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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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226.

whatEVA    

ALL OF Rachel's fans should've voted for her!America, this is YOUR FAULT

857 days ago
227.

dennis    

if nicole cant decide with her little brain , then she should go home. FIRE NICOLE.

857 days ago
228.

virgin    

GET REAL GUYS. DEAD LOCK WAS THE RIGHT DECISION, SIMON DID THE SAME THING, DID YOU ALL FORGET?? NICOLE YOU MY HERO, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO.

857 days ago
229.

Freda_67    

Oh, so that's how it's done. I've never watched an episode and never will. That's a crock of *$&@.

857 days ago
230.

ricky    

If Paula told Nicole to jump off a bridge would she? obviously not so the decision was hers and what pisses me off is they claim to know so much but any fool could see Rachel deserved to go through.

857 days ago
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Vicky    

Nicole SHOULD have done her JOB and JUDGED based on performance that night. NOT listened to Paula and wimped out, sending it to deadlock. But ultimately the PUBLIC voted, probably BELIEVING Rachel was safe, so she didn't get as many votes as she SHOULD/COULD have, so that's WHY they have & NEED the darn judges. If they can't do their job, then they shouldn't be up there judging. Wish someone could send Nicole HOME! Grrr..

857 days ago
232.

Gina Canning    

Neither. The fault likes with the home voters. I think the decision to vote off Rachel Crow was the right one, given the other contestants. Yes she's talented and cute but not the best on the show. Get over it!

857 days ago
233.

Vicky    

Why have the "save me" song, if the judges are not going to judge that song for their final decision. The same thing happened when they saved Marcus the first time---he has clearly been beat in the save me song, twice! Female judges are a joke---all they think about is how they look. Get serious...the contestants are and so is America

857 days ago
234.

WizardOfWor    

I think most of you people are a bunch of idiots for creating a ****s storm out of nothing. So Rachel Crow got booted out. That kid should've known better for signing a contract with Disney BEFORE she entered into this contest. Get over yourselves!!!

857 days ago
235.

Amers    

Nicole took the job of "judge", so she should have the expertise to make a decision. She has no business being a judge if she can't put her personal emotions aside and base her vote on the talent and the criteria she is suppose to be judging on.

857 days ago
236.

JM    

Nicole is old and big enough to make her own decisions. otherwise she shouldn't be a judge on such a huge and popular show if she is taking instructions from other people on what to do and decide.

857 days ago
237.

VickStiX    

Nicole SHOULD have done her JOB and JUDGED based on performance that night. NOT listened to Paula and wimped out, sending it to deadlock. But ultimately the PUBLIC voted, probably BELIEVING Rachel was safe, so she didn't get as many votes as she SHOULD/COULD have, so that's WHY they have & NEED the damn judges. If they can't do their job, then they shouldn't be up there judging. Wish someone could send Nicole HOME! Grrr..

857 days ago
238.

bIANCA    

Rubbish man. At the end of the day it was Nicole who agreed or whatever and send Rachel home, who should have been in the final. Nicole is such a drama queen with the fake tears and dramatic decision making, like someone needs to tell her its not a acting show and she is NOT the star. I wish she would be replaced as in yesterday..

857 days ago
239.

James    

Of course it is Nichole's fault. She is the one who made the decision, Nichole might have had a suggestion given to her, however, she made the decision to send the other competitor home through a deadlock!!! And for anyone who is concerned this much over a simple competition, should relax a bit and understand that even though Rachel Crow may have received the least amount of votes....remember, talent is still talent and that Rachel Crow's efforts were well admired by her supporters. Rachel Crow will continue to entertain and prevail because her vocal talent is good!!!!

857 days ago
240.

Luz    

Paula Abdul could have suggested anything she wanted, but Nicole was the one who made the final decision. Her indecisiveness only showed she doesn't have a clear guide on a technique on how to judge singers. She decided to wash her hands off the situation in the worst moment. Rachel demonstrated more self confidence and maturity than Nicole did.

857 days ago
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