Kanye Does That Thing He Does That Resembles Singing On American Idol

As Simon Cowell likes to say, American Idol “is a singing competition.” It’s a show where four judges who are varying degrees of witty, clueless, lucid, and the dawg pore over the minute inflections in tune and tone of thousands of contestants’ voices in an attempt to find the one and only American Idol. Until next year, when this process that speaks to a nation forever worshipping prefabricated idols who glide by on superficial sheen but little pathos gets a reboot. ‘Cause really, it’s all about singing in tune!

So Kanye West did “Heartless” last night on the show, obvs.

Perfect.