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These first auditions from One Direction and Fifth Harmony will give you ALL the feels

They look SO young!


Hands up, fandoms. Who remembers when their favourite popstars took their very first steps into the world of stardom? We sure do.

Nearly seven years ago a baby-faced Harry Styles stepped onto the ‘ The X Factor’ stage and belted out the words to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. Now look at him. He’s one of the biggest popstars in the world and stealing hearts everywhere he goes. We’re SO proud.

We’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane today, and put together a list of some of our faves’ very first auditions. From One Direction to Fifth Harmony to Little Mix, these guys have come so far and looking back on their journey is super emotional.

The clips may even give you some tips on judging who you think should win the fantastic BIC® ‘Write and Shine’ competition. As regular readers of MP! will know, the stationery brand BIC® has been on the hunt to find the next great songwriter.

We’ve teamed up with them to help spread the word and wow what a journey it’s been. Heaps of amazing talent has entered the competition and it’s now time for you lovely lot to decide who you think has penned the best song – Lily Finlay, Cara Leach, Olly Carter or Violet Spinks.

That’s right, guys and girls. It’s audition time – so to speak. You’ve got to get your Simon Cowell hats on and head over to the My BIC Pen UK Facebook page and vote for the song that you think deserves to be recorded, produced and performed at this year’s The Big Feastival on Saturday 26 August 2017. No biggie then!

But before you cast your vote, let’s see what these TV judges said about these fresh-faced stars.

1. Harry Styles (One Direction)

2. Liam Payne (One Direction)

3. Louis Tomlinson (One Direction)

4. Niall Horan (One Direction)

5. Zayn Malik

6. Fifth Harmony

7. Perrie Edwards (Little Mix)

8. Jesy Nelson (Little Mix)

9. Jade Thirwall (Little Mix)

10. Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix)

11. Olly Murs

12. James Arthur

13. Kelly Clarkson

14. Zara Larsson

15. Louisa Johnson

16. Adam Lambert

17. Jordin Sparks

18. Carly Rae Jepsen

To vote head over to the My BIC Pen UK Facebook page. Voting will close on 18th August 2017.

Everyone who votes will be in for a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to The Big Feastival on Saturday 26 August 2017 or a pair of standard day tickets for Friday 25 August.

If these auditions have inspired you to write your own songs, you can get your own BIC® 4 COLOURS™ pen here and let your creativity shine!

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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