American Idol Viewers did not expect any elimination on Monday, but they got an elimination nonetheless.
Following 17-year-old Kennedy Anderson’s stunning Top 24 performance of Christina Perry’s “Human,” host Ryan Seacrest interrupted the broadcast with an important message about Anderson’s future in the competition, or lack thereof. .
“You may have noticed that there was no voting information during Kennedy’s performance right now,” said one studio, Seacrest. “Since we previously taped these shows in Hawaii, Kennedy has decided to withdraw from our shows for personal reasons. We send her the best of luck.”
TVLine also obtained the following statement from Fremantle Media: “We are disappointed to see Kenedi leave, but we are excited to see this festive 20th season, with incredible talent competing to be the next American Idol.”
are you surprised? join the club. Anderson has been leading this season since her audition last month. Sitting at a piano, she blew the judges’ (and audience’s) minds with an impressive, unique, unforgettable take on Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” which earned her a coveted platinum ticket.
Of course, Anderson is not the first image The competition is expected to leave soon. Just last season, Wyatt Pike was dismissed in a similarly mysterious manner. (And then there was Caleb Kennedy, who announced his “departure” after a racist video resurfaced online.)
Are you disappointed by Anderson’s sudden departure? Press ‘play’ on the video below to re-live her incredible audition, then Leave a comment with your thoughts on his decision.