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Zayn Malik’s Replacement? Ashley Parker Angel ‘Auditions’ For 1D — Watch

Wed, April 8, 2015 1:16am EDT by 19 Comments

Zayn Malik, who? Ashely Parker Angel gave such a flawless mock audition for One Direction, he might as well become the band’s new fifth member! Watch him belt out ‘Night Changes’ here.

Guys, One Direction may have found the new Zayn Malik, 22! Ashley Parker Angel, 33, gave a #FakeAudition to join the lads of 1D now that Zayn has said farewell to the band. In fact, Ashley is set on becoming 1D’s “token older brother member!” Should the stud replace Zayn? See for yourselves!

Zayn Malik Replacement: Ashley Parker Angel Auditions For One Direction

We mean it — Ashley would make the perfect new 1D member! If you need convincing, listen below.

Ashley completely nailed “Night Changes,” and we were quite impressed! Of course, it was only a mock audition but how great would he sound with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan

Plus, Ashley is no stranger to boy bands, as he rose to fame from his own boy band, O-Town. He’s even got the whole boy band look down with that amazing hair, and we think he’d fit right into 1D. We’re sad his cover was only 15 seconds long, but hey, One Direction, should consider him!

One Direction Replacing Zayn Malik?

Unfortunately for Ashley, told you EXCLUSIVELY that One Direction will not replace Zayn, which the band also announced in their statement saying they would continue on as a four-piece.

However, there might be hope for Ashley after all since a report on April 1 claimed that Simon Cowell, 55, is looking to cash in on Zayn’s departure and start a reality TV show to search for 1D’s fifth member.

“[Simon] is picturing a kind of Who Wants to Be a Boybander? type show, with auditions in both England and America,” an insider spilled to Star magazine.

That would certainly be interesting — we have to say, if there’s any truth to the report, Ashley should totally give it a go!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you like Ashley’s cover of “Night Changes?” Do you think he should join 1D? Let us know!

— Julianne Ishler