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Slow or awkward hands?

There is absolutely nothing stopping Niall Horan from pursuing a successful music career especially after the release of the second single Slow Hands from his highly-anticipated debut solo album.

The singer-songwriter appeared on The Ellen Show to give an exclusive performance of the hit for the first time on television. As per usual, the superstar delivered perfect vocals with his undeniable stage presence and charisma.

However, it was brought to our attention that this is probably the first time the 23-year-old musician has sung without his guitar which he usually keeps by his side during performances of This Town. Hence, we noticed the Irish lad having a little trouble knowing what to do with his hands.

Without his other One Direction mates to interact with while roaming around on stage or his guitar to keep his hands occupied with strumming, Niall's hands seem to appear naked and lonely. But that is what makes his performance even more endearing to watch because these awkward hands are a part of the Niall we have all come to know and love.

 

Photo Credit: Just Jared & @squishyharold on Tumblr

Pray for Manchester.

A bomb went off in Manchester Arena killing at least 22 and injuring 59 people where Ariana Grande was performing for one of her stops of the Dangerous Woman Tour.

The blast happened in the foyer of the stadium, separating children from their parents while everyone was rushing for the exits. Twitter flooded with pictures of missing loved ones from concertgoers trying to contact one another.

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, calls the incident an "appalling terrorist attack" and the British police reported that the attack was carried out by one man who was also killed in the blast though the government is still figuring out the full details of what exactly happened.

Ariana Grande tweeted out an apology after the incident although it is no fault of hers.


We also have no words to describe this tragic incident but it is very comforting to know that the people of Manchester chose to come together to take water and supplies to the streets as well as open their homes to those who are stranded. They reacted to the whole situation not with hate but with kindness and love.

Sending our condolences to affected families and friends, we will continue to stand by Manchester during this difficult time.

Photo Credit: #PrayForManchester on Twitter

Can you see him hosting a late night talk show in the future?

One Direction’s Harry Styles has been doing promo for his debut self-titled solo album and stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden for a week.

Yes, a week! Throughout the week, he performed a couple of his tunes as well as participated in countless number of skits.

If you do not have the time to watch through them all, this is the right place. Here are the 3 best/funniest skits that you cannot miss!

 

Monologue – We reckon he can do stand up comedy in the future, maybe?

 

Flinch – Well done Harry! He definitely kept his cool. 

 

Carpool Karaoke or shall we say Carpool Harryoke

 

Bonus:

We’ll just leave that there.


Picture Credits: Perez Hilton, OK magazine

One Direction's first verse man, Liam Payne, now has all the verses to himself as he has finally dropped his first single as a solo artist.

Liam has finally caught up with his ex-bandmates on their own solo projects with his debut single, Strip That Down, featuring Quavo. Surprisingly, it's not bad, despite it being an expected direction (pun intended) for him to take. His song is a simple Hip-Hop/R&B tune with one of the most obvious musical elements is its pre-chorus which sounds pretty much like the chorus to Shaggy's It Wasn't Me.

The other thing that jumps out from the song is the lyric: / You know, I used to be in 1D / now I'm out, free / which seems like he's dissing his fromer band and bandmates. Of course he got a lot of backlash for it but he denied any intentions of being disrespectful in an interview, saying, "I never wanted it to be taken in a negative light. First off I thought that hiatus was some sort of religious thing, so when they said hiatus I thought we were all going to turn into monks or something. But I actually think the hiatus works out best for everyone because we all get to explore our music."

So that line is still up to interpretation and different opinions, just as the song itself is, with some people finding it underwhelming while others finding it a great start to Liam's solo career.

Check out the lyric video here:

 

Photo Credits: The Inquisitr

What a journey it has been for her!

If you didn’t already know, the Fifth Harmony singer has been competing in the on-going season of Dancing With The Stars. She was partnered with two-time winner Valentin Chmerkovskiy aka Val. Before the finale next week, let’s look back at her journey!

The season started pretty rough for the duo as Normani had to juggle touring with Fifth Harmony and flying back to Los Angeles each week. But of course they still pulled off some amazing performances.

Topping the score board in week 2!

And again in week 3! Val tagged along with the girls of Fifth Harmony on their Asian leg and made it work, just look at how they practice.

 

The one that Harmonizers were waiting for! Just days after completing their shows in Asia, the girls put on a special performance alongside Normani’s routine. The trio sang Impossible, which happens to be the same song Fifth Harmony (or LYLAS at that time) performed at Judges Houses on The X Factor USA.

To date, Valmani have had 3 performances that scored the perfect 40/40! But, to be honest pretty much every single performance was breath taking.

Bonus: Last but not least, I’m sure all you Harmonizers out there loved the tightknit relationship the girls had. Here are some of their best social media posts to support their girl Normani!

 

We wish her all the best!


Picture Credits: People, Dancing With The Stars on YouTube, @IamValC & @harmonizersteph on Twitter,