One Direction's 'iCarly' sneak preview; Kids' Choice Awards behind the scenes


A few scenes from One Direction's guest appearance on Nickelodeon sitcom "iCarly" were previewed on E! Entertainment Television's "E! News" on March 29, 2012. Meanwhile, One Direction spent the day in the Los Angeles area rehearsing for the group's performance on Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 31, 2012. The awards show takes place at University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles.


As previously reported, the "iCarly" episode (originally titled "iGot Jungle Worms" but changed "iGo One Direction") premieres on April 7, 2012. In the episode, the members of One Direction play versions of themselves, and they perform "What Makes You Beautiful."


(Click here to watch One Direction's "iCarly" performance.)


The episode's storyline has One Harry Styles pretending to have an illness to get sympathy and affection from Carly (played by Miranda Cosgrove). The other members of the One Direction then play a prank on Styles and pretend they are going to replace him in the band.


The "E! News" segment showed Styles sitting on a chair and clutching his stomach, while One Direction's Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson stand around him. Styles asks, "Will somebody help me?" His band mates step away from him and say, "No!"


In an on-set interview with "E! News," Malik said he watches 'iCarly" back in his native England: "I've got three sisters. I've got two younger sisters, and they watch the program as well. So I watch it with them."


Horan explained the episode's plot, "Basically, Carly (Miranda) goes off on a trip in the jungle. And when she comes back, she comes back, she gets what's called 'jungle worms' from the water that she drinks."


Styles chimed in, "Them pesky jungle worms. It's fun!"


Meanwhile, One Direction rehearsed for its Kids' Choice Awards at Center Staging in Burbank, California.


A photo of One Direction's seating arrangements at the awards show was posted on the Internet, and it shows One Direction in the second row, seated next Nicki Minaj, and Heidi Klum's seat is directly behind One Direction.


One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010.


One Direction was not eligible for the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards since One Direction's debut album, "Up All Night," was released in the U.S. on March 13, 2012, after the eligibility date. (One Direction is nominated for the U.K.'s 2012 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards categories, which are not shown during the U.S. teleast.) But given One Direction's massive breakthrough in America (including "Up All Night" debuting at No. in the U.S.), expect One Direction to get multiple nominations at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards.

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