Kanye West's Full American Idol Audition Is Pretty Great, Obviously

With bonus Kim Kardashian cheering on her not-nervous hubby

By Jean Bentley Jan 04, 2016 9:33 PMTags

We've got a good feeling about this American Idol hopeful. But he looks kind of familiar—and so does his wife. Kanye West—ring any bells? The rapper dropped by auditions for the 15th and final season of the Fox reality show, and he brought his wife, Kim Kardashian, along for the ride.

You caught a glimpse of the amazing (and very random) audition when Kardashian tweeted a clip of her husband's tryout before Christmas, but E! News has gotten a hold of the whole shebang—and it's just as excellent as you'd expect.

West picked an original song to perform for the judges, and even name-checked one of them in it. A little sucking up never hurts when going after that Golden Ticket to Hollywood, right? Watch him perform a snippet of "Gold Digger" for Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. above.

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As a bonus, you can watch a pregnant Kardashian adorably gush about her talented hubby to Ryan Seacrest.

As Seacrest told E! News' Will Marfuggi while taping the show's final Hollywood Week round, the Yeezy encounter happened very suddenly. "We were in San Francisco, and they said, 'We've got a contestant that's just going to jump into the line,'" the host dished. "And up walked Kim and Kanye—Kim pregnant and Kanye enthusiastic and ready to go in there. He walks in there and does a lyric about J.Lo from one of his songs."

Oh, and spoiler alert: He gets a Golden Ticket.

American Idol premieres Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on Fox.