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MuchMusic Video Awards 2012: One Direction battles The Wanted for MMVA glory

Boy band One Direction (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Are you a Directioner or part of TWFanmily?

Boy bands One Direction and The Wanted will face off in the category of International Video of the Year — Group at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards.

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Former "The X Factor" U.K. contestants Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson compete with their video "One Thing" featuring the guys touring in and around London on a double decker red bus and waving to fans.

In an exclusive behind the scenes look, the video's director Declan Whitebloom describes the process of filming the clip, saying, "The concept of the video is kind of Monkees or Beatles-esque, five lads go crazy in London. It's like their big day out in London." Adding, "It was one of those days we call 'run and gun,' which means you get a camera and you go for it and what you get is what you get and I think that can create some real magic."

Boy band The Wanted (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Next up, The Wanted's entry into the International Video of the Year — Group category features members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes living it up in Ibiza, Spain, in "Glad You Came."

While filming the video, band member Kaneswaran received a black eye and revealed in a behind the scenes clip that it happened while the band was walking down the street in Ibiza and an excited fan hit him in the head with their elbow.

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"For part of the video, we had to go through a nightlife street and [fans] jumped all over us just saying that they loved The Wanted and I got hit in the eye," Kaneswaran said.  Adding with a laugh, "I'll have to claim my life insurance and get my face fixed now."

Each video showcases each band having a great time and makes their fans swoon with their heartbreaking good looks, but who deserves the MMVA for International Video of the Year — Group?

We give the edge to One Direction as their last appearance at MuchMusic forced the closure of a Toronto street after over 2,000 fans showed up to show their support for the British boy band.

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