Marcus Canty did he best to make Bobby Brown proud last night.

The X Factor hopeful busted out a few dance moves while covering "Every Little Step," getting the crowd on its feet and eliciting the following critique from Simon Cowell: "You were just honest. You were the epitome of grace, and poise, and beauty, and you're fulfilling your purpose."

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Every reality show needs a villain, right? To many, Stacy Francis fits that role on The X Factor, stemming from a series of apparent lies of her background. In short:

Francis claims she has never released a CD and has little to no experience in the music business. This appears to be a gross misrepresentation, but whatever. We're here to judge the contestant as a performer, right?

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Dear Nicole Scherzinger: Chill.

Following a strong performance on The X Factor last night by Rachel Crow, this judge remarked: "You are America's sunshine. Even though you're only 13 years old, you have a classic recording voice. Kind of like Michael Jackson in the Jackson 5?"

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Wait, why was there fire surrounding Chris Rene on The X Factor stage last night?

'Cause he's hot, L.A. Reid explained about one of his performers, after Simon Cowell questioned the cheesy nature of placing this finalist amidst the flames.

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Let there be no debate: Josh Krajcik deserves his spot in the final 12 of The X Factor.

This fast food worker, who made headlines following his initial audition for talking about his career of slinging burritos, can likely retire his hairnet and plastic gloves for good. Even if he doesn't go on to win, it's hard to believe Krajcik won't have a future in the music industry.

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Do Rachel Crow a favor: ignore her outfit in the following video.

Heck, ignore the random dancers flitting about around her, as well as the fact that she appears glued to her raised spot on the stage. None of Simon Cowell's choices for this protege worked well last night.

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There's a very good chance that a majority of The X Factor viewers have never heard of the Mac Daddy. Or even the Daddy Mac.

But Brian "Astro" Bradley did the members of Kris Kross - a young rapping duo from the early 1990s who produced two chart-topping hits and wore their clothes backward - proud last night, bringing The X Factor crowd to its feet with an original take on "Jump."

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