Marcus Canty
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 22 January 1991
Age 28
Hometown Washington D.C.
Occupation Singer


Category Boys
Mentor LA Reid
Placement 4/17
Marcus Canty (born 22 January 1991) is an American R&B singer. He auditioned for Season 1 of The X Factor USA and made it all the way to the semi final as part of the Boys category mentored by LA Reid.

He was eliminated in the semi final, finishing in 4th place after receiving the fewest public votes.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "I Wish" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Auditionee's choice Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "All My Life" Advanced
Week 1 Free choice "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" Saved
Week 2 American anthems "Every Little Step" Safe
Week 3 Songs from movies "I'm Going Down" Safe
Week 4 Rock "Piece of My Heart" Safe
Week 5 Giving thanks "A Song for Mama" Bottom three
Save Me songs "You Lost Me" Saved
Week 6 Songs by Michael Jackson "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" Bottom three
Save Me songs "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Saved
Week 7 Dance music hits "Ain't Nobody" Bottom two
Contestant's choice "A Song for You"
Save Me songs "I'm Going Down" Saved
Week 8: Semi final Pepsi Challenge songs "I'll Make Love to You" Eliminated (4th)
Get me to the final songs "Careless Whisper"
US Season 1 Finalists
AstroChris ReneDexter HaygoodDrewInTENsityJosh KrajcikLakoda RayneLeRoy BellMarcus CantyMelanie AmaroPhillip LomaxRachel CrowSimone BattleStacy FrancisThe Brewer BoysThe Stereo HogzzTiah Tolliver