Marcus Canty took to a fire-filled stage on The X Factor last night, delivering one of the more enjoyable performances during a rock-themed evening of auditions.

L.A. Reid kept his critique short and simple ("You rocked!"), while Simon Cowell joked about the women on stage, telling Marcus: "You say you were going to be a good boy, and you looked up the skirts of 10 girls. Too much temptation."

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Lady Gaga lost her head on Sunday night on X Factor UK.

Talking the stage to perform "Marry the Night," Mother Monster was decked out in a gown that made her appear headless as she emerged from a crypt (obviously).

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The Stereo Hoggz survived one appearance in the bottom two on The X Factor last week, successfully singing for their lives and avoiding elimination.

But the second time was not the charm for this talented quintet: earlier tonight, they became the second consecutive group to get the boot.

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Marcus Canty may have covered "I'm Going Down" on The X Factor last night, but this hopeful artist put on a performance that had his fortunes going way up. Just consider this praise from the panel:

Nicole Scherzinger: Two words: Ma. Gic. You are a classic. You are a superstar.Paula Abdul: Everything about you from head to toe resonates star.Simon Cowell: 1000% better than last week. Thank God you threw that jacket halfway through.

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Is Chris Rene back?

Following what the judges considered an off-week for this X Factor contestant, the aspiring artist took to the stage during the show's movie-based episode yesterday and went all Coolio on the audience. That's right, he put his own spin on the classic "Gangsta's Paradise!"

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You don't often see an X Factor contestant compared to both chicken soup and the world's most famous vampire. But those were both descriptions bestowed on Josh Krajcik last night, following a strong rendition of "With A Little Help From My Friends."

What engendered such responses, the former from Paula and the latter from Simon? Josh's growls. His faces. His overall expressive demeanor.

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Are we looking at the next Beyonce Knowles?

Yes, it's early on The X Factor. And, yes, Simon Cowell is known for hyperbole. But it was hard to really argue with that judge last night after he compared 13-year old Rachel Crow to one of this generation's most iconic artists. Too much praise far too soon?

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Drew Ryniewicz grew a bit serious on The X Factor last night.

On an episode where the remaining 11 contestants selected songs from various movies, this 14-year old covered a Coldplay classic, "Fix You." She was praised by Paula Abdul for the "honest" performance, while Nicole Scherzinger used the rendition to take a swipe at Simon Cowell.

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The first night of X Factor live results made one thing rather clear: group acts are in trouble on season one.

After millions of votes were tallied, the two bottom performers were Stereo Hogzz and InTensity... with InTensity the first X Factor finalist of 2011 voted out.

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