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14 November 2011, 08:39
The former X Factor boy band say the 'Born This Way' singer makes them want to prove they deserve their success.
One Direction say Lady Gaga has inspired them to work even harder to earn chart success, after both acts performed on The X Factor results show last night (14th November).
The former X Factor stars returned to the show on Sunday for a performance of their new single 'Gotta Be You', and admit that singing on the same stage as Gaga was an important moment for the band.
"We are stepping it up for Lady Gaga as she always puts in an incredible performance," Harry Styles told The Star. "That's the level you have to be at.
"Especially going back to X Factor we felt we had to show everyone what we could do a year on."
The boys said they were hoping to talk with the 'Born This Way' singer after the show after working with Gaga's producer RedOne on their debut album.
"RedOne will be a talking point," Harry explained. "He's told us what she's like to work with, how professional and hard working she is."
Harry added: "And more importantly, that she's a really nice girl."
The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singers joined fellow boy band JLS as well as this year's crop of X Factor contestants last week to film the video for their charity cover of Rose Royce's 'Wishing On A Star'.
One Direction are due to perform on the second day line-up of this year's Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on 4th December alongside Jessie J, JLS, The Saturdays, Emeli Sande and Wretch 32.
'Gotta Be You' was released yesterday (13th November) and debut album 'Up All Night' will follow on 18th November.