Today’s Sunday Smile is from Episode 7 of the X Factor. The emotional episode had a few tears thanks to J-Sol’s moving song inspired by his mother, but it also had plenty of laughs as well. Today is the last day of auditions. The judges will narrow down their choices from 100 to 60 and that group will move on to the Six Chair Challenge. The lucky six will head to the Judge’s House with their mentor. We already know Louis has the boys category and we already know his six boys, thanks to fans who attended the tapings this summer.
Louis will be mentoring Dalton Harris, Armstrong Martins, Anthony Russell, J-Sol, Brendan Murray, and Thomas Pound. Fans are wondering if Louis has been filming the Judge’s House the last day or so. Armstrong Martins posted a picture with Louis on Saturday.
The live shows should start sometime in October and will run through December. Louis has a lot to smile about. He seems very happy with his category, tweeting, “The last two days have been proper fun and giving me even more confidence in my category. Judges houses is gonna be full of great vocals!”
Louis also has been getting great reviews as a judge and seems to be converting some new fans who had dismissed or overlooked him when he was part of One Direction. Rachel tweeted, “At 48 im not exactly the target audience for 1D but I have to say that @LouisTomlinson’s signing as a judge on #xfactor is pure genius. He is so real, knowledgeable, likable, compassionate, humble - just fantastic.”
Even people who were already his fans, but were skeptical about him appearing on X Factor have been enjoying the show and the fact that it’s showing a side of him that the general public hasn’t really gotten to see.
Fans are hoping to get a single release from Louis sometime before the X Factor Finale and are hoping he’ll perform on the finale as he has in years past. In 2016, he appeared with Steve Aoki to sing their hit, Just Hold On, and in 2017, Louis sang Miss You on the finale so odds are high he’ll perform again, especially now that he’s a judge. After X Factor, fans are hoping to get Louis’ debut album and tour.