One Direction take the stage at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony (Pictures & Video)

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Britain's boy band of the moment One Direction joined a prestigious list and sang their hearts out at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England. The five-piece band performed for billions of people and a worldwide audience at what has to have been the biggest gig of their lives on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson burst into the Olympic Stadium to treat the thousands gathered for the ceremony to a performance of their self-esteem boosting hit “What Makes You Beautiful.” The five lads had everyone up on their feet singing along for the show-stopping performance. The X factor stars were fourth on the bill during the historic event and they took to the stage after The Pet Shop Boys.

One Direction August 2012

One Direction joined the Olympic lineup with some of Britain’s best known and most loved musical stars on Sunday night, August 12, 2012. Their addition to the star-studded lineup placed them alongside fellow teenybopper favorites Jessie J and Ed Sheeran.

Liam Payne

The five lads stood on top of an extended lorry as they delivered a shortened version of their worldwide smash single ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’

Surprisingly, the boys carried off their performance with ease and confidence. Thanks God that none of them fell or pushed each other off.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles wore a blue shirt / grey jacket combo and white Converse trainers as he sang in the middle.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik rocked a black trilby hat and blue skinny trousers. His solo segment was well delivered.

One Direction 2012 Olympic closing ceremony

Niall Horan and Liam Payne both wore white shirts as they put an arm around one another and savoured the once in a lifetime moment.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan tweeted after the performance: "Omg that was unbelievable,highlight of out career, and the biggest audience we will ever play to 1 billion people! #ThankYouLondon2012"

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson went for the more casual look with a blue top and beige trousers.

One Direction 2012

One Direction tacked on another huge accomplishment as the boy band took center stage at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.

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This article was published on 2012/08/13
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