Louis Tomlinson | X Factor 2017
Louis Tomlinson set the X Factor stage ablaze on Saturday night with his anthemic new single Miss You. Performing the track in front of legions of fans, Tomlinson proved he has truly arrived as a solo performer.
We last saw Tomlinson on the X Factor stage in December 2016 accompanied by his friend and collaborator, DJ Steve Aoki. The pair performed a moving rendition of their EDM track Just Hold On, which signalled the commencement of Tomlinson's solo career. It was also his introduction to performing live without his One Direction band mates, a new and daunting experience, but fast forward one year and Tomlinson oozed confidence as he worked the stage and the crowd.
The performance was nothing short of electrifying, with eye catching visual affects, pyrotechnics, bright lights, an even brighter hoodie, and his signature cross eye smiley face .
Stepping down and engaging with the crowd and utilising every inch of the X Factor stage, it's a long way from his 2010 X Factor audition. This is no 18 year old Louis Tomlinson, on Saturday night we all witnessed 25 year old Tomlinson find a sound that fits him perfectly and a style of delivery that has made us even more eager for his next performance.
Buy, stream and discover Miss You via this link.
Written by Maree | Artwork by Miya | Edited by Rachel