British boy band “One Direction” performed as special guest after the elimination of Jason Brock on The Factor USA.

The group sang ‘Live While We’re Young‘ and new Ed Sheeran-penned single ‘Little Things‘ on Thursday night’s (November 8) results show.

The results of the public vote were then announced, and it was revealed that Brock had garnered the lowest public vote and was eliminated from the competition.

After the announcement, Brock said, “I want to say I did it for the gays and Japan! But I’m really happy to have been here.”

“I’m still proud of him every time he sings,” mentor Reid added. “He sings from his heart. He was very entertaining… I’m sad to see him go.”

Check the final results of The X Factor USA Nov. 8 episode here.

Watch their performances below.

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