For 17-year-old Liam Payne from Wolverhampton, it was second time lucky when he applied
for the X-Factor last year as he previously made it through to the judges’ houses two years
Louis Tomlinson is one of the older members of the group at 19-years of age, however
despite this, he’s gained a reputation as the group’s prankster.
One Direction is Harry Styles’ second group as the 17-year-old was the lead singer in a band
called White Eskimo alongside 3 other musicians before he was catapulted to fame on the
hit ITV1 show.
Niall is the only Irish member of One Direction, hailing from Mullingar, in Westmeath
Ireland, the 17-year-old was a student at Coláiste Mhuire in Mullingar before auditioning for
the X-Factor in Dublin.
18-year-old Zain comes from East Bolwing, Bradford and is a former student of Tong High
The teen first came to the attention of X-Factor viewers when he refused to join the rest of
the auditionees on stage for a dance task during the boot camp stage.