One Direction’s Liam Payne made a surprise appearance on the X Factor tonight. And it turned out to be quite a show for the star as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s act Reggie and Bollie hit the stage and performed his band’s hit What Make You Beautiful.
However, it was a rendition the pin-up had never heard before as it was remixed with Omi’s summer chart-topper Cheerleader.
While at first, judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Simon Cowell looked a little baffled by the fusion of the very different songs, it seems Cheryl made the right decision.
Reggie n Bollie and Liam Payne on X-FactorReggie and Bollie performed One Direction’s hit ‘What Make You Beautiful’.
“I loved hit,” gushed Liam afterwards while the audience cheered. The One Direction heartthrob then pretended to bow down before the pair to show what a fan he was of their performance.
Watch the Reggie N Bollie’s full week 2 live show below:
After their performance, Simon then commented: “This really shouldn’t have worked but I loved it! The vocals weren’t perfect but it didn’t matter. You are who you are and I love you being in the competition. This was one of my favourite performances of the whole night!”
Fellow judge Nick was equally as impressed: “I thought Cheryl had lost her mind when I saw the song choice. I never thought I would dutty wind to One Direction. But that was amazing. I want you to sing another song for us!”
As for Rita, she just had three words for the lads: “Mash it up!”