After a long battle with leukemia, Louis Tomlinson’s mother passed away earlier this week at the age of 42. Despite his sadness, Tomlinson went ahead and debuted his first ever solo single, “Just Hold On,” on an episode of The X Factor.
The result was an uplifting and hopeful performance, and the lyrics matched the tone perfectly: “If it all goes wrong, darling, just hold on.”
Steve Aoki put himself on the back-burner out of respect for his friend, his performance shone as well. He added to the positive atmosphere with some light beats that meshed with Tomlinson’s soaring vocals perfectly.
In this situation, even Simon Cowell, who is notoriously not complimentary, had to give some praise to the duo, and especially his previous X Factor discovery Tomlinson.Read more to watch Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson perform: