American Idol star Gabby Barrett appeared on Live With Kelly and Ryan this week, and the hosts had some good news for her. She learned live on the show that her song “I Hope” had gone double platinum.
Gabby’s reaction to the news was caught on camera as she prepared to perform the song with her husband and fellow Idol alum Cade Foehner. Check it out in the video below.
Gabby Barrett Learns ‘I Hope’ Is Double Platinum
“Did you know that your song has been certified double platinum, with sales over two million?” Ryan asked Gabby over Skype. Gabby’s eyes got wide as she took in the news and Cade smiled at her.
Ryan said the news just came into them, congratulating her. Gabby fell back on the couch and clapped her hands. “That’s such good news, thank you,” she said, before performing the song with Cade on guitar.
“I Hope” made it to No. 1 on the country chart, and Gabby released another version with pop star Charlie Puth. She’s since released her debut album Goldmine and is nominated for an ACM Award for New Female Artist of the Year.
Gabby Talks About Finding Love With Cade On ‘Idol’
During the interview with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa, Ryan (who hosts American Idol) said he thought it might have been love and first sight between Gabby and Cade. Gabby said it wasn’t, but “it definitely came with time.”
Gabby and Cade got married last year in Texas. They met during Season 16 of the show, and both made it to the Top 5. Gabby ended up placing third, after winner Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson.
Gabby is further proof that you don’t have to make it to first place on American Idol to have a successful career.