By Jeff Labrecque
December 09, 2011 at 02:21 PM EST

“That means the judges lose their power,” said X Factor host Steve Jones, after Rachel Crow and Marcus Canty were forced to Deadlock, meaning viewers got to decide which singer would be sent home.

Indeed, the judges — notably the emotionally incapacitated Nicole Scherzinger — seem to have lost some of their influence after last night’s debacle. Voters may have determined the outcome, but the studio audience was not pleased with the result, booing Scherzinger when she joined Rachel Crow on stage. Watch it all again in its horrifying dream-killing splendor:

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