Yeezy’s going to Hollywood! In a brand-new promo for the final season of ‘American Idol,’ Kanye West shows up in front of the judges for an audition. Click to WATCH!
The final season of American Idol is going to be one to remember! A new teaser for the show has just been released, and it features Kanye West! News broke in Oct. 2015 that the rapper, 38, surprised the judges during filming, and now we’re getting a new glimpse at his audition.
The promo focuses on the show’s past joke contestants, including William Hung and Sanjaya. But Kanye is far from a joke. In a surprising twist, Kanye walks into an audition, stunning the judges. “Is this Kanye West?” Jennifer Lopez asks in the teaser. Yes. Yes it is, JLo!
“What are you doing here?!” Jennifer also asks the rapper. Kanye shows off his huge grin and prepares to make his play to be the next American Idol. If we’re being completely honest, Kanye is kind of a joke contestant. The guy is already insanely successful in the music industry. Past American Idol contestants have performed his songs on the show multiple times. Looking at you, Kris Allen!
We first learned of Kanye’s audition in Oct. 2015 when Kim Kardashian posted about it on Instagram. Later, a video surfaced of Kanye rapping his hit “Gold Digger” at the audition. It was HOT! Buy Kanye’s Yeezus on Amazon now!
The farewell season of American Idol is clearly going to be a fun ride. The final season will be a “celebratory event,” featuring appearances from huge stars and past winners. In audition to artists like Kanye showing up on American Idol, HollywoodLife.com learned EXCLUSIVELY that the three original judges — Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson — will return as well. The final season premieres Jan. 6 on FOX.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the final season of American Idol? Let us know!