This week, a new episode of Season 21 of American Idol will air when the competition kicks off Hollywood Week, where contestants will receive coaching from past finalists and audience favorites to help them improve their tracks, acts, and other aspects. Malik Heard, who recently joined season 10 of The Voice, which aired in 2016, is one of the candidates slated to perform on the upcoming show. Watch the upcoming American Idol season 21 show on ABC on Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET.
Malik Heard, a former The Voice nominee, will compete on season 21 of American Idol.
Malik Heard, an American Idol season 21 contestant, previously competed on The Voice season 10 in 2016 when he was just 19 years old. He sang Chains for his Blind tryouts, blinding Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera while Blake Shelton and Adam Levine did not move their seats. Blake stated after his performance that he was happy that Malik was on the program and that he had to choose between the other two judges.
He went on to say:
“Pharrell is about to get his b*tt now.”
While he didn’t know what was going to happen and planned to stay out of it, Adam Levine immediately promoted Pharrell Williams to American Idol Season 21’s current competitor, saying he was great. Christina informed Malik that she realized something extraordinary was going on when she heard “some of those accurate, amazing runs,” and that she believed the two would make an excellent combination.
She went on to say:
“I would like to share my thoughts; go in your head; I really believe we can do this together.”
When Pharell Williams asked about his sources of inspiration, Malik mentioned Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and others. The Happy artist went on to say that he would deliver songs like that with one of the judges because he is a composer rather than a musician and would love to be a part of Malik’s path. The American Idol season 21 contestant eventually chose Christina Aguilera as his coach, and his most notable performance was in the Battle Round when he sang It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World with Byran Bautista. While Bryan won the round, Malik achieved a quadruple hold and was given the chance to choose his instructor again. He joined Pharrell Williams’ team but was dropped in the next round.
Malik Heard was born in Dallas, Texas.
Malik Heard, a Season 21 competitor from Dallas, Texas, grew up in an active household. He initially wanted to play track and field but changed his mind as a junior in high school while attending Sachse High School. Malik participated in acapella, chamber choirs, and the school’s musical ensemble, Mane Attraction, in high school. On March 27, he took to social media to reveal that he had been selected for Season 21’s Hollywood Week, which begins this week. Watch the upcoming American Idol season 21 show on ABC on Sunday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET.