December 16th, 2011
01:04 PM ET
Last night’s “X Factor” may have started with the final four - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Marcus Canty and Melanie Amaro – but before long, we were down to just three.
All four collaborated to sing the old R&B hit by Blackstreet, “No Diggity.” I think that group effort actually sounded better than usual because there were fewer contestants singing in unison. Plus it was nice to see Josh come out of genre and sing an R&B hit with the other three.
Next up was one of my favorite bands, Florence + The Machine, showcasing their latest single, “Spectrum,” from their second album. And then the show got down to business by letting all four contestants know which two acts were moving to the finals: Chris Rene and Melanie Amaro.
I was so surprised to see Josh Krajcik in the bottom two with Marcus Canty. Then again, I said the same thing when Drew, Astro and then Rachel Crow were knocked off the show, so really nothing should surprise me at this point.
Before we got to the elimination, we were treated to a song from “X Factor” judge and mentor Nicole Scherzinger, who performed “Pretty.” She put her heart into it and it showed.
And then it came down to Marcus or Josh. Based on viewers’ votes, the contestant who was voted off was Marcus Canty. That means Josh Krajcik stays, and that’s the way it should be!!
I like Canty, but this is NOT the first time he had to fight to stay on this show, which to me is a sign. Before leaving the stage, Canty said, “this is not the last time you will be seeing me.” Then his mentor L.A. Reid chimed in to say that he feels "connected" to the singer, and offered his supprt.
And so we now have the three finalists: Josh, Melanie and Chris! They’re all so good, but if I were a betting woman I would probably put my money on Melanie. She simply hasn’t had a bad performance. Next week’s “X Factor” should be a good one.
So do you agree that it was Marcus Canty’s time to go?
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