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The 15th (and final season) of "American Idol" will premiere Wednesday night (January 6), but the show is getting a head start by sharing the full audition of one "Idol" hopeful. 

Back in October, Kanye West surprised judges when he showed up at the taped auditions in San Francisco and cut the line to give it his best shot. While his pregnant wife Kim Kardashian watched on a monitor outside the room, Kanye told judges, "My name is Kanye, I'm from the south side of Chicago. I'm originally a producer. I always wanted to rap and no one really believed in me, so I wanted to try some things out, ya know?"

He then performed "Gold Digger," which had a notable Jennifer Lopez mention, and received a ticket to Hollywood. 

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