Who is American Idol's Kenedi Anderson?

THE TWENTIETH season of American Idol returned in February 2022, where Kenedi Anderson quickly rose in the ranks as a frontrunner and fan favourite.

But despite earning a platinum ticket, the young singer pulled out of the competition for "personal reasons".

Who is Kenedi Anderson?

Born March 4, 2004, Kenedi Anderson is an American musician who received a Platinum ticket on American Idol following her audition.

For her audition song, Kenedi sang Applause by Lady Gaga.

Judge Katy Perry joked she was "feeling threatened" by Kenedi's talent.

Since joining the talent show, Kenedi has racked up over 115k followers on Instagram.

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She also has a large following on TikTok, where she often shares videos of herself singing.

Why did Kenedi Anderson leave American Idol?

On the April 11 episode of American Idol, fans were shocked as Kenedi withdrew from the competition.

Following Kenedi's performance of Christina Perri’s “Human” at the Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii, host Ryan Seacrest revealed during the programme: “You will notice there was no voting information during Kenedi’s performance just now.

"Since we taped these shows in Hawaii earlier, Kenedi (or Kennedy Anderson) has chosen to withdraw from our show for personal reasons. We send her well wishes.”

Kenedi later confirmed her decision to leave the show on Instagram, saying: “For personal reasons, I’m unable to continue on American Idol.

"This has been 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 have supported me.

"Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity to share my voice, chase my dreams, feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love, and making lifelong friends along the way.”

Did Kenedi Anderson win a Platinum Ticket?

On Sunday, March 6, 2022, Kenedi shared a photo of herself holding the Platinum ticket to Instagram, writing: "I cannot believe I had #AMomentLikeThis. I GOT THE #PlatinumTicket AND IM HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD!!! Thanks so much Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie!"

On the April 11 episode of American Idol fans were shocked as Kenedi withdrew from the competition.

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Who is her dad?

Kenedi is the daughter of former football player, Justin Anderson.

He is now a coach for the East Carolina University football team, also working as the university's Football Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting.

Prior to his coaching career, Justin was the wide receiver at Brigham Young University in Utah.

He previously played at Ricks College in Idaho.

What is the Platinum ticket?

On season 20 of American Idol, a new ticket has been introduced: Platinum.

Usually, when a contestant is voted through to Hollywood, they receive a Golden ticket.

This ensures they will have a chance to compete in the Hollywood rounds.

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The Platinum ticket, however, allows chosen contestants to bypass the first round of Hollywood Week.

According to host Ryan Seacrest, there are only three Platinum tickets available per season.

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