Former The X Factor USA contestant Marcus Canty has revealed how he was shocked when he learnt that judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul had been sacked. Marcus claims that he felt they were possibly the most honest of the judges.
Canty explained to MTV News, "I actually was kind of surprised [they left]. I thought it was a lot of drama on the show with Paula and Nicole, but they were so nice.”
He added, "I feel like Paula was honest. I feel like Nicole was honest - even in certain situations on the show that they got into, with me and Rachel [Crow] and at one point, me and Drew [Ryniewicz]. If I was in that situation, I probably wouldn't know what to do." He then reacted to the news of Britney Spears being lined up as a possible replacement.
Marcus continued, "Oh wow, I haven't heard that one. Britney Spears, wow. That should be interesting. Britney Spears can be my mentor because, first of all, I was the entertainer. I know she would give me that pop I need. That's definitely a great fit."
Marcus Canty is currently signed to LA Reid's Epic Records.