a week later X Factor Exactly how the show put One Direction together, the music competition series sharing the original, extended cut of Harry Styles’ audition as a solo artist.
While it was Stiles’ soulful, a cappella rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Ain’t She Lovely” that aired it back in 2010, it was the first time a train song actually took the stage—and now, explore that moment. Uploaded to YouTube.
Styles, then 16, sang the group’s 2009 earworm “Hey, Soul Sister” to the judges, but Simon Cowell wanted to hear his voice without disturbing the track.
“I don’t know if it’s the track that’s throwing you off, but can I hear you without some music?” Cowell asked. Styles then entered the Wonder Classic, which eventually took him to the next round.
Unseen footage from before X Factor It also included some jokes about Styles’ pre-weekend bakery job—where, he said, Viennese fancy and millionaire’s shortbreads were the top choice—and how his “mom’s always” told him he was a good singer.
“I wish I could do it, but I think with your help I can be a lot better than I am,” Styles said.
Watch the full audition below.
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