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Nicole Scherzinger

Paula Told Me

to Vote Off Rachel Crow

12/12/2011 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"X-Factor" judge Paula Abdul secretly instructed Nicole Scherzinger to vote off Rachel Crow last week ... just moments before the earth-shattering elimination -- and we have proof.

Paula's mic was down when Nicole was making her decision -- but with a little volume tinkering ... you can clearly hear Paula whisper to Nicole, "Just let it go to a deadlock."

Nicole did just that ... a decision that sent Rachel Crow packing -- and resulted in a torrent of death threats from angry fans everywhere.

Everyone's blaming Nicole, but the audio raises the question -- is Nicole really at fault for sending Rachel home? So we gotta ask ...


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Wow, Paula must be God and what she says goes.

1053 days ago


If you don'*****ch the show don't comment. The whole purpose of a save me song is so the judges make a decision on who of the two lowest vote getters goes home. America doesn't always get it right either. I've heard from several people that Rachel's line was busy every time they tried to call. So it's the judges duty to pick the best of the save me song. Nicole copped out and behaved like a coward.

1053 days ago


People who are concerned with this reality BS are without a doubt the biggest losers on Earth.

1053 days ago

Margaret Smith    

I Believe Nicole and Paula are both to blame but Nicole more because she allowed someone else to make her most important deceison she needed to make between Rachel(hby and I call her baby girl)We just love Rachel.We dont care for Marcs,So the right vote should been send Marcs home,SEENS PAULA TOLD NICOLE HOW TO VOTE AND THERES PROOF BOTH JUDGES SHOULD BE SUSPENDED FROM THE REST OF THE CONTEST TO THE FINELY.I have lost ALL RESPECT in Paula,telling aother judge how to vote!!!! Lost repect in Nicole for not making up her own mind,and allowing another judge to tell her how to vote!!!Nicole knows she was wrong and thats why Rachel was sent home because of 2 judges playing rushin ruel it with Rachel and they know Rachel SHOULD HAVE BEEN VOTE TO THE FINELY SHOW DOWN AND MARCUS SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT HOME AND HAS BEEN IN LOWEST 3 SEVERAL TIMES AND BECAUSE OF THE VOTE THEY KEPT MARCUS WHO WILL END UP IN LOWEST AGAIN.BECAUSE 2 JUDGES WHERE NOT JUDGING MORALY X FACTOR SHOULD BRING RANCHEL BACK TO THE FINELY HER SPOT WAS STOLEN FROM HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1053 days ago


Grown ass woman, take responsibility. If I told you to jump off of a cliff, then I guess you would. Shiz for brains

1053 days ago


OH PUHLEEEZ!!!! Blaming Paula for this is simply rediculous. If I'm not mistaken Nicole looked at LA Reid too moments beofre her decision, so did LA Redi also tell her to vote off Rachel? Nicole voted made her own decision. Nobody compelled her to do a deadlock. People.. including TMZ.. need to give it a rest.

1053 days ago


Nicole is, and continues to be, the weakest link on this show. She's a blatant puppet without a mind of her own. Her cowardice and lack of composure is pathetic and I am no longer a fan of the show. I've suffered her long enough!!

1053 days ago

King of TMZ    

It should always go to Deadlock.
The poor guy did always probably have more votes than the people they put with him.

So stop whining people. You didn't vote for that kiddie. I always thought she should have been eliminated since bootcamp. She & the other two first eliminated girls stole Tora's & Caithlin Rugby girl places.

Tomorrow it's gonna be drama again as it's gonna be Josh against Markus (fingers crossed: Melonie) people will be bitter against Josh just to spite Nicole lol GROW UP.

1053 days ago


Can't Nicole think for herself. We were shocked that Rachel was voted off. So we will no*****ch for the rest of the season.
Very upset fans

1053 days ago


At the end of the day, it was neither Paula nor Nicole. The public gave Rachel the lowest number of votes. People suddenly caring about Rachel is due to her crying. Thirteen year old kids shouldn't be on the show, they aren't mentally mature enough.

1053 days ago


Sad you can be such a fake at only 13 years o****e. This kid could teach all wannabes a thing or two about fawning and generally sucking up to the asses of certain career makers. The slumping on the stage and bawling was so exaggerated by this so called child. Off to Disney with her and good riddance.

1053 days ago


my ears told me also to vote off the fat kid.

1053 days ago


This is ridiculous, it's a game, and if she wanted to send home Rachel she had the right to do so, no big deal. Who cares who said what, it's a game, if she's just a kid and to sensitive to be eliminated then she's to young to be competing.

1053 days ago


She wanted Rachel Crow to go through. The judges are paid MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to cast their vote. She should have voted her through. She tells her how wonderful she is, then sends her packing. What a gutless wonder.

1053 days ago

King of TMZ    

Next time TMZ do an "echo effect" on these types of added volume to show a point videos. That would have made the funny video even funnier lol

1053 days ago
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