‘American Idol’s Caleb Kennedy, 16, apologized for ‘disappointing’ followers and making ‘individuals lose respect for me’ after a controversial video surfaced on-line.
American Idol High 5 finalist Caleb Kennedy, 16, introduced on Might 12 that he has been eradicated from the competitors collection whereas apologizing for showing in a controversial video that circulated on-line the identical day. “Hey y’all, that is gonna be a little bit of a shock, however I’m now not gonna be on American Idol,” Caleb tweeted. “There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in any method. I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that’s not an excuse.”
An replace from me, about American Idol. pic.twitter.com/uuHc2sSiM4
— Caleb Kennedy (@calebkennedy) May 12, 2021
The video in query confirmed Caleb sitting subsequent to a different particular person sporting a Ku Klux Klan hood, and was captioned “bow.” It’s unclear when the video was filmed. “I wanna apologize to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down,” Caleb tweeted. “I’ll be taking a bit break day social media to raised myself, however saying that, I do know this has harm and disenchanted lots of people and made individuals lose respect for me. I’m so sorry! I pray that I can someday regain your belief in who I’m and have your respect!”
He ended by thanking those that have “supported” him. Caleb comes from Roebuck, South Carolina, and impressed the American Idol judges deeply throughout his first audition. He sang an unique music, known as “Nowhere,” and instructed Luke Bryan that he writes new music “day by day.” Katy Perry instructed him that she believed he had “one thing actual particular,” and Lionel Richie even mentioned Caleb already mastered a “storyteller’s voice.” It was solely upward from there.
Caleb’s final look on American Idol was throughout the Might 9 present, when he was chosen as one of the Top 5. The contestants all tackled a Coldplay hit, and Caleb had opted to place a rustic spin on “Violet Hill.” Katy instructed him that the efficiency “scared” her, however “in a great way as a result of it was that good.” Whereas Lionel mentioned that his confidence appeared prefer it “dipped” a bit as he sang, he was nonetheless doing nice.
With Caleb eradicated, the remaining American Idol contestants are: Casey Bishop, Grace Kinstler, Chayce Beckham, and Willie Spence.