One of the saddest times of the competition for me was when my grandad passed away. He was your typical happy chappie and he was constantly joking around and smiling. I have such good memories of him from when I was growing up, and I always will have.
He had been ill for a while and he’d had a few strokes, so in a way I knew it was coming. He was in a lot of pain and he was suffering, so it was probably for the best in some ways, if you can say that.
It was horrible not being at home around the time it all happened but I was so glad that he got to see us sing “You are so beautiful” on the show - it was his favorite song. He said that he wanted that version played at his funeral, and it was, which was very emotional but really lovely.
— Zayn Malik, Dare to Dream.