Niall Horan's first solo live show hits some problems in front of 10k screaming fans
Technical issues marred Niall Horan's first solo live performance at a concert in London over the weekend.
The Mullingar native took to the stage yesterday to perform his new single, This Town, at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in front of 10,000 screaming fans.
However, he was disrupted after the audio cut out halfway through, leaving 10 seconds of silence.
Ever the pro, Niall carried on performing, with the crowds cheering him when the audio came back on eventually.
The mishap came after reports that his former mentor Simon Cowell won't allow him to perform on The X Factor after he signed with rival record company Universal instead of Syco.
Speaking about Horan's debut single, which is currently at No 9 in the charts, Cowell also had a verbal dig at the One Direction star.
"He probably would have had a No 1 single if he had stayed with me," he said.
Speaking after performing at the SSE Arena in Wemble, Niall said he didn't miss his One Direction bandmates at all.
"It was honestly a little bit different," he told presenter and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw.
"How can it feel lonely (without One Direction) with ten thousand other people?"
The star is gearing up to go to America this week to record his much-awaited album.