Gabby Barrett on ‘American Idol’: Lee Ann Womack’s ‘I Hope You Dance’ is her best song on season 16 so far

Gabby Barrett is the frontrunner to win season 16 of “American Idol” based on the eight songs she has sung on the reality competition series so far. We wondered which of these was your favorite. Tops in our poll of viewers is “I Hope You Dance,” the Lee Ann Womack standard that Barrett performed on the Top 7 show on May 6. It registered just over one in four votes while her other song that evening, Prince‘s “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore,” netted just under that. If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post and then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts on this reboot of “American Idol.”

In third and fourth place respectively are the two tunes she crooned on the Top 14 show: the Miley Cyrus hit “The Climb” and Audra Mae‘s “Little Red Wagon” with 19% and 11% respectively. Surprisingly, her Top 50 song, “Church Bells” by season 4 “Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, merited a mere 6% in our poll. Do you agree with these results?

Take a look at Barrett’s set list below and then weigh in with your pick. And be sure to make your predictions so that all of the remaining “American Idol” contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card.

SEE ‘American Idol’ Winners: Where Are They Now (Seasons 1 – 15)?

May 6 (Top 7)
Birth Year Song: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
Prince Song: “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”

April 29 (Top 10)
Disney Song: “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas”

April 22 (Top 14)
Song 1: “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
Song 2: “Little Red Wagon” by Audra Mae

April 9 (Top 24)
Solo: “My Church” by Maren Morris

April 8 (Top 24)
Duet: With Sugarland on “Stay” by Sugarland

April 2 (Top 50)
Song: “Church Bells” by Carrie Underwood

SEE Who will win ‘American Idol’ season 16: Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe or Michael J. Woodard? [POLL]

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