While 17-year-old songstress Gabby Barrett sang her heart out in front of the American Idol judges in March 2018, her dad waited nervously outside. Then, it turned out, he was allowed into the studio after being told that his daughter was upset. But while he thought Gabby’s singing dreams had been shattered at the audition for the series’ live shows, something golden would happen next.
Gabby is a teenage high school student from Munhall, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her special talent while growing up has always been singing. Her personal musical idol, meanwhile, is Carrie Underwood, and, indeed, Gabby chose to sing one of the star’s songs at her prestigious audition.