One Direction Apologise To Capital FM For Brits Mistake
The X Factor group have said they 'forgot' to thank the radio station...
One Directionhave been forced to apologise for thanking the wrong radio station when[uuid=a53e558c-d9ad-47b9-8a55-187f69d80363]Simon Cowellwent on to congratulate the boys on the social-networking site, tweeting: "Fantastic news. Congrats @onedirection I am very proud of you."
Cowell later suggested that the success of 1D could encourage more groups to audition for The X Factor USA, telling reporters: "When we started the show in the UK, it took a few seasons before good groups emerged.
"It's interesting that we're talking this week because One Direction, a group who were third on X Factor UK in 2010, are about to literally explode in America. There is even a chance their album may debut at number one when it's released.
"I think that in itself will start making the point that groups can do well in these competitions. I stand by what I said in a press conference last year that I think a group can win this show.
"We're trying to encourage better groups to audition and you'll see a significant difference in the quality of the groups this year, I'm absolutely convinced by that."
When asked what sets One Direction apart from other boyband's, SiCo added: "We put them together. I made a decision that they hadn't quite made it or weren't ready as solo artists, and the groups that year, I've got to admit, were terrible.
"We made a decision on the day we should experiment and put these five guys together. They just felt right. The minute we saw them all standing there we had a feeling it would work.
"But to be fair, it all came from them; they had all the ideas, they knew the kind of group they wanted to be. We gave them a lot of latitude, we never hyped the group or pushed it, it happened in its own momentum in America."
"It does prove the point that I think we're entering a very exciting phase again in pop music and I think One Direction will be huge this year. Importantly for the American show it will attract hopefully the next NSYNCor Backstreet Boys orDestiny's Child, because there aren't that many groups at the moment doing well in America.
"This is a massive opportunity for them and [allowing groups to audition] does separate us from the other [singing] competitions."
Earlier this week, One Direction confirmed plans for their first UK and Ireland Tour, with tickets for the 2013 shows going on sale Saturday (25th February) at 9am.