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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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106.

TacoTaco    

This might be the dumbest poll you've ever put up.

941 days ago
107.

lanie    

I don'*****ch this show. Anything that promotes child stardom -- IE more Lindsay Lohans and future drug abusers -- is not a show I want to watch. But I have to say that Nicole is just a really annoying person in general. I've heard what some of her former ******cat Dolls and other rumors from that era -- and that chick is a stuck up diva.

She's irritating as hell too. She's WAY too hard to be sexy.

941 days ago
108.

robertwdenner    

Nicole What were U thinking I,m
really disapointed in your dicision given 2 U by Paula I am a Fan of both of U and I'm disgusted in U both Nicole U could clearly see and hear that Rachel Crow had sung better out of the 2 in the sing off songs What a bad dicision 2 listen 2 Paula I really thought U had a mind of yor own

941 days ago
109.

jbeans    

I'm done with this show. Definitely no*****ching next season. It's not about the contestants...it's about the judges. I like the mentoring but the voting should be the people...these judges are voting off constestants by whichever judge they are arguing with at the moment

941 days ago
110.

Barbarascy    

So, people tell Nicole what to do and she does it. Well, that's Nicole's fault. This is a grown woman who is in show business no less. I really hope that she doesn't make a habit of just doing what people tell her to do.

941 days ago
111.

Truth    

YAAAAWN, AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S NICOLE'S DECISION SO SHE'S AT-FAULT "IF" SHE BELIEVED BOTH RACHEL AND MARCUS HAD EQUAL TALENT. IF SHE DINT AND "BELIEVED" RACHEL HAD MORE TALENT THEN SHE SHOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HER DESPITE WHAT THE IDIOTIC PUBLIC THINKS. LIKE, HOW MANY TIMES DOES THE PUBLIC GET ISSUES RIGHT ANYWAY?? EXACTLY... THEY DONT! BESIDES, NICOLE WAS EXERCISING A VALID JUDGE'S STRATEGY. ONE THAT SIMON USED 100X TIMES ON BOTH XFACTOR-UK AND XFACTOR-US. YET HE DOESNT GET LAMBASTED FOR IT!! MANY TIMES HE WILL SAY ON XFACTOR-UK "I WANNA SEE WHAT THE PUBLIC THINKS. I'M BRINGING THIS TO DEADLOCK." NUFF SAID. WHO CARES REALLY... RACHEL IS A FUGLY LOOKING FAT KID WHO ACTS ARROGANT AND OVERCONFIDENT IN HER "TALENT". "BUT YOU PROMISED ME..." TO HER MOM. BLAH, BLAH. #TRUTH!!

941 days ago
112.

Shawnster    

sorry nice try nikki. im sure it was LA not paula.you should be crying. your a big girl now make your a juge. so juge dont let other's tell you what too do. you did do my girl a favor. even though you broke her and are heart's. she will do fine with out your help. simon is the only one on that penal that know's a good singer when he here's one

941 days ago
113.

joan    

Fire Nicole. I thought the save song was based on the song the person wanting to be saved at that time sings. Rachel happened to sing best for the save. Now she's trying to blame Paula? May not be watching X Factor any more.

941 days ago
114.

skooter    

If viewers are so immature that they get that upset and make death threats against the judges they should not be watching any competition show at all. Rachel Crow was not going to win the contest. So, what difference did it make if it was last week or this week? I love Rachel, but ultimately she would have been voted off because she is not the best. Grownups around her should have been "real" with her all along and made her understand that she could get voted off at any time, just like any of the other contestants. But, to be send death threats to Nicole is just psychotic.

941 days ago
115.

holly    

I was dismayed by what could only be described as a spoiled brat temper tantrum exhibited by Rachel when she was eliminated. Sure, she is young, but that was totally unacceptable. And whining to her mother "YOU PROMISED ME!!! YOU PROMISED ME!!! Oh, pul-eeze!!!!!!!!!!

941 days ago
116.

geo    

NICOLE IS A WOMAN, TO ALLOW ANYONE TO TELL HER WHAT TO DO IS A JOKE. DOES SHE ALLOW HER HUSBAND OR BOYFRIEND TO TELL HER WHAT TO DO. IS SHE PAULA *ITCH OR WHAT. WOMAN SAY THEY WANT THEIR POWER AND THE RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND THEN SHE ALLOWS PAULA TO TELL HER WHAT TO DO. BULLCRAP.

941 days ago
117.

Rolly-pollito    

It's Nicole's fault. It doesn't matter what Paula told Nicole to do. Nicole is an adult, and it was up to her to make the final decision. She chose to follow Paula's instruction....which was her choice. It's simple really.

941 days ago
118.

Kaz    

Whats funny is people are only figuring this out now. from the orginal footage i could clearly tell that paula told nicole to send it to deadlock if she couldnt choose.
But neither are at fault
If America was SOOOOOO concerned and REALLLY wanted Rachel Through then why didnt AMERICA vote from her to ensure that she WASNT in the bottom two.
ITs alright that America are blaming Nicole for something that WASNT her fault. in future america, if YOU want someone through YOU VOTE FOR THEM. dont blame someone else for somethign you FAILED to do.
what idiots!!! If you believe in someone you vote for them. simple as that. so clearly you didnt care enough so its your own fault. dont blame nicole for it!!

SO I BLAME AMERICA!!! and i dont even watch this version of X Factor!!

941 days ago
119.

monique    

Even if Paula did tell Nicole to let it go, Nicole had the final decision. If Nicole is on the show to be a judge then she should be able to make her own decisions. You have to wonder if Nicole is cut out to be a judge now after this.

941 days ago
120.

bitch please    

so this just proves that nicole can't make her decisions.'oh they told me to do it so i did'

941 days ago
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