It's been almost two years since One Direction performed for the final time as a group before their hiatus on the X-Factor and things got super emotional. The boys sang their track "History" and gave the world all the feels. Since then, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have been back on the stage as a solo artist. There was a word going around that Simon Cowell banned Niall Horan from performing but that turned out to be completely false. Harry Styles has been rather quiet on the X-Factor front – until now.
Dermot O'Leary announced on the show that Harry would be making his big return and apparently it's all going down this weekend. There is no word yet on what Harry is set to perform but it's definitely going to be something off of his hit debut solo album, Harry Styles. It's possible he's going to sing "Sign of the Times" which has proved to be incredibly successful. However, according to MTV UK, they have a theory that Hazza will break out "Kiwi."
This particular song has been getting lots of attention lately. Last week during Harry's London gig, he nearly slipped on stage after stepping on a squished kiwi fruit that someone had thrown up there. Of course, this is all out of love and affection for the heartthrob but it still can be dangerous. So dangerous in fact that a grocery store in Manchester banned anyone under the age of 25 from buying the fruit on the day that Harry was supposed to perform in the city. So, like we mentioned, "Kiwi" – the song and the fruit – are getting lots of heads to turn.
Not only that but Harry has also been teasing the "Kiwi" music video which is set to drop tomorrow on November 8th. He posted a photo of himself with what looks like a class of young school children and captioned the post, "// NOVEMBER.8 // KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI
KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI KIWI."
Harry went on to share four more photos which we assume were from the making of the video. And anyone who knows Harry's track record with posting on Instagram knows that this is a lot for him. Clearly, he's super pumped about the release. With that coming out just days ahead of his X-Factor performance, it's not a bad guess that he could decide to perform it.
But, really, whatever he decides to sing on that stage is going to be epic. Fans will have to pay close attention to Simon's reaction as well as the rest of the judges. Now that Harry is on his own label and doing his solo thing, buzz about tension between him and Simon has been rampant. Simon who was like a father to the boys during the One Direction days has made sure to squash those rumors and say how proud he is of all of them now that they are out on their own.
He told Billboard, "Louis [Tomlinson] and I, you know, we've got this very close bond. When we heard about this current record, I remember calling him and going, 'Louis, this record is special' — and I could not be happier. Actually, with all the boys, if I'm being honest with you. They've worked for this. But yeah, you do feel a little bit like a proud dad when you see all five of them doing well now." Fingers crossed we see proud daddy Simon come out of his shell while Harry makes his big appearance!