Zayn Malik is just one fifth of the boyband One Direction but could you imagine how they would sound or look without him? Well, Zayn has always had a bit of a problem with his nerves and his shyness has always played against him when showcasing his singing talents.
Malik explained, “I was nervous, I applied when I was 15 and 16 but then I never signed up for the auditions. I wasn’t going to audition again but my mum literally dragged me there when I was 17.” Zayn admitted that the thought of not knowing what was going to happen was what would get the better of him.
He added, “I was a very introverted, quiet, reserved person. I loved singing but I never had any major experience doing it and I didn’t know what to expect. Not knowing what could happen was very daunting for me.” And those nerves nearly cost him all of the fame and success that he now enjoys with One Direction.
Some of you may remember this but there are those of you who may not have a clue but Zayn Malik almost became just another X Factor drop out. During the bootcamp phase of The X Factor, Zayn decided to quit, as he did not want to participate in the dance routine section. Fortunately for Zayn, Simon Cowell convinced him to give it another go.
The rest, as they say, is history.