Video: Nicole Scherzinger Breaks Down After Rachel Crow Elimination!

No one ever said being a judge was easy and Nicole Scherzinger found out the hard way when her vote on The X Factor sent Rachel Crow home. Nicole broke down backstage about sending her home, even saying, “”When I saw Rachel’s look on her face, I just died inside.” And guess who comforted her, Rachel …how cute!

“I feel better now because Rachel consoled me,” she told Life & Style following last night’s episode. “She came in my room and we talked. She said, ‘Everything’s going to be okay.’ I told her how much I love and adore her and how I’ve always believed in her.”

And Nicole tells Life & Style she really thought Rachel would be saved. “This is Marcus’ third time in the bottom, and Rachel’s never been in the bottom, so the probability was that America would have sent Marcus home,” she confides to Life & Style.