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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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121.

PM2901    

Nicole is too concerned with how the public perceives her. Because she voted Drew off and received negative backlash, she didn't want the same to happen this week. In her attempt to remain neutral, she instead came off as unprofessional. Your only job is to JUDGE and you refused to do that, thereby sending the wrong person home this week. Rachel KILLED IT in her last song! It was a no-brainer. Nicole really f*cked up.

1027 days ago
122.

D    

OBVIOUSLY A SHOW DOES NOT WORK IF THE CAST CANNOT DO THEIR JOBS. NICOLE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF. IF YOU CAN'T JUDGE THE TALENT THEN RETIRE. A SAVE ME SONG IS SUPPOSED TO BE JUDGED ON ITS MERIT. CLEARLY RACHEL WAS THE BETTER OF THE TWO. YES SHE IS YOUNG BUT THAT SHOULD NOT MATTER. IF A JUDGE CAN'T DO THEIR JOB, THEY NEED TO GO. WHILE YOUR AT IT GET RID OF THE WORST HOST OF ANY SHOW EVER ON TV. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU FOR LETTING THIS HAPPEN. NICOLE HAS NO SPINE.

1027 days ago
123.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

"I don't care if they boo - as long as they boo in key!"

James Marshall Hendrix

1027 days ago
124.

PM2901    

I think that Nicole should remain on the show, but not as a judge or mentor. She should take Steve's job as the host. Nicole is easy on the eyes, witty, and can muster up an emotion (unlike the mannequin, Steve).

1027 days ago
125.

Bill    

What did Nicole expect? That Rachel's supporters were going to be happy? Rachel was the clear winner in the so-called "sing-off", so why is Marcus still on the show? Because Nicole listened to LA Reid and did what she was told by him, that's why. Perhaps now Nicole will understand the saying, "Not to decide is to decide". Instead of being weak-kneed, she should have voted by the rules which say that whoever is the best singer in the sing-off is the "winner". Neither LA nor Nicole adhered to the rule, and that is totally unfair to Rachel. This has happened too often on this show, and has prompted me and my family to cease watching or following the X-Factor ever again. Period!

1027 days ago
126.

smileandshine    

Ey ey ey man oh man

1027 days ago
127.

PM2901    

The best host on any of these reality shows is Cat Deely (SYTYCD). Ryan Seacrest is a close second. Cat has mad skills.

1027 days ago
128.

Googie    

I am not a fan of Scherzinger, quite opposite. I love Rachel Crow & wish Scherzinger had voted to keep Rachel. But why did the audience get angry with Scherzinger when THE AUDIENCE VOTED RACHEL CROW OFF???? The idiots.

I'd love to see Disney hire Rachel Crow. She is amazing and would be a great addition to the Disney family.

1027 days ago
129.

PPC    

"Mommy you promised!!" Promised what? She would win for sure? What a brat, even at 14. Nicole, the judge, has a job to do and she did it. If she thought she should go home, she should vote that way without swaying back and forth, but other than that she did the right thing. Just because a 14 yr old, who seems self entitled, cries, doesn't mean the world should stop for her. Good Job Nicole!!! She is incredibly hot too!!!

1027 days ago
130.

--------------------    

If she cried this much over this than she is obviously to immature for this competition.

1027 days ago
131.

King of TMZ    

it's Nicole's fault that she neutrally let America be the judge???? lol & America is angry that Nicole let them choose Rachel to go home!! LOOOOOOOOL

1027 days ago
132.

Truth    

MEHHH, HOW LAME!!! PROOF SIMON COWELL AND XFACTOR ARE MORONS FOR LOWERING THE AGE LIMIT TO BELOW 18. PROOF IN THE PUDDING, THE KIDDIES CANT HANDLE REJECTION IN SHOW BIZ ---> ASTRO, DREW, AND NOW THE #EPICFAIL BLACK SHIRLEY TEMPLE IN RACHEL CROW. ON THE OTHER HAND, LAME EMOTIONAL COWARD IN NICOLE FLOPZINGER SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SUB AS A JUDGE. SHE FLOPPED IN HER OWN SOLO CAREER AND IS A Z-LISTED SINGER AT BEST.. NOW "SHE" IS JUDGING OTHERS WHO CAN SING BETTER THAN SHE??? WTF IS RIGHT. IF IT WASNT FOR THE CHERYL COLE FIASCO, NICOLE FLOPZINGER WOULD NOT BE SITTING IN THAT SEAT RIGHT NOW. AND CHERYL COLE CANT DO ANY BETTER EITHER. SHE PULLED THE SAME STUNT ON XFACTOR UK WHEN SHE WAS A JUDGE. CRY BABY TEARS - PATHETIC! IT'S JUST A RETARDED SINGING CONTEST NOT A DEATH ROW DECISION. #TRUTH!!

1027 days ago
133.

s    

I hope they get rid of Nicole!!! She clearly can not judge-her job is to be a judge and make a decision-she is gutless and clearly can not handle the job. I wish they would bring back Cheryl Cole-she could speak her mind and give an honest opinion-plus she has a lot of class!!!

1027 days ago
134.

LISA    

What did Rachel mean when she said to her mom "You promised" on live television. Boy, I wanted to swat her on the tush. Her tantrum was that of a bratty three year old. And then to say that to her mom ? Rachel. your mom does not have the power to change American voters. She was just encouraging you when she told you that you were the best.

1027 days ago
135.

BellaBoo    

From an outsider's perspective: that lil girl came off as spoiled and dramatic.

1027 days ago
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