An 18-year-old contestant blew everyone’s mind when she delivered this intense cover of a Miranda Lambert classic that surely dropped jaws.
Taking the stage during Monday night’s live American Idol show, young Gabby Barrett discovered her fate in the competition before singing this rowdy country cover.
Ryan Seacrest gave each contestant from the Top 14 their good or bad news and then they were required to sing as per the rules. Four of them were sent home leaving just the Top 10 to move onto the next round.
“America thinks you’re a star,” Seacrest said to Barrett as she anxiously awaited her results. “You’re in the top 10, congratulations.”
The high schooler, who earned her spot in the Top 10 with a cover of Miley Cyrus’ heartfelt ballad, “The Climb,” chose a very different sound for her next performance.
During Monday’s episode (April 23rd), Barrett queued up a riveting rendition of Lambert’s beloved 2015 hit, “Little Red Wagon.” Surprisingly, Lambert’s song is actually a cover from another artist named Audra Mae – who first released the original in 2012.
Now, almost half-a-decade later, this bright and talented Idol star is giving it a whole new vibe!
Check out Gabby Barrett’s performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.