Asked about their dream collaborations, the band's Greg West told Now that he would like to duet with Brown.
"Chris Brown is a classic," he said. "I'd love to sing with him."
His bandmate Dan Ferrari-Lane added: "Nicki Minaj is a cool artist."
On whose career they would like to emulate, the group's Micky Parsons said: "Michael Jackson's!"
West added: "Chris Brown. Well, not everything about his career."
Ferrari-Lane said: "One Direction have obviously been huge. We'd love to have even a slice of that success."
GMD3's mentor Louis Walsh has said that his group are vocally better than One Direction.
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