Some "Dancing with the Stars" fans are furious over what they believe to be voting irregularities. As reported by RumorFix on Monday, May 12, some fans of team James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd are claiming that their votes were not being counted or have been given to team Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy instead.
Fans have told the website that when they use the Facebook app to vote for James and Peta, the votes have instead been given to Meryl and Maks instead. Other fans are saying that their votes weren't counted at all. The possible voting errors have caught the attention of the show's producers. “We’re looking into it," one source close to the show told the website.
A Twitter account created to support James and Peta has made sure to publicize the voting irregularities by retweeting fans' complaints and including the hashtag "#JetaFacebookVotes." "@Team_Jeta My Facebook votes for @PetaMurgatroyd and @jamesmaslow are gone #JetaFacebookVotes," tweeted one fan, who posted a photo of her Facebook voting app saying that she has no voting history.
Fans want answers. "You've got some serious explaining to do @DancingABC!!!!!! I ONLY voted for TEAM JAMES! #JetaFacebookVotes," tweeted another fan, who posted a photo of her Facebook voting app saying that she has voted for Meryl and Maks in the past.
It's down to the final five on "Dancing with the Stars" and James needs all the votes that he can get. When asked during an interview if he will win the competition, James said that he wouldn't have joined the show if it didn't think he would. He did admit, however, that Meryl Davis, with her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. and Charlie White, with his pro partner Sharna Burgess, are giving him strong competition every week.
There may be trouble for James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd during the semifinals however. On Sunday, May 11, James tweeted that he has an upset stomach, asking his fans for a magic remedy. James' and Peta's fans are now likely hoping that his stomach problem doesn't affect his performance on tonight's episode and cost the team the trophy.