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X Factor Performance

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 14th, 2011

Up All Night: Album Review

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 13th, 2011

Now here at Markmeets.. we’ve been huge fans of the lads having watched them perform on the X Factor last year, we even met them and got papped with the lads on the red carpet!

And since we hung out with them at the X factor wrap party it’s always been all about the music.

The five piece spent the summer working on their debut album, recording in the UK, Sweden and the US (Where they also got to shoot the music video ‘What Makes You Beautiful’).

As far as One Direction fans go (and we know, many of them follow us on Twitter), their commitment is unbelieveable!

With an upcoming ITV documentary, sold-out tour and lots more apperances and projects in the pipeline, the debut album is certain to win top the charts when it get’s released on November 21st (Though it is also up against Westlife’s Greatest Hits album)!!!

Now clearly Harry, Louis, Zayn, Niall and Liam are a force not to be reckoned with and ‘Up All Night’ certainly meant the lads working tirelessly for months to make it right and we know every fan will appreciate all teh work
that has gone into it…well it’s been over a year since they were on the show!

The new single ‘Gotta Be You’ (which will be performed on The X Factor Sunday 13th november) is guaranteed to set the charts alight, the catchy number could well be set to top the single’s chart and from the fan reaction, they just can’t get enough!

The album was produced/written by the best folk in the business an we would expect no less offcourse! The team behind some of the biggest tracks by Britney Spears plus ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys’ (Who are going on tour next year) have really excelled themselves on this production!

Above you would have seen the album cover and further below is a copy of the album’s huge tracklisting. And without further ado, we are now we are gonna go through afew of the tracks!

The lead track has one of the longest chorus’s known in the pop world and they could even give meatloaf a run for his money on this one! The lyrics are straight to the point and the accompanying video makes perfect sense + all the girls think that Harry is hot in it! Well they all scrub up well don’t they?

Alot has been written in the press about some of the tracks, and with Ed Sheeren on board plus Tom Fletcher, it really does show the market which the boys are aiming at..teenage girls (and boys) who just love a good tune!

Stand out tracks beside “What Makes You Beautiful’ and their upcoming single ‘ Gotta be you’ are “I Want”, which makes a change from the previous tones of the band, it very much could be a McFLy track with Guitars and a slightly harder sound from the songs that what we’ve heard them perform before. One thing we do know and that is Tom Fletcher who wrote the track, will earn himself shed loads of money and should jolly well be proud of himself!

Track 8, is ‘Taken’, this is very much an American sounding track with a thumping underlying beat that will get you foot tapping from the first 4 bars til the end!!

So many songs on the album really could be released as singles and a good album being remembered by the public is all about the quality of the single releases to sell the album!

The song ‘Stole My Heart’ again is a slight change from the norm and just shows what the lads with their vocals can do with a variety of tracks, and then they still kill it!!!!!! (In a good way). The lyrics are more R&B /Pop Hip Hop though it could be a track they perform at festivals for years to come!

Before we mention the bonus tracks which again, are superb album tracks, we wanted to say that song 4 on the album ‘More Than This’ sounds very 90’s and that to us, is a VERY good indeed.

With 2 bonus tracks on the album, fans really are spoilt for choice. ‘Stand Up’ really does need to be performed with stools and ‘Moments’ is a typical X Factor winners song, which although it may sell well if released (which it won’t be), it could very quicky be forgotten.

For an act so popular with magazine specials, their own range of dolls, the impact on this album will be enormous on the POP music scene. For any fan lucky enough to get tickets to the upcoming tour, there will be endless songs  pumped out which you will very quickly be familiar with.

It would have been amazing, if the bonus tracks were maybe some songs the lads performed on The X factor..we just hope that should there be a deluxe album, this will be the case!

Rating: 4/5

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Wishing On A Star video

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 12th, 2011

One Direction and JLS spent the day with the 16 X Factor finalists this week, filming the new video for the charity single Wishing On A Star, which will raise funds for ACT & Children’s Hospices UK.

It seems both boy bands had lots of fun and got on fantastically.

Harry Styles told his Twitter fans, ‘Had a great time filming yesterday with @JLSOfficial and all the X Factor contestants. Cant wait to perform this week x’.

One Direction’s Niall Horan also Tweeted, ‘Video shoot for charity single was soo good! All contestants were soo cool ! @littlemixoffic nicest girls ! Supabbbaaaasse!”

Wish we’d been there!


New Adress

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 12th, 2011

Thanks to our amazing host, you can now visit 1DFans using the domain :D

US Tour

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 10th, 2011

One Direction are thrilled to announce that they will be heading out on their first ever tour of the United States! The boys will be joining Big Time Rush on the road and playing new material from the upcoming album.

One Direction will play:

Feb 24 – Chicago, IL; Rosemont Theatre
Feb 25 – Detroit, MI; Fox Theatre
Feb 26 – Toronto, ONT; Air Canada Theatre
Feb 28 – Albany, NY; Palace Theatre
March 1 – Mashantucket, CT; Foxwoods
March 2 – Washington, DC; Patriot Center
March 3 – Boston, MA; Agganis Arena
March 6 – Durham, NC; Durham PAC
March 7 – Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
March 9 – New York, NY; Radio City Music Hall
*More dates to be announced.

Tickets will have a special pre-sale to American Express customers beginning Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., with a general on-sale Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.


Gotta Be You (Official Video)

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 8th, 2011

Here’s One Direction’s new music video, Gotta Be You! I LOVE IT! What about you? Let me know what you think ;)

Niall – Audio Interview

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 8th, 2011

1D Blamed For Frankie Cocozza’s X Factor Survival

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 7th, 2011

One Direction have been criticised by X Factor viewers for urging their fans to keep in Frankie Cocozza.

It’s Louis Tomlinson in particular who has been coming under fire.

The boyband member posted on Twitter on Saturday: “Yes Frankie. A lot of people can sing not a lot of people can own a stage like him!”

“Come on lad. Wrong song choice. Still has great stage presence has the potential to be a star. Get behind Frankie!!”

Some viewers launched the hashtag #BlameLouis, with posts blaming the popular pop ground for the dismissals of Johnny Robinson and frontrunners The Risk.

One Direction, formed by judges on last year’s series, will return to the X Factor stage next weekend to perform their new single ‘Gotta Be You’.

Perhaps Frankie can thank them in person…


One Direction Confirmed For Jingle Bell Ball

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 5th, 2011

Capital FM have confirmed the lineup for the Sunday show of the Jingle Bell Ball on December 4th at London’s O2 Arena, and will include One Direction, JLS and Ed Sheeran.

The annual event takes place over a whole weekend this year, kicking off on Saturday will be the already confirmed lineup headed by Rihanna, and tickets for the Sunday event are expected to sell out quickly when they go on sale this Monday, November 7th, at 8am.

The addition of X Factor 2010 runners-up One Direction to the lineup, who sold out their debut UK tour in minutes when they went on sale last month, is sure to see demand for tickets sky rocket. One Direction are set to release their eagerly-anticipated debut album ‘Up All Night’ later this month. The album includes the singles ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and their new song ‘Gotta Be You’

Saturday December 3rd Lineup

Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
The Wanted
Pixie Lott
Jason Derulo

Sunday December 4th Lineup

One Direction
Ed Sheeran
The Saturdays
Wretch 32
Emeli Sande
+ 1 – TBC Monday 8am

Tickets for Jingle Bell Ball Saturday are already on sale, Sunday tickets are onsale from 8am on Monday November 7th.


Harry’s mum tells Caroline to stay away from him?

Posted by Lilzzz on
November 4th, 2011

You’ll all know by now that Harry Styles and Caroline Flack supposedly shared saliva not so long ago, and according to Star magazine, Harry’s mum Anne Cox is not happy about it whatsover!

Anne and Harry have a rather close relationship and we really respect the woman (not at all just because we want her to think we’re amazing potential daughter-in-laws…) so if we were Caroline we’d probably be a little scared right now!

Apparently Anne has warned Caroline: “Keep your hands off my son!”

A close family friend told Star: “Understandably, Anne doesn’t want Harry to end up getting hurt. Caroline is a worldly woman, who is never short of male attention. Anne just feels Harry needs to stick to girls his own age and says Caroline should back off!”

We’re pretty sure Harry won’t be getting hurt, have you seen the amount of women that are after him?!

What do you think? Is Anne right? Would you want to annoy Harry’s mum?


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