Sad news for all One Directioner’s out there! Talent manager, Louis Walsh, has claimed that the British boy band is officially over and if they ever reunite it will not be before ten years!
The X Factor judge, who was incidentally on the jury when the band first got prominence, deems that the boys’ long break has largely hinted the end of the band.
Talking to the press he said:
‘It’s not going to happen, nope. No, definitely not. It’s over, they had their run, all over. It’s done and it was an amazing career.’
When asked if they would reunite in a year – it was heard that they will get back together in mid-2017 – he said:
“No, maybe in 10 years.”
Walsh has managed several boy bands during his career as an entertainment manager, including Westlife and Boyzone before he joined Simon Cowell as a judge on the X Factor. Speaking about One Direction in general Walsh said that they were the best things to come out of the X factor, financially.
While he did call them the ‘best things’ that came out of the show, he also had some pretty withering things to say about their attitude to their own hype.
‘We create monsters in the music business – they only become famous because they’ve been on the show and we got you those songs.’
Walsh said that the band had a great run, they went on to become one of the biggest boy bands in history but now their time is over as was the same case for all boy bands till date. He admitted that he never thought that they would have such an amazing carrier. He also said that Simon Cowell was the only thing going for them.
He thinks that all the lads are super talented but he specifically has high hopes from Harry, who is currently doing Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and has also signed an $80 million solo record deal with Columbia Records.
“I’d put my money on Harry [Styles], because he’s got the ambition. Ambition and work ethic, to me they’re as important as talent. The best singers in the world are backing singers, but they’re not stars.”