The Wanted are set to perform on American Idol

30/03/12

The Wanted

The Wanted will be performing on US talent show American Idol in April, it's been announced.

The boy band have been touring in the States.

The group will be performing their track Glad You Came which reached number five in the US charts after it was featured on TV show Glee.

The Wanted become the first UK boy band to enter the top three in the American iTunes chart.

The track was downloaded 188,000 times last week and has now sold more than 300,000 copies.

Unlike the UK charts, the US charts are based on both airplay and sales.

At the start of March The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness said: "We're proud that Glad You Came is doing so well.

"The British are smashing it at the minute in the US, and it's great to feel like we're helping steer that."