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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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46.

michelle    

Nicole, YOU schould have been on that stage consoling that girl. That would have been your opportune time to mentor. You made yourself look as if it was your fault that she was sent home. The people voted, this girl reacted, and you put the oxygen mask on before the kid. Take a xanax already.

864 days ago
47.

Bud    

BFD

864 days ago
48.

Cin    

Pfft, who cares? Rachel is a precocious, overwrought little twit. Glad she's gone.

864 days ago
49.

But_I'm_not_Wrong    

Crow told her she was not "mad at the decision"? Ha! OK.
Well from the pictures she sure wasnt jumping for joy.

864 days ago
50.

alicia    

I feel bad for the girl. One second people get mad when she judges and doesn't pick what they want, and now she put it to the audience votes and people are still pissed. How about everyone grows up and realizes this is just a show? If you wanted Rachel to stay so badly you should've voted more, that's it.

864 days ago
51.

Joi    

I don't feel as if this was Nicole's fault. She was just the unlucky person to case the last vote.

I know people are upset because she took advantage of the "deadlocked" rule. However, it was an option that was available to her. Blame the producers of the show for that.

Regardless of how amazing Rachel's final song was, she still received the lowest amount of votes from the American audience.

What this does bring to light is the fact that perhaps the age limit should be raised. Shows like "X-Factor" and "American Idol" are extremely stressful for adults. In this day and age where everyone gets a trophy for participating, I'm sure getting rejected on a world stage is devasting for a child.

X-Factor might want to consider raising the age to 16.

863 days ago
52.

alphahaleman    

x-factor,american idol & all those other singing shows are all stupid and over dramatic. And all the contestants on those shows should seek therapy,instead of seeking fame & fortune.

863 days ago
53.

michelle    

Marcus had more character and sense than any of these fools on stage. They should have shooed her off the stage, handled it privately, and congratulated Marcus, But instead you see Marcus try to shake her hand, and he was made to seem like he was wrong, they should have encouraged that to happen. Marcus you deserve an apology.

863 days ago
54.

panchang810    

Nicole that beyotch was such a huge freakin' drama queen last night! Paula has already used that annoying crying scene many times in the past and she even tried to outdo Paula by going on stage crying! WTF! That talentless Nicole MUST BE BOOTED OUT BY SIMON NEXT SEASON'S X FACTOR! She has no talent, she has no guts and she has no class. She's obviously a very biased and subjective judged and couldn't even keep her composure for a simple task? Freakin' beyotch Nicole is the worst thing on TV nowadays. I love X Factor and it's much better than Idol or any other reality talent search on TV but this whould would have been much better if they took other MULTI-TALENTED and NON-DRAMATIC music artist instead of a Karaoke singer pretending to be a music performer. Nicole should just go back to Vegas doing her old gimmicks with her fellow *****cats or whatever you call her former girl group. ;op

And yes that girl Rachel Crow IS MORE DESERVING TO BE IN THE FINALS than Marcus Canty who's always OFF KEY and whose talent is so generic, really he has no originality

863 days ago
55.

MyOpinionOnly    

This is soo ridiculous! It seems EVERY WEEK this stupid show is making some major drama about who got eliminated that week. Um, aren't they SUPPOSED to eliminate everyone down to the4 final 2??? Are the ratings so dreadful they have to CREATE drama? This show sucks and so does Simon Cowell now for forcing this crap on us in the beginning.

863 days ago
56.

Bobby    

Seems to me racism has been in affect this season. Drew was booted as the last white girl. Now, blackest dude stays and girl with white mom gets booted!

863 days ago
57.

..EW..    

First: Nicole has to go. She is annoying and a drama queen. Secondly: There are reports that Disney Channel wanted Rachel Crow... So Rachel is going yo be just fine! Probably getting a big contract anyway regardless of not making it to the X-Factor finals... Just a Reality Show like all of the others out there...

863 days ago
58.

panchang810    

Nicole that beyotch was such a huge freakin' drama queen last night! Paula has already used that annoying crying scene many times in the past and she even tried to outdo Paula by going on stage crying! WTF! That talentless Nicole MUST BE BOOTED OUT BY SIMON NEXT SEASON'S X FACTOR! She has no talent, she has no guts and she has no class. She's obviously a very biased and subjective judge and couldn't even keep her composure for a simple task? Freakin' beyotch Nicole is the worst thing on TV nowadays. I love X Factor and it's much better than Idol or any other reality talent search on TV but this show would have been much better if they took other MULTI-TALENTED and NON-DRAMATIC music artist instead of a Karaoke singer pretending to be a music performer. Nicole should just go back to Vegas doing her old gimmicks with her fellow phuuusseeyycats or whatever you call her former girl group. ;op

And yes that girl Rachel Crow IS MORE DESERVING TO BE IN THE FINALS than Marcus Canty who's always OFF KEY and whose talent is so generic, really he has no originality

863 days ago
59.

The PMG    

How would Nicole be able to spot talent? It's not like she has any of her own.

863 days ago
60.

anony    

WE ARE ONE F88KED-UP SOCIETY IF WE STILL CARE ABOUT THIS CRAP WHILE THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF EVICTED FAMILIES LIVING ON THE STREET AND IN CHEAP MOTELS. PRIORITIES!!!

863 days ago
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