One Direction may be a batch of Brits, but that doesn't mean that they can't pull off a decent American accent. On Thursday (Nov. 19), the "Perfect" band's Niall Horan and Liam Payne stopped by On-Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about everything from their new album Made in the A.M. to their love of Drake to their performance at Jingle Ball 2015. In the process of their chat, Horan let it slip that he can nail an American accent, and then Seacrest put him to the test.
Horan and Payne were first tasked with reading the weather. While Payne channeled his homeland with a smooth BBC Radio voice, Horan went full California, reading the report with a sunny American disposition.
What started off as a joke for him eventually led to a full-on prank. Horan had to call L.A. record store Amoeba Music and ask how the One Direction album was selling. What's the point of the prank? Not sure. But, hearing Horan try to keep it straight is a worthwhile endeavor.
"How's the One Direction album selling in your store," he asked. He was given the answer that "it's about double our sales. And, while Horan's "Nighttime Neil" was keeping it cool, the news of his album sales made him slip a bit back into his Irish tongue. "That's a great stat! OK, uh, thank you! Tune into KIIS-FM with Nighttime Neil tonight!" he exclaimed to end the segment.
In addition to pranking unsuspecting record store employees, One Direction also did a little good on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest. They surprised a Directioner with Jingle Ball tickets and paid off someone's electric bill.