Camila Cabello Auditioned for ‘The Voice’ Before Switching to ‘The X Factor’

The former member of Fifth Harmony explains why she gave up her ticket to perform in front of the coaches and chose to audition for the rival singing contest.

AceShowbizCamila Cabello once auditioned for “The Voice“. Initially finding fame on “The X Factor USA]” in 2012 as part of girl group Fifth Harmony before going on to a solo career, the 25-year-old pop star revealed that her first stab at success actually came in the form of an audition for the rival talent show she now serves as a judge on.

“The truth is – I actually did audition for ‘The Voice’. I’m not even sure I can say the story. I did make it in the producer round, not the TV round. I never auditioned for the coaches!” she said.

The “Don’t Go Yet” hitmaker went on to explain that she eventually decided not to continue with “The Voice” because she was a big fan of boy band One Direction – who were put together on the British version of “The X Factor” – and hoped to meet them.

She told Access Hollywood, “And then I was like, I really wanted to meet One Direction, and I knew that they were gonna perform for ‘X Factor’. So I was like, ‘I’m just gonna risk it and not do ‘The Voice’ and audition for ‘X Factor.’ And then I did end up meeting One Direction! It was a pretty wild move!! It’s like it was a magnet though, I was meant to be back.”

Earlier this year, Camila performed “Havana” on “The Voice” alongside fellow judges Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, and John Legend and admitted it was a “really cool” experience.

She said, “They’re such incredible artists I feel almost embarrassed that they sang my song. But it was really cool. We did like one quick 15-minute rehearsal [during lunch], which was cool because we didn’t have time to overthink things. The next day we performed it, we ran over it a few times and then we [filmed] it.”

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