Top tracks from Niall Horan: So Sick, The A Team & more. Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) is a 18 year old boy from Mullingar, Ireland. He is a member of a 5 piece boyband, One Direction (formed in 2010). Before he competed in the UK and Ireland singing competition "The X Factor", he played numerous gigs around the country including as a support act for Lloyd Daniels (in Dublin). He then took up the challenge of applying to the X Factor 2010 whereby he entered as a solo artist. His first audition infront of judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and guest judge Katy Perry didn’t fair too well as he gave them his rendition of Ne-yo’s "So Sick". Louis, Simon and Katy all put Niall through as they saw something special in him. However, Cole wasn’t as impressed. He was set on proving her wrong. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.