‘American Idol’:Kenedi Drop Out the show

Kenedi Anderson, a 17-year-old frontrunner on "American Idol,"

announced she was leaving the show for "personal reasons."

"I'm unable to continue on American Idol," she wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.

"This has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but I know it’s necessary."

She continued: “I’m so grateful to American Idol, the judges, the producers, the amazing contestants, and all the fans who have supported me

Thank you for giving me such an amazing opportunity to share my voice,

chase my dreams, feel so much joy and happiness doing what I love, and make lifelong friends along the way."