One Direction Offers Up Advice For ‘X Factor’ Hopefuls! (VIDEO)

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One Direction should know a thing or two about competing on X Factor — it’s where their rise to stardom began!

Although 1D didn’t take home the grand prize when they were on the British version of the hit reality competition, they’ve managed to make quite the name for themselves! And with the latest (American) season of the show right around the corner, the boys, better known as Niall HoranZayn MalikLiam PayneHarry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, decided to dole out some of their own wisdom for musical acts gearing up to audition for the hit show.

So, what did they have to say?

Liam says, “Just go up there and have fun. Kind of separate yourself from everybody else, do something that make you different.” With Louis adding, “Just go for it!”

For more, check out the video above!