One Direction made its American television first appearance on March 12 the Today show, not since Justin Bieber took the stage at Rockefeller Plaza have I seen so many girls lose their freakin’ minds before 9 a.m. boys’ bus arrived at the plaza, Zayn Malik, Harry Stiles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson were at the center of an absolutely chaotic sight.
With their well-groomed band backing them up, performed their three big hits — “What Makes You Beautiful,” “One Thing” and “More Than This” — and fans loved every minute of the performance. I am pretty sure I even spotted Today show empress Hoda Kotb in the audience.In between songs, Ann Curry asked the boys what they like most about American girls. on behalf of his “four best friends,”zayn said he loves that “they are very loud.”
In case you are unfamiliar with the fandom of One Direction, it is pretty much Bieber Fever — on crack. already the group’s popularity in the U.S. is incredible, evidenced not only by the screaming crowd at the Today show, but also by the crowd of girls who attacked them on their arrival in Los Angeles earlier this year.
This band was “discovered” on the UK’s X Factor show, in which they came in third place on the reality competition show’s seventh season, and their single “What Makes You Beautiful” had the highest-charting Billboard debut in the U.K. in nearly 15 years. So, yeah, they are kind of huge.
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