The 19-year-old singer from the popular British boy band revealed to Ryan Seacrest on Thursday that the pair have indeed been chatting via Skype.
“She’s a cool girl,” Horan said on On Air With Ryan Seacrest.
Earlier this year, “Skyscraper” songstress Lovato, 19, admitted in an interview she thinks Horan is “adorable.”
So will this romance blossom?
Horan also told the American Idol host:
“We’ve spoken alright, yeah… So, I got in contact with her, she’s really nice. Um, I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
The two certainly have the X Factor connection going for them: Horan and the crew of 1D (Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson) competed on the British version of the show in 2010, while Lovato just started as a judge on executive producer Simon Cowell‘s US version.
Though Niall is single — for now — a couple of his band mates, including Tomlinson, are in relationships.
Tomlinson, 20, has been dating model Eleanor Calder for quite some time — and the two were seen strolling in Canada on May 31.
One Direction has been touring the United States for the past month. (In the next week, the band is hitting the stage in Oakland, Calif., at the Paramount Theatre on June 14, the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on June 16 and, on June 17, the Theatre at Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.)
Niall also revealed to Seacrest that he and his bandmates are planning to adopt a dog together, a move inspired by Big Time Rush‘s James Maslow who has a mini-husky named Fox.
The Irish cutie also answered a couple of fan questions. Click here to listen to the interview in full.
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