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One Direction
Contestant Profile
Age 25-27
Hometown Various


Category Groups
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement 3/16

One Direction were a five-member English male pop group consisting of members Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles.

Initially rejected at bootcamp as soloists in Series 7 of The X Factor UK, they were put together as a group and were mentored by S!mon Cowell. Due to the eliminations of F.Y.D., Diva Fever and Belle Amie, One Direction were the only act left in their category. They finished in 3rd place behind runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle.


Episode Theme Song Result
Judges' houses Free choice "Torn" Advanced
Week 1 Number one singles "Viva la Vida" Safe
Week 2 Heroes "My Life Would Suck Without You" Safe
Week 3 Guilty Pleasures "Nobody Knows" Safe
Week 4 Halloween "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Safe
Week 5 American anthems "Kids in America" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Elton John "Something About the Way ou Look Tonight" Safe
Week 7 Songs by The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" Safe
Week 8 Rock "Summer of '69" Safe
"You Are So Beautiful"
Week 9: Semi-final Club classics "Only Girl (In the World)" Safe
Songs to get you to the final "Chasing Cars"
Week 10: Final Free choice "Your Song" Eliminated (3rd)
Celebrity duets "She's the One" (with Robbie Williams)
Final results Free choice "Torn"
UK Series 7 Finalists
Aiden GrimshawBelle AmieCher LloydDiva FeverF.Y.D.Katie WaisselMary ByrneMatt CardleNicolò FestaOne DirectionPaije RichardsonRebecca FergusonStorm LeeTreyc CohenWagner