Kenedi Anderson returned to the stage, this time for her highschool commencement in Crozet, Virginia. Kenedi shared a video of herself performing “Butterfly Fly Away” from Hannah Montana: The Film. The American Idol alum performed her guitar and was decked out in her cap and robe for her efficiency.
“Kinda quiet however I hope you guys like,” Kenedi captioned the video. Followers instantly took to the feedback to reward Kenedi. “May of gained American Idol,” one fan wrote. One other fan commented, “I actually had chills watching this you’re nice.”
The previous 6 months have been busy for Kenedi. Along with ending up her senior yr, Kenedi was additionally one of many frontrunners of American Idol season 20 till she left the present. Throughout an April episode, host Ryan Seacrest introduced that Kenedi had determined to “withdraw” from the present for “private causes.” Kenedi left the present after her efficiency in Hawaii, which had been taped previous to its airing in April.
That very same night time, Kenedi launched a press release relating to her exit. She mentioned leaving the present was one of many “hardest choices” she’s needed to make.
“For private causes, I’m unable to proceed on American Idol,” her assertion started. “This has been one of many hardest choices I’ve ever needed to make, however I do know it’s essential. I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the wonderful contestants, and all of the followers who’ve supported me. Thanks for giving me such an incredible alternative to share my voice, chase my goals, really feel a lot pleasure and happiness doing what I really like, and make lifelong mates alongside the way in which.”
Kenedi was one of many standout performers of season 20 from the second she auditioned. She sang a stripped-down model of Woman Gaga’s “Applause,” which earned her a Platinum Ticket from the judges. She acquired to bypass the primary spherical of Hollywood Week. Kenedi made it to the highest 24 earlier than leaving the present. Nation singer Noah Thompson ended up being topped the season 20 winner within the Might grand finale.