Bravely performs on X Factor of Louis Tomlinson

LOUIS Tomlinson has paid tribute to his late mum Johannah Deakin with an emotional performance on The X Factor.

The One Direction star took to the stage on the show on Saturday night to perform ‘Just Hold On’ in tribute to his beloved mum after she died aged 43 on Wednesday, the Sun reports.

Louis won a standing ovation for his performance with a huge applause from the judges and the audience.

After his performance, Simon Cowell spoke to Louis and told him how proud his mum would be of him.

“Louis, I have to say something to you, what you’ve just done, and the bravery, I respect you as an artist and as a person.

“Your mum was so proud of you Louis. She was so looking forward to tonight and she’s looking down on you.”

Earlier today, Louis thanked fans for their support, writing on his Twitter: “All the support has been incredible! Let’s do this together tonight.”

The One Direction star, who fulfilled his mum’s wish to perform the song on The X Factor, is releasing the single ‘Just Hold On’ in collaboration with EDM musician Steve Aoki.

While the star hasn’t officially confirmed that the song is about his mum Johannah, the lyrics have become a poignant tribute to her after it was announced she had passed away on Wednesday aged just 43.

The lyrics read: “Oh until it’s all been said / It’s not over until your dying breath / So what do you want them to say when you’re gone? /That you gave up or that you kept going on?

“What do you do when a chapter ends? / Do you close the book and never read it again? / Where do you go when your story’s done?

“You can be who you want or you’ll become / If it all goes wrong / Darling just hold on.”