Zayn Malik Pulls Out of ‘The Voice’ Finale – Report
Zayn Malik’s scheduled performance on the season finale of The Voice is up in the air after the former One Direction star was a no-show for a rehearsal on Monday. The “Pillowtalk” singer was also billed to pre-record a duet with country star Jennifer Nettles, and fans showed up in droves to see their pop idol, but he wasn’t there.
Reports suggest Malik pulled out of an appearance on Tuesday’s finale at the last minute. TV bosses had to scramble over the weekend after Whitney Houston’s family pulled the plug on a planned hologram appearance by the dead star. The Voice judge Christina Aguilera taped a duet with the moving image of Houston last week, but the late diva’s sister-in-law and former manager Pat Houston revealed the family wasn’t happy with the quality of the hologram and scrapped the plans. Ariana Grande has stepped in to replace Houston and will appear alongside Aguilera when the finale airs on Tuesday. It is not clear who will perform with Nettles following Malik’s alleged no-show.