Gabby Barrett

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Gabby Barrett
Gabby Barrett (American Idol Tour)
Background information
Born (2000-03-05) March 5, 2000 (age 18)
Munhall, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Singer
  • musician
Years active2014–present

Gabrielle Barrett is a singer from Munhall, Pennsylvania.[1] She finished third in season 16 of the American Idol broadcast on ABC.[2]


Barrett has opened for Toby Keith in Ohio, as well as Keith Urban and Cole Swindell. Along with performing at a Pittsburgh Pirates' game, and sung the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers and at the Daytona 500.[3][4] The song on the show selected for her if she won was "Rivers Deep". Barrett's father encouraged her to join a gospel choir after they happened to meet some of the choir. Carrie Underwood says that Barrett is further along than she was at her age.[5]

American Idol[edit]

Barrett auditioned for the sixteenth season of American Idol in Nashville, Tennessee. She emerged as a favorite in the competition after her audition and subsequent Hollywood week performances.

Episode Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice Good Girl

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

Carrie Underwood

Mickey Newbury

N/A Advanced
Top 24 Solo/Duet Contestant's Choice My Church

Stay (with Sugarland)

Maren Morris


11 Advanced
Top 14 Contestant's Choice

Victory Song

The Climb

Little Red Wagon

Miley Cyrus

Miranda Lambert



Top 10 Disney Colors of the Wind Vanessa Williams 6 Safe
Top 7 Prince

Year You Were Born

How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?

I Hope You Dance


Lee Ann Womack



Top 5 Carrie Underwood

Mother's Day

Last Name

I Have Nothing

Carrie Underwood

Whitney Houston

Finale Winner's Single
Reprise Song
Hometown Decision
Rivers Deep
Little Red Wagon
Don't Stop Believin'
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
3rd Place


  1. ^ Cain, Jackie (May 17, 2018). "Pittsburgh Native Gabby Barrett Ready For American Idol Finale". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Sciullo, Maria (April 11, 2018). "She's Giving The Clothes Off Her Back: American Idol's Gabby Barrett Donating "Idol" Outfit As Goodwill Fundraiser". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rising Singer Gabby Barrett Wows Audiences With Her Voice". July 11, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Bails, Victoria (March 22, 2018). "Munhall Native Auditions For American Idol. A Rising Pittsburgh Star Vies For Her Chance At Fame". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Munhall Mayor Ready To Celebrate If American Idol Finalist Gabby Barrett Wins". May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.