Best Singers in One Direction

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1Zayn Malik

I'm so happy that Zayn is number ONE. He totally deserves it; no offense to the Harry fans, but his voice is just way better than his. Zayn could rock a solo, and could do great backing vocals. He's just an all-around awesome singer. I love all the other four, but I don't know. Zayn has just got something really special.

Zayns voice is perfect! He has an extremely sexy tone, as does Harry, but something about Zayns voice is so special and you don't usually find the whole package as zayn has, he's absolutely gorgeous, is an amazing talent, great performer, and has an amazing personality all around (nice, funny, adorable) and don't get me wrong I love all the boys but focused on just voices alone, Zayns got my vote

Though Liam had the best audition and has one of the strongest voices, I have to give it to Zayn because of his ability to hit a good range of notes. And then it would be Liam, Harry, Niall, and Louis. Niall deserves a lot more credit than he gets, but I think Louis is just a poor singer.

Zayn kinda deserves to be in number one, but at the same time he doesn't. Who would want to leave One Direction?! He made fans mad and sad, and now many One D fans hate him.

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2Liam PayneLiam James Payne is an English singer and songwriter. He made his debut as a singer when he auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor in 2008 with "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

Liam has good sense of rhythm and pitch which is very important and not a lot of people have. It's called musicality that only some singers and some dancers have. Liam himself said in an interview he is easily able to pick out the notes in a song just by listening to it. He has an excellent ear for pitch and tone which was the reason why he started almost all of One Direction's songs earlier on. He has the largest range among ALL the boys including Zayn. He sings both the lowest parts and the falsettos too. Crystal clear falsetto and deliciously smooth voice. His voice sounds good on traditional pop songs as well as jazz and swing and R&B songs. He is the most versatile singer. He makes most of the harmonies in the songs and he transitions easily from low pitch voice to his head voice as seen in "Kiss You'. In harmonies, he does both low and high harmonies. He actually sings a lot more than we think. Don't understand why his voice and talent is so unappreciated. He raps and beat boxes ...more

I just don't understand why some people are dissapointed with this list just because their favorite member isn't on the top. Not to mention their reasoning is poor. Saying that their voice sounds like an angel and getting all defensive, no. Just no. Be more descriptive! I'm a HUGE fan myself but I believe this list is reasonable. However all of their voices are different and each of them has something in their voice that the rest does NOT have. In my opinion I think Liam has the best voice but my favorite is Zayn. I think the fans are just clueless, they are obviously voting by looks. So I'm assuming that most of them are voting for Harry. He does have a great voice! But it's so obvious he's getting all of the votes by his looks. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE. But the bottom line is I vote for Liam because when he sings, it sounds so professional and warm. He's the most experienced with it and in my opinion but I really think he works the hardest out of all the boys. He shows so much ...more

Obviously everyone is voting by looks. Liam is the best because he knows when to start and he can sing any type of music you heard him on x factor he sung swing music and now here he is the best singer in a pop boyband Harry would be 2nd and has improved so much over the years the next 3 all have equaly good voices Zayn can harmonize pretty dang good though I feel like he adds something to one direction I think they'd be different without him..

He is extremely good

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3Harry StylesHarry Edward Styles is an English singer and songwriter, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

He is amazing Harry is like the lead singer and he has a nice voice LOVE HARRY And One Direction. Love You Guys! Me and my friends all like one of them

Harry Is The Best Singer Ever! HE IS SO ADORABLE AND SO AMAZING! His Voice Is Beautiful And He Is So Cute! Harry Styles Is Amazing! AMAZING! THE BEST BOY EVER!

From the videos of concerts, he seems to be the most consistent at hitting the right notes at the right volume. His voice carries, and its much more distinctive than Zayn or Liam's. While I think they both sound amazing and very melodic, I don't think their voices have the unique power and grit that Harry's does. Essentially, I can see him as a solo singer more so than the others.

I think he has the best vocal and he has a good leadership too

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4Niall HoranNiall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Niall Horan deserves much more attention than what he's getting right now.

He has TALENT, yet he's left out a lot and that's disappointing and sad.
Maybe some girls don't like the fact he seems "normal" and not a full blown rock star? Niall is talented, honest, cute, polite, humble and is not just a good looking face to tape to your wall.

If people could get passed the "Looks surpass Talent" state of mind, I wouldn't be surprised to see him at the top. Not saying that everyone who voted for the others were just based on their looks, but I know that a lot did because that's normally what most fangirls point out.

Niall sings great and has a voice that stands out from the other band members and he can play guitar. Also has a great personality and seems to be least likely to have the fame go to his head.
Zayn is a good singer, but his voice is similar to Harry's and just doesn't seem unique to really stand out. I can't say much about his personality because I ...more

HEYY! WHY IS MY NI-NI ON THE BOTTOM? Why? His adorable smile, and hair (nice cute blond! ) Remeber the One direction doc? "This is the worst day in me life! Sorry, sorry. " (Puts head in shirt. ) - Flowerwave

Niall should be on the top on the list! I just love his voice in every song! Back then I wasn't a directioner so I couldn't tell which is which. But my favorite part of some of the songs were sung by Niall! I was like "No wonder! " I just love him! I created my own list " Best One Direction Guys", you guys should type it in the search box! PLEASE! And tell me what you think! THANKS EVERYONE! Love you NIALL! - Awesomepurplegirl

Just because the judges almost kicked him out on his first auditions on the X-Factor, doesn't mean that he's a BAD singer. He has improved A LOT! We are proud of him and the awesome man he has grown into!

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5Louis TomlinsonLouis William Tomlinson is an English pop singer and songwriter, and actor, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Guys, the others are really good, and I know that they were on X-Factor, but look, I feel like the others are talented but there are other people who they could sound very similar to in the music industry, but when you listen to Louis, you have no doubt that it is Louis, because his voice is so unique and special and just because you can't appreciate that doesn't make him a bad singer. I think a lot of people voted for the others because they like them overall better. Everyone LOVES Harry, Liam is pretty hot, Zayn has a dangerous thing going on that girls like, and Niall is adorable in a semichildish way. And that's why they like them, and I think that they didn't try to look past that to figure out who is the best SINGER. I think Zayn might be the best, but Louis SO does not deserve to be last.

Louis is under appreciated. I feel so bad for him all the time. He dyed his hair red for charity and instead people focused on Harry, paying no mind to him. He is so talented and lovely and wonderful, and he definitely deserves more recognition.

Of the five of them, though they all display admirable qualities in the studio, the best live singer tends to be Louis. Even though his voice may be a light, bright tenor, and his range is the most limited, he is the only one that sounds consistently comfortable singing both on the high and low ends of his range. Take Zayn - great middle range and high belts, but a virtually non-existent low range, and his falsetto is weak. Liam and Harry both sound strained and uncomfortable belting above a G4 (G above middle C), and Niall, though he has a nice voice, doesn't really have a distinctive sound. Louis really works with his voice and has the best technical approach to his instrument.

Louis has to be at the top! He has such a distinct, cute, beautiful voice. It's unlike anyone else's. You can just tell if it's his. He's beautiful and funny and adorable. Louis is so talented and he deserves more love and attention. Louis has one of the best personalities. He's downright funny, sassy, and so nice. He can stick up for himself and his loved ones whenever he needs to. He has such great qualities as a person.

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