The X Factor Vote Leaves 13-Year-Old in Tears
A 13-year-old contestant on The X Factor collapsed as she suffered a heartbreaking meltdown on live TV.
After her elimination from the reality competition, even Simon Cowell was moved to comfort her. Her mother also rushed on stage.
"Mom, you promised me," exclaimed Crow to her mother on stage.
Now, everyone's asking, is the heat of the national spotlight too much for young people like Rachel Crow to handle?
Crow's adorable personality and soulful voice made her a frontrunner on the show's first season.
But after she reached the final five, it was clear, the pressure was getting to her.
At one point during the competition, Crow said, "I'm really scared."
Psychologist Jeff Gardere told INSIDE EDITION, "Any child who's put in front of a camera at a very young age, there are dangers. And certainly that child may be at risk for having some major, major disappointments and not taking it well."
On Thursday night's elimination show, judge Nicole Scherzinger's indecisiveness ultimately led to Crow being booted off the show.
"I can't make this decision. Please, I can't make this decision," said Scherzinger.
The show's host Steve Jones then announced Crow was eliminated.
Scherzinger also broke down and was booed by the audience for her role in Crow's elimination.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander spoke to Crow today.
Alexander said, "Rachel, many people think this is too much pressure for a 13-year-old."
"I don't think the pressure is too much, but it's definitely a lot of pressure," said Crow.
This isn't the first time a teenager has had a tough time with the criticism inherent to The X Factor experience.
When 15-year-old rapper Astro learned he'd have to perform again because of his low votes, he responded by saying, "No disrespect to you or this show, but I just feel like if you're going to put me in the bottom two, I don't want to perform for people who don't want me here."
Astro was eliminated two weeks later.
INSIDE EDITION's facebook page asked, "Do you think 13 years old is too young to face a tough moment in front of millions of viewers? 60% percent of respondents said "Yes," 40% percent said "No."
Today, Crow seems more worried about Nicole Scherzinger, whom she ran into backstage after the show.
"I tried to comfort her and say it's okay, don't worry about it. I'll be fine," said Scherzinger.
Crow says, you'll be seeing her again soon.
"I'm going to be huge on TV. I'm going to have music out there," said Crow.