Louis Tomlinson's last day judging the Six Chair Challenge was all about the fans (the little one he used to cool himself off and the ones in the audience cheering him on).
Louis gave fans a thumbs up and went to say hi to some during the break. He also signed a poster for a fan who came from Italy to watch the taping, signing it "lots of love".
Louis started the day tweeting, "Now I've got my final 6 I'm proper excited for the next stage!" Yesterday, Louis picked his 6 contestants that he'll be mentoring for the Boys category.
It was a hot one today - so hot the producer thanked everyone for sticking around and told them how good they've been.
Fans continued to praise Louis' judging style, saying it was "softer and kinder" than Simon Cowell's and that he knows how to give constructive criticism.
Louis wasn't feeling a duo that complained they had only been put together two days ago. Louis said, "Can I just say I know you've been together two days, I was in a similar situation in One Direction, but I just don't see the chemistry between you two so I don't think being together two days is an excuse."
Fans enjoyed watching Louis bop along to Let Me Entertain You
You can't always get what you want....Roycey asked them to play one of Louis' solo songs and they played One Direction's Steal My Girl instead.
ROYCEY SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO PUT A SOLO LOUIS SONG AND THEY PLAYED SMG ? WHA— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
Fans were spilling the tea on Louis drinking tea.
they just brought Louis his second cup of tea— giulia ◟̽◞̽ (@guccimates) August 3, 2018
Louis is on his second cup of tea and the show has only started twenty minutes ago.— Louis Updates ◟̽◞̽ (@TheKingSource) August 3, 2018
DID LOUIS JUST TAKE A SIP I THINK HE DID WHYS THAT SO INTERESTINGSHJDJFJD— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
Fans were also mesmerized by Louis fixing his fringe.
Honestly the way louis fixes his fringe is so mesmerising and so flamboyant— b ◟̽◞̽ (@bethanhes) August 3, 2018
I CANT STOP CRYING AT HIM FIXING HIS FRINGE— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
CAN HE STOP TOUCHING HIS HAIR SO SOFTLY IM HONNA BAVE A PANIC ATTAKC— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
Louis cheered for a contestant that was part of a group and refused to sing solo when Simon asked him to.
LOUIS CLAPPING AND PUTTING HIS HANDS IN THE AIR FOR THAT GIY THAT SAID HE SHOWED SOMON WHAT FRIENDSHIP IS ABOIT WHEN SIMON ASKED HIM TO SING ON HIS OWN— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
Another Earth-shattering update...Louis scratched his nose.
LOUIS SCRATCHED HIS NOSE BABY— lior ◟̽◞̽ (@lwtappydays) August 3, 2018
Louis didn't like that an act came on saying they were going to steal someone's seat. The act was good, but Louis apparently felt they were too cocky, saying, "I just didn't like that you said that because I know if that was me sat there that wouldn't make me feel good." The other judges seemed to disagree, saying contestants needed that kind of competitive attitude, but Louis stood his ground, saying, "no, that's not nice."
And another compelling update...Louis was eating sweets. But what kind?
Louis is eating sweets— b ◟̽◞̽ (@bethanhes) August 3, 2018
The day came to a close with Louis posing for pictures with fans.
So far, Louis given constructive criticism, shown empathy to contestants, and set a great example of how to be a good judge. We here at LTHQOfficial.com can't wait for the rest of the world to get to see the kind, intelligent, caring guy we already know and love.
Contestants will now move on to the Judges' Houses where they'll be whittled down even more in numbers and after that comes the live shows. The rumored start date for X Factor to begin airing is Saturday, September 1 on ITV, with the live shows starting in late October and running through early December.
Louis has released Just Hold On with Steve Aoki, Back to You with Bebe Rexha, Just Like You, and Miss You. He's also teased a few singles from his debut album, which is expected out sometime this year. Getting excited for it?
We're already missing seeing daily updates of Louis taping X Factor. Are you missing him, too? Kick back and watch Louis' video for Miss You!