Wait, What? One Direction Makes a Surprise Appearance on 'Downton Abbey'!


Feb. 20 2013, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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Downton Abbey relies on good-old fashioned violins, pianos and other traditional instrumentals to create tension and drama, especially in the show's opening credits. Zzzzzzzz.

Wouldn't it be great if the PBS program showed a more modern side every now and then? Well, maybe they did but nobody noticed—until now! Here is the Downton Abbey cast performing a pretty impressive rendition of the One Direction song "What Makes You Beautiful."

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You have to see and hear it to believe it!

Just in case you forgot how "What Makes You Beautiful" goes for real, watch the One Direction video.

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What other songs would you like to see the Downton Abbey cast perform? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine

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