A Thousand Years
Live show 3
Performance by Fifth Harmony
U.S. Release October 18, 2011
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"A Thousand Years" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri, featured on the soundtrack to the 2011 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. It was featured in the second live show of The X Factor.

The song features solos from Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane Hansen. After this performance, the girls were safe that week, and ranked at 5th place. As they cheered, it was obvious they were so surprised.

Fifth Harmony "A Thousand Years" - Live Week 2 - The X Factor USA 2012

Fifth Harmony "A Thousand Years" - Live Week 2 - The X Factor USA 2012


Camila (with Fifth Harmony):
Heart beats fast, colors and promises
How to be brave, how can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone, all of my doubt suddenly goes away
Somehow, one step (closer)

Camila, Ally and Lauren (Normani & Dinah):
I have died everyday waiting for you (Waiting for you)
Darling don't be afraid, I have loved you (I have loved you)

Fifth Harmony (Camila, Ally & Lauren):
For a thousand years
(I'll love you for a) thousand more

Lauren (with Fifth Harmony):
Time stands still, beauty in all she is
Every breath, every hour has come to this
One step (closer)

Camila, Lauren & Ally:
I have died everyday waiting for you (Ally with Dinah: Waiting for you)
Darlin' don't be afraid, I have loved you (Dinah: I have loved you)
For a

Fifth Harmony (Camila, Ally & Lauren):
Thousand years
(I'll love you for a) thousand more

Camila, Lauren & Ally (Dinah):
And all along I believed
I would find you (I have loved you!)

Camila, Ally, Lauren & Normani (Dinah):
Time has brought, your heart to me
I have loved you (No, no, no, no-oh)
For a thousand years

Camila & Normani:
I'll love you for a thousand (with Dinah: more)


L.A. Reid said that he was really impressed of the performance and that he is very proud of the girls. Britney Spears said that the group shined the whole way and that she was very impressed. In other hand, Demi Lovato, expressed that she loved the vocals that they did when performing the song. Their mentor, Simon Cowell, said that the performance was fantastic and that the vocals were stunning.


  • The performance on YouTube has over 2,220,000 views.
  • This was their first performance with the name of "Fifth Harmony."
  • This performance introduced the idea of Camila, Lauren, and Dinah being better vocally then the others. This would lead to a huge problem later within the fan base.
  • This song was sung by season 3 X-Factor contestant Tim Olstad at his audition.

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