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Simon Cowell Is Wrong To Dump Paula Abdul From 'X Factor,' But Right To Fire Steve Jones & Nicole Scherzinger

Tue, January 31, 2012 1:13pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 32 Comments

Simon say it isn’t so — why did you ditch your perfect wing woman Paula on ‘X Factor’? Yes, you were right to dump wimpy Nicole and forgettable Steve, but not Paula!

Nicole Scherzinger sealed her fate the moment she refused to make a decision between X Factor contestants Rachel Crow and Marcus Canty in the semi-finals.

When she abdicated her job and let “America’s” votes makes the decision and Rachel was eliminated, Simon and the X Factor audience knew it was just plain wrong.

Then when little Rachel, 14 — one of Simon’s girls — fell to the ground on her knees, that was undoubtedly the moment that Simon could not and would not forgive.

He’d already criticized Paula’s song selections and visual presentations, plus her habit of crying at the drop of the hat, so The Rachel Crow blow was definitely Simon’s “had it” moment.

Steve was such a non-factor on X Factor, he isn’t even worth discussing. Let’s just say we need a way cuter and more charismatic host.

But Simon — you went too far when you eliminated Paula on Jan. 30, according to You have to remember that you still need someone on your panel to bring the warm factor to LA’s cool factor and your mean factor.

Plus, like it or not, Paula is the yin to your yang. She’s the Cher to your Sonny. She’s the Hoda to your Kathie Lee.

You just made a big mistake getting rid of your girl.

You know what Simon — this is another Melanie Amaro moment and you’re going to have to go and get Paula back again. Mark my words Simon — you’ll have to do it!

— Bonnie Fuller

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  3. ‘X Factor’ Finalist Rachel Crow Reveals Emotional Tribute To BFF Drew Ryniewicz


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