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Kenedi Anderson Biography – Kenedi Anderson Wiki
Kenedi Anderson is a singer and songwriter from Crozet, Virginia. She is the daughter of Justin Anderson, a former football player, and coach. She is well known for her appearance as a contestant in the twentieth season of the American reality singing competition show, American Idol. Anderson, 18, auditioned for the show and earned a newly introduced platinum ticket to Hollywood. The platinum ticket will allow her to skip a round of Hollywood Week competitions. American Idol season 20 started airing on February 27, 2022, on the ABC television network.
She is from Crozet, Virginia although she did not grow up there because of her father’s job. Anderson said during her audition, “I move a lot because of my dad’s job. He’s in the football industry, so I’m never in one place for a very long time. I have been moving basically my whole life. It’s so hard starting over and re-adjusting to new places … And it can really get lonely.” Anderson is a senior in high school. She also plays piano and guitar.
Kenedi Anderson American Idol
Anderson is a contestant in the twentieth season of American Idol. She is among the American Idol hopefuls who have already auditioned and earned tickets to Hollywood. The Crozet, Virginia native auditioned in front of the American Idol judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan. Anderson was awarded a platinum ticket to Hollywood for her impressive performance. The other two season 20’s platinum tickets were awarded to HunterGirl from Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee, and Jay Copeland from Salisbury, Maryland.
For her audition, Anderson performed Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ and wowed all the three judges. They gave her a standing ovation after her performance. After auditioning judge Katy Perry said that she was “feeling threatened” by Anderson’s talent. Lionel Richie added, “You don’t understand. We can sit here all day long and sing songs, but we are looking for the next ‘thing’ in the music business. You have graced us because your voice, your look, your sound. … You have answered our prayers.”
Speaking about auditioning for the Idol, Anderson told 8News in an interview, “I never thought that an opportunity like this would come my way. I think that music is definitely my main passion, and I’m really excited to be able to share that with everyone now. … I just want to pursue a career in music. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I want to be able to go on tour one day. I want to be able to sell my own music. Keep writing music. Collab with other artists. I want a career in this so badly.”
She had earlier revealed to her fans and friends that she had auditioned for American Idol, she said in a post via Instagram, “SURPRISE!! Watch American Idol starting February 27th to see me audition.” On March 7, 2022, she posted her photo holding her platinum ticket and captioned, “I cannot believe I had #AMomentLikeThis. I GOT THE #PlatinumTicket AND IM HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD!!!” Her audition was aired on Sunday, March 6, 2022, on the ABC network.
Kenedi Anderson Age
She is 18 years old as of 2022. Anderson celebrated her 18th birthday in March 2022. She is from Crozet, Virginia, United States.
Kenedi Anderson Boyfriend
Her boyfriend is unclear.
Kenedi Anderson Family
Who are Kenedi Anderson’s parents? Her parents are Justin and Anne Anderson. Anderson has five siblings and she is the second oldest of the six children. Her siblings are: Dakota, Rubee, Peyton, Jayce, and Jackson. Anderson says that most of her family is athletic, but she is the musical one adding that music is her therapy.
Kenedi Anderson Dad
Who is Kenedi Anderson’s dad? Her dad is Justin Anderson. Her dad is a former football player and coach. He currently serves as the coach for the East Carolina University football team. Justin also serves as the university’s Football Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting. He has previously played football as a wide receiver at Brigham Young University in Utah in the 2000s and at Ricks College in Idaho.
Kenedi Anderson Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.
Kenedi Anderson Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @kenedianderson_.