'X Factor' Video: Paula Abdul Told Nicole Scherzinger to Force a Deadlock

December 13, 2011 04:06:46 GMT

Paula is heard on the new video advising her fellow judge to 'let it go to a deadlock,' before the former Pussycat Dolls star decided to vote off Rachel Crow on last week's result show.


'X Factor' Video: Paula Abdul Told Nicole Scherzinger to Force a Deadlock
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Nicole Scherzinger has been blamed for causing Rachel Crow's elimination on "The X Factor (US)", but it now appears that she could share the responsibility of the outcome with Paula Abdul. TMZ has just released a video which reveals that the former girlfriend of Lewis Hamilton got an advice from her fellow female judge before making a decision on the top 5 result show.

In their short interaction before Nicole made the deciding vote, Paula was caught whispering to her fellow judge, "Just let it go to a deadlock." After stressing that she did not want to send Rachel home, the teary "Don't Hold Your Breath" singer had to vote off the 13-year-old girl to send it to a deadlock, which meant America's votes would determine the result.

As it has been known, Rachel got a lower number of votes than the other bottom-two placer, Marcus Canty. Thus, the pint-sized singer was sent packing from the singing competition last week, causing her fans outraged.

Having no hard feelings against Nicole, Rachel has since asked her supporters to stop making hateful messages to the former member of The Pussycat Dolls. Simon Cowell also defended the 33-year-old beauty by saying, "No question, if she knew Rachel was going to be in the bottom, she would've gone the other way."

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posted by SteveT on Dec 13, 2011
Nicole took advice from Paula, the worst person possible. The judges task was to judge the last chance sing off. And choose who sang better on show. y. If the audience's vote on the performance the night before is the only result that counts, don't have the sing off. Niclle did not do her job. vote
posted by linda on Dec 13, 2011
Rachel was great, but don't blame Nicole. America voted, as they should. The mentors vote for their own, which are prejudiced votes which should not be allowed. Only part of xfactor that is not right.
posted by woofer on Dec 13, 2011
what a shame about Rachel but hey there is some really good talent still up. Rachel will be back and I reckon that bathroom is being built right now (I hope so - because she was the highlight of 2011) !

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