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Nicole Scherzinger

The Backstage Cry Sesh --

Caught on Tape

12/9/2011 1:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rachel Crow and Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor

"X-Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger claimed she "died inside" when she saw the look on Rachel Crow's face last night ... after the 13-year-old was eliminated -- and TMZ has obtained footage of the emotional backstage meltdown.

Nicole told producers after the show, half in denial -- "I couldn't make that decision on my own ... I didn't send her home. I adore Rachel."

Between tears, Nicole added, "When I saw Rachel's look on her face, I just died inside."

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136.

HR    

The problem with having an Active Singer/self-promoting-working in the music industry Judge is they're more concerned with themselves being on TV as a judge or in this case as a judging Goddess rather than applying their own experience, knowledge to benefit the new exciting talent standing in front of them. Nicole pathetically couldn't take a stand & use her ears or intelligence (zero). it was an easy decision Marcus finding himself in the bottom two for the 3rd time and Rachel a 13 yr old who sang way beyond Marcus talent and even Nicole's! Nicole working her own feelings couldn't or wouldn't apply any of the obvious facts starring her in her face. She instead used some cringe making kind of 'My little pony lingo' - 'You are so special, you heart shines stronger than any spot light and your old soul touches beyond your years and blah blah blah' - where's the knowledge and mentoring here for a beginner to use? Hopefully next season Simon can find a judge who works in the industry who can behave like a real judge not a blubbering contestant and truly assist these hopefuls to bettering themselves not only by the exposure of being on TV but by passing on experience that exceptional judges who have survived and have excelled in the music business can give!! To Find the X-Factor you have to have it!!!

985 days ago
137.

xoxItWasntMe    

Nicole's exact words "the act Im gonna have to send home is Rachel"
Nicole loaded the gun, the voters pulled the trigger. While the veiwers at home screamed "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo, we didnt vote this week cuz of your dumbass teenage meangirl antics last week when our votes were shown to not count...."
LOL Nicole obviously didnt do her homework.. ratings were down 11% WED. Xfactor veiwers posted it alllllll over the net that for various reasons from drew, judges politics, loopholed elimination process, &/or the fact they felt their votes werent counting so why waste the time.. in short they were not going to vote.
Great time to use deadlock ahahahahaha shoulda flipped a coin ^^

985 days ago
138.

xoxItWasntMe    

Im sad to see Rachel leave is gna be funny if this 5mil$ contract goes to the person that can't seem to make it out of the bottom... They obviously dont need to sell many records ahahahahahah~ & by continuosly letting Marcus slide they have just proven it doesnt matter how many of us watch or vote any of the last 8 acts could have the contract.... They dont seem to care so why should we?
BTW Nicole your histerionics are getting "like soo boring...." can you change the tempo to anything other than your usual 3 ring circus of kissing LA butt, teenage meangirl psycho, or Queen of the narcissists? lol tired of the over inflated egos of "generic version of stars." replace Nicole with true talent like Gwen Steffani...

985 days ago
139.

xoxItWasntMe    

Nicole's exact words "the act Im gonna have to send home is Rachel..."
Nicole loaded the gun the voters pulled the trigger. Or you can say Nicole swent Rachel home & the voters dindt "save her" whichever your stomache can handle"
The veiwers at home screamed "Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! We didnt vote this week!"
Nicole obviously didnt do her homework lol
Xfactor had an 11% rating drop wednesday night
Veiwers were alllllllllllllll over the net stating due to Drew being sent home, or judges politics, or loophole elimination process or were plain hating Nicoles "teenage meangirl" bs on tribute night.. Various reason***** the net like wildfire all had one thing in common "I will NOT vote for anyone opn XFactor next week...."
AHAHHAH great time to throw it into deadlock MS professional savvy business woman. Nicole was better of flipping a coin than to use deadlock this week. Once again everyone in america knew something Nicole didnt ^^
while Im sad to see Rachel leave is gna be funny if this 5million dollar contract goes to the person that cant seem to make it out of the bottom... They obviously dont need to sell any records ahahahhah & maybe they feel Marcus wont get a contract anyother way ^^

985 days ago
140.

Sicocchia    

FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE. Nicole: "I didn't expect this at all." Translation: "I didn't expect the backlash for MYSELF."

985 days ago
141.

Sicocchia    

She spent 2 hours in hair and makeup and 2 MINUTES deciding Rachel's fate.

985 days ago
142.

jenjen    

Nicole lives through her heart... you could see that with every comment she made. I can see why she felt so devastated when she heard Rachel was voted off. And really, to me it seemed like a bit of a set-up... something to put her in a negative light with audience, viewers, etc. Simon seemed to have major issues with her half the time, his own... perhaps he's been turned down by her. All in all, Rachel and Marcus would have been voted off eventually. Melanie should be the winner... nobody on that show or every other show has a voice and talent like that. She's incredible.

985 days ago
143.

DavidB    

Let's get past the obvious...Rachel did her job, amazingly well, and Nicole didn't. Now we have the spectacle of a 13 year old comforting a grown professional. Rachel did not buckle under the obvious pressure Thursday night but rose brilliantly to deliver one of the best performances of the season, singing circles around her opponent. And then Nicole failed to reward her for winning the singoff. Shame on her. But I hope Simon recognized how what happened undermines the foundation of the show and takes steps to correct it next year. Namely, what happened Thursday night should be made impossible. Take the burden and drama and attention off the judges by having them LOCK IN A VOTE BEFORE THEIR VOTES ARE REVEALED. They should not be influenced by the votes that get announced before their own, and they should all vote rather than elect to dodge like Nicole did. It's not fair to contestants or the viewers. The premise of the show was that we get supposedly qualified judges to help winnow the field down to the two assuredly best contestants for the finals and the judges need to do that job. "Letting the public decide" is ridiculous because it's an excuse pure and simple, and besides, that's what Idol does, and XFactor is supposed to be different, and one would think, better. I hope the producers take whatever steps are necessary to prevent a repeat of Thursday night.

984 days ago
144.

johnny    

They should have let the audience vote after the performances.

984 days ago
145.

Kj    

Why have judges and a sing off when you don't save the best act.

984 days ago
146.

FireNicole    

Nicole your hypocrisy is as big as your inexperience, immatureness and ignorance

984 days ago
147.

xoxItWasntMe    

Nicole's exact words "the act Im gonna have to send home is Rachel"
Nicole loaded the gun, the voters pulled the trigger. While the veiwers at home screamed "Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo, we didnt vote this week cuz of your dumbass teenage meangirl antics last week when our votes were shown to not count...."
LOL Nicole obviously didnt do her homework.. ratings were down 11% WED. Xfactor veiwers posted it alllllll over the net that for various reasons from drew, judges politics, loopholed elimination process, &/or the fact they felt their votes werent counting so why waste the time.. in short they were not going to vote.
Great time to use deadlock ahahahahaha shoulda flipped a coin ^^

984 days ago
148.

nancy     

That little girl is just a spoil brat. She is too young for stardom and trust me Hollywood would eat her and spit her out.

984 days ago
149.

Randy    

Nicole spent 2 hours in hair and makeup and 2 minutes deciding Rachel's fate.

984 days ago
150.

Stop Hating    

EVERYONE IS CRYING OVER SPOIL MILK. DON'T BLAME NICOLE IF YOU NEVER BROTHER TO VOTED FOR RACHEL!! Even if you are Rachel Fan and you voted for her, you'll know this is not the end of her career. She's only fourteen years old and multimillionaire Simon will eventually sign her up personally! Rachel knows that!!

It's not Nicole's fault, she chose with "Deadlock" simply because it was another options given to the judges. Simon had chose Deadlock before and where’s the blame for that?

Honesty, I'm not a Marcus fan either and he should’ve gone home instead of Lakota reign. Nonetheless, I’m not worried because I still think he won't make it to the Final 2.

Please don't compare with America idol base on the judges, because you probably will end up complaining about something else when you watch American Idole.

Finally, YOU KNOW IF THE SHOW WAS THAT PREDICTABLE, THEN VIEWERS WOULDN’T BE CAPTIVATED TO THIS SHOW AT ALL!!!!!
(Just like how you finished reading my whole comment)

984 days ago
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