One Direction on ‘The X Factor’: British Boy Band Performs New Single ‘Kiss You’ (VIDEO)

One Direction on 'X Factor'
The boy band will perform on Thursday's results show.
One Direction is no stranger to The X Factor. In fact, if it wasn’t the The X Factor UK, there wouldn’t even be a One Direction. Fifth Harmony, take note: 1D came in third place too.

Considering the boys — Harry Stlyes, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson — are arguably the franchise’s biggest success story, One Direction returned for The X Factor’s season finale to perform their latest single, “Kiss You.”

The lads also took the stage for The X Factor UK’s season finale a few weeks ago, when Tomlinson’s favorite James Arthur was crowned the winner.

The boys let out their inner gamers on The X Factor set, which looked like a throwback to retro video games, and of course, it wouldn’t be a true One Direction performance without a few awkward dance moves.

One Direction is set to premiere their latest music video, “Kiss You,” on January 7. In this sneak peek clip, the lads strip down to their swim trunks, much to the delight of their millions of teenage fans.

The ’60s-inspired video shows the guys in a range of silly costumes, from shirtless surfwear to skiwear to jailhouse stripes. But Directioners will have to wait until the new year to see the full video.

For now, this official video teaser, as featured in Episode 4 of their “Bring Me To 1D” web series, will just have to do.

See the lyrics for “Kiss You” on DirectLyrics.

Do you think One Direction has come a long way since their 2010 X Factor auditions? Sound off in the comments below!

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