Question: Where did One Direction finish when they were on the X Factor?
Answer: In 2010 on season 7 of the X Factor UK, One Direction made it all the way to the final weekend but ended up only finishing third.
Despite the bands massive worldwide success since then, while the boys were competing on the X Factor live shows they failed to win the most public votes on any week.
In fact according to the voting statistics, One Directions best finish on any given week was 3rd.
The winner of the X Factor that year was Matt Cardle who has only experienced moderate success since then, getting dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label Syco. In second place was the slightly more successful female singer, Rebecca Ferguson.
It just goes to show where people finish on reality singing contests is only a small factor and sometimes not winning can be for the best.
Even though 1D only managed third place on the X Factor, their then mentor and now boss Simon Cowell stuck by them, getting their debut single ‘Forever Young’ released soon after the series was over.
Fans will get chance to see what the band gets up to off stage while on tour in their upcoming movie 1D3D.