One Direction sang their hearts out for The Today Show Concert Series in New York City on Monday morning (March 12).Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Liam Payne, 18, Harry Styles, 18, and Louis Tomlinson, 20, performed their single What Makes You Beautiful. It was the band’s television debut in America.
When each of the boys tried out for Britain’s The X Factor’s 2010 season – they failed to make the cut individually. However, once the producers put them together and re-entered them as a group – they became a hit.
Payne tells USA Today, “We’ve only known each other 18 months, maybe a little bit longer, so it’s really weird to be in this sort of position. We’ve only really just become best friends.”