Zayn Malik of One Direction ‘refused’ to dance at an X Factor audition.
ONE DIRECTION was formed on The X Factor in 2009, however Zayn Malik’s audition procedure did not go as smoothly as the rest of the band’s.
Before Harry Styles and Liam Payne became household stars, they were just teens competing on the X Factor talent show. Before media mogul Simon Cowell brought the five of them together to become One Direction, each band member auditioned as a solo act. Zayn, on the other hand, failed to comprehend the dancing choreography early in the series, raising a ruckus.
Simon noted Zayn was missing from the line-up of boys, which included Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, during the dance audition.
After alerting the choreographer of Zayn’s absence, Simon proceeded backstage to find the young star who was “refusing” to perform.
“I honestly don’t want to do it,” Zayn told ITV cameras. I despise dancing and have never attempted it.
“I just feel like a complete moron. “I just know I’m going to screw it up.”
“You can’t just bottle it!” Simon warned Zayn backstage when he eventually spotted him.
“You can’t hide behind this; you’re damaging everything for yourself. I’m attempting to assist you here.”
“It’s just a fresh experience for me,” Zayn replied.
Zayn eventually consented to return to the stage, forcing Simon to issue yet another strong warning.
“Don’t do that again,” Simon warned the boy. Is that it? “All right, let’s get started.”
After the audition, Zayn told the cameras, “Of course, I’ll practice my dancing talents and strive to be more confident.”
Years later, Liam revealed that Zayn was hesitant to participate in the X Factor audition.
“I remember Zayn telling us the tale of how his mother persuaded him to go to the audition on the day he didn’t want to go,” he said.
“That was literally what we saw all the way through One Direction,” Liam continued. You have to imagine that you are a teenager when you enter these talent events.
“The only reason you’re on the show is to impress someone else. You truly have no idea what you want out of life.”
“We always kind of knew there were occasions when One Direction was truly Zayn and then there were moments when it wasn’t,” he later added.
Zayn departed One Direction in 2015, claiming stress and a desire to be a part of something bigger. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”