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If you haven’t yet heard of British boy band One Direction, you soon will. A product of the U.K. version of Simon’s Cowell’s X Factor talent show, the band is making its U.S. television debut this morning on the Today show, performing its hit single What Makes You Beautiful.
Judging by the response on Twitter (“Today Show” is a trending topic), it seems every 14-year old girl in the country has a bad case of One Direction fever:
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 12, 2012
Woke up early to see the @onedirection boys on The Today Show. Early enough to watch the sunrise I get to see 6 beautiful things this mornin
— ♡ (@EmilyCwen) March 12, 2012
I'm about to hijack my school bus and drive it to new york to see @onedirection… Wish me luck.
— Ade (@adeaaaade) March 12, 2012
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) March 12, 2012
One Direction trashed a bowling alley in New York following a successful gig in the city.
The British boy band – made up of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne – were celebrating their show at Radio City Music Hall with a game of bowling but they had been hurling three balls at a time down the lane, and ended up smashing the machinery.
Louis said: ”The whole thing came off its hinges. It totally broke. We got a slap on the hand and were told off by the label for that.
”We’d taken over a lane, played about two games and then we got a bit bored. So we started to experiment, throwing two or three balls at the same time.”
Update: as of 9:00 am ET, #OneDirectionTODAY is the #1 trending topic on Twitter.
Related: Suddenly, UK boy bands are all over the place:
THE WANTED ARE GOING BACK TO THE USA…. 8 days…. ARE YOU READY #BringTWBack2USA
— the wanted (@thewanted) March 12, 2012