March 12, 2012 9:16pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'X Factor's' Marcus Canty Drops First Single: 'Won't Make A Fool Out Of You' (Audio)
X Factor’s Marcus Canty dropped his first single, “Won’t Make a Fool Out of You,” on radio stations Monday and, of course, it hit the web soon after.
“Love my team! Sorry y'all single drops on radio today ONLY! No iTunes!” he tweets excitedly. “Let me know if you hear it in your city and I will retweet! #Blessed!”
While on the show, the Bowie, Md. native’s R&B style and energetic stage presence earned him comparisons to Bobby Brown and even Al Green. He became a force to be reckoned with making it to the top four in the competition’s inaugural season after surpassing several strong singers from Simon Cowell's team, including Rachel Crow.
Canty signed to mentor L.A. Reid’s Epic Records in January joining fellow X Factor alums Chris Rene, Astro, and Season 1 winner Melanie Amaro.
Rene also recently released a streaming version of his original song, "Young Homie." Astro is currently in the studio working on his debut album with several producers including Pharrell Williams in Miami.
Listen to Canty's first single below and tell us what you think of it in the comments section.
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