OMG you guys. Not only is The X Factor indeed brand-spankin-new tonight — it also comes with one HUGE bonus!

What’s that? ONE DIRECTION!!! (Insert appropriate fangirling here.) The only thing that could make our tears (in heaven) over another emotional elimination dry up like they never even happened, is the biggest band in the whole world (sorry KISS/everyone else).

The boys from across the pond will be appearing on the first Live Results show, which airs TONIGHT on FOX at 8PM ET/PT. They’re going to be performing “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things,” and we are already fuhreaking out. (Sidebar: The thought of watching Demi Lovato watching Niall Horan and Co. is enough to make us giddy with voyeuristic anticipation.)

We can hardly stand the idea that our favorite act might be ixnayed from the competition. But it is a competition, and it’s exciting and it’s magical, and it’s full of back-up dancers and ridiculous costumes. And that’s what makes it beautiful.

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