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A Kanye West lookalike auditions for 'American Idol'

His wife looks like Kim Kardashian too!

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 6 Jan 2016

Video: American Idol

There's a new Yeezus in town. A Kanye West wannabe lookalike named Kanye auditioned for the 15th (and last) season of American Idol earlier this week. Without a doubt, he is the best Kanye impersonator we've ever seen. He even comes from the same town as the famous rapper.

"My name is Kanye," he said, introducing himself to Idol judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. "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."

Outside the audition room, host Ryan Seacrest was having a chat with Kanye's pregnant wife, who – wait for it – really looks like Kim Kardashian, Kanye's wife in real life. We've seen a great Kim K lookalike before, but this one wins the game hands down.

"I'm not nervous because I do really believe in him," she told Ryan, crossing her fingers. "I hope they really believe in him."

Kanye performed the song Gold Digger and managed to win the judges' hearts (probably winning Jennifer's with the verse "My psychic told me she have an a** like Serena, Trina, Jennifer Lopez, four kids"). The panel didn't even need to have a discussion – they immediately awarded him the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood Week.

In all seriousness, that was a brilliant parody, Kanye.

Related: Kanye West releases new track 'Facts'
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