After a season of controversy over contestants having experience and being eliminated too soon (Rachel Crow), The X Factor is close to crowning a winner who will take home a $5 million recording contract.
On Thursday night, Marcus Canty, Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik stood on The X Factor stage to find out their fate.
Who would go to the finals? Chris Rene and Melanie Amaro were the first two contestants to hear the results.
America loved both of these talented singers so much, they were both put through and they could breathe a sigh of relief.
Poor Marcus Canty and Josh Krajcik had to sit and wait while the episode carried on with a performance of Nicole Scherzinger's new single "Pretty."
Why do they do that to these poor people? Just let them know.
We do have to give props to Simon Cowell (who took responsibility for Drew Ryniewicz's untimely exit), for giving Nicole a critique fit for a Scherzinger.
Cowell said of her performance: "I believe in you, you believe in me, you transcend the universe, God is smiling on you, life is a waterfall and you are the ultimate rainbow."
Finally, Canty and Krajcik were brought in front of the audience where it was revealed after a long, unnecessary pause, that Josh Krajcik would be moving on to the finals.
Marcus Canty said of his exit: "This is not the last time you will see Marcus Canty." Well, after three times in the bottom over the last three weeks, he managed to stay alive in the competition, so we know there's a fighter in him.
There you have it, your finale is set. Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Josh Krajcik will sing for glory on the finale of The X Factor.
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