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Harry Styles is STOPPED mid audition while singing Hey, Soul Sister and asked to do another song by Simon Cowell in never seen before footage from his 2010 X Factor audition

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He is now a global superstar 12 years on from his first X Factor audition.

Yet Harry Styles' road to stardom got off to an awkward start, as a never seen before clip revealed the singer being interrupted by Simon Cowell mid audition.

The As It Was hitmaker, 28, told judges Simon, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh that he would be singing Train's Hey, Soul Sister for them.

However seconds into the song, Simon halted the music and asked Harry if he had anything he would be able to sing without a backing track.

Simon quips: 'Mums normally don't know.'

Harry says: 'Yeah that's what I mean... so I wanted to come and ask the people who know. I think I could do it but I'd be better with your help.'

However after starting off the track he is asked to sing another song to better showcase his vocal abilities, picking Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely.

Fans will remember that Harry's future nearly turned out very differently as judge Louis, 69, voted not to put him through to the next category - 12 years before the singer went on to sell out a stadium tour.

In another unseen moment from Harry's audition, Simon quizzed him on what was 'popular' at the bakery - W Mandevilles - where he worked at the time.

Harry told the judges that the 'viennese fancies' were a hit with the locals as well as millionaires' shortbread and doughnuts.

The former One Direction singer's star hit new heights recently as he has reportedly signed a five-movie deal with Marvel studios.

Thought to be worth $100 million, he is allegedly set to continue his role as Eros, also known as Starfox, the brother of Thanos.

 

According to The Sun, LA sources told the publication that the studio is considering the star for 'as many as five projects'.

And if that's the case, the former X Factor star could be pocketing around $100 million (£82 million) for the five,

The source added that Marvel had Harry in their sights for around 18 months, explaining: 'Not only is he the biggest pop star of the moment, his star is so huge it transcends just film and music.

'Harry has the midas touch and will be a huge deal bringing in different demographics and showing older comic book fans his talent. Certainly for Harry the deal is enormous. The money on the table for him to appear in a Starfox solo film would be astronomical - pun intended. And of course with each film, the wages rise.

 

'So should he keep playing the role for five projects, it is no understatement to say he could be looking at £40m and higher for a long term run,' explained the source.

And while the five movie run hasn't been confirmed by the production company, it is for sure that Harry will be returning - as Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed the return of character Eros last week at Comic Con.

Referencing Harry's on-screen comical sidekick Pip, voiced by Patton Oswalt, Kevin admitted they are 'very excited' for a storyline centering on the pair.

In a conversation with MTV News at the San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin revealed: 'The adventures of Eros and Pip is something that is very exciting for us,' when asked on Harry's future in the cinematic universe. 

Adding: 'We’ve got the street-level with our announcement of Daredevil and of course Spidey, going into the street-level heroes. And cosmic. And that’s where our friends Eros and Pip live.'

It was a fleeing introduction for Harry in Eternals, as he appeared in a mid credits scene - teasing more to come.