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X Factor Results: Watch Marcus Canty's Elimination [VIDEO]

Standing next to Josh Krajcik, Marcus Canty hears Steve Jones pronounce his X Factor journey over. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/wIXPlkKtRB0/x-factor-results-watch-marcus-cantys-elimination-video

X Factor Results Show: Nicole Scherzinger Sings "Pretty" on December 15, 2011 [VIDEO]

While the bottom two waited backstage, Nicol Scherzinger showed 'em how the pros do it. Here, she sings "Pretty" the forthcoming single from her new album //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/u2NLFPRF9mc/x-factor-results-show-nicole-scherzinger-sings-pretty-on-december-15-2011-video

The X Factor Elimination: A Major Upset or Business as Usual?

Nicole Scherzinger had no reason to fret tonight—the elimination was entirely out of her hands. Only the fans' votes counted toward which three contestants made it into The X... //feeds.eonline.com/~r/eonline/kristin/~3/s8rBW3EQsyg/281120

'X Factor': Josh Krajcik's two left feet, Nicole Scherzinger's wardrobe and a thankful Simon Cowell

The finale of "The X Factor" is just days away. So new and different things are always happening. Here the best of what was going on when the cameras stopped rolling:Two left feet - There's a lot of things that Josh Krajcik does well. He's got a great voice. He can rock the guitar. He can play the piano. But one thing he can't do is dance. During the opening musical number of "Shout"/"No Diggity" Krajick looked completely out of place while the other three contestants shook their booties.Zig-a-zig ah - Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (a.k.a. "Scary Spice") was said to be in the audience. Brown knows the drill on "The X Factor" as she's a judge on the Australian version of the show.- (Florence + the Machine) - While the home viewer might have thought the British indy rock group was performing their tune "Spectrum" during Thursday's show, they weren't. They sang it... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/the-x-factor-josh-krajciks-two-left-feet-nicole-scherzingers-wardrobe-and-a-thankful-simon-cowell.html

'X Factor' semi-final results: Melanie Amaro, Marcus Canty, Josh Krajcik or Chris Rene, who went home?

Sometimes reality shows offer shocking results. Thursday (Dec. 15) wasn't one of those nights as Marcus Canty was bounced from "The X Factor." For many, this outcome was long overdue. He'd spent three consecutive weeks in the "Bottom Two," fighting off challenges from LeRoy Bell, Drew Ryniewicz and last week's shocker against Rachel Crow. But the competition was just too much this week and he was sent packing.During his elimination, the always affable Canty reacted as you might expect, disappointed but appreciative. He was thankful for the opportunity."God blessed me so much," he says moments after being voted off. "It's not over yet."Canty's fate was seemingly sealed during Wednesday's (Dec. 14) performances. His version of "I'll Make Love To You" drew a tepid response from the panel. But things got worse during his dance remix version of "Careless Whisper," especially from Simon Cowell who trashed the performance."That was horrific. The song was absolutely wrong," Cowell... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/x-factor-semi-final-results-melanie-amaro-marcus-canty-josh-krajcik-or-chris-rene-who-went-home.html

VIDEO: Chris Rene Sings "No One" by Alicia Keys on The X Factor USA, December 14, 2011

Performing his 2nd and final song of the night, a dapper Chris took on a vocally challenging song by Alicia Keys that wasn't a hit with all the judges.  //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/aVopGUaxe5Y/video-chris-rene-sings-no-one-by-alicia-keys-on-the-x-factor-usa-december-14-2011

VIDEO: Josh Krajcik Sings "Halleluja" on The X Factor USA, December 14, 2011

Josh brings Paula Abdul to tears with his cover of this Leonard Cohen song (also once covered by Jeff Buckley). It was a risky choice, according to LA Reid, but Simon said it secured his spot in the Top 3. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/wWiq3MJ2ONs/video-josh-krajcik-sings-halleluja-on-the-x-factor-usa-december-14-2011

VIDEO: Melanie Amaro Sings "Feeling Good" on The X Factor USA, December 14, 2011

If you're not feeling good by Melanie's cover of this highly-covered song, then you must be a robot. Hot! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/zFgLuIOoono/video-melanie-amaro-sings-feeling-good-on-the-x-factor-usa-december-14-2011

'X Factor': Nicole Scherzinger still hated, mystery man Marcus Canty and Mariah Carey's partner

The pressure is mounting during the waning days of "The X Factor." And just as the singers up their game, the behind the scenes stories get more interesting too. Here the best of what happened when the cameras stopped rolling:The Boo Birds are back: Rachel Crow fans have not yet forgiven Nicole Scherzinger for her voting gaffe that sent the 13-year-old home. How do we know? During the introduction of the judges, Scherzinger heard it from the crowd, loudly.Wait. Where is that disembodied voice coming from? Marcus Canty began his performance of the Boyz II Men song "I'll Make Love To You" while standing directly behind Simon Cowell. The only person who seemed unaware of this was Cowell, who looked around and couldn't figure out where the singing came from. After a moment it all made sense. Cowell hated it anyway.Maybe you should have worn flats - Paula Abdul decided to do a little dance... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/12/x-factor-nicole-scherzinger-still-hated-mystery-man-marcus-canty-and-mariah-careys-partner.html

VIDEO: Marcus Canty Sings "Careless Whispers" on The X Factor USA, December 14, 2011

For his 2nd and final performance of the night, Marcus does an upbeat version of this George Michael song.  Let's hope the "never gonna dance again" line was just that... because MC's got the moves! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Epwy985q0L8/video-marcus-canty-sings-careless-whispers-on-the-x-factor-usa-december-14-2011