Wright Words: Disappointed ‘American Idol’ contestant Kenzie Hall leans on faith

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  • grandmagreat Lake Havasu City, AZ
    March 27, 2014 7:28 a.m.

    This young woman is truly an example to other would be "stars" We no longer watch that show, because of the type of music that is normally performed. However, I would gladly market her CD if and when she does one. May the Lord Bless her for her willingness to do what was right for her future life. Were her ancestors Utah Pioneers? if so we might share the same ancestors, that would be great for my grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    March 26, 2014 11:42 a.m.

    It’s probably because of her unwillingness to degrade and “sell” herself—for a guy like Adam Lambert, of all people—that she was ultimately cut from the list. She is better off anyway not having ended up pursuing that course. There is nothing that the entertainment industry loves and can do more easily and quickly than corrupting and destroying an innocent, righteous young woman. Praise to her for not sacrificing her soul for the praise of the world.

  • Impressionist Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    I'm very proud of Kenzie, and her knowledge of her Father in Heaven and of her Savior will
    get her through this life, and she'll be very prepared for the next.

    Your future family will be very happy you made the right decision.

  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    March 25, 2014 8:57 p.m.


    You wrote: "Sadly, her faith did not help her win the contest". Yes, her faith let her win big. She was taught "correct principles and she governs herself well".

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    March 25, 2014 8:31 p.m.

    I heard those American Idol contracts were all encompassing and thus devastating to those who lose, but this is the first confirmation of such.

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    March 25, 2014 7:01 p.m.

    I'd like to see the contract to find out if the producers of the show breached their part of the agreement thus allowing her to do whatever she wants. It seems like she was required to sign the contract to appear on national tv and then she didn't.

  • Utexmom Flower Mound, TX
    March 25, 2014 5:13 p.m.

    Way to go, Kenzie! You have no idea how much you actually won.

  • Gene Poole SLC, UT
    March 25, 2014 4:17 p.m.

    @sg of Newhall CA...

    Were you up there displaying your golden voice and incredible instrumentality talents? Didn't think so. Hmmm. To have the courage to just audition was a great step at her age or anyone's age for that matter. To share quote that might help in your plight of judge-mentality:" All experts were beginners at one time." Don't know who said it but it sure is sage wisdom. I feel Kenzie Hall will become a star because she has the courage to step up and step out. Question sg: What have you done to step up and step out?

  • DocHolliday reno, NV
    March 25, 2014 4:08 p.m.

    Sadly, her faith did not help her win the contest.

  • ClarkeinAK Anchorage, AK
    March 25, 2014 4:02 p.m.

    As soon as the Idol contract allows, Kenzie needs to submit tapes to The Voice...it's a much better show anyway. Several former American Idol contestants, including at least one who is also LDS, have done The Voice and gotten great exposure.

  • grandmadre ,
    March 25, 2014 3:48 p.m.

    You are an American Idol for many young women. Thank you for your faith. Thank you for your voice and thank you for living up to the standards of a young woman of God. You are a winner in our eyes.

  • MrsMMarple Riverton, UT
    March 25, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    I thought the whole thing was a dirty rotten trick and I quit watching the show forever for it!

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    March 25, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    We were also disappointed when Kenzie Hall was not allowed to sing for America's vote. She was one of the better singers and would have made it through to the next round. The singers that were chosen were ok, but it was definately a "politically correct" group that was chosen to move on. Sounds like she has her head on straight....good job

  • sg newhall, CA
    March 25, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Well, I can see why she didn't get to sing. Frankly, she sounds like everyone else. A lazy singer. It's a style that has become prevalent today and is rather annoying. Grates on anyone's nerves. She needs to mature as a person and singer before she is ready to share her talent. No originality in her style of singing and average as a guitarist.

  • germanygator Apo, AE
    March 25, 2014 12:46 p.m.

    I haven't watched the show in years, so I'll admit I don't know how well Hall performed. I will say that I wouldn't be surprised if her refusal to lower her standards played a role in her dismissal. Isn't Adam an "alternative" anyway? If she were, she would have been paraded around as a pariah.