Louis Tomlinson Reveals He Auditioned For X Factor 3 Times

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The second day of X Factor auditions started off with Louis Tomlinson again meeting fans outside, taking the time to chat with them and take photos.

Once filming started, fan reports began pouring in. Fellow judge Robbie Williams said of Louis: "[He's] incredibly eloquent, thoughtful and smart." Both Robbie and Louis even discussed adding to their tattoo collections together!

Louis' interaction with contestants was again heart-warming and down-to-earth, assuredly because he's been in their place before. Speaking to a contestant, he said, "You’ve made Yorkshire proud, us Yorkshire men wear our hearts on our sleeve.”

Louis also revealed something he'd never previously mentioned: that he'd auditioned for the X Factor three times! He shared the information while sympathizing with one contestant's rejection before running up to her and giving her a hug as she left the stage.

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Louis had something particularly meaningful to say to a nervous contestant who blew the judges away with their vocals: "This show is about like people like you who don’t know good they are. That vibrato, I mean technically that was pretty crazy. You took us on a journey with that, and I was not expecting that, so thank you."

Of course, Louis is no stranger to the X Factor stage. His own X Factor audition was in 2010 for Season 7, where he sang "Hey There, Delilah" and made it through to the next round. During bootcamp, he didn't make it through as a solo act, but was combined with four other boys -  Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik to form One Direction...and the rest is history! Louis was a prolific songwriter during his time in One Direction, writing on 37 of their hits.

You can check out video performances of Louis' solo songs here or head over to our music section to get your hands on a copy of Just Hold On, Back to You, Just Like You, or Miss You

Louis Tomlinson Fans Nominated for Billboard Fan Army Face-Off

Louis Tomlinson's powerful fanbase is up for another award! Billboard's 2018 Fan Army Face-Off has nominated the Louies for top fanbase. In the first round, the Louies compete against Miley Cyrus' "Smilers".

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Fans can vote multiple times daily by going to the Fan Army Face-Off webpage, scrolling down to the bottom right corner, and selecting Louis' name. Scroll back up to the top and click the "vote again" button to cast another vote for Louis. The site will prompt you to enter an email address prior to voting.

The first round closes on July 25th, 2018, so be sure to vote every day!

Louis Tomlinson Thanks Fans for Support and Assures Fans X Factor Won't Affect Album Release

Louis Tomlinson posted a short video thanking fans for their support and assuring them that his stint as judge on The X Factor UK wouldn't affect his album release.  Louis said, "The album is still definitely my priority. It doesn't change any release time or anything like that, me doing the show."

Louis spoke about how he's enjoyed mentoring in the past and it made sense to do the show. He said he only had discussions about doing the show with his new management and made the decision "quite recently".

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Louis Tomlinson Reaffirms Upcoming Music Release

At The X Factor UK's press conference and photocall, Louis Tomlinson confirmed his excitement for his forthcoming debut solo album. Stopping to converse with fans, he said his album is "ready to go", and that he plans to release it "as soon as he can".

The confirmation comes after Louis was officially announced as an X Factor UK judge for the talent show's fifteenth series. His massively successful band, One Direction, gave X Factor its highest ever ratings upon being formed in 2010. It's impossible to ignore Louis' indelible impact on the show's history, and his return is sure to be the high point of this year's series.

Speaking at the press conference, Louis laid rumors to rest, saying: "People were worried I was going to give up music. My release schedule actually hasn’t changed."

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Louis' debut album is eagerly awaited, and fans continue to support and stream his already-released singles, including "Miss You" and Platinum-certified "Back to You" with collaborator Bebe Rexha.

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Louis Tomlinson Confirmed As Judge on X Factor UK

Amidst rumors, Louis Tomlinson has been officially confirmed as a judge for The X Factor UK.

His return to the show marks the eighth year since his chart-topping band, One Direction, was formed there in 2010. One Direction's staggering worldwide success garnered the talent show its highest ever ratings in its seventh series.

It's impossible to think of the X Factor without remembering how much One Direction influenced the show's history and legacy. Louis' seat at the judge's table will undoubtedly be the high point of the show's fifteenth season.

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Speaking at the press conference, Louis again asserted his excitement for his upcoming music releases, saying: "People were worried I was going to give up music. My release schedule actually hasn’t changed.”

Louis also mentioned his bandmates' continued support, adding "[the guys are] always very supportive about that kind of thing, you know what I mean? I’m sure I’ll get a call from Niall or Liam tonight."

Sure enough, bandmate Niall Horan tweeted his congratulations to Louis shortly after the press conference concluded.

Louis spoke to fans prior to the photocall and, when asked about his upcoming debut solo album, said he's "ready to go" and plans to release the album "as soon as he can".

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Louis closed the press conference by expressing his excitement to help mentor the show's contestants, adding: "Granting opportunity to other people is something that’s really exciting to me."

With the announcement confirmed, Louis' fans turn their anticipation toward his upcoming album. Louis' current singles - "Miss You", "Back To You", "Just Hold On", and more - can be streamed here.