Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor Week 12, November 8, 2011

Last week, many X Factor fans blamed judge Nicole Scherzinger for the unexpected elimination of Rachel Crow. Nicole seemed heartbroken at the outcome, and Rachel insisted the whole thing wasn’t Nicole’s fault. But has America forgiven Nicole yet?

On tonight’s December 13 episode, Nicole gave a world premiere performance of her new song, “Pretty,” on the X Factor stage. The song was fragile, innocent, and tender. But was it enough to win you over?

Did Nicole’s performance make you forgive her for (unintentionally!) sending Rachel home? Or are you still nursing a grudge?

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