Brandon Doster Month ago

    i love you gabby

  • Jenine Smith
    Jenine Smith Month ago

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

  • Samantha Vanloon
    Samantha Vanloon Month ago

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

  • The Iceman PTxE
    The Iceman PTxE Month ago

    She should've won

  • Cindy Snively
    Cindy Snively Month ago

    ♡♡♡ beautiful voice!!

  • Savage Boy
    Savage Boy Month ago


  • Nicole States
    Nicole States Month ago

    You KILLED it! Whitney would be proud!

  • J G
    J G Month ago

    Been with you since day one

  • tiffany freeman
    tiffany freeman Month ago

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

  • Darren Moore
    Darren Moore Month ago

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

  • Christine Angel
    Christine Angel Month ago

    Best performance she has done

  • terry lp
    terry lp Month ago


  • Blazing Heat
    Blazing Heat Month ago

    This girl can sing anything

  • Deborah Crutchfield

    Beautiful, you nailed it Awesome 👏

  • Ashley Harrelson
    Ashley Harrelson 2 months ago +2

    Gabby barrett u r my idol

  • N Kh
    N Kh 2 months ago

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

  • Liliana Kelly
    Liliana Kelly 2 months ago

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

  • Brian Butler
    Brian Butler 2 months ago

    Gabby is the best Singer of all time on Idol!

  • Herb
    Herb 2 months ago

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

  • Rhonda Brogan
    Rhonda Brogan 2 months ago

    Absolutely Fantastic!!!!

  • bbymakayla1
    bbymakayla1 2 months ago

    Goddamn she can sing

  • Carl Tristan Orense
    Carl Tristan Orense 2 months ago

    149 LANG

  • Bill Swingle
    Bill Swingle 2 months ago

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

  • Ali afandi Iniesta
    Ali afandi Iniesta 2 months ago +1

    Maria Indonesia idol is the best 😅😅

  • Deborah McLaughlin
    Deborah McLaughlin 2 months ago

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

  • Zack WallonDrums
    Zack WallonDrums 2 months ago

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

  • Wilson Soetanto
    Wilson Soetanto 2 months ago +1
    See Maria Indonesian idol version

  • Witter PC
    Witter PC 2 months ago

    Crazy that she did not win

    • Angel A
      Angel A 4 days ago

      If a contestant has a bad performance at the MOST IMPORTANT & final night then it's showing that they are not the best. This was a competition, you have to remain consistent and Gabby’s vocals did not compete with the other two. She did not play the American Idol game well with her song choices; Little Red Wagon & Don’t Stop Believing did NOT play to her strengths. She’s done better, but the final show should’ve been one of her BEST and she just didn't rise to that challenge. There are many other reasons why Gabby didn’t win, but just go look at the comments/dislikes on her final performances. Maybe then you’ll get a better insight on why she lost.

    • The Iceman PTxE
      The Iceman PTxE Month ago

      Witter PC Right

  • Cydney Aguas Cleveland
    Cydney Aguas Cleveland 2 months ago

    Still don’t know how boring Maddie won.

  • Jai Camille
    Jai Camille 2 months ago

    Simply murdered the song

  • Eleazar Gaytan
    Eleazar Gaytan 2 months ago

    Better than the little bitch Katy.

  • Max Wen
    Max Wen 2 months ago

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

  • Anna Covers
    Anna Covers 2 months ago

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

  • Uniquely Heather Holly
    Uniquely Heather Holly 2 months ago +1

    This is hands down her BEST performance!! Woot!

  • Jason Turek
    Jason Turek 2 months ago +2

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

  • Aubrey Presnell
    Aubrey Presnell 2 months ago

    absolutely balled my eyes out when I seen gabby lost

  • Julio Vitolo
    Julio Vitolo 2 months ago

    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 ....

  • Silja s
    Silja s 2 months ago +1

    Good voice, bad song choice

  • Music Mogul
    Music Mogul 2 months ago +2

    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.

  • Diki H. Sitorus
    Diki H. Sitorus 2 months ago

    Maria simorangkir is better then her

  • Alex Ell
    Alex Ell 2 months ago +2

    And the accent disappeared.

  • angel_ dust
    angel_ dust 2 months ago +1

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

  • knagaroo
    knagaroo 2 months ago

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

  • alwayssme
    alwayssme 2 months ago +1

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

  • Kelly Kiefer
    Kelly Kiefer 2 months ago +2

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

  • michael schutz
    michael schutz 2 months ago

    gabby my favoite

  • Nevaeh Ochoa
    Nevaeh Ochoa 2 months ago +2

    She’s a queen in MY opinion

  • Rachel L
    Rachel L 2 months ago +1


  • Daniel Erick Bhirawa Tirtadewa

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

  • donna cargile
    donna cargile 2 months ago +3

    She should have won.

  • Secreatts- Secreatts
    Secreatts- Secreatts 2 months ago +2

    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

  • Sparky Adams
    Sparky Adams 2 months ago +3

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

  • TCubillas
    TCubillas 2 months ago

    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 USclip videos and repost link on Instagram!!!

  • Julio Vitolo
    Julio Vitolo 2 months ago +2

    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 ....

  • Nightingale99
    Nightingale99 2 months ago +2

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

  • iXCloutKingXi TV
    iXCloutKingXi TV 2 months ago +1

    Jonny did it better

  • Christine Starr
    Christine Starr 2 months ago +1

    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.

    • Angel A
      Angel A 4 days ago

      If a contestant has a bad performance at the MOST IMPORTANT & final night then it's showing that they are not the best. This was a competition, you have to remain consistent and Gabby’s vocals did not compete with the other two. She did not play the American Idol game well with her song choices; Little Red Wagon & Don’t Stop Believing did NOT play to her strengths. She’s done better, but the final show should’ve been one of her BEST and she just didn't rise to that challenge. There are many other reasons why Gabby didn’t win, but just go look at the comments/dislikes on her final performances. Maybe then you’ll get a better insight on why she lost.

  • Christine Starr
    Christine Starr 2 months ago

    Absolutely stunning.