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Mini Bio (1)

They were part of The X Factor (UK) in 2010, they were in the "bootcamp" stage when they were told they would not make it in the 'boys' category. One Direction was formed on July 23, 2010. Judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh felt they were too talented to be sent home. As a group, they made it to the 3rd finalist spot and have enjoyed complete fame ever since.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: 2kasmom

Trivia (7)

Niall Horan is the only Irish member of the band.
Louis Tomlinson is the oldest member - born 24 December 1991, while the youngest is Harry Styles who was born February 1st 1994. Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan were all born in 1993.
Member Liam Payne had auditioned for The X Factor (2004) in 2008, making it to the judges houses stage before being sent home. Had he progressed to the live shows that year, Simon Cowell would've been his mentor then too.
Despite being put together as a boy band at the bootcamp stage of The X Factor (2004), they progressed the furthest out of all 4 of the acts in the "Group" category (all of whom were mentored by judge Simon Cowell), finishing in third place.
Each member of One Direction auditioned for the 2010 season of The X Factor (2004) as soloists and made it to the bootcamp stage. However, the judges felt they were too good to throw away, but not interesting enough to make it as soloists and were given a lifeline to proceed in the competition as a group.
21 March 2012 - Their album "Up All Night" entered the Billboard 200 pop album chart at #1, the first time ever for a debut album by a U.K. band.

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