This time two years ago One Direction were starring in X Factor themselves, and now they’re going back onstage again to perform their new single ‘Live While We’re Young’.
The song, released on radio stations all over the world on Thursday, will be performed to a big TV audience, and with the song set for a release on September 3oth, we’re expecting nothing but a number one smash hit.
Simon Cowell also wants to use the lads to boost X Factor USA, which is facing a big task to improve ratings from the disappointing first series.
A source told the Daily Star:
“He’s risked everything on making the US X Factor a big hit and it now faces the axe,”
“Simon knows One Direction wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the X Factor and he now wants to use their success story to save and promote the show.
“He has ordered producers on both sides of the Atlantic to book in the best guest performers for the live shows.”
Back to UK Factor, other acts expected to perform include P!nk, Leona Lewis, Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa.