one direction x factor 2013 'X Factor': One Direction performs 'Story of My Life'   watchThe headlining act for “The X Factor” Top 10 results show was One Direction, the global superstar boy band that got its start on “The X Factor UK” — and the first British band since the Beatles to have two no. 1 albums in the same year.

Weirdly, the graphic in the video package reads “64 number one hits.” What does that mean? Because they haven’t released anywhere near that many songs, let along had them chart at no. 1. Does that count all the different countries where a song charted at no. 1? It must. Hmm.

Anyway, the five boys from Britain perform “Story of My Life” to the legion of screaming fans in the audience. It’s off their new album “Midnight Memories,” which drops Monday, Nov. 24. Video of the performance below, plus watch an interview clip.

After the performance, Liam Payne (who is I think is my favorite because he’s super cute) says, “We know exactly how all the contestants are feeling and stuff. You just gotta enjoy it while it lasts.”

What did you think of One Direction tonight?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."