'She's a very classy woman': One Direction on Michelle Obama after spotting the First Lady bopping away to their tunes
11:31 GMT, 1 April 2012
They’ve taken off in a big way on both sides of the Atlantic since being thrust into the limelight on the X Factor 2010.
But at this evening’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, One Direction were able to truly see just how popular they are worldwide at they took to the star-studded event in Los Angeles.
Despite stars such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry being in attendance Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were lucky enough to lap up the attention as they were picked as one of the acts to entertain the audience with their catchy music.
They've really made it! One Direction pose on the red carpet with the stars at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards yesterday
Belting out their hit single You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful, it was clear to see the British boy band are dearly loved by young ladies in the States as they eagerly reached out to touch the teenage heartthrobs.
However, when it came to chatting about the ladies, they were too shy to comment on one of the best dressed women of the night, Michelle Obama, who was spotted bopping away to their track during the show.
Admirers: British boys Liam Payne and Harry Styles divulged their love for Michelle Obama, who was seen bopping away to their songs in the crowd
A nice touch: The First Lady danced to the British band's songs and also presented an award on stage
Glitz and glam: Mrs Obama dressed up for the even in a pair of metallic leggings and a matching top
Styles – who has dated 32-year-old Xtra
Factor host Caroline Flack said he had ‘too much respect for Barack’ to
comment on the First Ladies’ stunning appearance, while Payne happily
rated her an 11 out of 10.
He said: ‘She’s a very classy woman, very elegant.’
boys received prime spots at the exciting ceremony which was
celebrating its 25th year, and the singers told the Mail Online they
were really honoured to be sitting in the front row amongst stars such
as Halle Berry and Hiedi Klum.
In demand: The band performed their hit single You Don't Know You're Beautiful
Off the scale: Payne revealed that he thinks she a classy woman
Poplar: The U.S. fans apparently like Niall Horan the best because of his 'All-American' looks
it seemed as if stars who have been in the industry much longer than
One Direction were more thrilled to be in their presence.
Kelly Osbourne admitted she was proud that her countrymen were blowing up in America.
'They are so amazing and they are so lovely and it makes me so happy – it’s like the Brits taking over I love it.'
Pretty big-named fans: Katy Perry joined Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez in the audience as they watched One Direction perform
Doing it for the Brits: Kelly Osbourne said she's loves that the group are taking over America while X Factor USA reject Rachel can't get enough of the band
No competition here: Cody Simpson says there's plenty of room for the heartthrobs in the States
Meanwhile X Factor reject Rachel Crow confessed she can’t get enough of her English crushes.
She revealed: ‘I love them, they are
amazing and their songs are amazing and they are the nicest of guys. I
love them all my favourite changes daily.'
Australian pop singer Cody
Simpson may have been claiming American girls’ hearts longer than the
performers who achieve success overnight, but he says he is not worried
about the lads overshadowing him.
First Look: The band can be seen performing on Nickelodeon's iCarly, in an episode to be screened on May 7
Making it big: The group snuggle up to the star of the show, Miranda Cosgrove
He said: 'I don’t feel threatened by them. I think there is a place for all of us.’
And the youngsters aren’t letting the complimentary talk go to their heads.
They claim that due to their background and agreement to keep each other in place, there’s no chance of developing a huge ego.
Comedian: Harry plays up to the camera behind Louis
'We are lucky that we have each other and keep each other grounded, we've got good family.
Meanwhile, the first pictures have been released of the band during their appearance on Nickelodeon's iCarly.
The band can be seen singing and dancing, and snuggling up on a couch next to the star of the show, Miranda Cosgrove.