December 09, 2011 07:46 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night on FOX‘s The X Factor, we said goodbye to Rachel Crow after Nicole Scherzinger decided to go into deadlock and let the votes decide who would move on to the semi-finals. After the show, Rachel Crow, along with Simon Cowell, said that neither of them blame Nicole for her decision. More after the jump!
Last night on The X Factor, we all watched as fan favorite, 13-year-old Rachel Crow, fell to her knees on the stage in devastation when she was revealed to have the lowest number of votes between herself and Marcus Canty, who was also in the bottom two. Rachel could have been saved by Nicole Scherzinger, as both Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell wanted to send Marcus Canty home, but Nicole decided that she did not want to be the one to send someone home, and instead she voted to send Rachel Crow home, which meant that it went to deadlock (leaving the actual votes to decide).
We’ve watched Simon Cowell force an elimination into deadlock previously, and it has worked out in his favor. While we may never know if Nicole Scherzinger was being nice and just trying to get the votes to send Marcus Canty home or not, we do know that Nicole was shocked to see Rachel Crow in the bottom two, as she said after the show: “I don’t know. everything happens for a reason. Rachel, it was a surprise to me that she was in he bottom two and now that she’s being sent home. I had to leave it up to America.”
Meanwhile, Rachel Crow revealed that her reaction last night was more of an unprepared reaction than anything, and she also said she was not “shocked,” but had more of a scared feeling – and understandably so since she is so young. As for Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel Crow is not upset with her, and after the show she told E!: “I feel really bad. Nicole was so sad. I saw her in her room and she was still crying. I hugged her and it was okay. She’s fine. She’s amazing. It was not her fault.”
Rachel Crow is not alone in her feelings either – Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid all feel that Nicole made the best decision she could, and that no one really knows what is going to happen when it comes to the votes. Simon Cowell told E! that there were no games being played last night, and then added of Nicole’s decision: “I went to see her afterwards and this is all off-camera stuff. You know when someone’s lying. She was distraught.” Now, before you go off and send Nicole any death threats, Simon Cowell does not approve of that, and feels like those who have done that need to “get a life.”
Stay tuned as we will have an elimination interview with Rachel Crow last this afternoon! Comment and share your thoughts with us on Rachel Crow’s elimination! We were devastated!
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