What Happened to Kenedi Anderson on ‘American Idol’?

Kenedi Anderson was a front-runner in the beginning of ABC’s “American Idol” season 20, getting a Platinum Ticket from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, which gave her a head up over the remainder of the contestants throughout Hollywood Week.

Anderson made it by way of Hollywood Week, by way of the Showstopper Round, and into the highest 24 earlier than leaving the competitors.

Fans had been speculating about Anderson’s leaving the competitors for weeks. After the Hollywood Duet problem episode aired on April 3, 2022, some followers observed that the contestant’s duet was lacking from each social media and YouTube, leaving them to assume that one of many contestants could have stop or been requested to go away “American Idol.”

Anderson was set to be a part of the second show of the highest 24 spherical, which was mentored by Bebe Rexha.

Anderson carried out the music “Human” by Christina Perri for her high 24 efficiency.

During the episode, Anderson’s efficiency was proven, and she or he even obtained an opportunity to talk with Christina Perri, who checked in as a result of Anderson sang her music.

“I can not wait to listen to it,” Perri stated.

After her efficiency, Ryan Seacrest appeared nearly and informed viewers that she was now not within the competitors on account of “private causes.”

Viewers Cannot Vote for Kenedi Anderson

On the Monday, April 11 episode, Anderson was purported to carry out, however she was not proven on the show, and her quantity and title weren’t accessible for voting on the app.

The contestant was set to carry out within the first slot of the evening, along with her efficiency being proven a number of instances in promotions for the episode and her showing in group photographs. She did movie the episode in Hawaii, however it is not going to be airing on the episode together with the remainder of the highest 24.

According to dependable spoiler account, Idol Spoilers, Anderson might be acknowledged indirectly.

“#idolspoilers American Idol Season 20 Top 24 Group 2 episode could or could not characteristic Kenedi Anderson’s efficiency however her withdrawal might be acknowledged indirectly in the course of the episode and the flexibility to cast votes for her is not going to be provided,” the account tweeted.

What Does This Mean for the Top 20?

The method the show cut up the contestants into two teams meant that two contestants from every evening have been set to go away the competitors, however now that Anderson is out, it is unclear if just one singer from the second evening of the competitors might be leaving.

The high 20 might be revealed in the course of the first stay episode of the season, which airs on Sunday, April 17.

Here are the contestants who’re within the high 23 and the songs they selected to sing in Hawaii:


  1. Allegra Miles: “Adore You” by Harry Styles
  2. Ava Maybee: “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus & Chaka Khan
  3. Cadence Baker: “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James
  4. Danielle Finn: “Your Song” by Elton John
  5. Elli Rowe: Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac
  6. Emyrson Flora: Unknown on the time of writing
  7. Hunter Girl: Unknown on the time of writing
  8. Katyrah Love: Blame it On the Boogie” by the Jackson 5
  9. Kezia Istonia (a.ok.a. Lady Ok.): “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
  10. Leah Marlene: “Call Me” by Blondie
  11. Nicolina Bozzo: “Elastic Heart” by Sia
  12. Sage: “Jolene” by Dolly Parton
  13. Scarlet Ayliz: “Levitating” by Dua Lipa


  1. Cameron Whitcomb: “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  2. Christian Guardino: “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic
  3. Daniel Marshall: “Heaven” by Bryan Adams”
  4. Fritz Hager: “Waves” by Dean Lewis
  5. Jacob Moran: “In my Blood” by Shawn Mendes
  6. Jay Copeland: “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5
  7. Mike Parker: “Best Shot” by Jimmie Allen
  8. Noah Thompson: “Blue Side of the Mountain” by The Steel Drivers
  9. Sir Blayke: “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces)” by The Script
  10. Tristen Gressett: “With a Little Help From my Friends” by The Beatles

“American Idol” airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on ABC.


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