Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger Receive Death Threats – X-Factor’s Drew Ryniewicz

Abdul Scherzinger Death Threats – X-Factor Judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger voted off the wrong contestant Thursday night — at least according to several angry Drew Ryniewicz fans … whose violent threats have the hosts feating for their lives.

According to our sources, the two judges both got the cold shoulder from Simon Cowell after the show … who was “furious” with their decision.

But that’s nothing compared to the abusive tweets and Facebook messages they’ve received. Some of the messages read:

— “F**K you paula you dumb c**t you voted off the most talented person on your f**king show. i hope you die you DUMB B***H.”

— “I hope you die, you selfish———-”

— “@NicoleScherzy @paulaabdul go die”

However, these three examples don’t exactly threaten to kill the judges as hope for their imminent demise.

Sources on the show tell us Paula and Nicole are shocked by the harassing messages and neither has experienced a reaction so strong before.

Drew, 14, says that she believes she went home, because her survival song “sucked,” but viewers are saying that her elimination has been the biggest mistake of the competition and many believe the politics between the judges is what really sent Ryniewicz packing.

Apparently, the anger is mostly directed toward Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul’s votes to send Ryniewicz home as L.A. Reid may have gotten a pass from the audience for staying loyal to his team member, Marcus Canty.