True magic! Louis Tomlinson wowed the crowd with his soulful performance of ‘Just Hold On,’ and we’ve got the FULL video here! The crooner paid tribute to his late mother Johannah Deakin on Dec. 10. Get out your tissue box and prepare to be amazed!
Louis Tomlinson, 24, took the stage to perform at the X Factor finale on Dec. 10, captivating the audience with his soulful rendition of “Just Hold on” with Steve Aoki. Some fans were only able to see short clips of the performance, but now we’ve got the entire video! The song was to honor his late mother Johannah Deakin, who tragically passed away a few days prior. Showing off his vocal range, Louis was definitely getting lost in the music as he connected with the inspiring lyrics, all about staying strong during tough times. Simon Cowell, his fellow judges and the entire audience were absolutely blown away, rising to their feet to give him a standing ovation.
All the support has been incredible! Let's do this together tonight .
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 10, 2016
Simon also addressed how amazed he was at Louis for performing a heartfelt tribute so soon. “I’ve known you now for six years. What you’ve just done and the bravery…I respect you as an artist, I respect you as a person.” Simon continued, “You know, your mom was so proud of you Louis. She’s watching down on you now and you’ve done her proud.” It was definitely an emotional moment for the former 1D crooner, returning to where his sky-rocketing career all began. He took to Twitter afterwards, writing, “That was harder than I ever imagined. I want to thank everyone around me and all of the amazing fans out there that made that so special!”
Johannah tragically passed away in the early hours of Dec. 7, after losing her battle to leukemia. She was only 43 years old at the time. Johannah is survived by Louis and her six other children. Her husband, Dan, revealed the news in a statement to Capital FM on Dec. 9. “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah.” We’re definitely keeping Louis and all his loved ones in our thoughts!
HollywoodLifers, are you totally blown away after watching the entire performance?