Was Niall Horan a contestant on The Voice?

THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 2301 -- Pictured: Niall Horan -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC)
THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" Episode 2301 -- Pictured: Niall Horan -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC) /
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The new season of The Voice is proving to be an exciting one due in large part to the arrival of the season’s two new coaches. Joining the already star-studded lineup of coaches this season is Chance the Rapper and Niall Horan, who both have brought their own unique style and perspective to the competition.

A standout this season has been Horan, whose extensive experience in the music industry and history in competition shows like it has brought a new layer to the show… and also given Kelly Clarkson a challenge as she no longer can boast to being the only coach to kick start their career on a singing show.

We’ve heard Niall refer to competing on a singing show multiple times this season, which continues to create a curiosity among fans as to whether he happened to get his start as a contestant on The Voice.

Was Niall Horan a contestant on The Voice?

While Niall Horan did kickstart his career on a singing show, he was not a contestant on The Voice. He also did not appear on the show before in any capacity as a former coach or mentor, with season 23 being his first with the show.

What singing show was Niall Horan on?

Niall Horan gained global recognition as a member of the boy band One Direction. However, before his big break, Horan auditioned for the seventh season of the UK’s The X Factor as a solo artist. Although he didn’t make it past the boot camp round, he caught the attention of Simon Cowell, who formed One Direction with Horan and four other contestants. The band went on to become a massive success, selling over 70 million records worldwide despite finishing third during their season of The X Factor.

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