Heating up the big apple

One Direction appeared on NBC's The Today Show in America earlier on today, performing What Makes You Beautiful in front of thousands of screaming fans - most of whom had camped outside the Rockefeller Center overnight to catch a glimpse of the boys.

one direction on the today show

Some of the fans were in for a treat when the boys came out with snacks and hugs last night for the dedicated Directioners preparing to settle in for the evening.

A lot of them just turned up today and made more noise than an elephant farting down a megaphone, leaving the boys looking pretty bewildered.

one direction in a bus on the today show 2012

They sang What Makes You Beautiful which has just been released in the US, and were interviewed by the show's host. Click here to watch the videos, or click next to see the shameless close ups.

one direction on the today show 2012