The final season of "American Idol" will premiere tomorrow, but it's still discovering fresh new talent, as this video shows.

An up-and-comer from the south side of Chicago named Kanye went before the panel of judges to show off his rapping skills while his pregnant wife waited anxiously offstage, forced to talk to Ryan Seacrest.

Kanye then performed one of his original songs, which, he said has a judge's name in it. 

"Better f---ing be me," Jennifer Lopez muttered. (It was.)

Spoiler alert: he gets a golden ticket.

Check it out, and see Kanye West smile more in one short video than he probably has in every other public appearance combined.