Kenedi Anderson Biography
Kenedi Anderson is a TikTok star, singer, and songwriter from Crozet, Virginia. She is widely known for competing in season 20 of ABC’s singing reality competition American Idol. At the time of her American Idol audition, she was a senior at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet. She plays both piano and a guitar.
Kenedi Anderson Age | Birthday
Anderson, who is a singer-songwriter from Crozet, is 18 years old as of March 2022. She was born on March 4, 2004. The American Idol contestant, Anderson celebrates her birthday on the 4th of March each year.
Kenedi Anderson Parents
Anderson, who is a singer and American Idol contestant, grew up in Louisiana where she credits her strong background in country music. The 18-year-old (age in 2022) singer who hails from Crozet, Virginia was born to her parents; Justin Anderson, her father, and Anne Anderson, her mother. Her dad, Justin Anderson is a former soccer player and currently works as the Football Director of Player Personnel and recruiting at East Carolina University. Moreover, on February 16, 2021, on her Mother’s birthday, she posted a video of herself alongside her mother singing a song she had written for her. Additionally, Kenedi has five siblings; Dakota, Rubee Anderson, Peyton Anderson, Jayce, and Jackson Anderson.
Kenedi Anderson Father Justin Anderson
Kenedi’s father is Justin Anderson, a former soccer player. Her father currently (2022) works as the Football Director of Player Personnel and recruiting at East Carolina University. Justin was appointed to the position on January 27, 2022.
Justin Anderson previously worked as director of player personnel at Atlantic Coast Conference member Virginia for six years. He also served an administrative support role at his alma mater BYU.
In addition, Kenedi’s dad, Justin Anderson was an assistant coach at FCS member Nicholls (La.) State (2010-2015) serving as the passing game coordinator, wide receivers, and tight ends coach and working as the NFL liaison. During the third season with the Colonels, he was promoted to the position of assistant head coach.
Justin was a wide receiver at BYU from 2000 to 2002. He started his collegiate career at Ricks College (Idaho). The soccer player was part of the 2001 Mountain West Conference Championship with the Cougars squad that competed in the Liberty Bowl. Moreover, Kenedi’s father, Justin Anderson was selected to the MWC All-Academic Team as a junior.
Besides, Justin Anderson attended BYU where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in communications in 2002. He then later earned his master’s in communication from the same University in 2012.
Kenedi Anderson Height
The 18-year-old American Idol contestant, Anderson stands at an approximate height measurement of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Kenedi Anderson Education
Anderson, who is a singer-songwriter, and American Idol contestant, is a senior at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet. Anderson reveals that after her high school graduation, she wants to pursue a career in music.
Kenedi Anderson American Idol | Audition | Songs
Anderson is one of the contestants competing in season 20 of ABC’s reality show American Idol. She is from Crozet, Virginia, and a senior at Western Albemarle High School. Anderson’s audition will air on March 6, 2022, on ABC during episode 2 of the 20th season. Her impressive audition left the judges speechless.
Moreover, the judges of the season are Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie. Anderson who has done notable song covers like Ariana’s POV, Sam Smith’s Like I Can, and At Last by Etta James, is seen in the promos of American Idol holding a Platinum Ticket.
Kenedi’s audition performance was a rendition of Lady Gaga’s Applause. Her outstanding performance earned her a Platinum Ticket and she gets a break on the first day of Hollywood Week.
To find out if the singer received a Platinum Ticket tune in on ABC on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 8 pm | ET. Season 20 of American Idol premiered on February 27, 2022.
Kenedi Anderson Platinum Ticket
The Crozet native, Anderson performed Lady Gaga’s Applause during her audition for American Idol season 20 on March 6, 2022. Her performance earned praises from all three judges with Katy and Luke remarking that they could not believe she hadn’t been recruited by a label yet. Anderson received the second Platinum ticket of the season with the first of the season going to HunterGirl. The Platinum Ticket is a new feature on American Idol for the 20th season because the 20-year anniversary is the platinum anniversary. It lets the recipients take a break on the first day of Hollywood Week, size up the competition and decide who they would like to partner with for a duet.
Kenedi Anderson American Idol 2022 Withdrawal
Kenedi Anderson withdrew from American Idol 2022 due to personal reasons. The host of season 20 of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest made the announcement on April 11, 2022 episode that Kenedi had withdrawn from the competition. Kenedi was among the Top 24 contestants of American Idol 2022.
American Idol Season 20 Contestants
The other contestants of the 20th season of ABC’s reality singing competition American Idol include:
- Nicolina Bozzo
- Tristen Gressett
- Tyler Allen
- Jeremiah Jay Copeland
- Jacob Moran
- Betty Maxwell
- Cole Hallman
- Allegra Miles
- Betty Maxwell
- Noah Thompson
- Hunter “Girl” Wolkonowski (HunterGirl)
- Delaney Renee Wilson
- Mike Parker
- Kezia “Lady K” Istonia
- Christian Guardino
- Luke Taylor
- Skylie Thompson
- Kelsie Dolin
- Emily Faith
- Sam Finelli
- Ryleigh Madison
- Dakota Hayden
- Cadence Baker
- Abigail Brooks Lehrer
- Scarlet Ayliz
- Katyrah Love
- Ava Maybee
- Lexi Weege
- Dan Marshall
- Cameron Whitcomb
- Emyrson “Emmy” Flora
- Danielle Clavell
- Leah Marlene
- Sir Blayke
- Sam Moss
- Elli Rowe
- Morgan Gruber
- Taylor Jalen Fagins
- Fritz Hager
- Kaylin Roberson
- Sage McNeely
- Yoli Mayor
Kenedi Anderson TikTok
Anderson has a TikTok account under the username @kendedianderson_. Her TikTok account has 1.1 million likes as of March 5, 2022, and 44.2K followers.
Kenedi Anderson Instagram
Kenedi is also active on Instagram. She has two Instagram accounts; Her main account handle is @kenedianderson_ with over 3900 followers as of March 5, 2022, while her singing account is @kenedisingforu with over 1300 followers. Moreover, Kenedi posts videos of herself singing covers of songs of various artists on her singing account.