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Nicole Scherzinger

30-Minute Crying Session

After 'X Factor' Elimination

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

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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NICOLE is a loser!!! She is soooo phoney! All about her. Regardless of who she choose last night - she is still soooooo phoney. She needs to be kicked off the show! Those tears were all fake -she cares about no one!

1049 days ago


That show is to dramtic. Need to get rid of it. Its worse than American Idol.

1049 days ago


I think Rachel Crow is a sweetheart who can sing beautiful. She handled it the best possible way and i love that Simon was the first there to get her. I think Nicole needs to be replaced as a judge i think she stinks and i dont like any of her comments. She is very irritating. I am a mother of three and would be pissed if that was my kid. BUT it is a talent show and she will go far because she has talent. Marcus had more votes so i think it happened the way it did for a reason. This wont be last we hear of Rachel. Keep your chin up sweetheart!

1049 days ago


This guy has been in the bottom 2 for the last three weeks, for Rachael it was her first time. Nicole should had give Crow a second chance. the guy has had too many chances and still not likable as the little girl. Shame on you Nicole.

1049 days ago


If you care about this enough to boo, or to think it's OK for kids to be exploited to sell add space, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

This is ultimately a story about everything that sucks about Americans.

1049 days ago


It's good to see someone rise above fame and fortune and show her emotions for someone on TV. You dont see that much on TV anymore

1049 days ago


She should be upset, she can't seem to do her job!!!! Rachel should have not been eliminated. Marcus is horrible, he blew his last song, plus he has been in the bottom 2 for 3 weeks, what is it you need to make a decision NICOLE???? This show has turned terrible, with these two horrible boys of LA's. I have to change the channel when they come on. The over 30 group was the BEST, with the girls being next, so WHAT IS GOING ON???? Are people just nuts? The audience is screaming at the judges the right choices, and yet they don't listen. I lost all respect for LA last night when he stood up for that kid after he totally blew his song. WAKE UP JUDGES, you are killing yourselves too.

1049 days ago


what a coward

1049 days ago


writer wrote "when the two cried together and Crow told Rachel she was not mad about the decision." Rachel and Crow are the same person, Rachel Crow

1049 days ago


"...and Crow told Rachel she was not mad about the decision."
Shouldn't it be: "Crow told Nicole Scherzinger she was not mad about the decision" ?

1049 days ago


Nicole did not send Rachel home, the fans did.

1049 days ago


Crow told Rachel... sorry lol i caught that

1049 days ago


I think Marcus should've went home.

1049 days ago


Crow told rachel? Is she talking to herself?

Nice job editing.

1049 days ago


What bothered me was how the little girl tells her mom "You promised me". What did her mom promise her? That she would not be eliminated? She is putting her daughter in a business where its not always fair. How is mom suppose to handle everybody else? I did not like the way she was a sore looser. Life in the show business is hard and she needs to know the truth if she wants to live in it.

1049 days ago
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