Don't worry, "American Idol," rapper Kanye West is going to let you finish your final season, but not without making an appearance. Ahead of Fox's Season 15 premiere in January, a promo video has been released revealing that West stopped by the singing auditions.
The "American Idol" promo video kicks off by showing the bad auditions that have gone viral over the years, while teasing many surprises. The doors to the audition room open and in walks the "Gold Digger" rapper for a tryout, which shocks all three judges, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
"Is this Kanye West!? What are you doing here?" Lopez asks as she cracks up laughing. West, 38, is then shown standing in front of the panel with a big smile on his face.
You can watch the full promo video below:
In May, Fox announced Season 15 would be the last for the reality show. Fox TV Group Co-Chairman/CEO Gary Newman told Variety that "it's the right time to bring the run to a close."
Newman said, “We really wanted to do it in a way that felt special and celebratory ... and send it off in a way that is as significant as the run it’s had on our network.”
Fox also has teased that there will be many surprises for fans this season, which could include appearances from the original three judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. Cowell told USA Today in October that he would attend the finale.
"I've suggested that it ends with me sweeping the floor. I kind of want a cameo role. I'm sure I’ll be there on the night. And it's going to be an emotional night. It's going to bring back a lot of good memories," he dished. "I'm very grateful for what ['Idol'] did for my career, that we found some amazing artists. But the [finale] night belongs to the people who are currently on the show."
Cowell left the show after Season 9, while Abdul left after eight seasons and Jackson after 12. Other judges were Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Steven Tyler, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres.
"American Idol" debuted in 2002 and has launched the careers of singers Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. There have been several memorable auditions over the years, including William Hung's rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs." It's unclear what West has planned for his audition, but it is very likely it will be something fans won't forget.
The final season of "American Idol" premieres on Jan. 6 on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.