The Wanted were more surprised than they had a right to be when it was announced the band won the Favorite Breakout Artist award at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Claiming that they have “never won anything before,” the British boy band thanked the fans — and Ellen DeGeneres.
Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George and Jay McGuiness had promised DeGeneres that, if they won the award, they would sing her a song on stage — though it probably wasn’t the one she was expecting. The Wanted jumped into a rousing, “Anchorman”-style rendition of Starland Vocal Band’s “Afternoon Delight.”
“The one thing I wanted to do is win a massive award,” Sykes remembered telling his mother. “Fans, you guys did.”