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On elimination night (Dec. 1), Drew joined contestant Marcus Canty and Astro onstage to sing her "save me song." Earlier in the week, the three singers' performances were the lowest ranked amongst the contestants. The elimination decision was then up to the judges and Nicole and Paula, who decided to give Drew the boot. Drew's mentor Simon was visibly furious with his co-judges' decisions and stormed off, refusing to comment on the shocking elimination on stage as he hugged the sobbing teen.
But the wrath of Simon is proving to be the least of Nicole and Paula's problems. Both judges have been the victims of vicious death threats from Drew's loyal fans. "F--- you paula you dumb c--- you voted off the most talented person on your f---ing show. i hope you die you DUMB B----." one angry fan posted to Twitter.
"@NicoleScherzy @paulaabdul go die," another fan posted. Yet another Drew supporter wrote, "@PaulaAbdul and @nicolescherzy you two deserve all the hate. You both made a selfish decision and should be ashamed of yourselves!!"
Sources on the show have revealed that Nicole and Paula are shocked by the barrage of hateful messages, having never before received such backlash following an elimination.