‘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 sequence 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 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 means. 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) Might 12, 2021
The video in query, which confirmed an individual who seemed to be Caleb sitting subsequent to a different particular person sporting a controversial costume, 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 somewhat day off social media to raised myself, however saying that, I do know this has damage and disenchanted lots of people and made individuals lose respect for me. I’m so sorry! I pray that I can sooner or later 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 authentic track, known as “Nowhere,” and instructed Luke Bryan that he writes new music “day-after-day.” Katy Perry instructed him that she believed he had “one thing actual particular,” and Lionel Richie even stated 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 many High 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 stated 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.