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Kanye West Proves He's Got What It Takes To Win American Idol! Watch His Full Audition HERE!

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The moment we've all been waiting for — ever since American Idol began promoting its final season — is here!

Last month, Kim Kardashian West gave us a glimpse at Kanye West's big moment on the FOX flagship show, but now we actually get to see the ENTIRE thing!

Related: Listen To Kanye's New Song!

The popular program struck TV gold by capturing the 38-year-old's impromptu audition, and is finally sharing it with the world just days before the January 6 premiere!

Watch as the rapper tries to go for the gold… ticket, that is (below)!

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Tori Kelly Addresses Ed Sheeran Romance Rumors & Getting Kicked Off American Idol In Seventeen

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Tori covers Seventeen magazine.

Tori!!!

We remember when Tori Kelly performed at our birthday party in 2013 and rocked the house!

It's so satisfying to see how far she's come and how far she will continue to go!

Related: Tori Performs On Michael Bublé's Holiday Special

The singer lands on TWO stunning Seventeen covers for February 2016, looking fresh-faced and like the best friend we all wish we had.

The 23-year-old also addresses several rumors and how she persevered in the industry after Simon Cowell called her voice "annoying".

Read on for HIGHlights!

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Jennifer Lopez Flashes Cleavage On The Cover Of TV Guide Magazine — Declares 2016 The Year Of J.Lo!

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Isn't every year her year??

Jennifer Lopez covers TV Guide Magazine's January 4-17 double issue — and the 46-year-old international superstar looks hotter than ever!

Just check out all that cleavage!

Related: J.Lo Dances With Her Twins!

But in the interview, which is just as important, the mom-of-two shared:

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American Idol Tugs At Our Heartstrings During The Opening Sequence Of Its Farewell Season Premiere! Watch NOW!

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We can't believe this show is ending!

We could use a box of tissues right about now!

On Tuesday, American Idol shared the lengthy opening sequence for the beginning of the end — AKA the premiere episode of its farewell season — and it's giving us SO many emotions!

The powerful clip starts off by amping up the nostalgia and taking us back in time, into the homes of families across the U.S. as they watched Idols get crowned year after year!

Related: Will Jennifer Hudson Appear On American Idol?

We see countless kids inspired by FOX's flagship show, and watch plenty of aspiring artists practicing their craft.

The sentimental video captures comments from current judges Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, and Jennifer Lopez as they reflect on the popular program.

And we even see Ryan Seacrest's very first intro over ten years ago! You know, that one time he had a co-host?

Ch-ch-check out the emotional opening (below), and we dare you not to cry!

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Will Jennifer Hudson Appear On The American Idol Finale Show?? See What She Said!

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Jennifer Hudson isn't technically an American Idol winner — but she has had one of the biggest careers following her stint on the reality singing competition!

Even with hit records, a Broadway role, and an Oscar under her belt, the Idol alum would still love to make an appearance on the Fox show's final season!

Related: J.Hud Shares Powerful Message About Gun Violence

At the opening of her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, the 34-year-old told E!:

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