American Idol Teaser: Is That Kanye West?!?

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Ryan Seacrest is preparing his final remarks.

Jennifer Lopez is readying her final low-cut top.

And Fox is all set to dominate the airwaves with the final season of American Idol.

Yes, the long-running show will sign off for good following its upcoming season, having introduced the world so such superstars as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Lee DeWyze.

Okay, well... to such superstars as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood at least.

In all seriousness, however, American Idol has left quite a mark on the world of television.

It has spawned such copycat competitions as The Voice and it has produced a number of Grammy Award-winners.

In its prime, it also earned ratings that simply blew away the competition.

We go back in time in the following trailer, revisiting the auditions of former famous contestants and the commentary of former famous judges, most notably Simon Cowell, of course.

We then end with a visit by... Kanye West? What is Mr. Kim Kardashian doing there?!?

Jennifer Lopez appears to be asking the same question in the promo, as she laughs and act all befuddled as to why West is on hand to audition.

Prepare for all past American Idol judges to return this winter or spring (please tell Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey will once again share a screen!) and check out the first promo below.

American Idol will kick off its final season in January.

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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]