Fan Favorite Contestant Kenedi Anderson left american idol.
The 18-year-old announced she was quitting the singing competition in a heartfelt Instagram post on April 11.
“For personal reasons, I cannot continue on American Idol,” Kenedi began. “It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s necessary.”
Although she didn’t specify the reason, Kenedi went on to thank those who have influenced her along the way, writing, “I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the amazing contestants and all the fans who have supported me.”
She concluded her reflections by reflecting on what the experience has given her.
“Thank you for giving me such an incredible opportunity to share my voice, to pursue my dreams,” she wrote, “to feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love and making lifelong friends along the way.”
Following her post, fans of the performer took to the comments section to not only send her love, but also to praise her talents.