As expected, One Direction won the most prizes (three in all) at the 2012 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, which were held on October 7 at London’s Wembley Arena. One Direction won all the prizes for which the group was nominated: Best Music Act, Best British Single (for “One Thing”) and Best British Album (for “Up All Night”). Meanwhile, “The X Factor” U.K. won the award for Best British TV Show. “The X Factor” U.K. judge Tulisa Contostavlos accepted the prize on behalf of the show.
“X Factor” U.K.alumni One Direction and Little Mix performed at the event. One Direction came in third place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010. Little Mix is the 2011 winner of “The X Factor” U.K.
One Direction performed “One Thing,” “Up All Night,” What Makes You Beautiful,” “Moments” and “Live While We’re Young.” Little Mix performed “Wings” and “DNA.”
Even though this was One Direction’s first TV performance of “Live While We’re Young,” the cameras did not show the group performing the song on stage. Instead, the cameras were on the audience the whole time. Why? It’s because there was a legal dispute behind the scenes, with ITV’s “The X Factor” claiming that it had the rights to One Direction’s first TV performance of the song.
Other performers at the event were Taylor Swift, Conor Maynard and fun. BBC Radio1 DJs Nick Grimshaw and Gemma Cairney hosted the show.
Misha B (who came in fourth place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2011) was also at the awards show, but she did not perform.
Here are some Twitter reactions from members of One Direction on winning the awards:
Harry Styles: “Thank you again to @BBCR1 for having us… Thank you everyone who voted! So happy to win!! #TeenAwards good job @grimmers.”
Louis Tomlinson: “That was amazing thank you so much teen awards and massive thank you to everyone who voted . Wow :)”
Niall Horan: “Yesssss! We won best british album at #teenawards thank you soo much guys! Love u Wow ! Thank you guys u were incredible! Thanks @BBCR1 for having us! And thanks for voting for us to win 3 awards!”
Here are the winners of the 2012 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards:
Best British Single: “One Thing,” One Direction
Best British Album: “Up All Night,” One Direction
Best British TV Show: “The X Factor”
Best British Actor: Daniel Radcliffe
Best British Music Act: One Direction
Male Hottie of the Year: Tom Daley
Female Hottie of the Year: Emma Watson
Best British Sports Star: Tom Daley
Inspirational Hero of 2012: Ellie Simmonds