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Simon Cowell 'wants One Direction to crack America'

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Simon Cowell is reportedly aiming to make his former-X Factor group One Direction big in America.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' boyband members are said to be meeting record companies in New York next week while they are in the state shooting their latest video.

"Simon wants the boys to strike while the iron's hot," a source told the Daily Record. "They've completely blown away all expectations with their debut single but he's not letting them take their foot off the pedal and enjoy their successes just yet.

"He's got a few major American labels lined up to meet the boys when they fly out to New York on Tuesday.

"Simon doesn't always take his artists to the US, but he really thinks One Direction have a shot. He's lining them up for a coveted appearance on the US X Factor to really kick start them off."

One Direction will most likely hit number one this Sunday with debut single 'What Makes You Beautiful'.

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