Kanye West audition appears on final 'American Idol' premiere

American Idol kicked off its 15th and final season Wednesday night, a series that has catapulted artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Hicks to stardom.

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In the season premiere, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. return as judges and handed out the coveted golden tickets to wannabe idols such as a 15-year-old Michelle Marie Lecza who sang "Blue" by Leann Rimes, and Lindita, a 26-year-old personal trainer who impressed judges for her rendition of "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World."

The show also featured a montage of past Idol auditions throughout the years and ended with a surprise audition by Kanye West who quipped, "I always wanted to rap, and nobody really believed in me."

The shows heads next to San Francisco and Little Rock for auditions.



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