The 15th and final season of American Idol premieres this Wednesday on FOX at 8 p.m. EST. Back in during auditions in San Francisco, Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. were surprised by one contestant who jumped the line. Kanye West showed up randomly, trying out for the panel, with his pregnant wife Kim Kardshian West by his side.
“We were in San Francisco, and they said, ‘We’ve got a contestant that’s just going to jump into the line,’” Idol host Ryan Seacrest revealed to E! News. “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.”
The rapper-designer decided to perform his 2005-hit “Gold Digger” during the audition, in the end getting the coveted Golden Ticket and a trip to Hollywood. After Kim Kardashian teased the moment on IG last October, check out official video of the hilarious audition below.
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