One Direction were X Factor finalists back in 2010, the glory days of the show everyone is so keen to recreate. Their mentor Simon Cowell is back on the judging panel, but these boys aren’t here to sing for survival anymore. Oh, no. Tonight the five-piece band returned as “the biggest band on the planet” to sing as a guest act once again alongside smash-hit star Sam Smith.
The 1D fans are dedicated, loud and proud. Here’s what they had to say on Twitter…
First up, they do need to remind ol’ Derms that there’s five of them, with the host saying the “four boys” would be on the show tonight.
DID DERMOT JUST SAY FOUR BOYS IN ONE DIRECTION
— danny darkø (@dannyjpg) November 9, 2014
so who’s left one direction
— ☯courtney (@dallasftshelley) November 9, 2014
Awkward just about covers it
Dermot said there was only four members of One Direction.. Awkward. #XFacfor
— One Direction, lol. (@larrybromance) November 9, 2014
Anyway, back to the five boys, there was a little bit of excitment
sam smith and ONE DIRECTION OMG NO IM NOT OKAY
— jana (@lerrieele) November 9, 2014
Not too much
I ONLY CARE ABOUT ONE DIRECTION SHOW ME ONE DIRECTION
— Niall Horan (@chenloves1d) November 9, 2014
Ok, so the performance was pre-recorded
not bothered about watching one direction on xfactor since it's pre recorded oops
— chloe ❁ (@chloex321) November 9, 2014
But that doesn’t stop the fans
Only watching the X Factor for @onedirection.
It's honestly not even the same without our boys on there anymore, no point watching it tbh.
— rujena™ (@RujenaDarlinx) November 9, 2014
In fact, the fans have a lot to celebrate tonight
We won EMABIGGESTFANS
The one direction fandom right now ? pic.twitter.com/r6fOIREFjq
— Susana (@Sarath_26) November 9, 2014
What do you reckon guys?
Would it be inappropriate to get 'one direction' tattooed across my forehead?
— VERSACEXHORAN (@versacexxhoran) November 9, 2014
There were nerves…
omg im so nervous for one direction to come on the x factor like AHHHHHHHHH
— Belle (@Obsessives_) November 9, 2014
There were warnings
I apologise for anything I tweet when One Direction are on the X factor..
— Katie (@Katiemurillo) November 9, 2014
This certainly would have made waves
should randomly put one direction into the sing off for the lols
— Zayn Malik (@ZarryStalik) November 9, 2014
The reactions came quickly
Fml, they've only started playing and my timelines already full of One Direction..#xfactor
— sharansodhi (@sharansodhi_) November 9, 2014
A lot of love for track Steal My Girl
I LOVE ONE DIRECTION SO MYCH YOU DONT UNDERSTAND
— merry kaye (@ctrlhealy) November 9, 2014
More and more
Aww this song is so sweet! Love one direction ? #xfactor
— Jenna Jonathan (@JennaValleys) November 9, 2014
In fact, it’s hard to keep up
— Courtney Way (@court_way) November 9, 2014
Go 1D fans
I am 23 and I effin love one direction!!! #xfactor
— Sareeta Balakumar (@Sareeta_x) November 9, 2014
One direction ??? so much love for them!!!
— Deborah Hunter (@Deborah0502) November 9, 2014