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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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the whole thing is just.... lol!

1047 days ago


I want to vote Nicole Scherzinger off the show. Where can I do that?

1047 days ago


Sounds like a stupid show. Also, why would the audience boo Nicole? The story makes it sound like she passed the vote on to them and they decided to vote this girl off.

1047 days ago


I felt sorry for the little girl too when she collapsed in tears, but her parents should have prepared her for this and NICOLE THE DRAMA QUEEN is supposed to be a pro, come on Nicole are you trying out for a movie role?

1047 days ago

lynne oneill    

Nicole is as dumb as a box of rocks. How about she stop playing the drama queen with all that boo hooing and not doing her job and actually do her job. She got booed by the crowd for a reason...she is a phony and an idiot.

1047 days ago


I feel sorry for ANYONE who believes that any of this was real. X Factor caught on to all the flak AND PRESS they got for kicking off another young girl , Drew, and decided to do this scam. Kick off another young girl, ask her to ACT like she's crying and Nicole put on her own show. It was the worst acting job in years. That little girl and her " mommy you promised me" was the funniest line of the year as far as delivery. total sham. there is NO REALITY in REALITY TV!!

1047 days ago

E. Taylor    

To much pressure for young people; the next one to worry about is Chris Rene, he has just been out of rehab recently and right now he is on a very emotional high and adenlin rush,if he looses I hope someone is there for him he will need support and if he wins 5 million dollars the pressure might also prove to be to much; he might feel invincible and temptation prove to be to much.

1047 days ago


Somebody needs to teach that young contestant what it means to lose with grace. Yes she is 14 and a kid, but a kid who is old enough to understand you don't throw yourself on stage and cry like a baby. If she really wants to be in the entertainment industry, she needs to learn very early how to lose with grace and dignity. Not to mention the fact that I didn't see actual tears coming out of her eyes - total melodrama and acted like a sore loser. Shame on her!

1047 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

Oh please get over it Nicole. Rumors were out there that you were a total biatch with the other ***** Cat Dolls...

1047 days ago


why the F is the audience booing when they voted the girl off the show in the first place?
the whole thing is dramatic...I know she's young but falling to the floor and crying just shows that an age limit should be a part of this show, it's a COMPETITION and this is known from the start that getting voted out could happen. she's a good singer, but she's young she has plenty of time to do this sort of thing.

1047 days ago


I am so done with this show!! The judges are kicking people off due to which judge they are fighting with. It's not about the contestants.It's a contest between the judges. Both Paula & Nicole were hired to be a judge!!! If they can't make a simple decision they don't deserve to be on this show! The only one I like is Simon!!! No more XFactor...going back to American idol and I definitely WILL NO*****ch another season of XFactor.

1047 days ago


Rachel will have the biggest career out of all of them-watch. Disney will pick her up and make her filty rich and then she will go on to become a successful artist. She'll be working on a musical movie within the year.

1047 days ago


"No*****ch" is a dirty word?

1047 days ago


I have thought Marcus needed to be voted off several weeks ago. For Nicole to refuse to vote is bullcrap. What they hell is she there for then - just to cry and look pretty for the camera. She and Paula give women a bad name when they can't do their job and all they do is bawl all the time. It's getting real old.

1047 days ago


Nicole should not be a judge when she clearly cannot vote for pure talent. Rachel sang the strongest save me song. Shame on you Nicole, you are not earning your salary, and you are a weak chicken.

1046 days ago
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