*San Francisco auditions for “American Idol” got a jolt over the weekend when Kanye West showed up to audition.
After performing for President Obama nearby, the rapper, 38, stopped by the San Francisco auditions for the Fox reality series, which is currently filming its final season. He rocked “Gold Digger” for judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban. Their surprise reaction was captured by “Idol” cameras and by his wife, Kim Kardashian.
“SURPRISE!” Kim captioned one of the photos, showing a stunned Lopez and Connick. West was one of the few rappers in the show’s history to walk away with a ticket to Hollywood.
“Look who’s going to Hollywood! #IdolAuditions #KanyeWest,” Ryan Seacrest captioned the below snapshot, greeting West after his surprise performance.
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San Francisco was the show’s last official stop for auditions.
Watch Kanye’s audition below:
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