When the final was, chose Harry to be with Niall the whole time backstage. He saw how Niall laughed nervously and tried to do something all the time. Harry laughed a little bit and had to force him down on the sofa.
"Honey, take it easy!"
Niall sighed and looked at him with wide eyes.
"And think I will be out after the first song? Maybe I will not even be in the top ten?"
Harry kissed him and smiled.
"In my eyes, you have already won."
Niall smiled back.
"No, I lose because I don't get the mirror on the ceiling."
Harry laughed and knew what Niall thought. He had thought that people would laugh and that he then would get what he wanted. He hadn't planned to get further in the competition.
Niall should sing the first song for the day. Harry stood, so that Niall saw him all the time. Harry followed his boyfriend with his eyes and saw that Niall walked out on stage. The jury smiled at him and it seemed that he was one of the favourites.
"You sounded so wonderful yesterday!" they said. "We have great expectations of you."
Niall just smiled and nodded. He was holding the guitar and didn't know which leg he would stand on. They showed him that he could start and Niall put himself at the microphone. He looked at Harry quickly before he looked over the crowd and began to play. He sang with a natural voice, and Harry enjoyed. He was so proud and he heard that Niall really tried.
Niall was again a success and the audience stood up and applauded. Harry showed Niall thumbs up and then looked Niall on the jury. They applauded and seemed to love him.
"You are one of the best here today." they said happily and smiled at him. "We look forward to your next song and we hope that it will sound as good as this."
Niall sang the second song, and he was as good as before. Harry was sure that Niall would win and everyone else would disappear. It felt like everything was going Nialls way and the only thing he did was to go with the flow.
Harry and Niall sat backstage and waited for everyone to sing clear. They held hands and listened to the music. Right as it was seemed many of the contestants nervous.
"Simon Cowell is here!" they heard some whisper. Niall chose to swallow and then looked at Harry.
Harry laughed a little bit.
"Maybe he will hand out one of the prizes? If you win, you might get to shake hands with him?"
Niall laughed a little bit and shook his head.
"I don't think he will come up and look at amateurs. Especially the blonde Irish guys!"
All as had gone to the finals went up on stage and jury stood by and looked as serious bores. Harry sat in the audience and kept his fingers crossed. He wasn't surprised when Simon right as it was appeared. Because he was known all seemed nervous on stage, and followed him with their eyes. Niall didn't care so much about neither Simon or the jury. He kept an eye on Harry and seemed generally tired.
"Okay, we have chosen a third, a second and a winner." The jury said. "We thank all of you who don't win any awards and wish you good luck."
Niall didn't let Harry go with his eyes and he seemed nervous again. Harry smiled at him and tried to show him that he didn't have to be nervous. Simon took a microphone and smiled at those who had competed.
"I have listened to some of you and I must admit that some of you are as a professional."
He continued to talk about the benefits and that it can always be better.
"We have now reached the top three." continued Simon. "In third place was Sandy Jhonson."
Sandy won flowers, money and a small trophy. She was happy about the price and went back where she had stood before. Simon smiled and looked down at the paper.
"In second place was Tim Sanders."
Niall looked at Harry and shook his head. He realized that he hadn't come in the top three, but Harry didn't give up. It was the first place left and why couldn't Niall win?
Simon smiled and looked down at the paper.
"The winner will get to make a record and also win a trip to Italy."
Niall looked down on the floor and closed his eyes. Simon did the opposite. he looked up and smiled at everyone on stage.
"The winner is Niall Horan!"
It was like a dream. Niall thought at first that he had heard the wrong thing, but Harry stood up and cheered. It made him realize that Simon had said his name. He went with shaky legs away to Simon, and he didn't know what to say.
"Congratulations!" Simon got out himself and smiled at him. "You won!"
Niall just nodded and got a hug from him. Then he received the trophy price, money, flowers and some travel tickets. He didn't know what he was doing and knew how he almost became small again.