Every dog has its day at X Factor auditions...literally. Today's show featured not one, but two precious pooches hanging out with Louis Tomlinson and the X Factor judges. The white curly cutie is Poupette, judges Robbie Williams and Ayda Field's dog. The second dog belonged to a contestant. Maybe bringing a dog is a way to get in Louis' good graces. Louis told the contestant, "Let me start off by saying you have a lovely dog, lovely dog”.
Fans enjoyed top dog Louis' interaction with the pup.
Louis continues to be a kind judge who looks out for the contestants. Fan reports say Simon was putting a contestant down and Louis said, “rubbish, absolute rubbish”. Fan reports also note that Louis calls many of the contestants "darling", which is pretty darling as well.
Louis is putting his years of music experience to work as a mentor to contestants, offering up helpful advice. He told one contestant with a guitar to be more like Ed Sheeran and use the guitar to elevate the performance instead of hiding behind it.
Louis also had some time for some laughs with contestants as well. After a contestant said they had a bad experience on a dating app, Louis said, "talk to us about that". The contestant declined saying she couldn't say some of it on air, but promised to tell him later. We hope Louis got all the juicy details!
The show opened with Roycey, the warmup host, saying, "Happy 8 Years of One Direction" to which Louis pumped his fist.
Fellow judge Ayda and Louis talked about the anniversary of One Direction in a short video:
On a final note, have you ever wondered what Louis smells like? Well, this fan found first hand. He apparently smells like clothes softener! Yes, you heard that right. So, stock up on the laundry detergent and clothes softener if you want that Linen Louis scent.
Be sure to check out our Music Monday post with a video of all Louis' solos in One Direction and check out Louis at 1:40 in this performance of Teenage Dirtbag, which appeared in One Direction's movie, This Is Us - he's got the voice of an angel!