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‘AGT’ Standout Gabriel Henrique Channels His Inner Whitney Houston on ‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’

Gabriel Henrique auditions for 'America's Got Talent'Trae Patton/NBC

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Gabriel Henrique is definitely a sensational singer. The America’s Got Talent standout recently made a guest appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show for an impressive song number.

Gabriel Henrique Fascinates on The Jennifer Hudson Show

During the talk show’s “Spotlight” segment, the AGT semi-finalist belted out Whitney Houston’s “Run To You.” As if the song isn’t difficult to sing, Henrique effortlessly finished his performance that even Hudson herself was blown away.

“I want to run to you (oooh) / But if I come to you (oooh) / Tell me, will you stay, or will you, run away,” he sang.

On Instagram, Henrique reflected on his special moment on the syndicated talk show. The singer obviously didn’t hide his awe towards the EGOT winner.

“Being alongside one of the world’s greatest voices of this generation fills my heart with pride. God is too good, Glory to God!!! Jennifer Hudson has always inspired me, and now I’m on her show!!! Jhud I LOVE !!! Thank you for inviting me! It’s a dream come true!” he wrote.

“Run To You” was the same song that Henrique performed during his audition on AGT season 18. He became an instant frontrunner after his audition, snatching judge Sofia Vergara’s Golden Buzzer. The 27-year-old Brazilian vocalist earned high praises from the judging panel, with Heidi Klum stating that he sounded like if Whitney and Mariah Carey “had a baby.”

Ahead of his shot to fame on AGT, Henrique has already proven himself on social media platforms. On YouTube, he’s quite a big personality, frequently posting cover songs. There, he’s also uploaded a rendition of Houston’s “I Have Nothing.”

In 2022, Henrique released his self-titled debut album. His first single is “Me Rendo a Ti.” On the other hand, his latest song released is “Se o Amanhã” with Shirley Carvalhaes.


Fans Praise His Incredible Singing

Upon watching Henrique’s performance, many of his fans expressed support for the Brazilian singer. Several supporters are happy that Henrique is finally getting the attention he deserves.

“Gabriel is humble, funny, handsome, but his music ability to know how to sing a piece, quiet or belting, or whistle – he has everyone in awe and rightfully so! Thanks for showcasing him more to the world, he deserves it!” one fan wrote.

“So incredibly pleased he was in the show and Jennifer genuinely so appreciates his uniqueness and his God given talent. What a lovely person she is,” one fan commented.

In the same YouTube comment section, a fan hoped that Henrique finds success in the music industry. Other comments involve thanking Hudson for giving a platform to the likes of Henrique.

“What a gifted voice and humble personality. Gabriel Henrique is definitely one of a kind. I’m so glad Jennifer Hudson has this spot to showcase artists like him. I loved it!” the fan wrote.

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