The X Factor has shared the original, extended cut of Harry Styles' audition as a solo artist, a week after the show revealed how the boy band, 'One Direction' was put together.
Although Styles' a cappella version of Stevie Wonder's ‘Isn't She Lovely’ was what was broadcast on television in 2010, Styles gave the judges his first performance of a Train song, 'Hey Soul Sister'.
In the video, which you can watch below, Styles' performance is interrupted mid-song by Simon Cowell, who instructs him to sing without a backing track.
“I don’t know whether it’s the track that’s throwing you, but can I hear something just you, without any music?” Cowell said.
Styles then gave a performance of 'Isn't She Lovely' before moving on to the competition's next round. You can watch the moment here:
Additionally, there was some conversation regarding Styles' past weekend bakery job and how his mum always told him he was a fantastic vocalist, in the previously unreleased video.
“I think I could do it, but I think with your help I could be a lot better than I am,” Styles said.
In other news, Styles invited Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell to perform with him on the closing show of his European 'Love On Tour' for the opening band's original song, 'No Hard Feelings'.
All 17 dates of Styles' European tour, which concluded on 31st July in Lisbon, Portugal, included Wolf Alice as his opening act. During an extended encore, the former member of One Direction welcomed Rowsell to the stage in front of 20,000 spectators at the Altice Arena.
The five-song showcase featured the cover of ‘No Hard Feelings’ in the middle, between ‘Fine Line’ favourite ‘Watermelon Sugar’ and the most recent mega hit ‘As It Was’ (which was recently named the biggest single of the year).
‘No Hard Feelings’ initially featured as a single on Wolf Alice’s third studio album, ‘Blue Weekend’, which the band dropped last June via Dirty Hit. The album itself earned a five-star review from NME, with Rhian Daly calling it “the group’s most cohesive listen, [which] keeps intact the restless spirit that makes their work so unpredictable and exciting”.