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The Wanted Perform 'Glad You Came' On 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/ 5/2012 9:40 pm Updated: 04/ 6/2012 1:48 pm

The Wanted American Idol

Sure, One Direction may have debuted on top of the U.S. albums chart -- and made history -- with their teen pop record "Up All Night," but there's another British boy band hoping to make it big in America. Meet The Wanted.

In case you haven't heard, The Wanted -- Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes -- are sure to become this summer's next big thing, especially under the superstar guidance of Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber's manager.

The group's single, "Glad You Came," has already been featured on Fox's hit series "Glee," and the boys made their U.S. television debut on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The single peaked at number three on the U.S. Hot 100 and has sold over a million copies in America since its release.

To add to their stateside success, The Wanted made their "American Idol" debut on Thursday night's results show, singing their hit single "Glad You Came."

The Wanted recently released their new U.S. single "Chasing The Sun" on Thursday, and their U.S. album will hit shelves on April 24.

Watch a clip of The Wanted's live performance above, and tell us: Do you prefer The Wanted or One Direction?

Want to know if your favorite 90's pop group is reuniting in 2012? Check out the slideshow below.

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  • S Club 7

    S Club 7 -- a British pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and consisting of members Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens -- rose to international fame in 2000, before splitting in 2003. In March 2012, it was announced that <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/s-club-7-hit-the-comeback-trail-767556" target="_hplink">all original seven members would reunite for seven UK shows, with possibility of a two-album record deal.</a>

  • The Backstreet Boys

    Unlike almost all of the other 90s boy bands, the Backstreet Boys never really broke up -- although original member Kevin Richardson did quit in 2006. In 2011, the Backstreet Boys toured with New Kids on the Block, and BSB is planning to release a new album in 2012.

  • New Kids On The Block

    After reuniting in 2008, New Kids On The Block embarked on a highly successful reunion tour. Then in 2011, they joined The Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour and released a compilation album of the same name, featuring their hits "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" and "Hangin' Tough," and a new recording, "Don't Turn Out the Lights."

  • Take That

    Take That formed in 1990 and after a few No. 1 UK singles, the British boy band split in 1996. However, the group reunited in 2005 and have been touring and releasing new music ever since. The band's next album is expected to hit shelves in late 2012, and <a href="http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/214902/Robbie-William-s-next-Take-That-reunion-is-back-on-for-good/" target="_hplink">Take That is also in talks to open the London 2012 Olympic Games</a>.

  • Spice Girls

    After reuniting in 2007 for a Spice Girls reunion tour, the <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57368509-10391698/spice-girls-reuniting-for-queens-diamond-jubilee/" target="_hplink">British girl power group may reunite again for Queen Elizabeth's upcoming Diamond Jubilee</a> in June. Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Posh may also don their platform boots for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.

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