The X Factor champion has covered the boyband's global smash 'What Makes You Beautiful' in support of his upcoming album The Fire.
Cardle apparently agreed to cover the track as a request after having a few too many drinks at a friend's party.
Cardle and One Direction both made the X Factor final in 2010, with the singer-songwriter going on to win the contest and the group finishing in third place.
The star's second studio album The Fire will be released in the UK on October 29 and will feature new single 'It's Only Love'.
Cardle recently admitted that he's feeling the pressure over his second album as he needs to "crawl out of" One Direction's shadow.
Listen to Matt Cardle's rendition of One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' below: