Louis Tomlinson Switches Songs In 'Nervous' X Factor Extended Audition

19 August 2022, 12:17

Louis Tomlinson's full audition has been released...
Louis Tomlinson's full audition has been released... Picture: X Factor/YouTube/Getty
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Fans have finally got to see Louis Tomlinson's full X Factor audition and it's different from how they remember. ithappening back in 2010...

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An extended cut of Louis Tomlinson's X Factor audition has been released and One Direction fans are freaking out!

The never-seen-before footage of a teenaged Louis singing not one but two songs on the British talent show was dropped on The X Factor's official YouTube page on Wednesday (August 17), much to fans' delight.

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The release of the previously archived footage follows the reveal of Harry Styles' full 2010 audition, which made headlines earlier this month.

This led many to believe that it's only a matter of time until fellow 1D boys; Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne get the same treatment!

Louis Tomlinson sang two songs in his first X Factor audition
Louis Tomlinson sang two songs in his first X Factor audition. Picture: Getty

In the freshly dropped video, an 18-year-old Louis sweetly announced to the audience: "I love singing and this means so much to me, I just want to give it my best."

The One Direction star to be then delivered a rendition of the 2007 track 'Elvis Ain't Dead' by Scouting for Girls in a performance that never initially made it to air all those years ago...

In the new footage, young Tomlinson shared with the judges' panel that he wishes to have a career similar to British singer-songwriter James Morrison.

He sang his heart out before the infamously hard-to-impress Simon Cowell raised his hand and asked Louis to try out another song.

Louis Tomlinson's extended X Factor audition has been released
Louis Tomlinson's extended X Factor audition has been released. Picture: X Factor/YouTube

The 'Walls' singer then swiftly moved into a performance of 2000s bop 'Hey There Delilah' by Plain White T's, with fans recognising the audition clip we all know and love from the original episode that aired over a decade ago!

In the clip, Louis sweetly admitted to the crowd: "I'm so nervous."

Cowell explained his decision to give the youngster another chance: "Look, you know what, you're actually doing well, which is why we asked you to do a second song, right?

"So this is a better song for you," the TV personality said.

One Direction was formed on The X Factor back in 2010
One Direction was formed on The X Factor back in 2010. Picture: Alamy

Louis, who is now 30 years old, seemed disappointed with his audition, saying: "Yeah, I can do so much better than that, honestly. Please just give me a chance."

Obviously, we all know that he made it through the round and ultimately got matched with the other 1D boys on the show... the rest is history!

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