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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  • Kiara Monet
    Kiara Monet 4 days ago

    she has a great voice & i love her tone but i feel nothing while watching this performance.. no emotion at all.. maybe cause she was sick

  • T Tana
    T Tana 6 days ago

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  • Alexis Kirk
    Alexis Kirk 12 days ago

    Oh my god she sounds just like her wow love it

  • magic2506
    magic2506 19 days ago +1


  • Katrena Morgan
    Katrena Morgan 19 days ago

    Whitney Houston would be so proud

  • shadow hunter
    shadow hunter 19 days ago

    In my opinion this was her best performance in the competition. I don't really like Gabby.

  • TM 7
    TM 7 19 days ago +2

    This performance was just OK, very shaky, no soul in it. Definitely not a flawless performance by any means. Why it has been hyped up is beyond me. I’ve heard at least 10 youtube covers that were a million times better. This song was clearly above her capabilities to the point where she was over singing to reach certain notes & made key changes to try save herself from going flat, but failed miserably. There were parts of that rendition that were fine and good, but the high notes were shrill, pitchy and borderline screeching; very hard to listen to, and she didn’t put much emotion into such a powerful song. Sorry, but Gabby is such an average, mediocre singer with too much hype. The only thing that really pushed far in the competition was her looks.

  • Jacqueline Cody
    Jacqueline Cody 20 days ago

    Amazing voice!

  • Crystal Anderson
    Crystal Anderson 20 days ago

    She's absolutely beautiful, all around & everywhere in between. Love her! she reminds me of Miranda Lambert before Miranda lost a ton of weight and that's not a disrespect in any means

  • Cheffee Love
    Cheffee Love 22 days ago

    Amazing 😉

  • Henry Chuailou
    Henry Chuailou 23 days ago +1

    Worst cover I've heard for contestant going so far to perform this

  • Frannie Alojipan
    Frannie Alojipan 24 days ago

    I luv luv luv this Gabby!!! So beautifully delivered your way!!! Awesomeness 😍😍

  • still fucked
    still fucked 25 days ago

    F**K I have nothing. Everytime i heard people sing this song in any show, i feel like slapping someone. Fake people. This song has been sung like zillions of times. like we have no new songs

  • Maggie Clark
    Maggie Clark 26 days ago

    sooooo so amazing. Honestly wow

  • Lubna Joty
    Lubna Joty Month ago

    I heard the cover by ariana grande,she is far far better than that

  • ScottsThoughts
    ScottsThoughts Month ago

    Gabby was the most talented from that season hands down. I like all of them, but Gabby is something special.

    • I love chicken nuggets
      I love chicken nuggets Month ago +2

      HA. Gabby was not consistent, was not the best ARTIST, and did not have the best voice.

  • Nehemia Hawan
    Nehemia Hawan Month ago

    You gotta check I Have Nothing by Maria ( indonesian idol )

  • Deborah Crutchfield

    You are no# 1 Awesome, you can make it in the music business. Don’t ever give up.

  • Teresa Faulkner
    Teresa Faulkner Month ago

    Your voice, personally make you

  • Nicole Girardi
    Nicole Girardi Month ago


  • Sophia Maniaci
    Sophia Maniaci Month ago +1

    way too whiny

  • amanda Dawn
    amanda Dawn Month ago

    Amen this song means so much right now

  • Bella Robertson
    Bella Robertson Month ago

    non debatably the best 2 minutes of audio on the planet

  • Catuigi
    Catuigi Month ago +1

    She played it safe didn’t reach for the difficult notes and ups and downs I that song at all poor choice

  • ZOE101
    ZOE101 Month ago +2

    There are only a few people who can pull off this song, and Gabby is not one of them. I think people tend to over hype anyone who dare sing a Whitney song and do even remotely well. This reminded me of Sonika Vaid belting out this song during the farewell season - GOOD BUT NOT GREAT. Even Sonika sung this better than her. Go listen to Jessie J, Liona Lewis and Johnny Manuel for AGT sing this song. Those were so excellent. This cover is very mediocre at best. Middle range isn’t that great, flat & pitchy on the high/bigger notes, and she didn’t put too much feeling into such a powerful song. No soul in it. Half of you only like her because you’re so use to mediocre singers with very little talent, just looks. She nothing super amazing like some try to make her seem. That’s why she blew all of her performances during the finale.. just proves that she was NOT one of the best. The top 3 were weak in general, but Gabby was definitely the weakest.

  • RCHR Channel
    RCHR Channel 2 months ago +1

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

  • Olivia Stafford
    Olivia Stafford 2 months ago

    I am SHOOK

  • Sandra Queen
    Sandra Queen 2 months ago +1

    This was not good

  • Esther Rodriguez
    Esther Rodriguez 2 months ago

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

  • Madeline Schlueter
    Madeline Schlueter 2 months ago

    Such a good voice!

  • Shane Dillhoff
    Shane Dillhoff 2 months ago

    Jesus she gave me chills all up and down my body

  • Kadence Johnson-Andrews
    Kadence Johnson-Andrews 2 months ago +1

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

  • Malina Popes
    Malina Popes 2 months 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 Wolfgang
    Rebecca Wolfgang 2 months ago


  • Brittani Pronic
    Brittani Pronic 2 months ago

    Gabby your an amazing singer! Keep it up!

  • Shayelyn Green
    Shayelyn Green 2 months ago +1

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

  • Heather Mathews
    Heather Mathews 2 months ago

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

  • Brooke Collins
    Brooke Collins 2 months ago +1

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

    • chloe james
      chloe james Month ago

      Brooke Collins exactly! Her voice is so versatile

  • Kylie Gomia
    Kylie Gomia 2 months ago

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

  • Teresa Faulkner
    Teresa Faulkner 2 months ago


  • Courtney Lancaster
    Courtney Lancaster 2 months ago

    she’s my favorite!!!!!!

  • Meghan Karhan
    Meghan Karhan 2 months ago

    This is beautiful all around. Brings tears to my eyes

  • Rochelle Higgins
    Rochelle Higgins 2 months ago

    Love her voice

  • laura sholl
    laura sholl 2 months ago

    One of my favorites

  • Traci Fedrick
    Traci Fedrick 2 months ago

    Absolutely amazing!!

  • TaNyia Ingram
    TaNyia Ingram 2 months ago

    I took a picture with her

  • Chloe Mendez
    Chloe Mendez 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Mace Crawford
    Mace Crawford 3 months 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 3 months ago

    She looks like Emily Osment

  • kim Levendusky
    kim Levendusky 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Whitney see it darling ❤😭

  • Ephraim Mathapo
    Ephraim Mathapo 3 months ago +2

    no no no. its not as good

  • hardy yoba
    hardy yoba 3 months ago

    so beautifull

  • wrestlescotty
    wrestlescotty 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • Nichole Fest
    Nichole Fest 3 months ago

    With being sick she was amazing!

  • BreAnna Godsy
    BreAnna Godsy 3 months 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 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Michelle Jones
    Michelle Jones 3 months ago

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

  • Francine Cardello
    Francine Cardello 3 months ago

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

  • Traci Fedrick
    Traci Fedrick 3 months ago

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

  • Fighifari Rachmatia
    Fighifari Rachmatia 3 months 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 3 months ago

    i love you gabby

  • Jenine Smith
    Jenine Smith 3 months ago

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

  • Samantha Vanloon
    Samantha Vanloon 3 months ago

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

  • The Iceman PTxE
    The Iceman PTxE 3 months ago

    She should've won

  • Cindy Snively
    Cindy Snively 3 months ago

    ♡♡♡ beautiful voice!!

  • Savage Boy
    Savage Boy 3 months ago


  • Nicole States
    Nicole States 3 months ago

    You KILLED it! Whitney would be proud!

  • J G
    J G 3 months ago

    Been with you since day one

  • tiffany freeman
    tiffany freeman 3 months ago

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

  • Darren Moore
    Darren Moore 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Best performance she has done

  • terry lp
    terry lp 3 months ago


  • Blazing Heat
    Blazing Heat 3 months ago

    This girl can sing anything

  • Deborah Crutchfield
    Deborah Crutchfield 3 months ago

    Beautiful, you nailed it Awesome 👏

  • Ashley Harrelson
    Ashley Harrelson 3 months ago +2

    Gabby barrett u r my idol

  • N Kh
    N Kh 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Brian Butler
    Brian Butler 4 months ago

    Gabby is the best Singer of all time on Idol!

  • Herb
    Herb 4 months ago

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

  • Rhonda Brogan
    Rhonda Brogan 4 months ago

    Absolutely Fantastic!!!!

  • bbymakayla1
    bbymakayla1 4 months ago

    Goddamn she can sing

  • Carl Tristan Orense
    Carl Tristan Orense 4 months ago

    149 LANG

  • Bill Swingle
    Bill Swingle 4 months ago

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

  • Ali afandi Iniesta
    Ali afandi Iniesta 4 months ago +1

    Maria Indonesia idol is the best 😅😅

  • Deborah McLaughlin
    Deborah McLaughlin 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Wilson Soetanto
    Wilson Soetanto 4 months ago +1
    See Maria Indonesian idol version

  • Witter PC
    Witter PC 4 months ago

    Crazy that she did not win

    • Angel A
      Angel A 2 months 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 3 months ago

      Witter PC Right

  • Cydney Aguas
    Cydney Aguas 4 months ago

    Still don’t know how boring Maddie won.

  • Jai Camille
    Jai Camille 4 months ago

    Simply murdered the song

  • Eleazar Gaytan
    Eleazar Gaytan 4 months ago

    Better than the little bitch Katy.

  • Max Wen
    Max Wen 4 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 4 months ago

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