The 20-year-old Marcus Canty was compared to artists like Usher and Bobby Brown on The X Factor, but he has his own voice and style. During the Judges’ Homes tryouts, he blew away judges L.A. Reid and Rihanna with his rendition of Casey & JoJo’s “All My Life.” This earned earning him a spot as one of the Top 17 contestants to participate in the show.
FOX’s The X Factor is a reality competition looking for the next great entertainer. From those who have auditioned, judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid handpick several contestants who might have just what they’re looking for. After a rigorous process, only one will end up with a $4 million recording contract with Epic Records, plus $1 million to spend on their own. The winner will also be starring in their own Pepsi commercial.