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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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It was so immaturish to see how Rachel actually lost it, after saying to Nicole that she was okay. So probably, Nicole took that mature statement from her that she can handle it, no matter what the outcome will be. No one can blame Nicole, because she judged accdg to what she thinks was right for her. It may have given an Anti Simon impression among the judges, but it still is a very subjective situation... and besides, someone has to go, duh!!! Let Marcus and Chris battle for the top 3 position, because Josh and Melanie will be the top 2 battling the $5Million prize.

1021 days ago


The truth that everybody ignores is that it was America that send Rachel home. Not Paula, Not LA, Not Simon and it wasn't Nicole either. If America had cast enough votes for Rachel, she never would have been in the bottom two. And actually she had the least votes out of everyone. So why try to blame Nicole or Paula when facts the judges votes came out to a deadlock. Which they had the right to do too. America got it wrong. The judges didn't change America's decission and people can't be pissed at that.

1021 days ago


Nicole is not at fault. She just chose not to make the decision. If you really look at it America made the decision because she had the lowest amount of votes. So hold your head up Nicole, it's not your fault.

1020 days ago

Lewis Ellis    

we need new judges neither of these women can make a hard decision. one night paula wouldn't vote and then nicole wouldn't vote. isn't that what they are there for, to vote?

1020 days ago


At the end of the day, the American people were the ones that voted Rachel off the show. If you wanted to keep her on, you would have casted more votes. Stop blaming Nicole for this ish

1020 days ago


America voted, it's not Nicole fault!

1020 days ago

Maggie Lloyd    

$5,000,000 is alot of money. We have 3 mature talented contestants left. Why not get contracts for all of their differnt styles split the $5 million dollar win?

1020 days ago


well maybe Paula should tell Nicole to shut up and resign to go home,that is if she has to hold her hand and tell her what to do why she there.duh

1015 days ago


god nicole is to blame if she cant make a decision on her own without being a baby she realy isnt ment for that job. sheeesh shes a judge she souldve voted who she thinks cant sing not what paula thinks is right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAVHEL SHOULD STILL BE IN

1015 days ago


I am soooo disappointed in the actions of nicole. These people were hired on to be "judges" for a show that means the world to these contestants.I cannot believe she did not do the right thing by voting Marcus off instead of Rachel. Her "save me" song blew him right out of the water..any one could hear that. I do not believe she would have won the whole thing, but, she sure should have gone on for another week or two...nicole should have been thrown off the entire show...her and paula were pissed off because their acts were not as good as Simons'and he still had all his girls in, and doing fantastic.NICOLE "AND" PAULA...YOU SHOULD BOTH BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SELVES.......I am no longer watching the show...thank-you very much !!!!!!!!!!! Very say the least.

1015 days ago


It was rigged,all planned when josh didnt win I knew!think about it simons girl won the one he went back and got!

1010 days ago


She was the most talented person there. Luckily she's still young and has a bright future!

991 days ago


Good thing they were both fired then.

970 days ago
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