As if the return of Union J, District 3, Ella Henderson, MK1 and the rest of the X Factor contestants wasn't exciting enough for tonight's final, ONE DIRECTION performed - and you may have heard a rumour that we're somewhat fond of them.

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We'd love to say that the boys took to the stage to crack out their Little Things... (HA), but that joke's no good because they sang Kiss You instead. Which is fine by us.

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There was a slightly odd moment where Zayn's mic wasn't switched up loud enough for his solo - but other than that it was basically what our dreams are made of.

They've had a busy year haven't they? We remember when they were fresh off the X Factor themselves, babyfaced and unharmed by the cruel world of celebrity, just look at Louis' little face:


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