One Direction appeared on the show on November 13, 2011 and performed their single Gotta Be You. The also performed a charity single titled Wishing on a Star with the finalists and group JLS on November 27, 2011 as well as performing a mashup with JLS on December 10, 2011. JLS began the performance with "She Makes Me Wanna". One Direction then joined them with "What Makes You Beautiful". At the end both groups sang alternating between both songs.
2010 (One Direction)Edit
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson auditioned on The X Factor as solo artists ultimately being put together to form the boyband One Direction. The group was mentored by Simon Cowell. At the judges' house, One Direction performed "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia and succeeded onto the live shows. Ultimately, they were placed in third place.
The Video Diaries are a series of videos released by One Direction during their time on the X-Factor. During the Video Dairies, the members would entertain their viewers by answering questions from the fans and doing a variety of activities. 
Performances on The X FactorEdit
|Performances on The X Factor|
|Niall Horan||Zayn Malik||Liam Payne||Harry Styles||Louis Tomlinson|
|Auditions||"So Sick"||"Let Me Love You"||"Cry Me a River"||"Isn't She Lovely"||"Hey There Delilah"||Free choice||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp 1||"Man in the Mirror"||Bootcamp challenge||Through to the next challenge|
|Bootcamp 2||"Champagne Supernova"||"N/A" (not broadcasted)||"Stop Crying your Heart Out"||"Make You Feel My Love"||Randomised||Through together as a group/through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||"Torn"||Free choice||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||"Viva la Vida"||Number-one singles||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 2||"My Life Would Suck Without You"||Heroes||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 3||"Nobody Knows"||Guilty pleasures||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 4||"Total Eclipse of the Heart"||Halloween||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 5||"Kids in America"||American anthems||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 6||"Something About the Way You Look Tonight"||Songs by Elton John||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 7||"All You Need Is Love"||Songs by The Beatles||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 8||"Summer of '69"||Rock||Safe (4th)|
|"You Are So Beautiful"|
|Semi-final||"Only Girl (In the World)"||Club classics||Safe (3rd)|
|"Chasing Cars"||Songs to get you to the final|
|Final||"Your Song"||Free choice||Safe (3rd)|
|"She's the One" (with Robbie Williams)||Celebrity duet|
|"Torn"||Free choice||Eliminated (3rd)|
The group performed their single Best Song Ever on October 27, 2013.
The group performed their single Little Things on November 20, 2012.