Watch The Original One Direction Audition Videos From X-Factor

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Guys! We've almost gone an entire day without discussing the magical wonderfulness that is One Direction. How embarrassing! Luckily we caught our error before the day's over and we can deliver you the latest and greatest from our fave boy band (sorry The Wanted). Today's 1D news? It's an oldie but a goodie.

All the way back in 2010 the five talented fetuses (feti?) auditioned to be on X-Factor in the UK. They were nameless blokes with no one to cheer them on and no one to turn their clever little quotes into gifs. It's hard to imagine a world where names like Harry Styles meant nothing. But that world existed. It was a cold, dark and bleak place where the term “boy bands” evoked images of a washed-up Nick Carter or Justin Timberlake dancing around stage with his dick in a box.

Well thanks to our friend Youtube, we found the original audition tapes of all five boys edited into just one video. Yep, we've got Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan.  Shockingly enough all the judges aren't on board for all five boys. Little did they know that these young boys (and they do look young!) would turn into global singing sensations.

(Photo: Unreality TV)