The Real Reason Kenedi Anderson Quit American Idol

Kenedi (or Kennedy Anderson) has chosen to withdraw from our show for personal reasons. We send her well wishes.”

Following Ryan’s announcement, Kenedi posted the following on her Instagram: “For personal reasons, I’m unable to continue on American Idol.

I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the amazing contestants, and all the fans who have supported me.

Kenedi did not reveal her “personal reasons” for withdrawing from American Idol, the fact that she released a song on TikTok the next day

She said: “Here is the chorus of a song I wrote not too long ago.” Then seated at the piano, she sang: “I need to find, need to find something better than what I had,

She and Jordan Chase performed “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers. Then for Showstoppers, she sang “Talking to the Moon” by Bruno Mars, which helped her make the cut to the Top 24.

Kenedi, who released her first original song in December 2020, has acquired quite the following on TikTok, where several of her videos have more than 150K views.

Apparently, something has changed since she made that statement, but for now, we just know she left the competition for “personal reasons.”