On American Idol, Gabby Barrett came out for her second performance of the night and gave a stunning performance of “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” by Prince. The show obtained the rights to the entire catalogue of Prince for the evening’s performances.
Lionel Ritchie said that was complete ownership of the song. Lionel loved it. Katy Perry noted that Gabby is the most ready to go on tour. Katy said that she would call her to join her tour. Katy said that she owns the stage and that it is hers for the taking. Katy said she found something different in her voice.
Luke Bryan called it a mic drop moment. Luke congratulated her on being a big star.
What did you think of the American Idol performance? Let us know in the comments section.
American Idol Social Media Reactions
She has a voice for sure!
— Vicki Voorhees (@Vikiv52) May 7, 2018
Wow Gabby that was so amazing thank you for that performance I still believe you will finish in the top two
— Gary Wright (@GaryWri55705357) May 7, 2018
OMG THAT WAS FLIPPING INSANE I love her regardless but love her so much more with r&b soul songs. This thing is yours for the winning @GabbyBarrett_
— Mirjana Vicari (@Mirjana13nyc) May 7, 2018
Amazing! That R&B background coming out in @GabbyBarrett_ Looove it!!!
— Steph (@stephdowns39) May 7, 2018
Damn girl! Prince would approve.
— Kathy (@KeepnItFunky) May 7, 2018
American Idol will make its highly anticipated return to television as superstar judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie set out on a journey across the nation to discover a new crop of inspiring talent with a touch of Disney magic, as it premieres its first season at its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest, who represents the heart and soul of the show, returns as host of the beloved series to walk with these Idol hopefuls through this adventure toward stardom.
When American Idol debuted in the U.S., the series revolutionized television, pioneering the reality-competition genre and holding an unmatched record for being the highest-rated series for nearly a decade. The series also ushered in second-screen audience participation, being the first to introduce text-based and mobile voting. The Idol format has taken on original versions in 53 countries around the world, and American Idol itself has played to a worldwide audience of over 460 million across 53 countries. To date, American Idol has earned 57 Emmy nominations and eight wins.
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