American Idol leader Kenedi Anderson drops out of the competition

Kenedi Anderson on American Idol
Kenedi Anderson on American Idol. Photo credit: ABC

Kenedi Anderson came in the Top 24 on American Idol and put on an amazing performance.

However, unlike the other competitors, she was not given a number to vote on.

After the song without allowing the judges to talk to her about her performance. The episode was cut away to Ryan Seacrest in which he said that since that episode Kenedi Anderson decided to drop out of the competition.

Seacrest said it was for personal reasons.

“You may have noticed that just when Kenedi was performing, there was no voting information,” Seacrest said while sitting in a studio. “Because we used to record these shows in Hawaii, Kenedi has decided to retire from our show for personal reasons. We send her good wishes.”

This was shocking as Kenedi Anderson was a platinum ticket winner and was considered the favorite to win.

Kenedi Anderson quits American Idol

After the announcement Kenedi Anderson immediately posted a message on Instagram.

“Due to personal reasons I am unable to continue Ameican Idol,” she wrote. “It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s necessary.”

“I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the amazing contestants and all the fans who supported me. Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity to share my voice, pursue my dreams, find so much joy and happiness in what I love, and make lifelong friends in the process.”

This was revealed by TIP Idol Spoilers on Twitter today when they posted: “American Idol Season 20 Top 24 Group 2 Episode may or may not include Kenedi Anderson’s appearance, but her retirement is given some credit during the episode and ability to do so Votes for them are not offered.”

Twitter on Kenedi Anderson
Photo credit: @idolspoilers/Twitter

With that in mind, American Idol chose to show all of their segments except for the judge’s responses. That included meeting Bebe Rexha, getting advice, and then performing.

Why did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol?

There’s no word on why Kenedi left the show, despite speculation rife on social media.

With her talent and already massive TikTok following, Kenedi is one of the few contestants on American Idol this season who doesn’t really need the show to find an agent and become a star.

TVLine received A statement from Fremantle Media said: “We are disappointed that Kenedi is leaving, but we look forward to seeing this celebratory 20th season unfold with the incredible talent vying to become the next American Idol.” .”

American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8:7c on ABC. American Idol leader Kenedi Anderson drops out of the competition

Callan Tansill

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