Little did Louis Tomlinson know his time would eventually come!
Coming into a music competition as a solo singer only to be thrown into a group with four other people can be hard on a person's ego.
Especially if you aren't being utilized as much as you thought you would be during the first couple of years in the group!
That's what happened to Louis when he was thrown into One Direction. In their new autobiography, Who We Are, the singer explained it was such a difficult process for him in the beginning.
"I'm the type of person who likes being the centre of attention. For the whole of The X Factor I didn't have a solo which, for me, was a tough pill to swallow."
The 22-year-old went on to explain how he felt during the group's first album release, Up All Night.
While he was very happy for the group's success, he said:
"I was delighted but at the same time, couldn't really understand why I was in the band. That was really low, that feeling of not having a purpose, of just being along for the ride."
Thankfully now, Louis is a HUGE and integral part of the group, just like the rest of the other guys!
We can't imagine where 1D would be now if Louis wasn't a part of the group anymore!
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