'Dance Moms' accused of faking the scores in the competition?
The cast members of "Dance Moms" recently expressed their thoughts following the premiere of season 7 episode 24. In the Tuesday's run, Abby Lee Miller's ALDC team supposedly managed to get ahead of its rival dance group, the newly-founded The Irreplaceables.
After the release of the episode, some of the cast spoke out about the reality TV series and reportedly accused Lifetime of editing the recent competition score results. Jill Vertes, the mother of "Dance Moms" star Kendall, opened up about the alleged score manipulation. She wrote on Twitter, "Don't get caught up in fake news! No one won the high score overall! Not Abby, not us."
Don't get caught up in fake news!! No one won the high score overall! Not abby, not us.— Jill Vertes (@DanceMomJill22) October 11, 2017
In response to a fan's comment, Vertes wrote, "Yes someone did win first, but it wasn't ALDC but the tv made it look like it was." She went on to retweet one fan's remark about the episode showing a score that might be a result of "creative editing."
To add more fuel to the fire, Kalani Hilliker's mom, Kira Girard, seemed to agree with the statement by writing, "For the record, they didn't win." When asked by Twitter users to clarify what she meant, she noted that her daughter's rival team got a place in their division but not in the overalls.
Haha for the record they didn’t win
When called out by some fans who described her as jealous, she replied, "Nope, but the editors should never make up scoring." She later posted, "I was just pointing out the show always goes overalls till it doesn't go their way then they have to edit to make it look that way."
The competition results from the "Dance Moms" season 7 episode 24 revealed that the moms are indeed correct. However, the installment did not display the overall results for the teen and junior group category during the ceremony. ALDC's open group presentation took the first place in the junior division, but only placed second in the overall.s
The Irreplaceables, as shown in the series, got second in the teen division but did not make it to the overalls. Apparently, Vertes and other moms accused the show of twisting the competition results and making it look like ADLC won the overalls. So, it is quite understandable why they sounded off their ideas about the recent competition.
Although it is clear that the show just wanted to highlight the win of ADLC in the junior group category, some might misinterpret it. Lifetime has to comment yet on the allegations.
"Dance Moms" season 7 airs every Tuesday, at 9 p.m. ETD on Lifetime.