One Direction are facing even more competition this year, as if they didn’t have enough to contend with!
The lads will spend eight months of 2013 travelling the world, with their ‘Take Me Home’ tour and have spent their time since the X Factor trying to stay ahead of bands like JLS and The Wanted in the charts.
Things are set to heat up over the next few months, as X Factor stars Union J think they will be viable competitors for the fab fivesome by the time their debut album is released.
They are expecting their efforts to be better than 1D’s Up All Night, because they genuinely think they have ‘better songs.’
Josh Cuthbert, Jamie Paul “JJ” Hamblett, James William “Jaymi” Hensley and George Shelley signed with RCA records this month and are hoping their first single will hit the shelves in June. They think they have every chance of becoming the next 1D and in a joint interview with District 3, told Top of The Pops magazine:
“I do genuinely think we have better songs.”
District 3 are going to put up a fight too and they revealed that they may stage a Blur vs Oasis style charts battle and release their single on the same day as their pals.
“Yeah possibly, but we’d try to make sure we have the best song,” Dan Ferrari-Lane confessed when asked if he would go head to head with Union J.
Union J’s Josh added: “It’s not just D3 we need to compete with – there’s The Wanted, Lawson, 1D and JLS!”
That’s a LOT of competition. Bad news for the bands, but great news for teenage girls everywhere!
Union J and District 3 are currently on the road, performing on the X Factor tour with a number of their fellow former contestants. D3 seem to be enjoying the ride and tweeted:
“Love seeing all your amazing banners out in the crowd! Tweet us a pic of any you are bringing along to @thexfactor tour!”
Meanwhile, UJ are getting ready for Red Nose Day in March and revealed:
“WERE DOING A DARE For Red Nose Day!! Hashtag your ideas at #UnionJRedNoseDare maybe a cheeky follow too! Lots of surprises coming up! X”
Who is your favourite boyband? One Direction, JLS, The Wanted, Union J or District 3? Leave your comments below…