Tomlinson was most definitely amongst his people in this performance. Walking out onto the x excel arena stage as if he does this for a profession, Louis Tomlinson is just taking this whole I’m only performing to a room of a couple of thousand people… Plus the minute millions of viewer tuning in from the depths of their sofas. Turning up his sluggishly proud entrance to a case of showmanship of epic proportions, the ‘Miss You’ vocalist backed by seven years of waving in and out of auditioning as a solo artist, to his presence as a fragment of the biggest boy band and back again to going solo, his experience shone brighter than his distorted grin ◟̽◞̽ motif.
Louis and boy band affiliate Liam Payne who took to Instagram commenting on @louis91 ‘Miss You’ single artwork post wished the cohort good luck for the scheduled appearance, with the pair paving the way for making sportswear by brands in the radius of Doncaster Rovers, Palm Angels, Gucci x Mr Porter, Adidas and Heron Preston look credible in the mainstream music scene. A sense of another apparel line mimicking Justin Bieber’s Purpose The Stadium Tour high end apparel line, could be a lucrative way for the pair to double up in the name of nostalgia and style.
Returning one year on to the hub of the likes of Olly Murs, Little Mix and One Direction and nothing despite the fact he was breathing the same feud filled arena air as Naughty Boy who collaborated with the Craig David of groups this years contestant Rak-Su for the duet feature of the night could wipe that lads glowing grin off his face. Not even his past partying “all the smiles that I’m faking” self could detract from the fact that Tomlinson had to retract his explicit language from the track due to the spectacle occurring before the legalised watershed, one fan keen to make the vocabulary audible could be heard shouting the missing blanks in the chorus, with the guilty convict a likely member of the Louis promo squad.
“With all my people/ And it couldn’t get better they say” croons Tomlinson as he merges himself into a bustle of audience members, a fitting tribute to superfans, haters and embarrassed mum’s and dads at the show. An firecracker of an electric performance. One not to be missed unlike the second solo serving.
Check out Louis Tomlinson’s performance of ‘Miss You’ here.