” American Idol” Fans Stunned After Wyatt Pike’s Sudden Exit

American Idol entrant Caleb Kennedy is leaving the ABC competitors following reaction from an offending video.

The vocalist, 16, revealed on Wednesday, May 12, that he will leave the program after a video emerged online that presumably revealed him beside somebody in a white hood reminiscent of those used by the Ku Klux Klan. (E! News has actually not confirmed the credibility of the video.)

” Hey y’ all, this is gon na be a little bit of a surprise, however I am no longer gon na be on American Idol,” Kennedy shared in a declaration on Instagram. “There was a video that emerged on the web and it showed actions that were not implied to be taken in that method.”

He discussed, “I was more youthful and did not think of the actions, however that’s not a reason. I wan na state sorry to all my fans and everybody who I have pull down.”

Kennedy stated he’s taking some time far from social networks to “much better myself.” He went on, “I understand this has actually harmed and dissatisfied a great deal of individuals and made individuals lose regard for me. I’m so sorry! I hope that I can one day restore your rely on who I am and have your regard! Thank you for supporting me.”

3 days back, Kennedy went into the Leading 5 of this season, together with participants Casey Bishop, Chayce Beckham, Willie Spence and Grace Kinstler

A source near to production informs E! News, “ American Idol participant Caleb Kennedy will no longer be progressing in the competitors. Sunday’s episode will include the Leading 4 with one entrant removal.”

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On air, Kennedy has actually performed his initial tunes “Mom Stated” and “No place,” together with covers of Chris Stapleton‘s “Midnight Train To Memphis,” Willie Nelson‘s “On The Roadway Again” and Coldplay‘s “Violet Hill.”

He is presently a high school trainee in Roebuck, S.C., according to ABC’s site.

E! News has actually connected to the network for remark.


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