Nicole Scherzinger opens up about the mass firing at ‘The X- Factor.’ Nicole, Paula Abdul and host Steve Jones all got axed from the Fox singing competition series. This harsh move shocked us all, Nicole included! Scherzinger says she was completely committed to the show, "Well, all I know is that I gave 110-percent to that show. I know everybody's talking about it. They're saying good, bad, they love me or hate me, but the one thing you can't say is that I didn't give it my all." "I loved being a part of my ‘X Factor’ family," Scherzinger said. "Nothing could obviously prepare me for everything I had to go through, all the emotions and stuff, but I have no regrets." Higher ups at Fox are saying the first season of the X-Factor was an “audition act.” I don’t think the show’s celebrities knew that they were the ones being judged!