It’s your lucky day, Mrs. Sandusky! Because X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has taken the heat off of you for a bit, after making a decision that caused 13-year-old Rachel Crow to do this:
So What Happened?
The short of it is this: Marcus Canty and Rachel were in the bottom two and had to sing for their lives. This was Marcus’ third time in the bottom, and Rachel’s first. Marcus began things by singing the Mary J. Blige song “I’m Going Down,” and interesting title for someone begging not to be elimated. Rachel followed up with her song, “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and frankly, while I’m not the biggest Rachel fan, she nailed it. (You can watch the performances here.)
So what did the judges do? Well Simon Cowell of course voted to keep Rachel. L.A.
Gear Reid not surprisingly chooses to keep Marcus. Paula Abdul chose to keep Rachel and send Marcus home. Now it was up to Nicole. Choose Marcus, he flies, choose Rachel, and it becomes America’s choice. So through a waterfall of tears, Nicole decides that even though she’s getting paid millions of dollars to be a judge, she “can’t make this decision.” I think Nicole assumed that Marcus was going to have the lowest number of votes, right? Right?
Rachel Crow was told she was going home, and turned into a human jenga tower of tween despair.
AND NICOLE WAS LIKE
But don’t worry… it gets worse.