One Direction superstar Liam Payne got through to the Judge’s House stage of X Factor in 2008, but was later rejected by Simon Cowell after he decided that Liam wasn’t ready for the live show.
Phew! What a great decision by Simon!
If it wasn’t for that decision, Liam wouldn’t be in the band now, and maybe One Direction might not exist – what a horrible thought!
Thankfully, Liam came back to the X Factor two years later in 2010, and we all know the story from there.
Right now, there’s an argument for One Direction being the biggest boyband in the WORLD.
Speaking with the Birmingham Mail, Liam said: “I agree with the decision now,” Liam told The Birmingham Mail. I was too young. Some things are meant to happen and this is one of those things. I was meant to do it in a band. I have made four new best friends out of it so I am happy as Larry.”