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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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61.

Mac Sanzi    

I just wanna say: BS, Nicole. You could have done differently and your weakness sent an amazing talent home. Shame on you.

946 days ago
62.

DINGDONG    

I HATE NICOLE SHE IS SO STUPID ALL SHE HAD TO SAY WAS MARCUS WE ALL KNEW SHE WANTED HIM TO GO HOME SHE NEEDS TO SUCK IT UP AND BE A JUDGE SHE DESTROYED RACHEL'S DREAM RACHEL HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE EVER SINCE THE BEGINNING AND NOW SHE'S GONE IT'S ALL NICOLE'S FAULT

946 days ago
63.

gigib08    

Nicole is biggest idiot there could be for her decision. with that being said im not only mad at her im mad at LA too. He should have made a honest decision not based on who he was mentoring for the season. So LA is also to blame for Rachel going home she could have made it to the end and gave Melanie a run for here money. but that's fine Rachel will go on and a bigger hit on the Disney channel then the winner of this stupid show. Simon needs to rethink the way this show is pieced together to keep this from happening again. At least Paula made the right decision. Rachel keep your head up and stay strong you have true fans across the country that will be looking for you again and know that you will make it.

946 days ago
64.

EmilyAnn    

And that's why 13 year olds should not be allowed to compete on these type of shows! They're just children! Too young and immature! They don't have the maturity needed to handle "rejection"...they just need to be kids...not competing in these silly singing competitions.

946 days ago
65.

Emilio    

Dear Nicole,

Bitch, don't make this about you. It's about the talented little girl you screwed over.

946 days ago
66.

gigib08    

Nicole is biggest idiot there could be for her decision. with that being said im not only mad at her im mad at LA too. He should have made a honest decision not based on who he was mentoring for the season. So LA is also to blame for Rachel going home she could have made it to the end and gave Melanie a run for here money. but that's fine Rachel will go on and a bigger hit on the Disney channel then the winner of this stupid show. Simon needs to rethink the way this show is pieced together to keep this from happening again. At least Paula made the right decision. Rachel keep your head up and stay strong you have true fans across the country that will be looking for you again and know that you will make it.

946 days ago
67.

Milica    

Pls stop blame Nicole for this! This wasn'n her fault.. my heart was broken when i saw that Nicole cries..She made the right decision..You can hate her or blame her but if U think just a little,you will understand that she wanted the best for all..Pls be kind she is such a great person..

946 days ago
68.

janet    

This fake is already milked dry.

946 days ago
69.

Andy    

Hahahaha!! This show is a trainwreck. All the judges do is fight with each other and look like complete morons. Can't wait 'til next week!!

946 days ago
70.

ohboy    

LOVED IT. I LAUGHED UNCONTROLLABLY AT THE LITTLE BABY WHEN SHE DIDN'T GET HER WAY.......LLLLLMMMAAAAOOOOOO!!!!!!

946 days ago
71.

Lia    

Ok,well if she believes Marcus was so talented then lets send home Josh because he can obviously sing but his stage presence sucks..he looks like he smells like a burrito!

946 days ago
72.

derrick    

the judges were to pick the better of the two inthat final performance they were unprofesionaleven if you mentor an act if the other person did better on the save me be profesional

946 days ago
73.

patty    

is it me or do the kids appear over entitled - some times you loose, but these kids think they should win all the time an never loose - thats what happens when they stop keeping score at sporting competitions

946 days ago
74.

Markio    

The X-Factor has no X-factor

946 days ago
75.

Will    

i call shena****ns!

946 days ago
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