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Rachel Crow: Elimination Wasn't Nicole Scherzinger's Fault!

Rachel Crow: Elimination Wasn't Nicole Scherzinger's Fault!

Nicole Scherzinger chats with Extra on Friday (December 9) at The Grove in Los Angeles.

The interview comes after the 33-year-old entertainer and X Factor judge’s deciding vote placed contestants Rachel and Marcus into a deadlock.

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A tearful Rachel was eliminated, but she told People that she doesn’t blame Nicole for her elimination.

Nicole is the nicest person and the most beautiful person inside and out,” Rachel told the mag. “She is amazing, and I don’t understand why people are taking it out on her. It’s no one’s fault. It’s not even America’s fault. It’s no one person’s fault. It’s just what God had in store for me. And I will be okay.”

FYI: Nicole is wearing Luichiny booties and POParazzi earrings.

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61 Responses to “Rachel Crow: Elimination Wasn't Nicole Scherzinger's Fault!”

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  1. 1
    Aviah Says:

    it kinda was because she is a judge and she let her feelings take over her. look at both Marcus and Rachel’s safe song and you’ll see why Rachel needed to stay and not Marcus. And I’m not a Rachel fan but she did it a million times better.

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    G Says:

    Sorry, I don’t get it. Why are people making this all Nicole’s fault? Didn’t the American viewers decide in the end? This is just a weird spin on things, considering we’re talking about the screaming “mommy you promised” brat here, right?

  3. 3
    Me Says:

    I’m with Aviah on this. I’m also not the biggest Rachel fan, and prefer Marcus over her, however, based on the save me song, Rachel should’ve been the one to stay.

    Nicole just didn’t want to be the one to send Marcus home, even though she knew Rachel deserved to stay, so she decided that she would let it go to a vote thinking that America would’ve given less votes to Marcus. A horrible choice for her to make.

    And even if Marcus had been the one to go, I’d think it’d be a lot easier hearing from the judges that they’re sending you home, instead of hearing that America is sending you home. It was pretty selfish and unprofessional on her part.

    Sometimes you have to make hard choices as a judge, and if she’s unable to, they should replace her next season.

    However, even if Marcus had gone home, and Rachel had stayed, I’d still have preferred seeing Melanie, Josh, and Chris in the final three.

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    Garza Says:

    The people vote for who stays and Rachel just didn’t get the votes. Nicole is kinda useless but if the voters had wanted Rachel to stay, she woulda stayed. Blame the voters. If you really want someone higher up to blame you should blame Simon and the producers–it was dumb to have that number of judges anyway, that’s why they’re usually an uneven number, to avoid deadlocks. But I gotta say, Rachel’s diva meltdown was both very sad and disturbingly entertaining to watch. Like watching the birth of a new Mariah-Madonna-Tyra hybrid. Yeah I know, I’m going to hell for that.

  5. 5
    f Says:

    big deal over nothing, its just a tv show. JUST. Besides, kids shouldnt be allowed to be contestants in the first place, just got the answer why. Her dreams have crashed and she might keep saying shes ok, but she wont be, because shes just 13.

  6. 6
    Alex Says:

    Our family was hugely touched by Rachel’s and Nicole’s reactions to events. What amazing people they both are.

  7. 7
    Alex Says:

    Our family was hugely touched by Rachel’s and Nicole’s reactions to events. What amazing people they both are.

  8. 8
    axrevolution Says:

    I think only people really ignorant when it comes to music would in anyway think that Rachel’s interpretation of her song was the better performance.

    Yes, she screamed more, and she belted more, and it sounded more dramatic.

    But you have to factor in many aspects to judging a performance

    1. This is Rachel Crow’s bread and butter. Mid tempo retro ballad with long slurs and power vocals. Take the extensions out and the performance is rather dry. Listen to her vocals throughout verses, shaky and if anything weak. Inflections? Almost none other than when she belts. Range? Not particularly, she can hit high notes in full belt but I have not heard any depth OR head/nasal soprano touches. It’s a gimmick voice, plain and simple.

    2. Marcus has done this three times, all three times he’s come through and impressed the judges enough to make it out alive. No, he is not Pavarotti, but neither is Rachel. When the —- hits the fan he can step it up and “wow”, but that’s not all he is as a performer. Whether Rachel, well let’s just say we’re not going to see her doing anything remotely resembling the Mary J Blige performance featured on the show earlier. On the other hand, Marcus with some tweaking could deliver that calibre of performance.

    3. Marcus doesn’t have the benefit of being the circus act. He’s a level headed run of the mill entertainer, seasoned by years of showtunes, gospel choir, and the occasional serenading of a lady friend. Yet he still managed to outvote Rachel, and somehow you think he doesn’t deserve to be there? It wasn’t just the judges, it was America, and thank God that America is still willing to give an honest young man a chance to get ahead in a world where it is increasingly challenging for a young black man to make something of himself.

    4. Logic. Okay, let’s say Marcus gets cut. Both males would be single in their categories, the focus would shift to Melanie VS Rachel…

    First of all, $5 million don’t need to be invested in either of the acts

    but do you seriously think someone who hasn’t even finished middle school and as an artist is nowhere is worth a $5 million dollar investment? No, not at all. See, here’s the thing, like it or not Rachel isn’t an artist. If you like her that much, this is probably the best thing to happen to her. Use the Xfactor clout to get into solid major city stage productions. Open up major sporting events with the national anthem. Do a few children’s charity songs and tributes. Record some voice overs and maybe some songs for cartoons or animated films.

    By that point, she’s older, she’s done with school, she knows who she is, and she’s found her real voice [not just her same old belt every phrase Aretha imitation]

    But hey, if you want her to end up like Tameka from School of Rock then by all means pimp her out now. If you don’t know Tameka, she was the “Aretha” girl in the film School of Rock. Another chubby, precocious African American preteen with a spot on Aretha imitation..and even with a major motion picture that has been viewed by more people than entire season of X-Factor, she is a nobody;

    Drink the koolaid, or hit up my twitter page for more cutthroat commentary. I say what the judges aren’t willing to say and am sick of the circle jerk that this farce of a talent competition has become.

  9. 9
    deborah Says:

    I don’t understand all of this. Rachel Crow’s life will never be the same. If anybody could get booted off and say “I’m cool”, It is her. This girl will be alright. All she needs is a good manager to say to her, “I got this. Don’t worry. I hope the break down didn’t bring on negative vibes. You have to be ready for what is out there. I believe Marcus is ready to do the work. Nicole did alright. I believe she took all things into consideration. L.A. said from the very beginning that he thought Astro was too young and that concerned him. Let’s us look forward to Rachel’s bright future. Her parents seem to have done a good job . She is a wonderful very talented girl and I am looking forward to seeing this girl again!!! Remember Jennifer Hudson? There it is. You came in at number 5. It is all good for someone who was unknown. Marcus is a sweet guy and the best entertainment of the show. Melanie and Josh got the voice clearly.Rachel is on her way to better things. Trust me.

  10. 10
    Dupree Says:

    It was Nicoles JOB to make a decision. She chose to send Rachel home. THAT is what she intended to do, and that is what happened. These are supposed to be non-biased judges. Clearly Rachel proved to be better with her save me song as opposed to the horrendous show Marcus put on. Both Nicole and L.A. Reid are completely Biased towards Marcus. Its completely unfair and wrong the way they are running this joke of a contest. These clowns (judges and America) already sent home two of the most talented artist already… Astro and Drew. Marcus and Chris are just awful, just give the win to Josh and get it over with.

  11. 11
    Brewer Says:

    @axrevolution: It is a produced TV show and the only outcome will be one the producers want and that will the outcome that produces the highest ratings. Good and bad publicity are the same, they sell advertising. This is not a show about the best talent unfortunately. If we were being honest Marcus sounds like he has a perpetual nasal infection, he is not long term nor will he ever be. This is so watered down now the contestants are all weak…except maybe Chris. I have never liked Chris, but that last original song by him was very very good. Still I am a bit scared of another talented entertainer with the baggage of a drug problem.

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    Brewer Says:

    Oh yeah forgot something, because it is a produced TV show nothing you see is left to chance. You don’t even know the “America Votes” are real. Sure I believe a little envelope that walks across the stage with a secret message that I never see…not. If you invest too much in all of this you are drinking the PEPSI, Don’t drink the PEPSI !

  13. 13
    Brewer Says:

    Oh yeah forgot something, because it is a produced TV show nothing you see is left to chance. You don’t even know the “America Votes” are real. Sure I believe a little envelope that walks across the stage with a secret message that I never see…not. If you invest too much in all of this you are drinking the PEPSI, Don’t drink the PEPSI !

  14. 14
    Mjforlife Says:

    I am not a Nicole fan in any way shape or form but the kid got voted off BY THE PUBLIC why is everybody ignoring this? People who are protesting should have voted the kid…

  15. 15
    Matt Says:

    I can’t believe some stupid people still think Rachel said “mommy, you promised”. You guys have issues, not the kid. She said “you promise?” because she was doing that for her family and she was worried she wasn’t going to be able to help them anymore. Her mother said “it’s gonna be ok” and Rachel asked if she could promise her. That’s all.

  16. 16
    Lisa Says:

    What gives TALENTLESS CHAV Nicole Scherzinger to judge talent when Nicole FAIL to have a successful SOLO career here in the U.S. just look at the Billboard TOP 100 chart, Nicole is always at the very bottom of the Billboard TOP 100 chart and alway will be, HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS ! give me American Idol and The Voice now they are REAL talent show.

  17. 17
    OBIAJULU Says:

    ALL SAID AND DONE, I HOPE AND PRAY THAT SIMON WILL GIVE OUR CHUBBY RACHEL CROW HER DREAM BATHROOM.

  18. 18
    axrevolution Says:

    @Lisa:

    She’s American..she’s not a chav. She was born in HAWAII.

    And the only reason Nicole didn’t chart was song selection and a saturated market. Nicole pre Katy, pre Rihanna, pre Gaga, pre Taylor, stomps. Nicole in a Katy Rihanna Gaga Taylor World? Dead on arrival.

  19. 19
    axrevolution Says:

    @Brewer:

    These kinds of programs can get in huge legal trouble if votes are rigged, performances are recorded, etc.

    Also, the Pepsi execs don’t take kindly to it. In fact, if X-Factor is being rushed, it’s because of Pepsi. Has nothing to do with Idol coming up, it’s all Pepsi realizing they invested in a dead weight.

    And Chris’ song is just Bubbly by Colbie Caillat. Listen to them back to back, move some notes around, —-ing bubbly.

  20. 20
    Lisa Says:

    @axrevolution: The meaning of CHAV is a young lower class person who wear designers clothes and typically behaves in a loutish way. so yes axrevolution Nicole is a CHAV, and make all the excluses you want, but with all the HYPE from XFactor and Simon PR people and Nicole record company PR people Nicole still FAIL to have a SOLO career here in the U.S. HEY Nicole SUCKS !

  21. 21
    Lisa Says:

    SORRY typing fast.. HEY Nicole your music SUCKS !

  22. 22
    Superman101 Says:

    @Aviah:

    Marcus deserve to stay his performance on the show was better than Rachels. both of their save me songs performance was good which is why Nicole chose deadlock = American votes.

  23. 23
    Superman101 Says:

    @Me:

    Whats unprofessional about going to deadlock? Simon went to deadlock the first time Marcus was in the bottom 2 against Leroy bell. So Simon is unprofessional and selfish? Deadlock=American votes and Marcus votes was higher. And he deserved to stay hes an excellent singer and performer.

  24. 24
    Superman101 Says:

    @Brewer:

    You must be retarded Marcus is one of the best guy singers in the competition. Chris is not a good singer so saying he deserve to stay and Marcus out is retarded. When you speak of talent there no way you can say Marcus is not talented. You are hating on the guy why don’t your talentless ass go on the show and see how far you would go. You wouldn’t even make it on the show.

    If the votes aren’t real as you say then none of those contestant should be there since the votes”arent really real”. Smh dumbass

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    Carla Says:

    She didn’t sound very “okay” when she was elimated.

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