April 25, 2012

What Makes You Beautiful

That is the famous title of One Direction’s new single “What Makes You Beautiful” (which came out in September 2011 in the UK) is rising in the charts as we speak. The British boy band was originally on the x-factor and got third place overall, but ended up being the most popular and successful in the end. The band consists of Liam Payne, Zayne Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan. Emma Anderson (6) has a particular liking to Liam Payne because, “He’s such a good singer and he’s cute too!” Courtney Davis (8) says, “I love Louis Tomlinson because he’s beautiful and has the voice of an angel.”

Alexis Ybarra (7) exclaims, “I absolutely love One Direction! They’re such great singers and they’re very talented!” One Direction is the first UK band in history to have a number one hit on the U.S  billboard 200 on their first album. Although they are known for “What Makes You Beautiful”, around the world fans have their own favorite songs, like Elena Wood, who states, “I love the song “One Thing” because I love the lyrics and they all sound so good in it!” She then adds, with a smile, “Especially Zayne and Harry.” Although not everyone likes One Direction, we all have different opinions on One Direction, like Ariel Jones (8) who claims, ” I’m not a huge fan of One Direction. I mean they are pretty good, but I think they are just going to be another boy band.” Martin (Glenn) Burns (6) defends One Direction and says, “I’m a guy and I actually think they are pretty good singers – it sure beats Justin Bieber!” As you can see, One Direction is making their way around the world (they’re even opening a 2013 tour next year in North America) with billions of fans catching the One Direction Infection, there is no doubt that they are going to be big!

By: Julia Ortiz

Picture from: onedirectionmusic.com (official website)