Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Marcus Canty on The X Factor Week 9, November 16, 2011

The lobby at Epic Records is getting crowded! X Factor winner Melanie Amaro and fan faves Chris Rene and Astro have all get contracts, and now the ultimate survivor, Marcus Canty has been handed L.A. Reid's special signing pen. 

In typical humble style, Marcus gave all thanks to the creator (and we don't mean Simon Cowell). "I am very blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to become a part of the Epic family," Marcus said.

No world on whether or not L.A. Reid got Marcus that car he promised him, but we feel like a record going around on a turntable is a lot more exciting than a motor vehicle going around the block. 

Congrats, Marcus!

Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!