Transcript for Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People: One Direction
Pop quiz--who has 11 million facebook friends, 8 million twitter followers, AND OVER 900 MILLION YouTube HITS? The answer--niall, louis,harry, liam, and zayn. You know where I'm goingwith this, right? One direction. (screaming) Right now, if you want to induce hysteria in a tween girl, all you have to do is show her this. ♪ So get out, get out ♪ ♪ get out of my head ♪ the british boy band one direction is the hottest music act on the planet. Their two albums, concerts, and endorsements have earned over $160 million in just two years. ♪ One thing ♪ one direction. One direction. They've won threemtv video music awards. ♪ It's got to be you ♪ but if you're not a tween, you probably don't know who's who, so allow me. I'm louis, I'm 20, and I'm from a place calleddoncaster in yorkshire. Louis,you have four sisters. Yes. What was it like growing up with all these women around you? Loud. Very, very loud. You guys areabsolutely incredible. I'm harry, I'm 18, and I'm from holmes chapelin cheshire. You have been describe, harry, as the flirt. You have been linked to older women. How old is "older women"?23? Yeah. OH, I MAY KILL MYSELF. (all laugh) (girls screaming) I'm niall, I'm 19, and I'm from a small town in the midlands of ireland. Again and again, I kept reading "niall is the cute one." You think he's the cutest one? Yeah, he's cute. Yeah, I think so. (speaks indistinctly) I'm zayn, I'm 19, I'm from bradford, uh,in yorkshire. How do you get your hairlike that? I-i-i have a lot of help, actually. WE STYLE IT FOR HIM. (all laugh) ♪ When you walk by ♪ I'm liam, I'm 19 years old, and I'm from a place calledwolverhampton. I-i went on "x factor" when I was 14, and--and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to do this as a career. ♪ And now ♪ only two years ago, the five boys were auditioning on the british talent show"the x factor" as solo facts. "X factor" judge simon cowellrejected all five boys. That's it, guys. Really, really sorry. Then the judges saved themat the last minute. They offered a second chanceto continue in the competition, but only if they joined forcesas a boy band. We just feel that you'retoo talented to let go of. We've decided to put you throughto the judges house. (screaming) So how did you feel? It was just likeanother new challenge for us. So when we got put together, we were kind of just so excited to--to kind of have this new opportunity, and it was all really exciting, so it was amazing. It was--it was a no-brainer. We just wanted to see how far we could get in the competition. So we--we're just, like, cool. Let's give it a go. ♪ Nothing's fine, I'm torn ♪ ♪ ooh ♪ after only five weeks ofgetting to know each other, they performed again... ♪ Nothing's fine, I'm torn ♪ this time, as one direction. ♪ This is how I feel ♪ (Dermot) REBECCA. BY THE TIME THEY FINISHED Third in the "x factor," they had become sex symbolsfor young girls, and simon signed themto his record label. ♪ Everyone else in the room can see it ♪ their first single, "what makes you beautiful," is a pop megahit. ♪ Baby, you light up my world like nobody else ♪ ♪ the way that you flip your hair ♪ ♪ gets me overwhelmed ♪ their first album debuted in the united states at number one. Not even the beatles did that. ♪ You don't know you're beautiful ♪ (screaming) (screaming) Screaming girls lined up to see them perform. Their 21-city u.S. Tour sold out in minutes. When these girls throw themselves at you, do you ever catch any of them? (all laugh) Caught a few bras from time to time. (laughs) YOU DID? YEAH. Yeah, but, harry, you once made a great catch, actually, when we were onstage and someone threw a bra. Just, like, he was in the middle of singing a solo, and then went--just went boom, just caught it out of the sky. It was wonderful. Good work. I heard that your female fans in sweden PRESS THEIR BREASTS-- (all laugh) Oh, you tell me. Press their breasts against the window? To the point where there was actually, um, nipple marks on the--on the car. Wait. You mean, they took their shirt off and... Yeah. And their bra off, yeah. They all, like, run over to the car, and, like, took off their tops. Um... It was the first time it happened, really. It's what--it's what dreams are made of. We--we drove into the hotel and we were like, "where didthatcome from?" So your whole band, your whole phenomenon, is only two years old. I mean, are you used to it yet or do you still say, "how did this happen to me?" Um, no, it's amazing, and we can't believe, like, all the success and stuff that we've had so far. It's just been, like, a magic, wild ride, really. Who's available? Who's dating? Who's out there? I'M UP. (speaks indistinctly) YOU'RE AVAILABLE? I've got a girlfriend. I have a girlfriend. You have a girlfriend? You have a girlfriend, harry? I'M SINGLE. (Barbara) YOU'RE SINGLE. I'm single. I am. So we got three available and two are tied up, right? Mm-hmm. Since then, harry has reportedly been dating an older woman-- 22 year old taylor swift. Okay. Do you all want to be married and have children? Yeah.100%. Yeah? Even as young as you are? Yeah. Yeah. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED K-- (Zayn) IT'S DEFINITELY Something I've always looked forward to. Yeah. Yeah. Do any of you dream of a solo career? Do you think, "i could be justin timberlake?" I wouldn't. Me, personally, I wouldn't do a solo. No. No. (Niall) I DON'T THINK-- I WOULDN'T DO IT. You wouldn't do it? We're--we're together now, and that's--i think that's it. Yeah, it's like you'd be doing wrong. Yeah, feel like you'd be doing wrong. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. So if someone came to one of you and said, "we want you to do a solo performance," your loyalty to each other is so much that each of you would say no? 100%. 100%. (speaks indistinctly) (Zayn) YEAH, NO WAY. IT'S NOT EVEN, LIKE, A question. We'd just be like, "no, I'm not doing it." You say, no, it's--it's five of us or none of us. (all) YEAH. You know, traditionally, boy bands, uh, don't last long. Uh, 'nsync lasted five years. (speaks indistinctly) I LOVE THE SILENCE After. "So what do you think about that"? So what do you think about that? I think it's-- how--how long do you think-- I do think five years is--is short time. You know, we are just having an absolutely amazing time, and I think it'd be wrong to look at it, thinking "when is this going to end?" You know, we're just enjoying it for the moment, and, you know, and at this moment, we're having a great time.
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