A week after The X Factor expanded on how the show put together boy band One Direction, it’s now shared the original, extended cut of Styles’ addition as a solo artist prior to being put into the group.
While it was Styles’ a capella rendition of Stevie Wonder’s "Isn’t She Lovely" that was aired on television in 2010, Styles first performed a Train song, "Hey Soul Sister," for the judges.
In the clip, which you can watch below, Simon Cowell can be seen stopping Styles’ performance mid-song and asking 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 performed "Isn’t She Lovely" before being put through to the next round of the competition—check out the moment here:
The previously unseen footage also includes some talk about Styles’ former weekend bakery job and how his “mum’s always” told him he was a good singer.
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