This was truly a rousing and inspiring performance — and the entire world is taking notice!
Earlier today, Louis Tomlinson performed live at the X Factor UK finals, showing off his new single Just Hold On with DJ Steve Aoki — and fans and celebs across the spectrum are absolutely floored by it!
It’s not just because the performance was on point (although it was!), but more so because Tomlinson did it while dealing with the aftermath of his mother’s death earlier this week, and as Simon Cowell noted live on the show, the bravery Louis showed fighting through the pain and grief is notable and admirable!
Louis no doubt knew how important today was, tweeting this (below) earlier before his performance:
All the support has been incredible! Let’s do this together tonight .
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) December 10, 2016
And he not only came through, but his fans noticed it, too!!
Ch-ch-check out some of the best fan reactions to Louis’ performance (below)!!!
#JustHoldOn @Louis_Tomlinson and @steveaoki on The #XFactorFinal. pic.twitter.com/Hv0UvfAoGX
— The X Factor (@TheXFactor) December 10, 2016
Great performance and bravery shown tonight mate @Louis_Tomlinson #ProudOfLouis 👊🏼
— James Coppinger (@Coppinger26) December 10, 2016
Love and respect to @Louis_Tomlinson tonight that performance took serious character. #justholdon #xfactorfinal
— James Arthur (@JamesArthur23) December 10, 2016
Thank you for everything you do. You’re amazing young man. You’re so so so strong. Love you so much. #ProudofLouis @Louis_Tomlinson
— Aneta (@AJedlickova) December 10, 2016
i dont stan louis tomlinson but performing on a national television a day after mothers death was really brave
— kika (@demiskuku) December 10, 2016
I haven’t seen one bad word about louis’ performance and it makes me so happy and proud #ProudOfLouis @Louis_Tomlinson well done tommo 💖💖
— Saaaam (@ibegofpaul) December 10, 2016
I’m so proud of you @Louis_Tomlinson . What you did is unbelievable. To sound so steady when your world is turned upside down. #ProudOfLouis pic.twitter.com/tt2AT3EOwq
— Best Harry Pics (@bstharryphotos) December 10, 2016
Congratulations to @Louis_Tomlinson and @steveaoki adorable music, we love you 😍❤#ProudOfLouis
— Projeto Help (@ProjetoooHelp) December 10, 2016
Incredible human spirit right there tonight @Louis_Tomlinson ❤️ here’s to many more vocal metaphors – so proud of you – ❤️
— Helene Hørlyck (@HeleneHorlyck) December 10, 2016
Louis Tomlinson deserves the world. Look at that lovely smile. Still going strong #ProudOfLouis #JustHoldOn pic.twitter.com/zjX93Esw9W
— IᴅᴏʟɪᴢɪɴɢLᴀʀʀʏ (@idolizing_larry) December 10, 2016
I hope 2017 brings nothing but good things for Louis Tomlinson. He more than deserves it. #ProudOfLouis
— Santa Claus (@1DAFSanta) December 10, 2016
I admire the strength @Louis_Tomlinson has, I would have caved in by now… Would not have been able to do what he did today
— James Yammouni (@James_Yammouni) December 10, 2016
And we are so glad so many people took such positive things from this INCREDIBLE performance!
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