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Kennedi Anderson, a native of Virginia was one of the favorites in the 2022 edition of American Idol. The 17-year-old singer was one of only three contestants who won platinum tickets. She was considered one of the potential winners of the 20th season of American Idol. However, the talented singer departed from the show after reaching the Top 24 round. 

Her real name is Kennedy Anderson and her age is just 17. 

Kennedi Anderson American Idol

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Why Did Kennedi Anderson Leave American Idol? Did She Win American Idol?

One of the Platinum ticket winners, Kenedi Anderson left American Idol without being eliminated. She won the platinum ticket with her outstanding performance of Lady Gaga's "Applause". Luke Bryan, one of the judges praised Anderson as "might be the biggest star we've ever seen". Another judge, Katy Perry stated, "She was born to be a star". 

Having won the ticket, she advanced to the second round of Hollywood Week. She performed Bill Withers' "Lean on Me" with her duet partner, Jordan Chase. She performed "Talking to the Moon" in the Showstopper Round and advanced to Top 24. She performed "Human" in the Top 24 round. However, the talented teenage singer left the show. The show's host Ryan Seacrest later announced that Anderson had to leave the show due to personal reasons. 

After the announcement, Anderson confirmed her departure from the show. She wrote on her Instagram, 

"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 dream, feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love, and make lifelong friends along the way."

However, she never spoke about what her personal reasons were. 

Here are some facts about Kenedi Anderson from American Idol.

Kennedi Anderson Is Virginia Native

Kennedi Anderson is a native of Virginia. The American Idol platinum ticket winner, Anderson was born in Crozet in Virginia. She was born on 4 March 2004. She belongs to the white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity.

Kenedi Anderson Is The Only Musical From Her Family

Kenedi Anderson became one of the favorite Amerian Idol contestants. She was already a star when she auditioned with Lady Gaga's "Applause". However, Anderson is the only musical one in her family. She stated in her audition package that everyone in her family is athletic except her. Her father is Justin Eric Anderson and her mother is Anne Anderson. She has sisters, Dakota and Rubee, and brothers Jayce and Jackson.

Kennedi Anderson father

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Kennedi Anderson's Father is a Former Football Player

Kennedi Anderson's father is a former football player. Her father played football at Brigham Young University and later became a football coach. He previously coached at the University of Virginia and currently coaches at East Carolina University. 

Kenedi Anderson Is A High School Graduate

Kenedi Anderson is a high school graduate. She attended Western Albemarle High School. 

Kenedi Anderson Released Her Original Song In 2022

A passionate singer, Kenedi Anderson released her first original song in March 2022. She released her original song "This Way". She wrote the song herself.

Kenedi Anderson Is Quite Popular On Social Media

Kenedi Anderson is a Tik Tok star. She has already amassed quite a number of followers on her Tik Tok account. She has over 127k followers on Tik Tok. She also runs an eponymous YouTube channel. She has already garnered over 18k subscribers on her YouTube channel. 

On Instagram, she has over 169k followers. 

Kennedi Anderson Plays Piano Well

The American Idol star Kennedi taught herself to play the piano. She also plays guitar well. 

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