Yes — this is real life. One Direction filmed a one-hour TV Special where they gave us a behind the scenes look into their lives. They shared documentary material as well as debut performances of their new songs. We have all the exclusive inside info — check it out!
HollywoodLife.com was on the scene in Orlando, Florida where One Direction filmed their NBC TV Special. Not only do we have the full recap of the show, but we have the inside scoop on what happened in between takes — the stuff that the camera did not catch!
One Direction TV Special Recap
The band kicked off their special in Orlando, Florida with a performance of their hit song “Steal My Girl” — this is not anything new but they looked SO hot.
“We have finally come to the end of 2014 and it has been an incredible year that none of us will ever forget,” Louis told the crowd before we got a glimpse of some backstage footage of their world tour.
Cameras showed the boys getting ready for their first show of their “Where We Are” tour and we got to see Nail half-naked — score!
The next song that 1D sang on stage in Orlando was one that is very dear to their hearts — their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful.”
The boys seem to have nailed their performance on the first take, however, they had to sing each song multiple times according to a HollywoodLife reporter who was there!
“Between takes, they played us a snippet acoustic version of ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ and it was amazing” she told us — jealous!
Liam Interviews The Band During A Roller Coaster Ride
In a fun pre-recorded segment, Liam interviewed the boys during a roller coaster ride — it was so funny! Harry was smart enough to tie his hair up before the ride but Louis’ hair looked like a hot mess afterwards.
The next segment showed the boys surprising fans inside of Universal Studio’s theme park — omg. So amazing!
Next up, the boys wowed us with another performance of their new song “Girl Almighty.” According to our HL reporter, this song took the longest to record for the TV special — “So many takes” she told us.
“It was chilly that night and the boys were clearly cold,” our reporter shared. “Fans were throwing scarves and hats on stage for the boys, especially for Zayn (since he was sick) but production wouldn’t let them wear the scarves/hats for continuity reasons.”
We got to see a behind the scenes look at the boy’s time in South America next. Niall said it was one of his favorite places they went.
The next song they sang on stage in Orlando was “Night Changes.” Our reporter said, “They also sung “Let It Go” during a break but Harry said “let it grow” as in his hair, it was so funny.” You won’t see that moment on their special but you can watch it HERE.
For the grand finale, they sang was “Best Song Ever.” And with that, the TV special was over. Thank goodness for the recording option on our TVs — we will be watching this a few (hundred) more times.
HollywoodLifers, did you love the 1D TV Special as much as we did? Let us know your favorite part in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio