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Nicole Scherzinger

30-Minute Crying Session

After 'X Factor' Elimination

12/9/2011 8:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Nicole Scherzinger ran off the set of 'X Factor' in tears last night ... when the audience booed her like crazy for eliminating Rachel Crow ... and TMZ has learned she was hysterically crying in her dressing room for nearly a half-hour.

Nicole was charged with casting the final vote between Crow and Marcus Canty ... but didn't want to eliminate either .. so she sent the vote to "Deadlock" -- which meant it all boiled down to the audience vote.

Crow lost ... and broke down in tears ... and when the host of the show asked Nicole to comment, the crowd unleashed a chorus of boos.



Sources connected to the production tell TMZ ... Nicole bolted right for her dressing room ... and was "inconsolable" about the situation.

We're told Crow -- who was a crying mess herself -- heard about Nicole and went to the judge's dressing room ... where the two cried together and Crow told Nicole she was not mad about the decision.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for Scherzinger -- as TMZ first reported, she had already been getting death threats and hate mail for voting Drew Ryniewicz off the show last week.

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mebrat24    

somebody has to go home and the public voted, what can you say other than a 14 year old girl got her heart broken. She will go places for sure so it isn't the end of the world.

1011 days ago
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birdbath    

who gives a turd?

1011 days ago
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MinnesotaNice    

What a waste of Rachel Crow's talent. If Ms.Scherzinger and XFactor used this poor child's emotions as a way to boost ratings...shame on them. You chose the wrong person, Nicole. You deserved to be booed. That child is a STAR and will go a heck of a lot further in her career than you.

1011 days ago
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your own luck    

She cried for 30 minutes over this?? Seriously, how would she ever deal with real life problems like terminal illness, bankruptcy, foreclosure, etc. Get a grip.

1011 days ago
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campy    

She made the right decision. I didn't see it, but it was obviously the right decision.

1011 days ago
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carissa    

Who wrote this???

1011 days ago
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stella    

rachel is too young! they are exploiting children for money! aside from the insane pressure, fame is one of the most addicting drugs of all. exposing a child to fame at such a vulnerable age risks putting that desperate need for adulation into their hardwiring. and when the fickle public eventually turns their back - they have to get their fix elsewhere. haven't we seen it happen enough times to learn our lesson? let kids be kids!

1011 days ago
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Jackie    

So we are supposed to feel sorry for this talentless Nicole or what? Whatever happened to real music is beyond me.

Give me rock and metal.

1011 days ago
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Kimo    

I think this show is ridiculous. Clearly the two female judges keep voting for the guys and NOT the talent. Marcus isn't as good as most who have been voted off. Hopefully, this will be the first and last of this lame attempt to crush peoples dreams....

1011 days ago
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G    

Nicole is obviously not cutout for this gig. She is a judge and refused to judge. In my eyes Rachel knocked it out of the park and Marcus is kind of annoying. I think Nicole knew that but just refused to do her job. Same thing Paula did once. They need some ladies with tougher skin on the bench.

1011 days ago
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Cujeaux    

It must be in Nicole and Paula's contracts to run off the show crying at least 2xs a season. How pathetic.

1011 days ago
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carissa    

"drssing"? Crow told Rachel???? What the unholy F*CK!

1011 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Nicole is worthless. She is paid to judge, and doesn't. It's a shame when a little girl is more mature then she is, and has to go console her. She hates Simon is why these stupid things keep happening with her. She must have a contract or an understanding with L.A. Reed, as she kept looking at him for advise. He was trying to play it off. Her guy Josh is only there because he's very talented. It's not because of her coaching. However, as pissed off as America was last night, poor Josh may end up paying for it next week with votes. Maybe they need to stop the mentoring bit. If they don't fix it soon, no one will be interested in watching this mess. It's been a mess two weeks in a row. I was tired of Idol, and thought I'd try watching this show. Thinking I messed up. Usually I don'*****ch alot of T.V. but with some recent surgeries, I find T.V. and the internet to be my entertainment. House bound for now.

1011 days ago
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bradleygonzales    

My best friend's mom makes $77 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7487 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here NuttyRich. c0m

1011 days ago
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BD    

How pathetic, crying over karaoke

1011 days ago
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