When it was announced that One Direction, the British boy band that placed third but won over the pop world on Season 7 of THE X FACTOR UK, would be performing for the very first time at the MTV Video Music Awards, the fan response was as crazy as if someone just announced that Michael Jackson was reborn or that Britney Spears
would be a judge on THE X FACTOR USA. (Oh wait, the latter isn't crazy, it is
Anyway, the online reaction to One Direction's super-hot, must-see MTV VMA promo
went a little something like this:
"OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG? dead."
"I think I just had a stroke."
Needless to say, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson are hands-down five of the most popular former THE X FACTOR contestants that ever walked the planet. The band, which is signed to Simon Cowell's
Syco Records, will be making their MTV Video Music Awards' performance debut on Sept. 6 at 8/7c on MTV, of course. Also, our own Demi Lovato will be performing her current hit single, "Give Your Heart a Break," on the MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show as well.
The band's debut, Up All Night
, became the fastest-selling debut album in the U.K. in 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, which made them the first U.K. group in U.S. chart history to debut at the top spot with their first album. The CD is powered by three little singles that make the ladies weak in the knees - "What Makes You Beautiful," "Gotta Be You," and "One Thing." Which will they perform at the VMAS? Watch and see...
Meanwhile, though the love for the band is enormous, band member Zayn Malik doesn't quite see it that way. He recently deactivated his Twitter account (@zaynmalik ) because of haters. His last tweets read:
"The reason i don't tweet as much as i use to, is because I'm sick of all the useless opinions and hate that i get daily goodbye twitter :)
"My fans that have something nice to say can tweet me on the one direction account , :) x"
That account would be @onedirection
and our account is @TheXFactorUSA
. Hopefully, by the time you read this, he'll have re-thought his decision and the Twitterverse will be whole again. In any case, if you tweet them all enough love then perhaps they may grace THE X FACTOR stage this season!