For his first live show “X Factor” performance, Marcus Canty was given “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by mentor L.A. Reid. What did you think?

We weren’t really on board with Marcus until this performance. It was the strongest of the boys’ category tonight, we thought. The slow opening was gorgeous and once the beat dropped, it sounded really current.

The judges were very complimentary. Mentor L.A. Reid said Marcus really stpped up to the plate and made him proud. What did you think, “X Factor” fans? Was he your favorite boy of the night too?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."