MTV says the fivesome is “the clear choice for the top spot” after a year that included two No 1 albums, hits such as What Makes You Beautiful and a sold-out world tour.One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson calls Thursday’s honour “the icing on the cake”.MTV’s team of music staffers chose Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe as song as the year.One Direction placed third on the UK version of The X Factor in 2010 and made their US debut in March with the No 1 album Up All Night. Their second album, Take Me Home, was the year’s third-highest debut.The group also made Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people of 2012 list. One Direction is also teaming up with Jls to offer fans the ultimate double boyband experience to raise money for a cancer charity. The two groups have joined forces to create a unique contest in conjunction with Prizeo.com to boost funds for the JLS Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Fans pay £1 per entry for the chance to win the ultimate day out in London with the two groups.The lucky winner and four friends will watch One Direction during a gig soundcheck before being taken out to lunch by the stars of JLS, who will serenade them at the restaurant. They will then go to see One Direction perform at London’s O2 Arena from a private box with JLS for company.                                –Agencies