There’s only One Direction for Carlmont Scots

One Direction

One Direction

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One Direction

The British-Irish boy band, One Direction, has been gaining popularity amongst Carlmont students, especially amongst Lady Scots.

One Direction was made famous from their run on the popular British television show X Factor, a music competition for aspiring singers. The five boys almost made it to the end of the competition, getting third place overall.

Caitlin Costello, a student at Carlmont, commented, “They totally should’ve won on X Factor. They were so good! But at least they’re still successful even though they were runner-ups.”

For those not familiar with the band, it is made up of five young guys who sing pop songs. The boys names are Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and  Louis Tomlinson, all ranging from age 18 to 20.

Despite what many people believe, One Direction was not previously a band before getting on The X Factor. All five of its members auditioned as solo acts but didn’t qualify for the “boys” category. Acting on the advice of guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, the five were put in one band, thus qualifying for the “Groups” category. The rest is history…

Since The X Factor, One Direction has gained popularity in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Immediately after finishing the show, One Direction signed a two million euro contract with Syco Records and participated in the X Factor Live Tour in 2011.

Later on in the year the band released their hugely popular debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful,” which won the award for the Best British Single in 2012. They have also released a studio album, “Up All Night,” which peaked at number two on the UK albums chart.

The boys’ music mainly appeals to teenage girls. They seem to have a soft spot for a group of cute guys singing to them about how beautiful they are.

One Direction is gaining popularity both at Carlmont and the rest of the world.