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Video: Kanye West Totally Nails His Audition For 'American Idol'

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It's always exciting when American Idol manages to find some raw, rising talent.

Back in November, you might have caught a glimpse of one such budding star from the South Side of Chicago, named Kanye West, in a leaked clip from the 15th and final season of the still popular show. And now, you can finally see Yeezus' full audition for the show in a video released just before the season premiere.

In the clip, we see the rapper surprise judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. with an a capella rendition of his hit "Gold Digger," and let's just say, it goes over pretty well. The judges are very encouraging of Mr. West, who explains that he's a producer who always wanted to rap, "but nobody really believed in me." Lopez is particularly excited when she gets a shout-out in the verse. The video also features a pregnant Kim Kardashian who crosses her fingers for Kanye, and tells Ryan Seacrest that she hopes they really believe in him.

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Well, it looks like somebody is going to Hollywood.

The final season of American Idol premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6 on Fox.

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