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The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol (2001-2003). It is held in various countries. The programmes are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants.

U.K. VersionEdit

2015Edit

The group performed their single Perfect on November 15, 2015 and History and Infinity on December 13, 2015.

2014Edit

The group performed their song Steal My Girl on November 9, 2014 and Where Do Broken Hearts Go on December 14, 2014 with Rolling Stone's guitarist Ronnie Wood.

2013Edit

The group performed their song Story of My Life on November 24, 2013 and Midnight Memories on December 15, 2013.

2012Edit

The group performed their single Little Things on November 6, 2012 and Kiss You on December 9, 2012.

2011Edit

One Direction appeared on the show on November 13, 2011 and performed their single Gotta Be You. The also performed a charity single titled Wishing on a Star with the finalists and group JLS on November 27, 2011 as well as performing a mashup with JLS on December 10, 2011. JLS began the performance with "She Makes Me Wanna". One Direction then joined them with "What Makes You Beautiful". At the end both groups sang alternating between both songs.

2010 (One Direction)Edit

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists ultimately being put together to form the boyband One Direction. The group was mentored by Simon Cowell. At the judges' house, One Direction performed "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia and succeeded onto the live shows. Ultimately, they were placed in third place.

Video DiairiesEdit

The Video Diaries are a series of videos released by One Direction during their time on the X-Factor. During the Video Dairies, the members would entertain their viewers by answering questions from the fans and doing a variety of activities. [1]

Performances on The X FactorEdit

U.S.A VersionEdit

2013Edit

The group performed their single Story of My Life on November 21, 2013 and Midnight Memories on December 19, 2013.

2012Edit

The group performed their singles Live While We're Young and Little Things on November 8, 2012 and Kiss You on December 20, 2012.

Australian VersionEdit

2015Edit

The group performed their single Drag Me Down on October 5, 2015. A video recorded of the band performing their single Perfect on The X Factor UK was shown on November 16, 2015.

2013Edit

The group performed their single Best Song Ever on October 27, 2013.

One Direction - Best Song Ever (Live) - Grand Final - The X Factor Australia 201306:51

One Direction - Best Song Ever (Live) - Grand Final - The X Factor Australia 2013


2012Edit

The group performed their single Little Things on November 20, 2012.

One Direction on X Factor Australia Final05:08

One Direction on X Factor Australia Final


Swedish VersionEdit

2012Edit

The group performed their singles Live While We're Young and What Makes You Beautiful on November 2, 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. onedirection.wikia.com - Video diaries

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