Simon Cowell Promises: Marcus Canty Will NOT Win 'The X Factor'

Fri, December 9, 2011 4:09pm EDT by 40 Comments
Marcus Canty The X Factor

HollywoodLife.com caught up with Simon Cowell after the shocking ‘The X Factor’ elimination Dec. 8, who was not happy with the results of the night

Simon Cowell was less than pleased after losing his contestant, Rachel Crow, in a deadlock judges’ vote last night on The X Factor and said there’s no way Marcus Canty — who was saved over Rachel — will make it through the semi-finals.

“It’s not going to happen, I don’t believe that,” the 52-year-old British judge told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “I have talked to the others and he is not going to be in that league, especially with what we have planned next week.”

He reconfirmed his feeling toward the issue a few minutes later, telling reporters he’d be “disappointed” if Marcus won the $5 million recording contract. “I don’t think he is going to win,” he added.

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Reporting by Russ Weakland

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