‘The X Factor’: an unexpected result thanks to L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger

Did Marcus get a reprieve?

We’re a bit late when it comes to talking about “The X Factor” elimination show, but there it a pretty good reason for it — we had to calm ourselves down from the post-show emotional meltdown so that we could type.

This was easily the most shocking elimination of the show — and no, it wasn’t because Astro was sent home. Rather, we saw a young girl go home in Drew Ryniewicz seemingly because Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul wanted to punish Simon Cowell than any real basis of talent. This is not to insult Marcus Canty — who is a gifted performer, but also has suffered vocally in recent weeks. (Not only that, but this was his second straight week in the bottom two.)

Drew was turned into a blonde puddle on the floor by the end of the show, desperate to just have some one associated with the show hug her. She was in many ways the favorite for several weeks, and it’s still stunning to see her leave.

Why do you think the judges chose to send Drew home?

Photo: Fox

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