Louis Tomlinson has often been called "the sun" by fans because of the way his smile and personality lights up the room. Enjoy this fan-made video and I hope it brightens up your day!
Louis has certainly been brightening up this season of the X Factor as one of judges this year. Auditions closed yesterday and the dreaded Six Chair Challenge begins taping August 1. Louis will be assigned his category and will have to fill his six chairs with contestants he likes best as they perform. But, the contestants winning seats aren't safe until all the category's contestants have performed, as contestants can be bumped from their coveted seat if Louis likes a subsequent performer better.
From there, contestants will progress to the live shows (bootcamp has apparently been dropped for this year). The rumored start date for the show to air is Saturday, September 1 on ITV, with the live shows starting around two months later in late October and running through early December.
Fans are hoping Louis can post more teasers from his debut album. Louis performed one of the songs, Miss You, on the X Factor finale last year in December 2017 and fans are wondering if we'll get a similar performance this year. Check it out below or find out more about the song and see the music video and live performances of it on our Miss You page!
After the X Factor launch press conference, Louis posted a 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 has progressed to the next round of Billboard's 2018 Fan Army Face-Off. The Louies beat out Miley Cyrus' Smilers and are now competing against Ariana Grande's Arianators.
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.
This round closes on July 31, 2018, so be sure to vote every day!