American Idol is back and contestant Kennedy Anderson stunned the judges and the audience at home with her performance of “Applause” for Lady Gaga. Kennedy Anderson impressed judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan so much that they awarded her a second platinum ticket for season 20, sending her straight to Hollywood. Viewers also got to know Kennedy Anderson as a result of her famous father, Justin Anderson.

Who Is Kennedy Anderson’s Father, Justin Anderson?

Kennedy Anderson’s father, Justin Anderson is an American professional soccer coach and former player. In the early 2000s, Anderson played a wide receiver at BYU (Brigham Young University) in Utah after starting his career at Rex College (Idaho). With the Cougars, he was part of the 2001 Mountain West Conference Championship squad that went on to compete in the Liberty Bowl. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2009, he joined as a graduate assistant coach. Anderson also earned a master’s degree in Communication from Brigham Young University in 2012. From 2010 to 2015, he worked as an assistant coach and later an assistant coach at Nichols State University, an FCS member, and as a liaison for the NFL. He then went on to work as a players’ manager for the Virginia Cavaliers for six years. According to his official biography, the Cavaliers earned eligibility in four of the last five seasons when Justin Anderson was working in Virginia. Today, he is the coach of the East Carolina University (ECU) football team and the university’s director of football for the Personnel and Employment Division.

He and his wife, Ann, have five children: Dakota, Kennedy, Robbie, Peyton, Jace and Jackson. After airing his second eldest daughter Kennedy’s audition on American Idol, Justin Anderson took to Twitter to share his susuppor. The 17-year-old high school student, Kennedy, received a standing ovation from the judges after her audition. Judge Katy Perry even joked, “I feel threatened.” 

“I don’t know how you haven’t been recruited yet. Check every square and lots of them all. Get ready to become your hero.” Lionel Richie added, “You have honored us. Your voice, your appearance, your voice. Your 17-year-old son. Congratulations, you have answered our prayers.” Luke Bryan said, “Well, I think you might be the biggest star we’ve ever seen. No doubt, I think Top 10. I really think your musical journey for the rest of your life, it just started here.”

Unanimously, the judges decided to award Kennedy Anderson the Extra Platinum Hollywood ticket. There are only three in competition this season and that means when Kennedy Anderson arrives in Hollywood, she will have the day off to sit in the crowd and watch the competition. The ticket gives her a huge advantage because she will be able to Define a strategy and choose its binary partner. “It’s just so crazy to me, I can’t believe they think I deserve this and it gives me such self-confidence and happiness,” said Kennedy Anderson, speaking after the test, with the coveted platinum card in her hand. While you wait for Hollywood Week, you can see Kennedy Anderson singing a lot more on her TikTok account, joining the 15.6K followers who are already obsessed with her voice. Kennedy Anderson got a platinum ticket, and she sent it straight to Hollywood. Her father is Justin Anderson, an American football coach.

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