We're learning more about this terrible tragedy.
We bet she thought the voters would have voted Marcus off (he's been in the final two for three weeks), but unfortunately it was the little bright shining star who got the boot.
But Paula Abdul, the zen mama bear of the show, wanted to send her love out. So she tweeted:
Wow. What a night. #xfactor
@nicolescherzy I applaud you for listening to you heart last night because I know how genuinely torn you were..
@NicoleScherzy you felt having America decide was the best choice in this scenario for you. It just goes to show you..
@NicoleScherzy All we can do is the best that we can and you did your best Nicole! xoP
Nicole has remained silent in the Twitterverse. And really, what can she say?
We know it must have been really tough for her, but she is a judge and we're not sure that was the best judgement call given the situation.
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