Are 5 Seconds of Summer going to be bigger than One Direction? While it may be too early to tell just yet, 5SOS has definitely been getting hotter and hotter and growing a huge fanbase.
Stirring up the potential drama factor of a possible feud amongst the boyband and the 5SOS rockers, Simon Cowell has weighed in on 1D potentially having to bring their A game even more if they want to stay as red hot as they've been.
We're rolling our eyes big time, however, because there's definitely room for One Direction and 5SOS in this world and it's not like a 1D vs. The Wanted (remember them?) battle for boy band dominance.
It's all cool because both bands are friendly and tour together and, as 5SOS will be quick to tell you, they're not a boy band. So we've got an apples to oranges thing going on.
Simon, who had a hand in creating One Direction (forever grateful, Mr. Cowell), told the Daily Star recently (via EntertainmentWise), "1D have to up their game a bit," noting, "We knew a lot of boybands would follow but the competition is tough at the moment."
And having 5SOS open for 1D on tour is a real head scratcher to Simon, as he said, "I think it was a strange decision. A bit like the cuckoo in the nest."