One Direction Will Perform on Thursday’s X Factor Results Show

The boys of One Direction will be lending mentor, Simon Cowell, a hand when the X Factor UK alums drop by the X Factor USA results show on Thursday to perform TWO songs.

It will be the war of the singing show alums as The Voicein a special Thursday results show scheduled opposite the X Factor–boasts a performance from Season 2 winner, Jermaine Paul.

While One Direction are global superstars, Jermaine Paul is…well he IS NOT.  The Voice may be winning the ratings war, but so far Simon’s got the battle of the recording stars all sewn up .Ha.

Read the press release below

This week, One Direction – the global sensation that rose to fame on the U.K. version of “The X Factor” – will take the stage to perform two songs, “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things,” on THE X FACTOR’s first LIVE results show of the season, Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

“Having come from the U.K. ‘X Factor,’ we can’t wait to perform on the U.S. stage ­– it’s going to be a great night!” said group member Zayn Malik.

“We’re really excited to be on the American ‘X Factor,’” added fellow member Niall Horan. “It’ll be the first time we’ve performed in front of ‘Uncle Si’ since we were on the U.K. ‘X Factor.’ So, hopefully, we’ll make him proud!”

One Direction – Horan, Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – were discovered on the U.K.’s “The X Factor” in 2010. The band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, “Up All Night,” made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 12 million records worldwide. On Nov. 13, One Direction will release its sophomore album, “Take Me Home,” which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.”

Globally, artists discovered by “The X Factor” format have sold more than 120 million records worldwide, including 110 No. 1, 270 Top 10 and 501 Top 50 releases. Local versions of “The X Factor” are now commissioned in more than 41 territories and the format has won numerous accolades worldwide, including three BAFTA’s, numerous NTA’s, as well as the coveted Rose d’Or. The U.S. version of THE X FACTOR airs in 166 countries.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), THE X FACTOR heats up as the finalists, with the help of their mentors, take the stage once again. But this time, it will be up to America, as well as the judges, to decide who moves forward in the competition. Immediately after Wednesday’s performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 2) toll-free calling; 3) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 4) online at Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at

On Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), after One Direction’s performances, hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will reveal the results of America’s votes.

For more information on One Direction, please visit

THE X FACTOR continues to break social TV records with the most fan engagement of any series on television and three times the social activity of its genre competitors. Each episode consistently achieves more Twitter trending topics than the competition. The second season premiere of THE X FACTOR shattered the record for a series premiere, garnering 1.4 million social comments, according to Bluefin Labs.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.

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  • No Thanks

    If Simon is smart, he’ll find a way to weave the boys into the Performance episode as well.  Have them chatting to Simon’s groups or something.  Probably flirting with LYLAS/1432/GenericGirl Group. 

    Sit their cute little behinds right behind Simon and pan over to them ever 5 seconds. :op

  • Axxxel

    Yeah for One Direction… but if the X factor is still a mess, it will end up on the DVR.

  • fantoo1

     The Voice may be winning the ratings war, but so far Simon’s got the battle of the recording stars all sewn up .Ha.

    Maybe in the UK, but not from the US version. XFUS isn’t there yet either(as far as recording stars).

  • jcabby

    Something to look forward to in Thursday. These results shows can be so boring. At least we get two songs from One Direction. Yes, I am a shameless fan. LOL.

  • EH

    I wasn’t sure if 1D were doing any U.S. promo this week – I guess this answers that question.  

    My daughter as laughing uncontrollably listening to the new album today – it’s so bad! – but she still likes to look at them, so I’ll set the DVR. Simon might want to work them into the every show somehow for the sake of the ratings.

  • OffLeash

    This should help with Thursday’s ratings, and lord knows the XF needs that.

  • wkstrack

    I don’t think having 1D on the results show will help with ratings. Remember when Justin Bieber was on earlier this year? Yeah, it didn’t help. 

  • wingzdoc

    Thank you, I’m glad someone points that out. I know the blog has done Cowell stuff much longer than anything else, but the love and bias for him when his US XF has done just as poorly in producing superstars as The Voice, doesn’t make much sense. Why is he bringing 1D instead of Melanie Amaro … Ya, that’s right. She’s gone nowhere, too.

  • No Thanks

    Slapping this here since it’s X-Factor related.


    1) Carly – 1,068,211
    2) Emblem3 – 1,036,824
    3) Lyric145 – 738,933
    4) Jennel – 584,427
    5) Paige – 574,782
    6) Cece – 540,101
    7) Beatrice – 527,961
    8) Lylas – 519,154
    9) Vino – 347,171
    10) Arin – 338,494
    11) Tate – 258,306
    12) Jason – 255,101

  • mileyfan123

    I don’t think any stars will be coming from X Factor or The Voice this season. If anyone does succeed, it will be either Liz Davis from the Voice or Jennell Garcia from X Factor

  • Klaine

    Well its better results filler than usual…wonder if it will have any effects on ratings. Hope future results include an xf alum + a established star. Want to see if Melanie live has the xf…and would like to see some of last yrs have some success…josh..Chris (who at least has released music)..drew

    Surprised Simon can’t get top pop songs for em

  • Klaine

    Carly v emblem have to be faces right now & Simon wants a group & a female Beebs

  • Claude Dee

    ratings, ratings, ratings. tweens, tweens, tweens.

  • Klaine

    She’s gotten no press or promo. She seems like she’s in witness protection ..she at least had a good voice @ could sing..last seasons talent seems better than this years pitchy crew

  • Kesia Monteith

    Is the new album really that bad? Like, what are some of the horrible parts about it? I had a feeling it would be mediocre based on the first single, but for your daughter, a fan, to laugh at the album? Well, the boys are making money, so whatever. I bet Zayn is the first one to escape from the group, as I can’t help but feel this pop thing is not always his…thing. Heh. He really seems more of a R&B kind of guy. 

  • No Thanks

     Have you listened to any of it?  I don’t think it’s bad at all.  Some of the songs are actually quite good.  There were leaks of about 3 or 4 songs out a few days ago.  They’ve been yanked.  But I was quite impressed.  They weren’t that much of a departure stylistically but definitely more sophisticated in sound.

  • BigNLiddle

    Not 100% sure 1D will actually boost ratings like they hope. I had originally thought by having Demi and Britney, ratings would be better than they are now…but they’re not. lolz.

  • EH

    My daughter is almost 15, so maybe she’s just outgrown 1D. She thought the lyrics were awful and the production really cheesy and juvenile. I think she was expecting some sort of progression in the maturity of the songs and didn’t hear it.  She mostly listens to alternative music so it’s only natural that she could only take so much of Up All Night style songs no matter how cute these boys are! She’ll probably download whichever songs Ed Sheeran wrote. 

    I listened with her, and to me, they sound like they’re going for new 10-12 year old fans instead of trying to maintain their original fans, who are getting older along with the boys.

  • No Thanks

     Listening to the stream. There are some real gems on here. Off hand. Still love “Rock Me”, “They Don’t Know About Us”, “I Would”, the other Ed Sheeran song and “Summer Love” (sounds vaguely Duran Duran-y!)

  • No Thanks

    Now that the full album has started streaming, the pre-orders have shot up to #2 and #5 on iTunes.  It officially drops next week.

  • hayes

    they sound like they’re going for new 10-12 year old fans instead of trying to maintain their original fans, who are getting older along with the boys.

    It’s only been a year since their first album, so I think it’s only reasonable to not let it be such a departure from their original sound. I’m sure if they’re still around in a few years they will put out a more grown-up sound. Although there’s more sex in their songs now.

  • Soakey

    Thanks clumsy sub-sub-contracted out PR person.  You can tell your boss that you really earned that 8 cents per post you make.  

    Thanks for clogging up “the social media” with your work from home scheme bullcrap.

  • No Thanks

     Say what!?  LOL!