|The X Factor (US)|
Based on the original UK show, and an addition to the The X Factor franchise, the series found new singing talent (solo artists and groups ages 12 and over), drawn from public auditions, and they competed against each other for votes. The winner was determined by the show's viewers via telephone, the Internet, and SMS text voting, and was awarded a recording contract with Cowell's record label Syco Music, worth $5 million in seasons one and two, and $1 million in season three.
One Direction performed once in the show.
One Direction performed on the The X Factor (U.S) on November 8, 2012. They performed "Live While We're Young" and "Little Things", despite the latter not being released as a single in the US. It was the first time they had performed in front of Simon Cowell since they were contestants on The X Factor (U.K.).