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Niall Horan's first X Factor audition happened 5 years ago today and he's changed so much

People are getting emotional.

Heart FM's Have a Heart appeal - London Source: Empics Entertainment

Five years ago, this momentous tweet was sent

And on April 15th 2010, Niall Horan performed in front of the X Factor judges

Source: Ashton Irwin/YouTube

Which, as we all know, led to these five being put together

X Factor Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

#5YearsSinceNiallsAudition is now all over Twitter, throwing up nostalgic gems like this

And the fact that they got his name wrong during X Factor

niall1 Source: Twitter

Look at him there.

But mostly fans are just showing hysterical pride in the Mullingar man

Tweet by @andrea Source: andrea/Twitter

It’s just been a complete pride-fest on Twitter today from all the Directioners out there

The transformation is now complete

X-Factor 2010 Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

France NRJ Music Awards Source: Lionel Cironneau

So much can change in five years.

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