So, let's go back to Nicole and last night. They both sang. Marcus was better than usual. Rachel was incredible. Brought down the house. The judges voting begins. L.A. Reid chose to send home Rachel because he mentors Marcus. Simon chose to send home Marcus because he mentors Rachel. Paula hems and haws and then chooses to send Marcus Canty home. So, the vote is two for Marcus to go and one for Rachel. Nicole is sitting in her chair, teary, on the verge of sobbing. "I can't decide," "I can't make this choice (sob, sniffle, sob)." During her teariness, Rachel asked if she could say something to Nicole. Rachel told Nicole it's okay either way. So, Nicole, a judge mind you, decides to take the cowards way out. If she makes it a tie, then the singer with the fewest votes, goes home. She votes (sob, sob) to send home Rachel. It's two and two. Steve Jones, the dullest host trying too hard on TV, gets the envelope. He opens it and reads the name of the person going home...it's Rachel Crow. She crumbles to the ground in deep sobs. Nicole is sobbing at the judges table. Both are inconsolable, except for one difference. Nicole did this because she was such a bloody coward. Disgraceful. I have watched a lot of these competition shows and never seen anything like this. The pain was palpable. Her mother came out on stage to try to help her. It really was awful. I can't imagine that Simon will ever speak to Nicole after that and for the sake of the viewing audience, she should be sent home herself. She isn't a good judge and she absolutely proved it last night. Steve Jones tried to get a comment from Nicole and the live audience booed her and she refrained. The wrong person was sent home. Can't wait for The Voice.
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