In 2010, five boys beat hundred of thousands others to get the coveted spots in the seventh series "". , , , and did not know each other before the audition of the British talent show but they were grouped together by fate and later achieved fame in one direction.
The members applied as solo candidates but they did not qualify as "Boys" category, thus judge suggested them to form a group so that they would qualify as "Groups". One Direction began toppling their competition one by one although they remained the only group in its category. With as their mentor, One Direction managed to finish third behind runner-up and winner .