If the guys of McKinley High decided to start a boy band, they’ve already got the moves down. On Tuesday’s prom-themed episode of “Glee,” five of McKinley’s finest hunks are channeling One Direction for their cover of the band’s single “What Makes You Beautiful.”
Artie (Kevin McHale), Sam (Chord Overstreet), Mike (Harry Shum Jr.), Joseph (Samuel Larsen) and Rory (Damian McGinty) dance around the stage in all their 1D glory, handclaps and all, in footage posted on The Hollywood Reporter. Their rendition of the Up All Night track is so spot-on that the girls in the crowd proceed to cheer, scream and touch the fellas as if they are actually the guys of One Direction.
One Direction Unsure About ‘Glee’ Cover
Rumors of One Direction’s involvement with the show first popped up in late March, and when MTV News caught up with the guys on the “Saturday Night Live” set recently, they weren’t sure if any of their tracks would make the final cut. Harry Styles shared, “We haven’t really heard, so we know as much as you. We’re just waiting to find out, well, so, maybe.” When asked to name a few song suggestions, “What Makes You Beautiful” was certainly one of the songs they named as a contender for the show.
In addition to One Direction’s feel-good love song, this week’s episode will also feature Selena Gomez’s “Love You Like a Love Song,” Ke$ha’s “Dinosaur,” Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
“Glee” is nearing the end of its third season. The finale, dubbed “Goodbye,” is set to air May 22, and it just might answer questions some fans have for what’s in store for the graduating seniors in season four. As for One Direction, they’re gearing up for their big Stateside tour, which kicks off May 24 in Fairfax, Virginia.