Stitches Shawn Mendes
19 June 2012, 13:23
The UK boy band are rumoured to have agreed to perform live for the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
One Direction are reportedly being lined up to perform at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics this summer.
The 'Gotta Be You' singers have achieved huge success worldwide this year, and will allegedly perform their debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful' at the end ceremony on 12th August to celebrate the final day of London 2012.
"The main theme of the Olympics closing ceremony will be celebrating the best of British music, so it's only right that One Direction are opening the show," a source told the Daily Star this week. "They are the UK's biggest export at the moment, behind Adele, who is also rumoured to be involved in some way."
"It's all top secret and the boys aren't allowed to talk about it, but they are thrilled," the source added. "One direction are unstoppable at the moment. To perform in their home country's Olympic ceremony is like winning their very own gold medal."
The closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics will be streamed live around the world and is expected to be watched by around one billion people.
View a picture of One Direction performing on stage in Los Angeles over the weekend below (Credit: PA):
Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are currently in America touring on their first headline tour across the country.
One Direction were also nominated for three awards for this year's Teen Choice Awards show in July, including Choice Summer Music Stars and Breakout Group.