X Factor 2010: Simon Cowell brands One Direction ‘the most exciting popband in the country’ (VIDEO)

X Factor boyband One Direction put their stamp on Kelly Clarkson’s ‘My Life Would Suck Without You’ tonight.

Their introductory VT showed Harry Styles throwing up backstage, which he later admitted had been caused by nerves. Thankfully he held it together tonight and the boys did a great job with their track.

Liam Payne opened it on lead vocals (as usual!), he had a few tuning issues but when the boys came together they did a great job. Our one concern is that they appeared to have A LOT of help from a backing track and it covered more than a few inconsistencies we bet. At times Zayn seemed uncomfortable and scared and the boys do need to work on their delivery a little.


Louis: You seem to be having fun on stage and I like the fact that you’ve gelled already. Every schoolgirl up and down the country will love this band. My only problem is with your mentor, Simon….Kelly Clarkson a hero? Simon why? It was a strange song! I think Simon could have picked a better song.

Dannii: You’re five heart throbs, you look great together and Harry whatever nerves you have I’m sure that you’re friends and you stick together. The true measure of a boyband like you will be when you sing your big ballad and I will be looking forward to hearing that.

Cheryl: I can’t even cope with how cute you are seriously! I just want to go up and hug them. You are so sweet and adorable. I want to say wow this is the new big boyband and I think that will come in time.

Simon: Well that time has just come. Let me tell you, you are in my opinion, the most exciting popband in the country today. There is something absolutely right.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!