Kennedy Anderson, the number one contestant on “American Idol,” on the hit singing competition series, is over.
Ha Top 24 performances are already recorded It aired on Sunday. She sang an animated cover of Christina Perry’s hit song “Human”.
“For personal reasons, I cannot continue with ‘American Idol.’ It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s necessary,” Anderson wrote.
“We are disappointed to see Kennedy depart, but we are excited to watch this festive season 20 unfold with the incredible talent vying to be the next ‘American Idol’,” a representative for the show’s producer Fremantle told The Post in a statement.
Anderson thanked the show on Instagram for giving her the chance.
“I am so grateful to American Idol, the amazing judges, producers, contestants and all the fans who supported me,” the teen said. “Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to share my voice, chase my dreams, and feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love, and making lifelong friends along the way.”
Even though she didn’t specifically address her issues, fans still showered her with love in the comments. “So sad but sending love to you,” one user wrote. Another chimed, “Baby you’re getting better! I hope everything is going well!!!”
During the pre-recorded episode, host Ryan Seacrest spoke about Anderson’s performance.
“You may have noticed that there was no voting information during Kennedy’s just now performance,” the showtime said. “Since we recorded these shows in Hawaii earlier, Kennedy has decided to withdraw from our show for personal reasons. We send her our best wishes.”
Anderson was a fan favorite for the win, scoring a platinum ticket from judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
She first dazzled the trio with her piano cover Lady Gaga ‘Applause’ during demo experiences.
The judges were instantly shocked by her amazing performance and lavished praise on her.
“I mean, my head is spinning,” Brian, 45, said after her test. Then Berry, 37, said, “I’m threatened! They’re younger, they’re prettier, they sing really well! I don’t know how you didn’t get recruited. I checked every box. And a lot of them all. Get ready to become your own hero.”
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