Did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol in Hawaii? Why did Kennedy Anderson leave American Idol?


Why did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol to pursue a career in Hawaii?


Kenedi Anderson abruptly exited American Idol on Monday’s broadcast for ‘personal reasons,’ after being a frontrunner as a Platinum Ticket winner.


During the two-hour pre-recorded broadcast, the 17-year-old singer from Crozet, Virginia, sang from Hawaii before presenter Ryan Seacrest announced her departure.

‘Since we filmed these programs earlier in Hawaii, Kenedi has opted to leave from our show for personal reasons,’ Ryan explained. ‘We send her our best wishes.’


Why did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol?


The 17-year-old singer announced the news on Instagram on Monday, following the airing of her pre-recorded Top 24 performance, in which she delivered a gorgeous rendition of Christina Perri’s song “Human.”

“I’m unable to continue on American Idol for personal reasons.”


This has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s the right thing to do,” Anderson wrote. “I’m so thankful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the incredible candidates, and all of the fans who have supported me.”

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