Get ready for the final series of the hit US talent show, American Idol. It’s back and will be aired exclusively on  music TV channel 4Music of The Box Plus Network, from January 11th.

Kicking off with a special two-night event this Monday the farewell season promises explosive audition dramas and big performances that blow the judges away.

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the final series will see the judging panel, featuring RnB sensation Jennifer Lopez, country star Keith Urban and living legend Harry Connick Jr, discover an Idol one last time.

The audition stages will provide plenty of entertainment gold, with a special surprise appearance from Kanye West. The 38-year-old rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian crashed the American Idol auditions in San Francisco where he was treated like any other contestant, proceeding to rap ‘Gold Digger’ to the shocked judges.

Watch the clip here: