Liam James Payne, born 29 August 1993 (age 24), is from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England and is a member of English-Irish five-piece boyband One Direction. The talented teen earned a standing ovation from the crowd and all the judges on The X Factor, saying afterwards: “To get that reaction was just amazing. To have Simon stand up for me was amazing”. Cheryl praised his performance telling Liam: “You’ve definitely got it... I thought your voice was very powerful.