Camila Cabello is one of the biggest names in pop music today, with hits like “Havana” and “Don’t Go Yet” to her credit. The singer got her start on The X Factorbut did you know that fellow musician Harry Styles had a hand in getting her auditioned for the reality show?
Camila Cabello’s crush on Harry Styles led to her ‘X Factor’ audition
Cabello recently appeared on a Carpool Karaoke segment for The late late showand told host James Corden that the real reason she auditioned… The X Factor was because of her crush on Styles, who was then a member of the hugely popular boy band One Direction.
“I was 15, I was a big One Direction fan and I was like… The voice† x Factor† And I was like, ‘Well, One Direction will be there’ x FactorI don’t know if they will be there The voiceso let me audition for x Factor,’” Cabello laughed. “This is really embarrassing, and I can only say this because of course that was 10 years ago, but I was literally like, ‘I’m auditioning for x Factor because I’m going to marry Harry Styles.’ I really believed that then.”
The singer then clarified that she wasn’t really thinking about marriage at age 15, explaining: “I didn’t think we were going to get married, but I thought, ‘I’m going to audition for x Factorwe’re going to meet, I’m going to be a singer, and we’re probably going to fall in love.’”
“It wasn’t like a marriage,” she continued. “But I was like, ‘We’ll probably fall in love.’ Besides, that’s the first time I’ve ever confessed the real intent behind me to audition for x Factor†
Camila Cabello’s career is impressive
Cabello auditioned for The X Factor as a solo contestant, but after being cut during the bootcamp round, she was placed in a girl group with fellow contestants Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani.
The group, christened Fifth Harmony, finished in third place overall and became one of the biggest girl groups ever. Singles like “Worth It” and “Work from Home” were huge hits and the band earned an American Music Award, four MTV Video Music Awards and 10 Teen Choice Awards.
In the group, Cabello often collaborated with other artists, such as Machine Gun Kelly and Shawn Mendes. In 2017, she announced that she would be leaving Fifth Harmony. The breakup appeared to be bitter, with Cabello and her former bandmates sharing various stories as to why she left the group.
Cabello released her first solo album in 2018 and her career took off from there. “Havana” was the best-selling digital single of 2018 and was certified by the RIAA Diamond. The singer has also been nominated for three Grammys.
The Romantic History of Camilla Cabello
The singer is not romantically linked to Styles, but Cabello recently ended a high-profile relationship with longtime friend and collaborator, Shawn Mendes. The two have been friends since 2014, when they were both opening acts for Austin Mahone. They only started dating in the summer of 2019, but eventually broke up in November 2021.
While Cabello’s time is on The X Factor didn’t get her a date with Styles, but it did help her build a truly impressive musical career.
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