‘The X Factor’ Reveals Unseen Footage from One Direction’s Formation

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The X FactorUnseen footage from the formation of One Direction was revealed to celebrate the 12th anniversary. The video also shows that Nicole Scherzinger, the judge, had a significant hand in the assembly of the boy band.

After flashing back to the first time One Direction appeared onstage together in 2010 — Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan were all eliminated as solo performers before the judges invited them back as a group — The X FactorThe backstage discussions that led to the selection of the five-piece among the rejected singers were uploaded.

“For the first time ever, here is how the decision is made,”Before cutting to Scherzinger’s and Simon Cowell’s footage, the video states that the two are combing through photographs of the “Boys”Grouping up possible boy bands and preserving category leftovers 

With Horan’s photo already up at the top of the table, it’s Scherzinger who exclaims “Yes!” when she sees Styles’ photo and suggests they pair Styles with Horan. “It’s the cutest boy band ever,”She says. Tomlinson then is added to the mix. “The little girls are gonna love them,” Scherzinger said.

“They’re just too talented to get rid of,”Scherzinger also added One Direction to the mix as they were brought to her table. “They have just the right look and the right charisma on stage, I think they’ll be really great in a boy band together. They’re like little stars. You can’t get rid of little stars, so you put them all together.”

Later, after Payne’s photo is added to the 1D pile, Cowell suggests that maybe that singer should go into another potential group. Scherzinger is still firm in his support for the decision. “He can actually maybe be the leader,”She said. Malik is now part of the five-piece. The rest is history. 

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