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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  • Christine Starr
    Christine Starr 3 hours ago


  • Bad Bitch Rogo
    Bad Bitch Rogo 3 hours ago

    I think she did great with this song however. Ada did better 💅.

    • Christine Starr
      Christine Starr 3 hours ago

      Does Maddie have any song she did all season comparable to this with as many hits & comments?

    • Christine Starr
      Christine Starr 3 hours ago

      Still bitchin' even when you know she nailed this one baby!

  • Lauren Bolich
    Lauren Bolich 4 hours ago

    LOVE THIS SONG! You killed it Gabby!!

  • Trinity Cherry
    Trinity Cherry 5 hours ago

    She just cured my ear infection

  • Angela
    Angela 6 hours ago

    See now songs like this and that Aretha Franklin song she sang, are more in her spectrum that I love. The country one and carrie underwood she keeps trying to shove arent for her.

  • Valerie Camina
    Valerie Camina 8 hours ago

    Really awesome performance by Gabbie. This person has star quality.

  • Chelsey Foster
    Chelsey Foster 9 hours ago

    Wish people would stop comparing the songs they sing to the actual artist singing it ... she song it good! Whitney is a great artist but she dont have to sing like her to nail that song ... she did great and nailed it so🤷‍♀️

  • Hannah clark
    Hannah clark 9 hours ago

    She goes to my school my teachers are always talking about her in class she is so good

  • Carolyn Smith
    Carolyn Smith 11 hours ago

    Not Whitney.

  • TJ Scott
    TJ Scott 15 hours ago

    She would be so pretty without all that makeup.

  • Neil Gupta
    Neil Gupta 15 hours ago

    Wow!! I dont think anybody could match Whitney but this artist came so very close...

  • Shane Kemp
    Shane Kemp 16 hours ago

    Songs way to big for her. Cringe .

  • Health solution Tips
    Health solution Tips 16 hours ago


  • ziyidas
    ziyidas 17 hours ago

    She's so pitchy in so many levels 😣

  • Alan Craig
    Alan Craig 17 hours ago


  • Alan Craig
    Alan Craig 17 hours ago

    She better win

  • Richard Dodge
    Richard Dodge 17 hours ago

    Maybe the BEST of the entire season for American Idol ABC 2018 ...

  • Jesenia Velazquez
    Jesenia Velazquez 18 hours ago

    still no one could reach whitneys vocals

  • Kristina Lopez
    Kristina Lopez 18 hours ago

    I love her dress... anyone know where I can get it?

  • Alexa Montagna
    Alexa Montagna 19 hours ago

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I hope she wins tomorrow night.

  • Colby Gregory
    Colby Gregory 19 hours ago

    FINALLY SOMETHING DECENT OUT OF HER MOUTH but still maddie is the winner

  • John Rodgers
    John Rodgers 20 hours ago

    I knew there would be a lot of jealous girls leaving negative comments. Those dimples though

  • Brittany Visconti
    Brittany Visconti 20 hours ago

    You guys clearly don't know the difference between "singing" and "screaming." Lol. It's kinda sad. The judges think Gabby killed it and she does mostly a good job with the songs that she has been doing. It's simple, if you don't like her, then don't vote for her, but I give her a lot of props for being able to own singing that type of a song. It's very ballsy of her and she nailed it. Don't stoop so low as to leaving negative comments about someone's craft when you could just keep your mouth shut. Awesome job, Gabby. You continue to amaze me night after night! Get it girl!

  • Todd Strong
    Todd Strong 20 hours ago

    How can someone like Maddie even be in the same contest as Gabby? Gabby is the best American Idol ever!!! She will be more famous then anyone that came before her and I will forget about the other girl in 5 seconds...

  • M L
    M L 20 hours ago

    I guess the American Idol judges should come here to read the comments before they critique Gabby since they don't know what they are doing. Silly them, they think Gabby did an amazing job but what do they know? As for the standard, there is only one standard. Whitney. No one has ever achieved that standard imo. Never will. That doesn't mean that Gabby didn't do an amazing job though because she did.

  • Fercho Madu
    Fercho Madu 20 hours ago

    Great vocals.....but I don't like her voice at all.

  • girlsrockurboyz
    girlsrockurboyz 21 hour ago

    this is so much better than any voice contestant!!! winner, winner, chicken dinner!!! hands down

  • daniel mooij
    daniel mooij 21 hour ago


  • AD Remixez
    AD Remixez 22 hours ago

    She went to our school last year and sang😂


    who else thinks that she has a nice voice?

  • Jules Sanchez
    Jules Sanchez Day ago

    most of the negative comments on here are from people who have no vocal skills....Yes you may be consumers and yes that is powerful but "You Have Nothing" on the lives of successful artists.

  • J.Summer. Breeze. S Mrs . Shakur

    Anyone saying she nailed it, NEEDS to 👂 how its supposed to sound. This is a disgrace to Whitney

  • J.Summer. Breeze. S Mrs . Shakur


  • Reyna Barrera
    Reyna Barrera Day ago

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  • sptvler
    sptvler Day ago

    How could 2k give this a thumbs down? She’s fantastic!!

  • Collier Strike
    Collier Strike Day ago

    Nice boobies

  • Mimimi An
    Mimimi An Day ago +1

    That 1:19 moment is 😍!!! Love love love her!

  • rafdishan muhammad nesal

    Maria Indonesian idol

  • tdsmth391
    tdsmth391 Day ago

    This year's AI sucks. There are a lot of flaws in this performance. I'm surprised people can't hear that.

  • Sensei kun
    Sensei kun Day ago

    Maria indonesia idol thebest

  • Ryan S
    Ryan S Day ago

    Wow. I can't believe the negative comments! This is one of only five complete seasons of American Idol that I have watched but Gabby is the best contestant that I've ever seen, by far. She'll have a thousand decisions to make after AI and one or more bad decisions could prevent her from becoming a star but she certainly has ENORMOUS POTENTIAL.

  • Fajri Koto
    Fajri Koto Day ago +2

    I recommend people to watch Maria, the winner of Indonesian Idol 2018, singing this song.

  • Angelo Kournianos

    Sorry. Others have done better. Will not be a star. Judges use super star too loosely. Lounge act.

  • Shelley Bancroft

    Beautiful performance! Just one thing.....why is her Mum in a casual tee, for the cameras?

  • Paul D
    Paul D Day ago

    The winner.....remember gabby I commented the same when I first heard you and you commented back thanks so much

  • Preston Williams
    Preston Williams Day ago +1

    proof that just because someone can hold a tune doesn't mean they are a star. she shouldn't be in the top 5.

  • Till Man
    Till Man Day ago +1


  • Tym Canada
    Tym Canada Day ago +1

    I was born and raised in the South. My wife is from the exact area that this young lady is from. No one there talks like this kid. She is a wanna be southerner. Her phony accent will not do well with country music fans. She can sing, but she is not real.

  • an nguyen
    an nguyen Day ago


  • VividlyEmblazoned

    Whitney Mariah and Celine songs should just be off limits to contestants on these shows. This was awful. Why do people want to listen to this girl strain??

  • Dennis Ferrer
    Dennis Ferrer Day ago

    Katy didn't stand because she knows she can't hit those notes.

  • Cat's Incredulous

    Great to see the trans what have you gone. Judges are annoying this year. Watched Idol every year except this one.

  • MrReed314
    MrReed314 Day ago

    OMG!!! Whitney Houston? Seriously?...Prince, Whitney, Carrie, Perfectly harmonize with Jennifer...Why are there so many comments that say Gabby has no versatility?...

  • Noname Nameless
    Noname Nameless Day ago +2

    Her voice sucks and there's no depth in her singing

  • Omar D.
    Omar D. 2 days ago +1


  • Fat Alien
    Fat Alien 2 days ago +1

    She whines through her nose when she sings 😑

  • Yurkovich, Kamdyn
    Yurkovich, Kamdyn 2 days ago

    Gabby your so awesome❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • MusicalTheaterGeek
    MusicalTheaterGeek 2 days ago +1

    I know people who know her. They say she's a real bitch.

  • Greg Geo
    Greg Geo 2 days ago

    Gabby for the win!!!


    This was her best performance yet

  • Lauryn Hill
    Lauryn Hill 2 days ago

    She chose the wrong song it took her voice and made it sound mediocre but props for taking the risk

  • Bobby Omega
    Bobby Omega 2 days ago +1

    Like a voice of jodie indonesian idol

  • mark pilar
    mark pilar 2 days ago

    Gabby is a great singer and she made a good attempt at this song. In terms of vocal tonality and pitch, it wasn’t there. This song isn’t for her because even though she has the power, her voice does not hold a round tone for this song. You could tell that when she was hitting the high notes, there was a hint of her voice straining.

  • 황통닭
    황통닭 2 days ago +2

    Just search "i have nothing" on YT and there are millions of better covers on different shows and youtube channels. I dont get how ppl are impressed by this mediocre karaoke. I mean we see ppl like her on every single talent show...

  • v smith
    v smith 2 days ago +1

    She’s so shallow & fake..!!
    just look at how rudely she
    treated Cade when she was
    picked for the top 3....America
    BIG MISTAKE...!!!

  • Yumiri Chimiri
    Yumiri Chimiri 2 days ago

    Young people don't like country songs, and that's why they don't listen to Caleb and Maddie as much.
    Gabby Barrett is the only contestant who can sing R&B and soft rock songs. Despite this lousy performance, she will be in top 2.

  • Madison TV
    Madison TV 2 days ago

    Whitney Houston songs are not easy to sing... VERY WELL DONE ✨❤️

  • angela d adam
    angela d adam 2 days ago

    Notg special abt her..

  • Linda Vuong
    Linda Vuong 2 days ago


  • BeeKeepers Mo
    BeeKeepers Mo 2 days ago +1

    Everyone’s like. “ but she has the most views and the most followers”. Take a look back to the beginning and middle of the show. Who got absolutely more views than anyone. Catie! And where is she? Eliminated. Pulling for Maddie....

  • uchuva7
    uchuva7 2 days ago +1

    Im a fan of Maddie more than Gabby but I think this girl will win only because possibly 90% of the voting population admire the pop and country mainstream typical performances. This is great but not unique. There are many like Gabby. Only 1 Maddie

  • Susi Jones
    Susi Jones 2 days ago

    It has 1.2 million views. Caleb and Maddie have only under 450 thousand views.

  • Hi There You Go
    Hi There You Go 2 days ago +1

    *Maria and Jessie j did waaayyy better in the sing competition lmao* *this cracked bitch could never*

  • wigsnatcher430
    wigsnatcher430 2 days ago

    JURNEE outsang.

  • Susi Jones
    Susi Jones 2 days ago

    Luke Bryan didn't wanna say anything, because It wasn't a flawless performance!

  • Holanda Gonzalez
    Holanda Gonzalez 2 days ago

    No one has the voice for this song except for Whitney Houston. Sound okay for someone that can sing, but not good enough for this song.

  • Andreanus Widyatama
    Andreanus Widyatama 2 days ago

    Maria - I Have Nothing ( Indonesian Idol 2018 )

  • Kionna Stephens
    Kionna Stephens 2 days ago

    It was sloppy and she cut the notes way to short

  • SarcasmIsMyOnlyDefense

    Katy lookin like a snack with that dark hair

  • SarcasmIsMyOnlyDefense

    This was so good

  • Valentina Muñoz Pérez

    No me transmitió algún sentimiento

  • Brooklynn Sanchez
    Brooklynn Sanchez 2 days ago +1

    Gabby was born to be a star!

  • Mizuka Young
    Mizuka Young 3 days ago

    This is like her best performance ever! She sang this like it's supposed to be sung and there was nothing mediocre about this. So different and unique. She's winning this season.

  • PHIFan-MIA
    PHIFan-MIA 3 days ago

    Does everyone hate this blond chick? Seems all the contestants don't like her. Is she a diva?

  • RashaunTheDon !
    RashaunTheDon ! 3 days ago

    It’s over! Everybody pack your shit and go home. Here’s your next American Idol👐🏾

  • Mark Harris
    Mark Harris 3 days ago +1

    My ears don't wanna hurt anymore. she's fucking garbage bro. Cute though

    ALISSIA 3 days ago

    Katy with the black hair!!! 😭😍

  • marrrvelous
    marrrvelous 3 days ago

    Horrible, nasally, stick to county. Can't believe she's in the top 3. America, you done goofed.

  • kelly gardner
    kelly gardner 3 days ago

    Killt it, killt it. Get it gabby

  • Technosham TV
    Technosham TV 3 days ago +1

    no hunny

  • ahmad falakhi
    ahmad falakhi 3 days ago

    maria indonesian idol more powerfull

  • Terrie Mclaughlin
    Terrie Mclaughlin 3 days ago

    I hope they sing original songs in the finale so we can see her shine on her own. She has an amazing voice and deserves to win. Not too many people can sing Whitney and make it sound as good as she did.

  • Lee Abila
    Lee Abila 3 days ago


  • Jade Kennedy
    Jade Kennedy 3 days ago

    Sounds so effortless 😩 so beautiful!

  • Inocencia Vivinca
    Inocencia Vivinca 3 days ago

    You made me cried ❤

  • terry lp
    terry lp 3 days ago

    best performace so far.she ok.sorta cute.sorts looks like carrie underwood.but I think caleb Hutchison seem he been doing this for yrs 10 yrs.he could win.

  • Elizabeth Ashley
    Elizabeth Ashley 3 days ago

    When she sings low I hear Carrie, but when she really belts she sounds like Demi Lovato. Absolutely beautiful voice

  • Ree Ree
    Ree Ree 3 days ago +1

    Sounds from the nose

  • Ree Ree
    Ree Ree 3 days ago +1

    Not a strong performance

  • Kristina Amy
    Kristina Amy 3 days ago +1

    Sounds awful