With "Saturday Night Live" hosting a slew of "edgy" rock artists like Sleigh Bells and Jack White this season, as well as YouTube sensations like Lana Del Rey and Karmin, it's easy to understand why boy band fans are wondering the "SNL" love is. But fear not, pop diehards, for your time has come: One Direction, those lovable teen moppets from across the pond, are making their "SNL" debut next month.
The five-piece will perform on the April 7 episode of the long-running variety show, with "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara also slated to appear on "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. The news arrives one day before the group's debut album, "Up All Night," is released in the U.S. on Tuesday (Mar. 13), after bewitching most of the U.K. upon its release last November.
Earlier today, One Direction made its debut on another NBC show, "The Today Show," with a performance of their hit single "What Makes You Beautiful." With 68 million YouTube views since its music video launched last August, "Beautiful" clocks in at No. 44 on last week's Hot 100. Check out the "Today" performance below: