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KENEDI ANDERSON RETURNS TO SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER AMERICAN IDOL EXIT
By RENÉE CAMUS
"American Idol" viewers are still stunned by the departure of frontrunner Kenedi Anderson. 17-year-old Anderson became a judge- and fan-favorite before announcing her leave in an April 11 Instagram post, citing "personal reasons" and thanking "Idol's" cast, crew, contestants, and fans.
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Kenedi returned to social media on April 13 when she posted a now-deleted TikTok of herself singing a song she wrote. "I need to find, need to find something better than what I had, and with no strings attached," she sang. "Don't I deserve that? Something with no strings attached."
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Keedi's fans — the "Kenicats," as Katy Perry coined them — think the song is about "American Idol" and why the 17-year-old star left the competition. One fan wrote to Kenedi, "Rumor has it you got a record deal....? Congrats if so." Could that be the "something better" she sang about?
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While Kenedi hasn't revealed the full reason why she left "Idol," she has voiced her appreciation for her fan base: "I love my Kenicats," the singing phenom captioned a TikTok video on April 14. Still, Kenicats likely won't know if Kenedi got a record deal or something similar for a while.
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