The characters are men, all of whom resemble all the members from One Direction except for Zayn Malik. All of the coaches are wearing tuxedos, with the only difference being the color of their shoes, bow ties, hairstyles, and the inside of their blazers.
P1 has very short hair, and has pink accents. He resembles Liam Payne.
P2 has curly pompadour hair, and has turquoise accents. He resembles Harry Styles.
P3 has short straight hair, and red accents. He resembles Niall Horan.
The extreme dancer is a woman with light blue hair. She wears an identical tuxedo to the coaches from the classic mode, a hot pink bow tie, and hot pink heels.
The background is a white/pink paneled floor with squares. There are also stars and lights that turn on/off at certain moments. At some parts of the choreography, you can see sparks coming out from the cliffs.
There is only one Gold Move in the Classic routine: Only Gold Move: Simply punch with your right hand. P1 and P4 punch upward while P2 and P3 punch downward when the bridge ends.
Gold Move 1
Only Gold Move in-game
The Extreme routine has a total of 6 Gold Moves: Gold Moves 1 and 2: Put your left hand on your right hand and push them to the lower right when "That's what makes you beautiful" is sung. Gold Moves 3 and 4: Kick your right leg backward and bring both hands down in a circle when "Na na na na na na" is sung. Gold Move 5: Quickly punch the air three times with your right hand. Gold Move 6: Fall to the ground with your legs backward and raise both hands in a triangle. This is the final move for the routine.
Gold Moves 1 and 2
Gold Moves 3 and 4
Gold Move 5
Gold Move 6
Gold Moves 1 and 2 in-game
Gold Moves 3 and 4 in-game
Gold Move 5 in-game
Gold Move 6 in-game
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What Makes You Beautiful has a Mashup which is available on all platforms on Just Dance 4.
Some new sound effects are added in Just Dance Wii U.
This is the one of two songs in which its Extreme routine doesn't follow the extreme background of the game; the other is the Extreme routine for Wild Wild West.
This song is one of the few where the dance quests do not call for a dance style, along with Good Feeling and Call Me Maybe (Wii version only).
On Just Dance 2015, P2's avatar no longer has his black collar.
In Just Dance 4, the preview audio uses the first half of the chorus; however, in Just Dance Wii U and Just Dance Now, it uses the second half.
In the Mashup and Puppet Master Mode, the Extreme dancer's bow tie, glove, and shoes are in a shade of dark red. However, in the Extreme routine, they are cherry pink.
In the Wii U exclusive title screen for Just Dance 4, if you look at P3 from the classic routine, you can notice that his shoes, glove, suit and bow tie are green, so the color schemes for the dancers may have been different during development.
Although, it is unknown what P1, P2, and P4's beta color schemes were and it's unknown if these three dancers has beta color schemes.
The code name for this song is the longest in the main series, with 21 letters.
In the song's Puppet Master Mode, when the Extreme dancer walks around for the last several seconds of the song, she forcefully remains in one place, instead of fully walking around like in the original routine.
This always happens when a coach walks around.
After receiving over 98 million views on the GamesNewsOfficial channel, the Classic routine for this song has been the most-watched Just Dance routine in the series.